Your YouTube channel is much more than a database of your videos, it is a means of socializing with other YouTube users. It is the homepage for all the videos you upload on YouTube. It also a powerful means of organizing your videos into one platform and monetizing it. You can make a massive amount of money with your YouTube channel.
Individuals, corporate organizations, musicians, schools, athletes and other celebrities have used YouTube channels to their great advantage. It is like your personal website on YouTube where you can upload videos that are unique to you. You too can consider using YouTube channel to promote your business and image and at the same time increase your income.
Your YouTube channel is the home page for everything you want to do on YouTube. With it, you can upload your videos, manage subscriptions, and interact with those in your circle. Creating a channel is a quick process, follow this step and enjoy the benefits that come with owning a YouTube channel.
YouTube is currently owned by Google, so like its other websites, you cannot do anything on YouTube till you own a Google account.
3 Steps To Create Your Own YouTube Channel
Step 1 – You begin by signing in to your Google account using your Gmail.
After you have signed in to your Google account, type www.youtube.com directly on your browser, you will be taken to the YouTube home page directly. While there, a popular video will be featured. This video is owned and was uploaded by organizations and individuals who have created their own YouTube channels.
If you scroll down without clicking on anything, other channels that YouTube considers popular will also be suggested. If you find anyone interesting, you can click on the subscribe button. But remember, this article is not intended for you to subscribe, is to guide you through getting your own YouTube Channel. Someday, your own YouTube Channel will be popular for others to subscribe. In the mean time, lets move to the second stage.
Step 2 – Click on “create your YouTube. In the meantime, you may want to edit your username (name and surname) to make it different from what people have been seeing in your Google profile. To do this, you need to click “edit” link found under your username.
After you have clicked the OK button, you can move on to the next stage where you will have the opportunity of adding “channel art”. This is like your cover photo on Facebook. There are two ways to add the channel art as it is seen in the picture below.
Step 3 – After changing the channel art, move on to “Channel Tips” where you can add your channel Icon, that is like the logo of your company. You will also need to add website links to tell people about your official websites. You will also have the opportunity of describing your channel. This will explain to the public the genre of videos you will be uploading eventually.
Now you can move on to the next stage where you will be able to upload videos for the world to see via your YouTube Channel. To do this, look out for the “video” button placed after the “home” button as found under your user name.
Congratulations! You have successfully started a YouTube channel of your own. As you increase the uploads you have and you generate traffic to your website, you will be able to attract advertisements from YouTube and Google and you will be able to make another stream of income for yourself. Have fruitful uploading!