During this pandemic, many people around the world have started with Youtube. With Youtube, we can achieve many things like inspiring people’s lives, educating the masses, explaining the latest news, etc. Youtube is a platform where we can explore ourselves and the journey with Youtube as a YouTuber will be indelible.
Are you ready to become a Youtuber? Here are five easy steps to start a Youtube channel.
#1 Create your channel
To get started on YouTube as a YouTuber, the first step you need to take is to create your channel. Make your channel name “catchy” and easy to remember.
Because of this, people can easily remember your channel and suggest your channel to their friends and peers. Through this, you can get much more subscriber accounts and you will scale on this platform.
After setting your name, you can now customize your YouTube profile and banner. Make sure you are using your OWN profile picture. If you select something from the web, chances are copyright issues will arise. So, be original, be you!
#2 Start making videos
The next step is you can start making your videos!
Plan how you are going to make your video. Think about what you are going to do. There are many topics to cover. Unboxing, vlogging, tech organizations, informative facts, mystery, education, science and technology, dance, trends and much more.
YouTube is like a vast ocean. You won’t run out of ideas. Some explained versions of these ideas:
Unboxing videos are very popular these days. Under this topic, people will unbox the things they have purchased and review them.
It will help people to know about this product and also the opinion whether to buy this product or not. You can literally unbox anything from groceries to clothing and accessories. People will like to see these products.
Here’s my favorite MacBook pro unboxing by Enzo Lorenzo.
Currently, Vlogging is the most viewed video on YouTube. Vlogging stands for video blog or video diary. A vlog is an interactive video blog post about upcoming events or the daily life of a vlogger, as well as any other activity that a vlogger deems worth mentioning in a video.
It’s much more interactive compared to a blog because we see a video with visuals. Anyone create a vlogging channel. With just a few shooting tips, you can create your own beautiful blog.
This is my favorite blogger: @juliakcrist
title and thumbnail
The title of your video is the most important step in all of this. Viewers will select your video by reading the title. So try to write your title a little interesting.
For example, if your video is about unboxing, instead of writing this: “Unboxing my stationary”, use this “Cute Muji stationary unboxing + review! So it will be much more interesting for viewers than the first one.
But, you should not apply a clickbait title or a title that is not related to the video. This will frustrate the viewer and they will avoid seeing your videos in the long run. Video thumbnails allow viewers to see a snapshot of your video as they browse YouTube.
Once your video has finished uploading, you can choose a thumbnail from these three options automatically generated by YouTube or upload your own. You need to be creative when uploading your own thumbnail. Edit your image (linked to your video), add effects and you’re good to go!
It’s time to download!
After carefully editing and adding music or effects, you can upload your video.
YouTube offers a very special creator-only platform known as the YouTube studio. Here you can find everything needed for your channel. From number of subscribers to privacy, everything will be under your control. You can reply to your comments or even report them.
After uploading them, the most important thing is to write a description for your video. This is the most important thing when publishing your video on YouTube. Descriptions let viewers know more about your video, credits, and even hashtags. So don’t forget to add your description!
A view of the YouTube studio dashboard below:
#5 You are published!
After that long hard work of editing and uploading, when you hit the publish button, you can go back and take a deep breath. You can even celebrate after posting your first video!
You can share your video with your friends or family and also other platforms like Instagram or Facebook.
After this step, you can further plan to make more videos and gain subscribers! Good luck!