YouTube is stopping new upload email notifications to your subscribers.
With no notifications, and more competition for video views than ever before…
How are your subscribers going to hear about your videos?
Early views are critical for the YouTube algorithm, so getting subscribers to your videos early and often is the best way to grow your channel. 🚀
And there’s a strategy the MOST successful YouTubers — Yoga With Adriene, MuchelleB, OkDork, and more — use to get early video views and grow their channel.
The secret is email marketing.
You don’t need to be technical and you don’t need to have a website. You don’t need any email subscribers.
Using email marketing, you can easily tell your followers and fans about new videos — and get more video views, more video subscribers, and more YouTube growth!
So forger about YouTube Email Notifications as today, we’re going to show you in 3 steps how to start email marketing in just a few minutes (like the most successful YouTubers).
1: Grow your audience quickly and easily with Smart landing pages
2: Get more YouTube subscribers while you sleep with automations
3: Auto-create and send YouTube emails in minutes with Smart Campaigns
Step #1 – Grow your audience quickly and easily with Smart landing pages
In the video description of the world’s biggest YouTube creators, you might notice links like this…
It’s easy to overlook, but there’s a reason YouTubers with tens of thousands and millions of subscribers feature links like these — they work really well.
And one of the links many YouTube creators feature is a link to a landing page to become an email subscriber.
Getting more email subscribers gives YOU more control over your audience.
Instead of begging your audience to turn on YouTube email notifications, and then the bell… you can have your audience subscribe to your emails for free bonus content, behind-the-scenes goodies, and more.
And then, when you have a new video launch you can tell all your email subscribers.
Email marketing is the primary reason YouTube channel Noah Kagan has seen explosive growth to their channel…
To grow your channel using email marketing, the first step is to set up a Smart landing page.
Using SendFox, you can can create a Smart landing page — for free.
Here’s how you create a Smart landing page in SendFox:
- Join SendFox for free
- Click on “Smart Pages” at the top of your account
- You’ll have a Smart Page auto-created for you already — you can click it to edit it however you want
Here are how two popular YouTubers set up their Smart Pages in minutes.
Once your Smart Page is created, you can use SendFox’s “Promote” feature to post on your social media channels, update your social media bios, and copy the Smart Page link to add to your video descriptions.
Here are 5 key places to add your Smart landing page:
Step #2 – Get more YouTube subscribers while you sleep with automations
With your Smart landing page in your social media profiles, subscribers will start joining your email list while you sleep.
The leads and email subscribers joining your list WANT to hear from you.
To email these email subscribers as soon as they join automatically, create a simple automation.
Automations help you “set it and forget it” so your email subscribers get your best content delivered to them — automatically.
No sending manual emails, no spending hours each day staying in touch.
With our solution SendFox, you can choose from a couple automation templates to create your automation in seconds.
If you choose a template, your automation will be automatically created for you. All you need to do is start it.
If you want to create a specific manual automation, keep it simple.
We use a three-email approach on most of our automations:
- Immediately on signup: Welcome, and ask the email lead the #1 thing they want to learn
- 24 hours later: A few links to your best YouTube videos
- 24 hours later: Links to follow you on social
Here are a few examples of successful automation emails:
Chief Sumo Noah Kagan has a simple automation email that gives his background (so you know his strategies are legit), followed by links to three of his best YouTube videos.
YouTube brand Yoga With Adriene sends a longer, heartfelt message to her audience as soon as they join her newsletter.
And The Daily Dad — a brand by Ryan Holiday, Dr. Drew, Casey Neistat, and more — send a quick email as soon as someone joins their list, and give them a PDF as a nice gift.
However you decide to do your automation, the MOST important thing is you create it.
Even if it’s imperfect to start, getting new email subscribers engaged with your brand right away — and taking the actions you want them to take — is critical to getting more views to your videos.
Learn how to create your own automation in the video below:
Step #3: Auto-create and send YouTube emails in minutes with Smart Campaigns
With your Smart landing page, you have email subscribers joining your email list… even when you sleep.
And with your automation, you’re turning those new email subscribers into more views and subscribers of your YouTube videos… automatically.
Now, we’re going to show you how to automatically send your NEW YouTube videos to email subscribers.
With a free SendFox account, you can use Smart Campaigns to create beautiful emails that automatically pull your latest videos and emails it to email subscribers. Like this:
Chief Sumo Noah uses Smart Campaigns to get more views and subscribers to his YouTube channel.
Smart Campaigns are activated when you add your YouTube channel URL (like youtube.com/okdork) to your Web Presence in your settings.
Once your YouTube URL is added, Smart Campaigns will be enabled for your account.
And every week, you’ll have an auto-drafted email waiting for you with your latest videos. Ready to send to your email subscribers.
Here’s an example of a weekly email auto-drafted for Chief Sumo Noah’s YouTube channel:
And if you want to automatically send your email subscribers a weekly newsletter with your latest YouTube videos, you can.
Just enable auto-schedule in your Smart Campaign settings and it’ll auto-send to your email subscribers every week.
YouTube email notifications are going away, which can mean less views and subscribers to your channel.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Using email marketing and a three-step process can result in more views and more subscribers to your YouTube channel than ever before:
- 1: Grow your audience quickly and easily with Smart landing pages
- 2: Get more YouTube subscribers while you sleep with automations
- 3: Auto-create and send YouTube emails in minutes with Smart Campaigns
And with SendFox, you can automatically collect email subscribers, send them your best YouTube videos, and send them weekly emails with new videos — all in a few clicks.