How To Start A YouTube Channel?

YouTube is the best way to get noticed on the internet for your skills and talent. YouTube is owned by Google and by having an account on Google; you can watch many videos and subscribe to your favorite channels. YouTube has over billion users on its platform and every day they watch millions of hours of videos on YouTube. Even you can upload videos or make playlists by having a channel on YouTube and get noticed on the internet.

how to start a youtube channel

If you have a Google account, you can watch, share or comment on any video. But YouTube channels are not created by the Google account. The process of setting up the channel is very simple. Follow these simple steps to start your own YouTube channel.

  • Start YouTube and click Sign in which is at the top right corner.
  • Sign in with the Google account you want your channel to be associated with.
  • Once you sign in, click on the profile icon at the top right corner and then select the settings icon.
  • You will be directed to the settings page where you will see the option of “Create a channel”. Click on it.
  • Now a dialog box will appear where you have to put a YouTube channel name. It will also have the option “use a business or other name” to create a channel using business or another name. Click on it.
  • In the next step, you have to name your channel. Select the channel name as unique as possible and also which will best describe the videos you will upload.
  • After entering the preferred channel name, you will have to select a category. The options for category consists of
  • Product or Brand
  • Company, Institution or Organization
  • Arts, Entertainment or Sports
  • Other

After selecting the category, agree to the page terms (after reading the terms and conditions of the page). Click on Done.

Your YouTube page has been created and you are ready to use the channel to upload video contents.

Just for the record, downloading YouTube music is officially not allowed, but there are apps like peggo which can be used. Peggo mp3 download is very easy and anyone can use it without any troubles.

YouTube Channel Art

You have created the YouTube account successfully. Now you should add a good profile picture and Channel art. Channel Art is the Facebook version of “Cover photo”. Channel art is at an important place on your YouTube channel so it is vital to put an art which will reflect your brand or your personality to connect with your audiences.

The channel art should be of a perfect size so that they are visible across all devices. YouTube recommends an image of 2560 x 1440 pixel and the image size should be 4MB or smaller.

If still, you are not sure of the perfect image, YouTube provides Channel Art Template to help you figure out how it will look across platforms.

After finishing it, you have to fill the details in ‘About page’ of your channel. The page contains the following titles. In Links, you can provide the URLs of your other social media pages or provide your official website.

  • Channel description
  • e-mail
  • Country
  • Links

These are the simple steps for creating a YouTube channel. You can now officially upload legal video contents and share them to get the online presence.

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