Hey, what’s up, guys! Did I attract your attention with that awesome thumbnail? Well, I’m glad I did because today, YOU guys are going to learn how to start your own successful YouTube channel in super simple steps and I’ll also show you how to make money off of it.
So without further ado, let’s start the show! So just like me, you guys probably watch your favorite YouTubers and your mobile devices or on your TV and have wondered how did they start making YouTube videos?
So I’m here to demystify the process behind starting your own YouTube channel and I’ll keep it very simple! We’ll make that in 4 easy steps! Now feel free to check the description down below.
Everything we’re going to talk about in this video will be linked down there.
1️⃣ is to open your Google Account. Now you basically go on the Google website, and you sign in for an account if you don’t already have one.
That will give you access to your YouTube sign in and you’ll be able to create your channel that way.
2️⃣ Now you actually go on YouTube and you sign in. Now in the top right corner, you’ll notice the My Channel option.
You click on that and you select the “Use business or another name” option as you want to give your channel a brand and identity.
3️⃣ you give your channel a name. You basically type in a name that will be specific to your channel which will let your audience know a bit what you’re about and you simply click the create button.
From there, you’re going to be taken to your channel’s main page, where you can start putting your own personal touch and making it your own. For example, you’re going to be able to add your channel art.
So that’s the banner on the top part of the website. And you’ll be able to edit your channel thumbnail, maybe put a picture of yourselves or anything that you guys might find cool.
Now the last step, and that’s the fun part, step number 4, is to actually start uploading videos! To upload videos, you simply click the upload button on the top right corner of your page.
So here are some helpful tips that I can give you guys to help you in your creative process. First of all, you have to make sure that you build a brand identity.
I can’t stress that enough! It is very important. You probably noticed that your favorite YouTubers are very good at what they do and they have a specific niche in which they play in.
They might be product reviewers in the tech/gadget business, they might be pranksters, they might be daily vloggers, they might be people who like cooking, they might like adventure or sports.
Basically, you have to find what YOU are good at and what kind of stuff you’d have to bring to an audience.
There might be stuff that you’re very passionate about, there might be things that you have a very high knowledge or skill set about.
So those are the kinds of things you have to look into and ask yourself how can I bring that in a fun and entertaining way to my viewers.
So another tip for building your brand identity is to make sure you have some sort of channel art or logo or even your name that’s displayed out there and that you’ll be using on a consistent basis in every single video.
This way, people will identify with you and understand that “Oh, look at that! I know that logo! This is THAT person!” You can also add a cool intro. You probably noticed at the beginning of this video my own intro.
And at the end of your videos make sure you have some sort of an outro and call to actions. Call to actions are basically ways to engage your viewers to ask you questions, leave comments, follow you on social media, and that kind of stuff.
So you want to create bonds with your audience. That is super important! Without viewers like you guys, my channel would go nowhere and the same thing goes for even the biggest YouTubers. Viewers are EVERYTHING!
Now to start producing videos, you’re going to need at least some basic form of equipment. That can be your cell phone. Those are becoming very very good.
Or you can go a step above and buy an entry-level DSLR like the Canon Rebel series. You’ll also need some sort of video editing software. Now it doesn’t have to be very expensive.
There are actually some free ones that do a decent job for you guys to startup. On the PC side with Windows, you have the Microsoft Movie Maker and on the Apple side with macOS, you have iMovie.
Now those are both free and super simple to use! If you want to check out the equipment that I use to produce my videos, click the video up here.
And you guys will have a full description of everything that I personally use. So now for a part that you guys have probably been waiting for: how do you actually make money off of YouTube?
Well, I’ll keep it simple for you, and we’ll break it down in three easy steps. So step number 1,
is to open an account with Google AdSense. AdSense is a free and easy way to earn money by placing ads in your videos! So basically, the more your viewers click on your videos, the more money you earn!
After you reach a certain threshold, Google sends you a paycheque directly to your house or into your bank account. It’s that simple! Step number 2, is to join an Affiliates Program.
So what’s an Affiliate Program? Basically, it’s major brands that allow you to review a certain product in your videos and you add a link in the video description and when people click on it, they’ve taken to that brand’s website so they can purchase that product.
When users click or buy an item, you’re given a commission. One of the biggest and most known Affiliate Programs is the one from Amazon.
Amazon makes it very simple for you guys to open an Affiliate account and start promoting items in your videos.
So when people go ahead and click on a link that you included in your video description, they’re taken to the Amazon website and you get the commission. Yeah, it’s that simple! So step number 3, is sponsors.
So basically, as your channel grows, and you’re building more authority, you’re going to be adding more and more subscribers.
Well, that growth will eventually be noticed by major brands and they might approach you to either send you an item for a review, or they can sponsor the production of your video.
Basically, give you a sort of payment in exchange for you doing something for them. Now a lot of Youtubers will agree with me in saying that there are two factors that are very important when you start your channel. Number 1: is produce high-quality content.
I can’t stress that enough. Your videos have to be fun and entertaining and engaging. And number 2: you’re going to have to make sure that you have consistency.
You have to keep uploading videos. Now YouTube isn’t the kind of place where you’re going to produce one video per year and think you’re going to become rich. That’s not how YouTube works.
You have to see your channel as a form of business and you have to be involved in your business. Now you see? It’s not that complicated starting your own YouTube channel! So if you follow my tips and tricks,
you guys will be on your way and hopefully make it to the top as well! Don’t forget, everything we talked about is linked in the description down below. All the steps and all the links to the websites.
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