How To Get Started On YouTube according to Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie)

Advice from YouTube’s most subscribed channel host

There are a lot of questions you need to answer before you get started on YouTube, like: What camera should you use? Does sound quality really matter? What video editing software gets the job done?

Felix Kjellberg ( a.k.a PewDiePie) has the most subscribed channel on YouTube with more than 56 million subscribers. He recently made a video where he explains how to get started on YouTube, from his perspective of course.

The key points taken from his video are:


Don’t spend money on equipment. It doesn’t have to be expensive at all. It takes practise to make good videos and it doesn’t hurt to get started with what you have. High quality is nice to have but it doesn’t automatically get you subscribers.

Budget setup according to Felix:

Be original

If you do what everyone else does, your channel won’t grow. Do your own thing. Be different. It’s not until you make something different that your YouTube channel will really begin to grow. The beauty of YouTube is that there is always something different to watch.

All about Personality

“You need personality. People will find your video but they are not gonna stay unless they care about you as a person”

YouTube is all about personality. People stay subscribed on a channel and follow a YouTuber not only for his content but also because they care about who he is as a person.

Hobby and a Job

YouTube is a hobby and a job at the same time. You need to set your own pace and decide which part of the day will be dedicated to YouTube. Having an uploading schedule most certainly helps. Finally, you should try and separate YouTube with your personal life.

Market yourself

The hardest part of YouTube is to establish your first audience. That’s why seeking help when you’re getting started will make YouTube a lot more easier for you. Although getting help from other YouTubers might give you some initial subscribers, the only way to build your first audience is by making interesting content. Finally, don’t forget to market yourself using several methods if you really care about growing your channel.


Networks are useless for smaller channels. All they do is take a portion of your revenue without giving anything in return. You should probably stay away unless you get a really fair deal.

Lawyer Up

Get a lawyer before you sign up anything. This will help reduce the paperwork and keep you away from bad contracts but most importantly, you will know exactly what you are getting yourself into.

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