Create video content has been something increasingly widespread, mainly because this format is much sought after by Internet users. This is because watching videos is a practical and even easier way to learn about various subjects.
For this reason, there is a high volume of searches for videos. According to YouTube’s own data, are assisted daily 1 billion hours for more than 1 billion users. That’s why many people have tried to work with this strategy, either as their main source of income or as a tool to promote your business.
But for those who are starting out, there is some doubt as to how to create a YouTube channel, the main organic network video distribution. So to help you better understand how this platform, we have created a complete checklist for you to start your channel today.
1 – Sign in to YouTube and sign into your Google account
2 – Select the My Channel to create your channel
3 – Select the name of your channel
4 – Customize your channel with images and descriptions
5 – Post your videos on your YouTube channel
Throughout this post, we will show that step-by-step detail, and you will learn:
There are two options to create a YouTube channel: personal or a business name. In this post, we’ll show you the two options for you to choose the one that best fit your goals for that network.
Most of the steps are similar for both types of accounts. Then, we’ll show them and the differences to create a personal channel and a corporate along the channel creation.
Regardless of the channel type you have, know what it takes to create a Google account.
Simply that you enter the YouTube site itself, click Log , which will be located in the upper right corner of the screen or on the bottom left, and fill with your personal or corporate account if you already have one.
If you do not already have an account, so open the screen to fill the fields with e-mal / phone and password, just click More options (below Forgot your email?) And Create Account .
Create your account by completing the information requested.
At the top right, if you already have an account, it is likely to appear an image or a logo of your company if you have set a photo in your profile. If you do not have a picture, you will see a circle with the first letters of his name.
Click this circle and then select My Channel.
At this stage, complete the information with your name for a personal channel, or the name of your company to a corporate channel.
Click Create Channel .
If you already have a brand account and use that account to create a YouTube channel, you can do all the steps above to create your channel or select the corporate account to be directed to an existing channel.
Ready! Your YouTube channel is already created. Now you can start to customize it.
Once you click Create channel will open a page with your information.
In this step you can also adjust the language, local content and whether or not that your channel is in restricted mode (to hide videos that may contain inappropriate content).
After creating a channel on YouTube, it’s time to start posting your videos.
First of all, you need to have a recorded video. This involves steps ranging from pre-production of its contents, defining the niche for which you speak, to post-production, the dissemination of your videos, for example.
Here on the blog, we’ve talked about this, and you can check out the complete walkthrough of the creation of video content process here .
Once you have a recorded and edited video, you can post it on your channel.
1. Click the Send (represented by an arrow) which is located in the upper right corner, near the small circle with your photo.
2. On the screen that opens, click Select files to upload and choose the video on your computer.
You’ll notice that there is also the option of importing videos from Google Photos and make a live broadcast.
Note that you can only upload videos that are up to 15 minutes. If you want to post videos longer, you need to increase your limit. Simply verify your account by phone by clicking Increase your limit just below Help and suggestions .
3. Fill in the basic information of your video such as title, description, tags , and the video thumbnail that will appear (for custom thumbnails, you need your account to be verified).
Moreover, it is at this stage that you define how your video will appear:
4. Click Advanced settings to complete information as:
5. Click Done in the upper right corner and go! Your video is already on YouTube.
If you want to do some editing, just click Back to edit and modify what you want.
Click the link provided to see how your video appears on YouTube.
Remember that you can always go back and edit your video by clicking Edit video .
It does not help create a YouTube channel, have posted videos, but people do not view your content. That’s why, in addition to creating original and topics relevant to your video audience , you need to attract visibility for your channel.
As there was an increase in demand for content in video format, the competition on YouTube also increased. So, in addition to devote to creating your videos, you also need to apply SEO techniques (Search Engine Optimization) on your channel.
(Take a moment to read our full content on SEO for YouTube .)
In addition, you can also invest in paid advertising such as Google AdWords , so your video gets to more people.
The important thing at this stage is to get your content to be seen and, if possible, shared. So other users know your channel and you will get gradually better position in YouTube search results.
You know that you can monetize your videos on YouTube?
If you have a channel with over 10,000 views, you can serve ads on your videos and get paid for it.
1. Sign in to your YouTube account and in the upper right corner, click Creator Studio .
2. Select Channel in the left menu, and then Status and resources .
3. Go to the square Monetization and click Enable .
4. Click Start to read and agree to the terms of the YouTube partner program.
From this stage on , whenever you click Start automatically be directed to the next steps.
5. Create an account with Google AdSense, or use an existing one on your channel. It is through this account you will receive payments.
6. Set your preferences to generate revenues, ie the types of ads you want to include in your videos, and click Save . Do not forget to automatically enable revenue generation for all future and existing videos.
7. Wait for the analysis of your channel, so you have more than 10,000 views, your channel will begin to generate revenue.
Now that you’ve made the whole process from creating a YouTube channel to monetize this channel, you may be wondering what is the value you receive that network.
There is no exact set price, all we know about this subject are speculations. But for you to understand better these values, do not miss our post on how much you earn a YouTuber and understand it really worth it to become one.