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Once you start uploading videos and you get a decent number of visitors and subscribers, you can rearrange the sections of your channel. So what does your youtube channel menu mean? Shown in the screenshot below is how a part of your channel will look once you start doing some activity.

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Customising your channel options
  • Home – It is what new visitors will see when they first come to your channel. Here you can set one video for your viewers to watch. Selecting your most-watched or most-popular video will make a new viewer more interested in your channel. Alternatively, if you have recently created a series that has become fairly popular, how about a one-minute trailer to grab their attention?
    • You can select one video each for returning customers and new customers
    • Videos are listed here in different sections depending upon their type and other factors
  • Videos – Lists all videos that you ever uploaded. One can select Liked Videos, Uploaded Videos, and even Live Streams
  • Playlists – as the name suggests, it lists all your playlists
  • Channels – Lists all your subscribed or featured channels. The latter are the ones that you specifically add in your channel. For example, if your partner also has a YouTube channel, it would be a good idea to feature his/her channel. (Audience loves it when there’s love at display.) Look at PewDiePie and his girlfriend! [Link 7]
  • Discussion – Here users can start a discussion about anything. It could be a message to you or a suggestion about a video. Don’t worry, you can moderate it
  • About – This section is what most YouTubers ignore. It shows the total number of channel subscribers, total video views, a small description, and other details like the country you are based in and CAPTCHA-protected email ID info
    • One can even link websites, social media profiles, shopping portal, merchandise website, etc. at the bottom of this tab. This also has SEO advantages, but it is beyond the scope of this article.

So, before you settle down with the belief that you are done with your channel, try tinkering with these tabs. Set it up in a way that you think would be best for your viewers.

Moving Videos from One Channel to Another

How to move your videos between channels is a common question, and believe me, YouTube is very sorry that moving videos between channels is not possible. Similarly, you cannot merge or link two separate channels.

The only way to migrate to another channel is to download your videos from one channel and upload them on the other. Although, do consider the negative effect of duplicate videos. There should be only one original video so that your viewers can engage with you and only you. There’s no room for a masquerader in this game.

How to Delete a Video on Youtube

How to delete unwanted videos from your Youtube Channel? Perhaps you uploaded the unfinished version? Or maybe that file named “Game with Amanda” was a personal video, inappropriate for the public? There can be situations when you may want to delete a video from your channel before your unsuspecting fans find out about your relationship with Amanda, your secret girlfriend.

So, here are the steps – the easiest – I promise:

  • Go to https://www.youtube.com/my_videos
  • Choose the video you want to delete. Use the search option if you are prolific
  • Click on the down-arrow beside the “Edit” button, and click on “Delete”
  • Confirm the deletion

Now breathe a sigh of relief. No one is going to find about Amanda.

Alternatively, when you don’t want a video to be publicly visible or searchable on YouTube, you can simply make it private. Go to your list of videos, select the video you want to make private, and then click on “Actions” to select the option.

Here is a video there will show you exactly how to delete a video on youtube

Some Optional Skills to Have

  • Basic video editing skills – Learn to make changes to a video timeline, sync the audio art, trim the noisy part, etc. These will help you in the long run
  • Basic image art editing skills – This way you can try your own hand at creating the perfect channel art. GIMP or Photoshop Lite are easier to handle, and there are numerous tutorials online for creating perfect channel art
  • SEO – Like I said, this is essential in the initial stage. Interlink all your social profiles with your channel, add a description, link the channel to your website, use the right keywords, and you will soon find your channel appearing on search engines, 2017 ranking factor.

Some Extra YouTube Features to Know

YouTube can be a powerful platform to sell your talent or your ‘art’. To make it universally accepted by video artists and internet celebrities, it offers a bevy of services to its users, which makes video uploading and sharing easier and highly rewarding. Following are some of the advanced features:

  • Monetization – Make money and generate financial income, this is one of the biggest inspirations for budding vloggers in 2017. Your videos become popular, more users come in, subscriptions shoot up, and you begin generating revenue through Google’s AdSense program. YouTube will show ads in and around your videos, and if your users click or even glimpse at it, you get paid
  • Annotations – Users can make use of this tool to guide viewers to other videos or third-party websites. Maybe you have launched a new series of t-shirts and want to market it. Add a link and annotate it on your next video. Sales are going to go up…
  • Custom thumbnail art
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    Custom Thumbnail example

    – This is a pretty straightforward feature. YouTube’s processing tool automatically generates the three best thumbnails to go with your video. It is the rectangular image that you see the video as, along with the duration, when you browse. With this function, which can be achieved through verification, users can create special thumbnails (max. image size is 2 MB) and upload them. This is how clickbait videos are made on YouTube. The thumbnail tells you that the video has Sharon Stone in it, and when you open it, Steve Buscemi grins at you.

  • Live streaming on Youtube – Once you get a larger fan following, you can even create live sessions where your fans can get to see you… LIVE. Note that live steaming is becoming super popular on Facebook, instagram, periscope etc. It won’t be long before Youtube finds a way to take over Live Stream. Go youtube 2017…!!

Conclusion

As you move ahead into 2017 and upload more YouTube videos, you will find more features that will help you be more productive. YouTube is designed in a way to help uploaders and Vloggers share their talent to the world at large. So, what are you waiting for? Create a YouTube channel now!

The Next Step – Be a Successful Vlogger

For the next step of increasing your following, building a stronger fan base with more subscribers. This will allow you to increase your Fame and make money on Youtube, see our other VloggingHero Guides:

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Since you are done with setting up your channel, you are now ready to create and upload your first video. Before you get all excited and upload one into your channel, consider the following points to check if your creation will pass muster amongst viewers.

Video (and Audio) Quality

At an age where high-definition is everything, you cannot shoot a video on your 2010 model smartphone with a VGA camera and expect your audience to like and subscribe. It is the time of 1080 and 4K resolutions, and anything below 720-progressive is considered to be low quality.

So, whether you are capturing yourself while you commentate or if you are creating a video using snippets of shots, use a recorder that can capture high-definition videos. You don’t have to take extra care of the quality of the audio unless your videos rely on them. Since most vloggers bank in on the visual characteristics of their creations, audio does not have to be on your top-ten checklist.

The recommended resolution is 1080-progressive or higher, with the audio bitrate anything above 256 kilobytes per second. You can also experiment with 4K and 360° resolution videos, but they require special equipment, which may be expensive.

Ideal Video Length, Size, and Format

The days when you could upload a video that are up to only 10 minutes long are gone. Since its inception in 2004, YouTube has undergone countless changes. But, for us, the things that matter the most are the sizes and the formats. While the video size limit was 100 MB a few years ago, you could the supported formats with fingers of a single hand. As of November 2016, following are the limits:

Video Length

The default limit per video is 15 minutes, but you can extend it by verifying your channel. The limit then extends to 12 hours. However, the ideal video length depends upon your content. Most popular videos on YouTube are between 5 and 40 minutes. Anything above that may not be helpful, especially in the initial stages. The key is what you do in the first 1-2 minutes to grab your viewer’s attention.

Tip: Start with smaller videos, and as you increase your fan base and understand their requirements, you can then notch up the minutes.

Video Size

128 GB is the upper size limit of a video that you can upload. Generally, a 5-minute content at 1080-progressive resolution would make your video file to be of around 1 GB, which is a good number. The ballpark is set between 1 and 5 GB, but you can always push for more if your video is longer.

Make sure you have a good internet connection so that you can upload such big files at a high speed.

Video Format

There is no ideal video format, but YouTube supports the following ones: MOV, MP4 (MPEG4), AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MPEGPS, and WebM. The most popular formats are MP4 and WMV, and those are also the containers used by camcorders and video recorders to generate content.

According to me, MP4 is arguably the best format, and you should always prefer that over the others. 3GP and WebM are meant for low-quality videos. So, let’s not even talk about them.

Video Editing

While some knowledge of video and audio editing is required to be a successful YouTuber, it is not a necessity. You can always take help from your friends and the ever-helpful internet. YouTube’s own Creator Studio can help you do wonders with your raw videos to polish it up with texts, sounds, annotations, and images. The YouTube Video Manager is an easy-to-use tool.

If you are really clueless about how to edit a video, following are some other online resources to hit you up:

  • There are countless online intro makers such as Vipid, Intro Maker, and VideoHive that have beautiful intros that can be customized based on your taste. While the free themes may contain watermarks, you can buy high-resolution intros starting from $5

For a more hands-on approach, fire up your computer’s native video editor and start playing with ideas. We all know that we ourselves are the best creators. Apple’s iMovie and Windows Movie Maker are two most-popular free tools.

Intro and Background Music

There is an art of providing good intro in your videos, it is non visual art that people enjoy without really noticing it was there. Be it an intro jingle or an end credits theme, a video is partly driven by its background music. So, naturally, it is crucial that you spice up your videos in 2017 with some good audio bytes.

Copyright Issues 2017

But, before you add any music in your video, consider all sides of the box. The track that you want to use may be owned by someone else, you could end up using someone else art that you may get penalized for. YouTube takes copyright very seriously. So, that jingle you thought you could use on your video may not have been a good idea after all.

Even if you use 5 seconds of an audio, the copyright of which is held by a music label, you will get a copyright warning in your account. While warnings are fine, and in most cases, your videos will be playable around the world. In some cases, though, this may not be the case.

I have myself experienced copyright issues. One such video of mine, which had audio art samples from three popular songs, had been a victim of copyright warnings. As a result, the video was not playable on mobile devices. It was a huge setback for me as more than half of YouTube’s users are on a mobile or a tablet.

Financial Setbacks – YouTube Copyright

While minor copyright issues on youtube are still fine, if you use copyrighted music, there is a bigger problem; You cannot monetize your videos. If you have a video which uses copyrighted music (or other content), chances are that it will be monetized by the copyright owner.

There’s no workaround for that, which can severely affect your revenue. And, if you continuously use copyright art, then your account will be struck with multiple claims. You can even get blocked.

Using copyright music or art means you cannot monetize your videos on YouTube

YouTube Music Policies

So, if you want to add a sample of that catchy song or some other audio art in your video, consider checking its copyright information on YouTube’s Music Policies database at https://www.youtube.com/music_policies. Just search for the track and find the info.

Free YouTube Music and Sound Effects

Moreover, YouTube provides another database of free music that you can use on your projects. These songs are on the public domain, and can be used countless times. Categorized according to genres, it helps users easier find and download free music. You can access the database at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music. For sound effects, go to https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/soundeffects.

So, remember: the next time you resist using that Rihanna’s track on your video about umbrellas, go to YouTube’s free music database and find an alternative.

Uploading a Video on Youtube

How to upload a video on youtube? Use the uploader on YouTube by following these easy steps:

  • Log in to your YouTube account
  • Click on the upside arrow button on the top-right corner of the homepage or go to https://www.youtube.com/upload
  • Select the listing: Public, Private, or Unlisted (which are all pretty self-explanatory)
  • Drag or select the file that you want to upload
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Uploading your video – screenshot
  • Once you select the file, a processing dialog will appear
  • Add in the title, description, and tags of the video. SEO comes into effect here. So, use the right keywords and tags. Avoid long titles and short descriptions
  • Select the options to share the video on Google+ and Twitter along with a customized message
  • Add translations, subtitles, and other info using the two tabs shown in the screenshot above
  • You can even add the video in a preferred playlist
  • In “Advanced Settings”, you can allow or disallow comments and user ratings, choose an appropriate category, set the video location and recording date, and add other miscellaneous info
  • Going to the Video Manager after the video has uploaded will help you make more changes to your video in the following departments:
    • Contrast and other color enhancements
    • Audio editing, trimming, replacement
    • End screen and annotations
    • Subtitles and closed captions
    • Copyright info art/music
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Comments – Interact with your Fans

Once you upload the video, do not forget to interact with your fans in the “comments” section. Checking this section of your videos on a regular basis will give you important information as to how your videos are being perceived by viewers, what improvements can be made, and other minor things. Feedback is important, and there’s nothing better than sifting through the comments. Although, brace yourselves from trolls as the YouTube comments section is often dubbed as “the worst place on the galaxy.”

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Lets concentrate on cannel art, It is equally important to set up both the channel icon and the banner so that your subscribers can get an idea as to what your channel is actually about.

As is common amongst human beings, people make impressions of you even before communicating. While in real life, your face and personality are judged, in virtual space and in YouTube, specifically, it is the channel art and how you have set up your channel that makes or breaks the visitor numbers. So before picking up your lets take your artwork seriously.

In the following screenshot, there are two places where you can add images to add a personal touch to your channel.

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YouTube Channel Icon and Art

Change Your Channel Icon

YouTube usually imports the channel icon from your Google+ account. So, if you have uploaded your photo or artwork, it will automatically be set up as your channel icon. To change it, follow these steps:

Selecting the Perfect Icon

Lots of go the non-traditional way and upload an image that is funky or about something related to their videos. Most users have their own logos, and as part of their branding, they upload it as their icon, as well as add it in their channel art. If you have any friends who are into designing, then now is the time to ask for a favor in return for that party you threw on the final day of your last semester.

While there is no specific size for the icon, and YouTube does resize your file in the end, 800×800 pixels is the benchmark to go ahead with. You don’t want your visitors staring at a pixelated photo of yours.

If you are into gaming, how about a customized logo about you as a character from your favorite video game? How about you Photoshop your face into that cool-looking person from the GTA V poster? Boy, that’s a good one, but beware of copyright issues. ( is a personal favorite if you are not looking for anything flashy.)

Creating Channel Art

Same goes with the channel art. A channel art is a banner that welcomes your existing subscribers or potential subscribers to your channel. It is your chance to make that new visitor stay in your channel and explore your creations. You are sure new visitors will be interested in your stuff, then why not hook them right at the entrance?

Youtube Channel Art Dimensions

Recommended dimensions for the perfect artwork is 2560×1440 pixels. If you keep your art regulated at this size, it will show up completely on your channel. Otherwise, there are chances that some of your banner area may look blank or distorted. The minimum size of your banner should be 2048×1152 pixels. Also, maximum file size is 4 MB. There are different visible sizes depending on the devise;

  • Mobile phone displays channel art at 1546×432 pixels and so do small deskops
  • Tablets display channel art at 1855×432 pixels
  • Desktop displays channel art at 2560×432 pixels
  • TVs displays channel art up to 2560×1440 pixels

What does that even mean… Since most people use their mobile nowadays to watch youtube you should ensure that the important information is seen by the smartphone users.

See the below illistration – ensure your important youtube identity info fits into the ‘Text and Logo safe are’. If you are like me, don’t just trust the numbers, upload your banner and take a look yourself, keep resizing and re-uploading until you are happy with it. It will become your recognisable logo so make sure you get it right.

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Template for Channel art different sizes – Source storage.googleapis

However, don’t worry if your designing skills are a little rusty, internet is here to help you. Following are some resources where you can find templates, design inspirations, and generators for your channel:

I advise for editing, they are super easy to use, free to customise your pics and there’s no adverts all over the place getting in your way, I personally love using canva. (no affiliate just a great product) recognise the image below?

 

Once you have created your banner, you need to upload it. Follow these steps to upload your channel art:

  • Go to your channel
  • Click on “Add channel art”
  • Select the image from your computer or from your gallery
  • Resize and crop, if required
  • Upload

Some popular examples of channel icon and art of 2016:

  • While Nigahiga goes with a traditional self-portrait for the icon, look at his banner. A simple artwork with the logo mentioning his real name.

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    Nigahiga channel artwork
  • Vsauce knows how to grand attention. His icon is smart and neatly done, whereas the greenish channel art reminds his audience what to expect from his videos. Don’t ignore the interesting-looking gizmo in the banner…

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    Vsauce Channel Artwork
  • Take Smosh’s case and you know they are born marketers. They have this new film coming up and they have conveniently used the channel art area to promote it. And the icon? Their logo. Perfect.

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    Smosh Channel artwork
  • YouTubers interested in anime and video games can gain inspiration from Vegetta777. Similar to what I mentioned above, he has edited his own photo in the icon to look like a video game character.

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    Vegetta Channel Artwork

Significance of Good Channel Icon and Art

As I have mentioned few times above, getting these two sections of your channel right is imperative to your success, take a look the top vloggers on youtube to see how many subscribers these guys have.

You can spend days setting up your channel – describe your channel in the “About” section or rearrange the sections and videos – but a viewer will only see these two images and decide if he/she should consider watching your videos. Looking at a default image makes the viewer think that the creator is not serious about what he does, which can work against your quest.

This next chapter is on  highlighting size and formating considerations. If you still don’t have you videos ready and are looking for youtube video ideas see our page on  to see what genre and types of material made them famous.

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Name Your Channel

How to name your Channel? Your channel is, by default, given your own name. In the above example, the channel name is “Jean Stair” because that is the name of the creator. You can change this name to whatever you want, but there is an art to creating the best youtube name for the desired theme of your videos. Alternatively, look at how PewDiePie or Vegetta777 came to be. Although they do not mean anything for other people, there must have been a reason behind using such names. (Do you know why Felix named his channel so? Let us know in the comments.

Change the Name of Your Channel

How to change Youtube Channel name, just follow these easy steps:

Tip: If the name you are trying to add is a single word, insert it under the “First name” and skip the “Last name” column

How to Pick a Good Name

The art of picking a name, as discussed before the name of the channel should totally depend on you, how you want to be perceived and the type of videos that you are going to upload. A good channel name has to be catchy enough so that your future fans can remember it, and they can share it with their friends and family. Some examples of conventional YouTube channel names are:

  • “Kitty Party” – if you are someone who uploads videos about cats
  • “FPS Maniac” – if you are into commentary videos of video games such as Battlefield or Call of Duty
  • “McMynCraft” – if you are into the popular strategy video game Minecraft
  • “Ameneme” – if you are an American who is into anime videos (nope, no connection with rapper Eminem)

But, who wants conventional names? Unless you are Jenna Marbles, you want something that gives a punch. Something like HolaSoyGerman. I’m sure most of you have missed the period at the end of the German vlogger’s channel name. (Go, check it out. I’ll wait.) A quirky name is hard to find, and new users should consider a lot of factors before choosing one. Names that are free from accent letters (à, ç) and hard words are usually recommended, but I have seen people using symbols like alpha (α) and sigma (Σ) being used in addition to English alphabets.

Generate a Name Online

How to get help picking a name? There are countless name generators available online that offer names for YouTube channels. While researching for this article, one name generator threw me this sample: Domenico Royer. That will make me look like I am a YouTube user from Mexico who posts videos about river rafting.

You can check out these websites if you are finding it hard to come up with a suitable name. Randomness is a virtue, really!

Few Important Points to Consider

  • In an age when SEO is everything, you should use your own name if you are trying to brand yourself. This way, when people search for your name on search engines, they can find your YouTube channel easily
  • Taking inspiration from YouTube bigwigs like Vegetta777 or Yuya is okay, but copying their same techniques may not work for you. The key is to stay original, both with your channel names and in your videos
  • There is a limit to the number of times that you can change your channel name. YouTube allows 3 name changes within a period of 90 days, after which it resets

How to Set a Custom Channel URL

This one will take some efforts from your side. You cannot set a custom URL immediately after creating a channel. According to YouTube’s Support forum, there are some general eligibility prerequisites, the following requirements:

  • 100 or more channel subscribers
  • Your account is at least 30 days’ old
  • Your channel has an icon picture and a channel art

Once you satisfy these essentials, you can go to the YouTube Features page (https://www.youtube.com/features) and check if you are eligible.

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Youtube Features Page

Getting a hundred subscribers may seem a daunting task at first, its not an art, if you keep the videos coming, it can be achieved in a matter of few months. Once you pass that threshold, you can go the Features page and enable the custom URL. Make sure your channel name is mentioned in the URL. An example would be http://www.youtube.com/user/JeanStair

How to further change your Youtube URL

Watch this entertaining video that is perfectly made specifically for shortening your name and removing the ‘user’ part of your Youtube URL. If you don’t mind how the URL looks and don’t feel the need to change it  then move past this step.

Moving On.. Let’s take a look at how to create channel art banners

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A Complete Guide to Creating and Running a YouTube Channel 2017. This is everything you need to start your YouTube account, we would advise you bookmark this site to refer back to as you create your own Channel YouTube account.

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We include screenshots and step by step instruction. Please share with any other friends and family who also want to start their own youtube channel. You can click on any of the headings on the table of contents below ‘The Good Stuff’ to take you directly to the info you need.

How many people use Youtube?

A Lot, most internet users have a YouTube account even if they don’t use it. According to a US-based statistics portal, in 2013, close to 60 percent of internet users in the States had an account on the video sharing platform ie YouTube.

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How many people use youtube – screenshot from statista.com

You can only imagine how that number has increased in these three years, and will increase as we move forward in 2017. Although there are other sites such as Vimeo and Dailymotion, the ease of use that YouTube provides has made it the destination for people who are looking for entertainment (vlogs, music videos, comedy sketches, movies) or information (tutorial videos, news, current affairs, world affairs) among other things.

Fame and Money on YouTube 2017

There are mainly two types of YouTube users – one who watch videos and other who create and share them. This article is about how you can become the latter and how to start your own youtube channel. Internet sensations like PewDiePie and iiSuperwomanii fall in this category.

They have their own YouTube channels through which they generate content and share it with the world. Millions of people follow them and anticipate their uploads. And, it wouldn’t be surprising to know that they make millions doing what they do. Below is a quote from the guardian talking about the 23% rise in money made by YouTube stars from 2015 to 2016, It is going to be even higher in 2017. Take a minute to look at our table of best vlogging channels by number of subscribers

Forbes’ ranking of the 12 highest-earning YouTube stars shows they collectively earned £55m in the past 12 months, an increase of 23% on last year.

And, I wouldn’t be surprised if even you are thinking of creating your own channel and beginning your journey to 2017 internet stardom. It’s something that we have all thought of sometime in our lives, yet stayed back due to lack of either motivation or the knowledge of where to start.

It is for this reason that we have prepared this comprehensive guide to creating a YouTube channel so that you can put your talent out there for people to appreciate and hit those Like and Subscribe buttons.

How to Create a YouTube Channel

How to create a YouTube Channel, first you need a Google account. While you don’t need a Google account to watch YouTube videos, logging in with your Gmail ID would give you access to extra features on YouTube, like subscribing to your favorite YouTube channels and creating a watchlist.

If you really not sure if you have a Google account, then here are the steps:

Steps to create a Google account for YouTube

  • Go to http://www.youtube.com/ (the link for YouTube home page)
  • Click on “Sign in” at the top-right corner
  • Click on “Create account” just below the “sign in” form
  • Enter your details, and make sure you add a valid phone number. (You can use it for verification purposes and to access your account if you ever get locked out in future.)

Things to know – Youtube is owned by Google – therefore your YouTube and Google accounts are completely connected, when setting up a YouTube account don’t get confused if you are asked to set up a google account as it is the same thing. Keep in mind that Google is the parent company, How does this affect you? It doesn’t, it is a little confusing at first but it will all be ok in the end.

Tip: When creating a Google account, make sure you use your real name in the email ID. It wouldn’t be pragmatically right to use something like tomcruisefan@gmail.com. Use your first and last names and some numbers to create an ideal ID. E.g.: steveray21@gmail.com. It is also best to avoid adding your year of birth.

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Google account sign-up screenshot

Once you have successfully created a Google account, the next step is to create a YouTube channel. Doing so will grant you the next level of rights such as uploading videos, commenting on them, and even creating playlists.

Steps to create a YouTube Channel

  • Go to http://www.youtube.com/ and make sure you are signed-in with your Google email ID (this means sign into google first, and open YouTube on the same browser.
  • Try uploading a video or commenting on one. Since you do not already have a channel, you will be automatically prompted with a dialog box like this:
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Creating a YouTube Account screenshot

Tip: Verifying your account will enable you to upload videos longer than 15 minutes. Since YouTube is home to a lot of spam videos, this step is highly recommended so that your account stays away from the blacklist.

Setting up Your YouTube Channel

Once you have created a channel, you are automatically granted most of the basic features. You can upload, comment, create playlists, flag spam videos, and do a huge list of other stuff. But, as a vlogger, you need to set up your channel before you can start uploading videos.

  • Go to Create Youtube channel step 3http://www.youtube.com/ and go to your channel. Click on the three horizontal lines beside the YouTube logo on the top-left corner
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Youtube URL Example

Since you are just starting up, the URL of your channel will be something like this:

You can customize this URL into something more specific and easier so that your audience can remember it. However, you need to satisfy few eligibility requirements before you can do that. (More on that later.)

When you go to your channel for the first time, this is what you will see:

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Your brand new YouTube Channel home page – screenshot

Nice..!!! Now you are ready to get started on personalising your channel, read the next chapter on create youtube channel art.

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