Is it a surprise to you that in 2020, so much of the content we consume on the internet is video content?
It shouldn't be.
That's why YouTube is amazing. Many people, children and adults worldwide, want to create a YouTube channel and make money. If you have a product to sell, want to make a YouTube brand account that you want to grow or even if you have a message you want to get out to the world, YouTube is the tool you can use to accomplish your goals and get paid while doing it.
You can do so by means of a YouTube channel for your business.
We're in the business of advertising and to do so you need to create one.
You won't be able to run ads on YouTube if you don't have a channel.
As you go through the easy steps, you're going to realize how easy it'll be to set up. If you've been wondering how to be a YouTuber, this is also the first step for you.
Let's get into how to start your youtube channel.
Step 1: YouTube.com
If you don't have a Gmail account before logging in, you can always create one or create an account using another type of email. You could definitely use a work email. (Ex. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Step 2: Create A Channel
Step 3: Get Started
Step 4: Type Of Channel
Most YouTubers and artists will use the option to the right where they create a channel using a brand or other name and picture. If you're creating a channel for a client, you would also go with the option to the right unless your client gives you their login information. In that case, you would go with the option on the left because you would essentially be creating the channel as if you were your client.
Step 5: Complete Your Channel
Step 6: Profile Picture
When it comes to your profile picture, YouTube recommends a square or round picture that’s 800 X 800 pixels. If you want to make sure your profile picture is exactly 800 X 800, go to canva.com and add your photo to the Social Media design template. This will make it easy to get your profile picture quickly sized correctly.
Step 7: Channel Description
Step 8: Add Media Links
Step 9: Save & Continue
That wasn’t difficult was it?
Make sure to keep your YouTube channel login information close to you so that you don't have issues trying to remember it later on.
I use LastPass to save my YouTube channel login along with any other passwords.
Create YouTube Channel On Mobile Phone
If you were wondering, how to make a YouTube channel right on a phone. It's quite simple.
Step 1: YouTube Mobile App
Step 2: Click Account Button
Step 3: Sign In
Step 4: Create Channel
Once you've created your YouTube account, go back, click the account or profile tab on the top right of the app and click on 'Create Channel' as seen above in Step 2 of creating a YouTube channel on desktop and follow the steps.
At this point, you're all done. If you need to make a YouTube channel edit to any settings, you can do so either on mobile or desktop.
You really shouldn't have any difficulty creating your channel. Once you've reviewed your information and made sure it's all correct, it's time now to link your YouTube channel with Google Ads.
Don't worry, I'll explain in the next lesson why Google Ads is now in the picture.