How to Make a YouTube Channel I am frequently asked what is the benefit of making a You Tube channel and how to make a You Tube channel?
I will answer these questions in this artical The first question that arises is why make a You Tube channel? What is its need ?
How to Make a YouTube Channel Simple Steps
There can be a no. of reasons to make a You Tube channel Some people make a You Tube channel to share their memories with friends and relatives
Sometimes these personal videos also become viral and millions of people watch and share your video Some people use this as a medium to communicate their thoughts and opinions with others through a videolog.
These v-logs can become extremely popular at times and their creators can become celebrities in the You Tube world.
Some people use it to entertain others by singing, dancing or performing comedy The viewers of these You Tube channels can out-number TV channel viewers at times.
Big and small companies advertise on You Tube to sell their products and services They have found a new medium to reach their end consumers besides the traditional media of TV, radio and newspapers.
Nowadays thousands of educational channels have also opened Teachers educate students around the world through video tutorials and help solve their problems.
Whatever be the reason , let’s learn.
how to make a new Tube channel
- Sign into YouTube and click on the user icon at the top right of the screen
- Click on the gear icon to get to your account’s YouTube Settings
- Click on Create a new channel
- Then choose “Use a business or other name”
- Add your Brand name and click create
Type youtube.com in your browser The YouTube website opens up You can now login with your Google account.
If you don’t have a Google account please read this article “How to Open a Google Account” and open one.
I will sign in with my Google account Enter the Username and password and click Sign In Now we are logged in YouTube.To make a new channel click on your profile
photo Next click on You Tube settings A new page will open At the bottom there is a link “Create a new channel” Click on the link.
Now you can choose the name of your channel Let’s create a channel “hybridoknews” Choose a category. Since it does not fit in any of the 3 listed categories let’s choose other.
Next we need to agree to the Pages Terms You can click on the link to read the terms in detail Check the box next to I agree and click on the Finished button.
A new page opens – Our new hybridok news channel is ready.
We have made the channel but some steps still remain You can upload your profile by clicking on the blue box on top Click on the pencil icon on the right
Let’s edit the channel icon You Tube is asking us to edit the channel icon on Google Plus Click on the blue button.
Our Google Plus account shall open Let’s upload a photo here Click on the button and upload a picture from the computer The channel icon is displayed
Let’s increase the size and crop it Click on the Set As Profile Photo button.
This has now become my profile photo on Google Plus This has also become the channel icon for the You Tube channel.
So the icon for our You Tube channel is imported from Google Plus Let’s click on the ok button on top Let’s refresh the You Tube channel page.
Our channel icon has not yet been updated It takes some time to get updated
It will get updated in some time.
The next thing we need to do is to add channel art
how to make youtube channel art
Click on the Add Channel Art button The grey pattern that you can see in the background is actually the space for channel art If you see my You Tube channel this entire placement is called channel art Let’s upload a channel art.
Click on Add Channel Art and upload a photo from the computer I have already created a channel art previously. Let’s upload it to You Tube.
Please note that the dimensions of your channel art should be 2560 X 1440 pixels And the file size should not exceed 2MB If the size is bigger than recommended it shall give you an alert I have created the channel art keeping these dimensions in mind The channel art will appear differently across a desktop, TV and mobile You can adjust the crop of your channel art here.
Let’s click on the Adjust The Crop button You can decide which part you want to display The smaller selection will appear on the mobile.
let’s click on Device Preview The channel art has been adjusted accordingly
Click on the Select button The Channel Art has been saved and is being displayed.
youtube description tips
You can add a description about your channel here Let’s click on About You can enter your channel description here I have created a channel description in MS Word previously Let me copy it from MS Word and paste it in the channel description field Click on the Done button So we have now created a channel description in the About section.
You can also enter your email address here Click and enter the email address
This is a dummy account for illustrative purposes This is a dummy account for illustrative purposes Click on Done.
Now our email id is also displayed here Your channel name is displayed at the top We had kept the name as hybridok news but in the URL you will see some jumbled characters.
How do I create a URL for my YouTube channel?
and how can we change the name of the channel in the URL How do we create a customised URL Previously You Tube used to allow everyone to choose a customised URL for their channel Now they have made a few changes Click on the profile pic Click on the creator studio Click on Adavnced.
It states that You Tube’s custom URL system has changed You need to have a minimum of 500 subscribers and your channel should atleast be 30 days old before you can create a custom URL.
There are 2 more conditions You need to upload your channel icon and channel art We have already complied with those 2 conditions However this channel is not 30 days old and neither do we have 500 subscribers.
So we won’t be able to customise the URL of the channel As soon as we have 500 subscribers we can create our preferred URL So now you have seen how easy it is to create a You Tube channel.
It is extremely simple and anyone can create a new You Tube channel Now you have learned why should you create a You Tube channel and how to create a You Tube channel.If you like this article then definitely share it with your friends
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