September 18, 2017

How to Collaborate With Other YouTubers (Even Long Distance!)

how to collaborate with other youtubers

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If you’ve been reading our blog for any length of time, you’ve probably heard us mention the importance of collaboration. If not, collaboration is one of the best ways to grow an audience quickly. Collaboration offers the possibility of sharing your audience with another small channel and having them share their audience with you. But how do you actually do it? What if you don’t live near any YouTubers? Here’s how to collaborate with other YouTubers.

It Doesn’t have to be someone close to you

One of the best things about YouTube collaboration is that it’s so versatile. It doesn’t have to be with someone that lives close to you. While it sometimes helps to go to someone’s house and make videos together that way, it is definitely possible to collaborate long distance. Here’s an example of a collaboration we did on our channel.

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We posted this video on our channel, sharing TheRandomExplorer with our audience.

We posted this video on TheRandomExplorer’s channel, who shared her audience with us.


For this collaboration, we decided to each make videos in our signature style talking about crazy conspiracy theories. We posted them on each other’s channels, and just like that, we had completed a collaboration. Some will be easier for you to figure out than others but all are worth it. It might just take a bit of creativity to get it right.

Collaborations in Person

If you do happen to have the ability to collaborate in person, this is ideal. You can meet with the person and come up with ideas together, and have as much time as you need to record, edit, upload, etc. You also get the benefit of being able to easily collaborate via social media and not just YouTube.

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How to Find People to Collaborate With

Luckily there’s an easy answer to this question. We offer a free tool on our website called SideKick Collab. Simply sign in with your Google account (it’s easy!) and instantly be matched with channels similar to yours. You can search by genre, subscriber count, age, and more! Sign up here! Or click here for more info. Learn more about how to collaborate with other YouTubers here. Happy collaborating!

Carl and Ben have been producing new-media content for over 3 years. Having made over 500 YouTube videos and built up an audience of thousands of fans, making them experts in the space.

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