At the end of 2019 I promised that 2020 will be all about my YouTube channel. So that's what I did. 😃
On the first day of January I started the #31Days31Videos challenge in which I had to upload a video on my channel, every single day, for the entire month of January.
Among the 31 videos, I also did 11 Live Streams in which we (me and the community) built a couple of projects and websites. (Landing Page, Portfolio Website, Countries REST Web App, ReactJS App and much more...)
So that makes up to a total of 42 videos uploaded to my YouTube channel in January 2020. A lot of work, I must say. 😆 But it was a lot of fun too!
Now let's see how this helped my channel...
Before the Challenge
I started uploading videos to the channel on 7th November 2019. By the end of the year I uploaded 11 videos and I did 2 Live Streams which got me:
- 1,800 Subscribers
- 13,400 Views
- 430 Watch Time (hours)
After the Challenge
As mentioned above, in January 2020 I uploaded 31 videos (for the #31Days31Videos challenge) and I did 11 Live Streams which got me an extra of:
- 4,000 Subscribers
- ~54,000 Views
- 2,600 Watch Time (hours)
Besides uploading the videos I also worked a lot on sharing them on multiple Social Media platforms like: Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, HackerNews, IndieHackers, Dev.to, FreeCodeCamp.
People say I'm everywhere and... that's true 😆. Nowadays it's important to have as many eyes 👀 on your content as possible because you never know what could happen. And thanks to Social Media it's easier than ever to do that.
And I also had a couple of collaborations with Brad Traversy, Creative-Tim and FrontendMentors which helped on "spreading the word" about my channel.
Now that the challenge is over I'm planning to continue to upload at least 3 videos and do 1 Live Stream every week.
Also, I'm looking for more collaborations with other YouTubers and/or companies which would be interested in this so that I can get in front of more people.
The mighty goal of 2020 is to get to 100,000 Subscribers! 🤞
Until then though, I want to reach 4,000 watch time hours (800 hours left) in order to be able to monetize the channel. This will help a lil' considering that this is all that I do now... (It will help a lil' more actually 😆).
And... There will be more challenges, because that's how we roll! 😎
Have you heard about my plans to conquer the FreeCodeCamp curriculum in a series of Live Streams? 😏 Stay tuned for more info about it!
Although it was a lot of work on producing the content, it was a fun month. I've learned a lot along the way, made new friends for which I'm very grateful and I'm very happy that I did something that I really enjoyed doing and I hope that it will continue this way! 😃
If you want to follow along my YouTube journey, you can subscribe to my channel. More crazy challenges are coming! 😉
In the meantime... Happy coding! 😇