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How To Turn Your Instagram Followers Into YouTube Subscribers

For many aspiring social media influencers, Instagram is the platform of choice. Not only can you post gorgeous photos on your main feed, but you can also share video clips, quick pictures, and music on your story. With your profile set to public, there’s virtually no limit to how big a following you can grow […]



For many aspiring social media influencers, Instagram is the platform of choice. Not only can you post gorgeous photos on your main feed, but you can also share video clips, quick pictures, and music on your story. With your profile set to public, there’s virtually no limit to how big a following you can grow on Instagram.

How To Turn Your Instagram Followers Into YouTube SubscribersHow To Turn Your Instagram Followers Into YouTube Subscribers
How To Turn Your Instagram Followers Into YouTube Subscribers

However, Instagram lacks a few of the most important features influencers need, specifically the ability to monetize your own content. Though you can make sponsored posts with outside companies, there’s no way to make money from the original photos, videos, and stories you share.

Thanks to the many avenues in which creators can directly monetize their content, YouTube is a top contender for those in the influencer industry. If you have a substantial following on Instagram, then you can convert them into YouTube subscribers. Then, not only can you share more content, but you can also monetize it.

Put your channel link in your Instagram bio.

Your bio is like a billboard for your social media career. Anyone who sees your posts and comments can click on your username and instantly be transported to your profile. There, your bio is their main source of information.

Therefore, you should let new followers know about your channel straightaway by putting the link in your Instagram bio. You should also mention your channel in the text of your bio. For example, instead of just “model and activist,” your bio could say, “Model, vlogger, and activist. I upload twice a week!”

Tease video clips and behind-the-scenes looks on your story.

Use your Instagram story to share behind-the-scenes snaps while you film. Without giving away the whole video, tease your followers enough to create interest.


You can also upload small clips of the video itself once it’s been uploaded. Think of these clips as the teaser trailer for a movie.

If your profile is verified, utilize the swipe up feature.

There are two ways to activate the swipe up feature on your Instagram story. First, your account must be verified. Alternatively, if you run a business profile with more than ten thousand followers, then you can use this feature.

If you’re a able to use the swipe up feature, share links to your YouTube videos as soon as they go live. Follow the tutorial below to learn how.


Make a post every time you upload a new video.

Whether you can add links to your Instagram story or not, you should be making a new Instagram post to promote every new video. You can use your video thumbnail, a screenshot, or a completely unrelated picture.

The most important thing about this post is, again, your video URL. Share the link in the caption along with a brief description of the video it leads to.

Run a subscribers-only giveaway from your Instagram.

Giveaways are a fun, quick way to grow your following on any social media platform. Grow both your Instagram and your YouTube channel simultaneously by holding a giveaway. Host it on Instagram, but require fans to subscribe to your YouTube channel in order to be eligible to win.


Be sure to include a disclaimer as well. Let your followers know that the giveaway isn’t sponsored by or affiliated with Instagram itself.

Include interactions from your Instagram followers in your YouTube videos.

Finally, one of the best ways to get your Instagram followers to subscribe to your YouTube channel is to involve them in the creation of your videos. Use things like comments, polls, and DMs to feature your followers in new videos.

The recent “reacting to your assumptions about me” video trend utilizes the Q-and-A feature on Instagram stories.


After you’ve grown a substantial following on Instagram, turn your focus to YouTube for more monetization opportunities. Promote your channel on your Instagram to help both audiences grow.

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Kristen Harris enjoys listening to a wide range of music, from Taylor Swift to, on occasion, Celtic instrumental. She also spends her time writing, reading, and baking.


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Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis




In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections. 

This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.

Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.

 In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.

Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.

The Solar Project

This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.

 In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared:  “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”

Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.

she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.

Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.

The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana. 

This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.pastedGraphic.png