Ryan Higa On How To Be A YouTube Celebrity

So you want to be a YouTube celebrity, eh? Ryan Higa, the ultimate YouTube celeb, and Dominic "D-trix" Sandoval have put together the quintessential video guide to 'How to be a YouTube Celebrity'. Or not.

So you want to be a YouTube celebrity, eh? Ryan Higa, the ultimate YouTube celebrity with over 3 million subscribers, has got some tips for you. Ryan and Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval have put together the quintessential video guide to ‘How to be a YouTube Celebrity’. Or not.

If you know anything about Ryan Higa or D-trix then you can probably predict that this guide is completely tongue-in-cheek and ridiculous. But it is entertaining, and you actually may be able to garner a little bit of good advice from it.

Now you are probably asking yourself what real advice you can take fro this ridiculous video. Well for starters, there definitely is some truth to the fact that people love videos of cute babies, cute cats, cute people and…acute triangles? Well, maybe not triangles. But cute definitely pays off.

I’d skip over the rest of these guys’ lessons – travel a lot, be on red carpets, have everyone know you/no you/nose you, and have fans. Those things won’t really help you become a YouTube celebrity. However, I think that from this video we can infer the number one ingredient to YouTube stardom – personality. If you look at some of the most popular YouTube channels you’ll find that most of them surround an individual, or two, with a strong personality – Ray William Johnson, Shane Dawson, Fred, Smosh and MysteryGuitarMan and, of course, Ryan Higa just to name a few.

Viewers feel a connection to these personalities. They feel like they are online friends who they can respond to and enter a conversation with. People are much more likely to return to a specific user’s channel if that user is present within their videos and has a strong personality. That’s how Ryan Higa gets so many views and so many subscribers. He’s engaging, he’s funny and he leaves you wanting more. That’s how the ‘How to be a YouTube Celebrity’ video above has racked up over 3.3 million views in two weeks.

What do you think it takes to become a YouTube celebrity? Acute triangles, personality, or something else?