One of the most wonderful things about the internet is that it reaches people all over the world. If you are a content creator, you are able to share your content with people you would have never been able to meet in person, thanks to sites like YouTube. When you learn how to make a YouTube channel, you will be able to upload videos that could potentially be seen by billions of people all around the world. 

YouTube was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in 2005. Google bought the site in 2006 and currently owns it. Their headquarters is located in San Bruno, California. YouTube is available in almost every country and can be translated into at least 50 languages. YouTube can be watched from a desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device, such as a tablet or cellphone.

You can even access YouTube on your Amazon Firestick, Roku, PlayStation, XBox, AppleTV, or other TV streaming devices. You can search for and find videos on almost any topic you can imagine. When you find videos you like, you can share the video directly from YouTube on your social media platforms, and you can subscribe for free to the channels you like. So why not learn how to make a YouTube channel?

What Is a YouTube Channel?

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YouTube is one of the most popular websites for watching videos created by individuals on a wide variety of topics. Most creators are amateurs, but some professionals will also post YouTube videos to share their latest creations. Learning how to make a YouTube channel is easy. Anyone can create an account on YouTube for free by creating a Google Account.

Once you have a Google Account, you can also create a YouTube channel of your own. Your YouTube channel is used for posting videos you create and upload. You can choose to keep your videos private or make them public so they can be seen by everyone on the internet. Your channel will have a name that you create, a description in which you write about yourself and your channel, and any other information you wish to include.

Your YouTube channel can have a customized banner and background. This is a great feature for branding yourself to make yourself recognizable to your audience across multiple social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can connect your YouTube account to your other social media accounts easily. Connecting your social media accounts will make it easier for people you know to find your videos on YouTube (if they are not set to private).

What Can I Do On YouTube?

  • Search for content and watch videos
  • Create your own channel to upload videos
  • Comment on others' videos
  • Like others' videos
  • Subscribe to others' channels
  • Create playlists of videos
  • Live Stream video broadcasts

Important Things To Consider When Creating a YouTube Channel

Before creating your channel and uploading your videos, you should think about the type of content you want your YouTube channel to focus on. The most popular YouTube channels have specific subjects they focus on. Their subscribers know what types of videos they can look forward to seeing from those content creators.

For example, someone might make a YouTube channel that is dedicated to home improvement projects. This person's subscribers will look forward to seeing videos about how to successfully complete home improvement projects. They will watch the videos to learn techniques from someone they feel like they can trust. People who subscribe to your channel can turn on notifications so they will be notified when you post a new video.

Once you know how to make a YouTube channel, you need to make sure your privacy settings are configured the way you want them. You should protect your personal information as much as possible. Remember that unless your videos are set to private, anyone from anywhere in the world will be able to find your channel and see your videos. You want to make sure they cannot also see your personal information. You can adjust your privacy levels in your settings on your Google account.

How to Make a YouTube Channel

The process for how to make a YouTube channel can be completed in a few minutes by following the simple steps below.

Google Account

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If you don't already have a Google Account, go to Google.com and create a free account. Otherwise, log in to your existing Google account to get started. You can use one Google account to create multiple YouTube channels.

YouTube

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Once you have created and/or signed in to your Google account, go to YouTube.com and sign in using your Google login information. On the top right-hand corner of the screen, click on your profile picture. A drop-down menu will appear. Click on "Creator Studio" and "Create Your YouTube Channel". You will choose a name for your YouTube channel on the next screen. You should choose a name that's easy to remember and spell so that you and others can easily share your channel.

You will also choose a category for your YouTube channel that will match the type of content you intend to create. Finally, agree to the terms of service and click "done". Now, you have learned how to make a YouTube channel and have successfully created one of your own.

Privacy Settings

Be sure to click on the "edit" link on your YouTube channel, and it will take you to your Google account. This is where you can adjust your privacy settings and customize your Google profile to make sure that strangers on the internet do not have access to your personal details.

Customize Your YouTube Channel

Now that you have learned how to make a YouTube channel of your very own, you will need to customize it. Here are some things you will want to make sure to pay attention to when customizing your channel:

  • Select and upload a profile image
  • Select your channel color scheme
  • Customize the layout of your channel
  • Write a description for your channel
  • Create a Welcome Video for your landing page

Creating Content for Your YouTube Channel

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Learning how to make a YouTube channel is easy, and creating content for your channel is just as easy and fun! You can create a video using your smartphone or tablet camera if you don't own any other type of video equipment. Many popular and successful YouTube channels were created with videos produced with a smartphone camera. Just make sure your lighting and sound are good and your content is something that people are interested in watching. Natural daylight works best, and it's free!

Once you have some videos, go to your creator homepage and upload them to your channel. Be sure to share them with others using your social media accounts. You will also be able to create custom thumbnails that will help your videos stand out in the search results.

YouTube Community Policies

In order to reduce the abuse of the site's features, YouTube has community guidelines that users must follow. Content creators are expected to respect and follow copyright laws and refrain from posting videos that contain copyrighted material, such as music, television shows, and movies. Be sure to read YouTube's policies before you post videos. This will ensure that your account remains in good standing.

Live Streaming on YouTube

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Another newer and popular feature of YouTube for content creators is the ability to "go live" and broadcast to your viewers/subscribers in real time. If you have broadcasting software on your PC, such as OBS, XSplit, or Streamlabs OBS, you can easily stream live video from your computer. You can also stream directly from the Google Chrome browser, or you can live stream directly from your smartphone or tablet using the YouTube App. You can access the Live Streaming feature in your YouTube Dashboard.  Your YouTube account will need to be verified and be in good standing in order to have access to the live streaming feature on your channel. Live streams can be broadcast in up to 4K at 60 fps. It also supports 360-degree videos.

Conclusion

Now you know how to make a YouTube channel and customize it to your own personal style. You can begin creating content right away and start sharing your talents, thoughts, creativity, and personality with the whole world via the internet. There is no limit to how many videos you can upload. You can also create multiple YouTube channels if you want to have specific channels for different topics. Each of your channels can be linked to one Google account for easy management.  You can create playlists and group your videos together to guide people to watch them in a specific order. You can also link your videos to other videos you have created. This will prompt viewers to watch another one of your videos when the current video finishes playing. The more videos you upload, the faster your YouTube channel will grow.  Once you have 1,000 subscribers on YouTube and 4,000 hours of video watch time, you can even begin to make money with your YouTube channel through Google AdSense. The most important part is to have fun and create high energy videos that people will love to watch.

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