Starting a YouTube Channel
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Creating a Channel on YouTube is very easy.

But to achieve tremendous success and to get many views on YouTube videos, you need to take care of a few things before creating a channel.

Select a subject

Selecting a specific topic in which the Channel will focus on is the first step. It is, however, not necessary that you have to stick to only one subject on your Channel.

You can upload videos related to different topics as well. It will tell you which theme is performing, and then you can select that topic as your niche. 

Having a niche is necessary if the base of every video of the Channel is on a different point.

Also, you can promote the reach of your video by using an outer factor that can benefit the audience and might attract them like apps or sites they can earn gift cards, credits, rewards through like PrizeHog.

The user may get confused and won’t be subscribing to the Channel. Look out for the topics by surfing throughout YouTube and by finding which one is performing well or select the subject in which you are highly interested.

Create useful content

Every video you upload has to be unique as well as it should also be useful for viewers.

While starting to make a video, you should have many ideas in which you want to make the video.

Select the concept which you think can perform well on the Channel or select the concept in which you have done proper research. 

If you are having difficulty in choosing the ideas, try searching for the keywords.

Keywords play an essential role in social media. The information about keywords that are highly searched on the Internet can be found by using many websites and software.

In this case, Google Keyword Planner is handy.

It can give you a list of keywords that have been trending for the last few days. You can select the keyword which suits your topic and can make the video based on the keyword.

Get an idea by watching

To be on the safer side, look out for other YouTube videos that are in context on the topic you have chosen, and see how the footage has performed.

If the video does not have many views, it would be better not to take up that topic unless you are confident enough.

Create a channel

Now, we need to create the YouTube Channel. Go to YouTube’s homepage, and click on ‘SIGN IN’ located at the top right corner of the page. Sign in using your email id and password.

Now, you are back to the YouTube homepage.

Click on the profile picture of your account located at the top right corner. A drop-down list will appear.

Now, click on ‘Create a channel’ and then click on ‘GET STARTED.’ 

You will be asked if you want to make an account using the name and picture of your Google account or using a custom name.

You can choose the one you want, but it is preferable to go with the channel name which describes your YouTube Channel.

You will have the option to add links to your sites. Connecting all your social media accounts with your YouTube Channel by adding the links will enable your subscribers to contact you quickly.

Within a few more steps, you will be having your own YouTube Channel. 

A good profile is essential

Once your YouTube channel is created, go to the homepage of your YouTube channel. Make sure you have a good profile picture related to the topic of your website.

Add a suitable banner or cover picture to the Channel, which describes your Channel. It is good to have a description of your Channel. 

To add a description, click on ‘CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL’ located at the top right corner of the YouTube channel’s homepage. Go to the ‘About’ tab and add your description.

In this way, you are ready to upload your first video on YouTube. Still, there are many things to take care of before uploading the first video. 

Have your channel verified

It would be better if you have your Channel verified. To verify your Channel, go to the settings page of your Channel and click on ‘Status and features.’

You can find the ‘Verify’ button just below your YouTube Channel name, click on it. Choose the way you want to verify your account. 

Choose the desired and then enter the OTP you have received. Your Channel is now verified! Click on ‘YOUTUBE STUDIO’ situated at the top right corner of your YouTube homepage.

In the bottom left corner, you can find the ‘Settings’ menu, click on it. Go to the channel tab and add as many keywords as you can, which is related to your topic.

In the branding tab, add the desired watermark for your YouTube channel to increase brand awareness and channel recognition.

Subscribers are important

To gain more subscribers, you need to add videos frequently on your Channel. Taking a lot of time between uploading two videos might result in losing subscribers.

To achieve more views on your videos, it would be better to add suitable hashtags as well as keywords to your video.

You are now ready to go with your very own YouTube channel. 

All the best!

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Ellie Bennington can usually be found reading a book, and that book will more likely than not be a romantic fantasy. Writing a novel was always on her bucket list, and soon, it will become a reality. When not absorbed in the latest heartwarming page-turner, Ellie loves cooking, knits very badly, enjoys riding her Vespa around town, and otherwise spends far too much time at the computer. She lives in the States, with her sister and a cute little kitten named Zazzles.