Basics of Starting a YouTube Channel
YouTube on the brain? You’re in luck, friends.
I’m going to teach you how to start a YouTube channel. Let me tell you, this can be huge for your business. Deciding you want a YouTube channel is the first step and you have already made that very smart decision. But don’t stop and get lost in all the YouTube things! You have an amazing channel to create.
If you have a fantastic idea but you feel lost trying to figure out what’s next, I’m here for ya. Scroll on to find out how to start a YouTube channel sans overwhelm.
STEP ONE: DECIDE ON A CHANNEL NAME
Why is this the first thing you should do? Well, the truth is it’s kind of a pain in the butt to change. Yep, I said it. You do not want to go there. So, it’s time to figure out if your YouTube channel will be under your business name or personal name and get real serious about your choice. It’s going to be with you forever!
STEP TWO: SET UP GMAIL AND GOOGLE PLUS
While this may sound like a funny step in your YouTube channel process, you just gotta get it done. Luckily, these two things happen together pretty seamlessly. If you wanted to have a Gmail and Google Plus account just for your channel, you can do that. You can also simply use what you already have. This step is easy-peasy so get to it, y’all.
STEP THREE: CREATE A PROFILE PICTURE AND COVER ART
You actually have to upload your profile picture into Google Plus. Did you know that?! Yeah, kind of annoying, but that’s why you need a Google Plus account in the first place. Your cover art is changed straight on YouTube just like you’d think it would be. I don’t know why these two things are done in separate places. Don’t ask me, sister! I didn’t make the rules.
STEP FOUR: MAKE YOUR CONTENT AND HIT PUBLISH IT
Woohoo! You made it here to the last step. Once you’ve done all the steps above, you’re ready to start creating content. It’s suppeerrr easy. While there are more advanced things you need to do like get your keywords setup, prepare your channel to make $$$, and customize your settings, at it’s most basic form these are the four steps you’ve gotta take.