As you get into content creation, you make your own fan base. For the most part, fans love to feel involved. The more you can include them in the process of making your videos, the more excited they’ll be when you upload. Of course you can talk to them and give shout outs to your most loyal fans, but you can also buckle up and get them involved in important channel decisions. Here’s what you can do to win over the hearts of your fans:

Ask them to help you choose your video aesthetic

You can start by asking them to help you decide on your video thumbnail. A video’s thumbnail is a potential viewer’s first impression therefore, your fans are the experts on the most effective thumbnails for your channel. You can also ask them to help you choose a good title for your video or about the animation or music. You can get your fans to help you choose by creating polls, dropping in suggestions or selecting from a few options. When you upload a video that includes their choices, they’ll be exhilarated.

Get their insight 

Maybe you don’t have anything new in your mind or need to make a decision concerning a video but can’t make up your mind. You can seek help from your audience and get input from another perspective. They can help you make up your mind and tell you what they think will be the best for you. They can help you determine what your future videos will be about. You can ask them to submit questions for interviews, topics to cover, or challenges to undertake. You can ask simple questions through social media polls. Such features are available on Instagram stories, Twitter, Facebook, and your YouTube community page. You can also post an open-ended question through a simple post or Instagram story question sticker. You know they’ve got your back!

Meet your fans 

This is probably the most exciting thing you could do for your fans. Who wouldn’t want to meet their favorite creator? You could conduct a giveaway in which the winner gets a chance to meet you, spend a day with you or make a guest appearance in your next video. There are so many things that you could put into this and make it super fun for your audience. So get creative and go on with it!

In order to drive audience engagement, you should involve your fans in making your videos as much as you can. They are your family and they would love to be a part of your world.

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