How To Create A TV Show on YouTube in 10 Easy Steps!
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How To Create A TV Show on YouTube in 10 Easy Steps!

A step by step guide to developing your own YouTube TV Web Series. Build an audience with great content!
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Created by Sheri Barbera
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 15 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create Your Own Online TV Show for the Web
  • Set Your Series Goals
  • Determine Your Budget
  • Choose The Genre For Your Series
  • Target Your Show's Viewers
  • Develop Your Online TV Series Concept
  • Create A Killer Show Title
  • Develop Irresistible Characters
  • 'Rule' Your World
  • Write The Pilot
View Curriculum
  • You'll need good light, a writing table or desk, a comfortable chair and pens, pencils and paper.
  • It's also a good idea to have lots of water and snacks at hand

Do you dream of having your own TV Show?

Maybe you want to build your business or Brand with a TV Show but don't know how...

• Don't know anyone in Hollywood?
• Don't have millions to produce it?
• Don't know where to get started?

No problem! This course provides 10 detailed steps to make your show a reality - for FREE on YouTube - and you'll even get paid to do it! No Hollywood big wigs to deal with. YOU have the final say.

This do-it-yourself Web Series Course provides a step by step guide to your own online TV Show. You'll get all of the tools you need to quickly and easily author your show from your initial concept to creating characters to ruling your own universe. After completing this course you'll be ready to write the pilot, make your show and build your audience!

The Course Includes:

• Work sheets
• Web Series Examples
• Suggested Reading List

Did you know YouTube has over a billion users that watch hundreds of millions of hours of video on YouTube everyday? 
And when you monetize your videos and those same users click the ads - YOU get paid!

By the end of the course you'll be prepared to write the Pilot for your sensational new TV Show -that you can post for FREE - on YouTube. Get Discovered! Produce the next smash hit viral Web Series for YouTube today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Professionals that want their own TV Series on the Internet.
  • Business Owners that want to build their brand and showcase their products.
  • Marketers and Advertisers that want to show potential clients what they can do for them.
  • Actors that want to promote their career, show their abilities and expand their opportunities.
  • Writers looking to polish their ideas, show their talents and get their voice heard.
  • Filmmakers and Videographers with stories to tell who want to get their work seen.
  • Musicians and Artists that want to build a following and/or find management or galleries.
  • Crafters and Craftsmen with skills that work for a How To series.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Steps #1 Get Started
2 Lectures 03:30

Step #1 = Get Started!

If you're wondering where to begin, you're at the right place. Getting started is the first step in any venture.

So, let's get started right now. 

This is what you need to get before you watch the next video: 

    1.    A tablet, laptop or computer, or a pen, pencil and paper to take notes. I find that writing the words on paper makes it more tangible, but use whatever is comfortable for you.

    2.    If you chose pen or pencil, then place an empty ruled spiral bound notebook in front of you.    

    3.    Sit in a comfortable chair in front of your computer and hit the start button.

Preview 00:40

Why Create A Web Series - What's in it For You?

You may have tried many of the traditional ways of making money: advertising, marketing, pitching, auditioning, cold calling, email lists or banging on doors. Today there are faster, easier and free ways to market, advertise, promote and build a following with your own online Web Series!

Preview 02:50
Steps #2 Set A Goal
1 Lecture 02:15

Step#2. Set The Goal For Your Web Series

Figure out why you need a Web Series and then set the goals you need to reach to make it happen. Let's Figure it Out.

Hit the start button now!

Preview 02:15
Step #3 Budget and Funding
1 Lecture 03:50

Step #3: Set Your Budget

To produce your web series you need to determine how much your series Pilot and each episode will cost. 

Keep the WORKSHEET on your desk with a pencil & notebook and take notes throughout the course. You're sure to think of expenses that need to be on there that relate specifically to your Web Series.

By the end of the course you can set a realistic Budget.

Budget & Funding Your Series
Step #4, Genre and Viewer
1 Lecture 02:38

Step#4 Set Your Genre | Type of Series | Target Viewer

This lecture covers these topics and the worksheets provide detailed and valuable ways to go section by section to determine your Web Series Genre, Type of Series and Target Viewer.
Determine Genre: Series Type: Target Viewer
Step #5 Series Concept
2 Lectures 04:02

Step #5: Develop Your Series Concept

With a good Concept your niche market = Target Viewer (determined in Step#4) will want to watch your Web Series.

The Worksheet will help you determine your Web Series Concept.

Develop Your Series Concept

This Bonus Video is a detailed example of a Web Series CONCEPT from initial idea to funding.

Preview 02:40
Steps #6 Series Title
1 Lecture 05:02

What you call your Web Series is important for a number of reasons:
    A)  Viewers
    B)  Brand
    C)  Marketing/Advertising

Why You Need A Great Title
Step #7: Characters
4 Lectures 12:24

Boring characters will not make viewers come back! This lecture focuses on creating interesting characters that make repeat fans of your viewers.

What Makes A Character Interesting?

There are 3 types of Characters a series can have. This lecture describes what they are and will help you to determine the best choice/s for your series.

3 Types of Series Characters

There are different types of media that you can use to create your characters depending upon whether they're real or make believe. This lecture will help you to decide between live talent, animation, puppets, etc.

Preview 01:30

You want your viewers to believe in your Characters. Even root for (or against) them if you're creating a drama,comedy, or sci-fi series. With a How To series you want the person explaining to be perceived as an expert at what they're doing. This lecture shows you how to create believable characters.

How To Develop Believable Characters
Step #8: Your Series World
2 Lectures 06:07

A web series, just like a TV show series, creates its own world. This world can be true to our world or it can be a fantasy such as sci-fi or animation. Each type of series has its own rules and laws for the world it creates.
 This lecture explains how to create your web series world.

Create the Rules and Laws For Your World.

There are a few key things you need to do to make your series convincing and believable. It doesn't matter if it's based on our real world or a make believe world, if you follow the important rules, your audience will believe it.

Reality vs. Make Believe
Step #9: Bible & Pilot Outline
4 Lectures 14:00

You have all of the steps you need to create your own Web Series from Developing Your Online TV Series Concept to Casting Your Characters, Determining Your Show’s Location and Creating Your World. 

In order to write the Pilot, you'll want to create a Show Bible of your series. This lecture explains what a show Bible is, how it becomes a valuable resource, and why you'll use it for writing your Pilot and the entire web series.

Your Series Bible

There are 2 types of Pilots. Choose the one you believe will knock
the socks off your viewer and get them to subscribe and come back for

  • The Pilot establishes the tone and structure of your series.
  • The Pilot introduces your Lead Character and a few Supporting characters if you have them.
  • If your show is a of Group Characters, The Pilot includes the entire group.
  • The Pilot shows your Web Series World with the main sets and location/s.
  • The Pilot establishes the length of a typical episode.

Preview 00:56

Fgure out which type of Pilot you'll write. This lecture will help you to decide if it's a Concept Pilot, Episode 10 Pilot or a blend of the two.

Pilot Type: Concept vs Episode 10

Whether you're creating a fictional show, reality series, business show or how-to, this lecture will provide the simple building blocks of good story Structure to create your Pilot and your entire series.

Structure Your Pilot
Step #10: Storyboard | Pilot
3 Lectures 09:27

This lecture explains what a Storyboard is and how to use it to write your Pilot and the entire show.

What is a Storyboard

This lecture shows you how to create your Storyboard and the simple tools you'll need to make one.

How To Create A Storyboard

This is it! You're ready to take your Outline and write your Pilot. Let's get to it!

Write The Pilot!
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About the Instructor
Sheri Barbera
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CEO | Serial Entrepreneur

CEO & Founder | Display, Media & Entertainment companies: Sweetles®/Hartman-Barbera LLC, Display It LLC, Blue Agave Properties LLC, Creative Christmas and Sheri. Currently producing and directing the web series: A Sweetles Dream®, Sweetles® TV Show and Display It-Think Visual™. My Udemy courses are focused on educational skills and tools for personal, professional and business to business learners wanting to enjoy life and/or further their professions.