Social Media YouTube 7 Tips to Becoming a YouTube Star YouTube star tips to increase your video popularity by Gretchen Siegchrist Writer Gretchen Siegchrist is a professional videographer who enjoys helping amateurs master the basics of desktop video. our editorial process Gretchen Siegchrist Updated on February 19, 2020 Tim Robberts / Getty Images YouTube Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email A new YouTube star is born every day. You, too, can become a YouTube star with these tips for increasing your video network and video views. 01 of 07 Become a YouTube Star With a Viral Video Creating a viral video that everyone in the world watches is the fastest way to become a YouTube star. Unfortunately, producing a viral video isn't easy or formulaic. Most YouTube stars actually create their viral videos by accident, so you can try to go this route but it'll be tough. 02 of 07 Build Your YouTube Network Your YouTube friends and fans are the ones most likely to watch your videos. If you have a large network, your videos will be viewed and shared more, increasing your chances of becoming a YouTube star. Build your YouTube network by reaching out to others who are producing and watching videos on topics similar to yours. If you watch and comment on other people's videos, they'll be more likely to return the favor and watch yours. 03 of 07 Create a YouTube Channel A YouTube channel gives you a place to introduce yourself and promote yourself as a YouTube star. Customize your YouTube channel content so it can be quickly found in searches. If you update your channel regularly with new videos and content, you'll give your fans a reason to return often, and this will build up your following as a YouTube star. 04 of 07 Optimize Your YouTube Videos If you want to be a YouTube star, your videos need to be seen. And for your videos to be seen, they need to be found. Optimizing your videos with tags and descriptions that match what your fans are looking for will help you become a YouTube star. 05 of 07 Meet Other YouTube Stars Other YouTube stars can be some of the most helpful people if you want to become a YouTube star yourself. Find YouTubers who are popular and whose videos you admire. Begin interacting with them, by friending, favoriting and commenting on their videos. In this way, you can develop relationships with YouTube stars who can offer advice and encouragement (and access to their networks) for building your own YouTube star power. 06 of 07 Enter YouTube Video Contests YouTube video contest entries generally get a lot of views. You may not win any prizes, but entering a video is a good way to win some new followers and fans, which every YouTube star needs. 07 of 07 Follow YouTube Rules YouTube stars are careful about following YouTube's rules because they know that if they don't they will be suspended from the site. The main rules are to avoid copyright violations in any of your uploaded videos and to play nicely with other YouTubers.