Create a YouTube channel It is the first step to start uploading videos of any type of content and that you want to share with the world. This applies to those who want to be youtubers and even for those who only want to publish music material, cooking recipes, video game games, movie and series analysis, among others. In this sense, in this note we explain how to create it in a few simple steps.
You should know that having a YouTube channel is totally free. Is not paid To join the platform you do not need to have a certain number of followers or subscribers to allow you to upload the first video. It is enough to use a Google or YouTube account and follow some simple instructions.
Having an account on YouTube does not imply creating a channel. With the former you can use the platform as viewers: subscribe or organize the content that is followed. However, if you want to become one of those who create content, it is essential to open the YouTube channel from the website.
Once you have your account ready, click on your profile picture in the upper right corner and a drop-down menu will open with many options: access settings, change the language of the page, purchases and subscriptions, etc. The first of the options that you will appreciate is “Create a channel”, click to start.
You should choose an avatar to define it as a profile. If the one listed in the Google account looks good to you, then just tap on “create channel”. If not, click on “upload image” and choose one that is among your files. This will be how the rest of the users who find your YouTube channel will see you.
Then at the top there is a series of tabs and sections: home, videos, lists, channels, information and two blue buttons: customize channel and manage videos.
The general recommendation is that you personalize the channel before uploading any material so that the profile reflects what they should know about you. You can add all the information from YouTube Studio. There you will discover several options such as design, brand or basic information.
If you click on “Mark”, you can change the profile image, the banner of your channel and add a watermark to your videos which will appear in the lower right corner of the player. In each section there are specifications of pixels, megabytes or image format to establish.
In “basic information” you will insert your own description about what will be done and shown. It is possible to change the name of the channel and the description, but also touch “+” to enter the languages to use. It is also allowed to add links to websites, such as the account of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or contact information that is relevant.
After creating the channel and personalizing the information, all that remains is to upload your content. It can be done from the main screen of the channel or from YouTube: You go to the upper right corner and tap on “Your channel”. The blue button indicates the corresponding option to achieve it: “Upload video”.
When choosing the option will take you to YouTube Studio, where you will select the files to upload in different formats: MOV, MPEG, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLW and more.
When they are uploaded, several aspects will have to be filled in: video title and description, thumbnail that will appear on the main page and if it is a material created for children or not, in addition to the age restriction to fix if it is considered that it is not suitable for everyone.
Once the process is complete and tap on “Next”, you can add end screens to promote related content or cards that lead to other similar videos.
After that, YouTube will check if the video has problems that limit their visibility. It will go through a copyright review and, if you don’t have it, you will continue normally and you will only have to choose how it is published: private, hidden or public. In the first one, only the users you choose will access and in the hidden one, people with the link you send them will be able to see it.
When finished, just select “save” and you will have the first content uploaded and a YouTube channel created the right way.
If you already uploaded your videos, you will be able to appreciate the statistics of the YouTube channel to know if you are successful or what are the most popular recordings of the last days or months. You can access some important sections: overview, coverage, interaction, audience and research. In the same way, you will find the viewing time by days or the subscribers achieved.
In the section “coverage” the types of traffic sources of the period you are interested in or where the viewers come from are revealed: playlists, external sources, YouTube searches, among others.
Thus, with each figure that is detailed, you will be able to understand what type of content is most attractive to your potential audience and will guide the path you must follow to be successful as a youtuber.