Getting Started On Youtube - How To Start A Youtube Channel
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Getting Started On Youtube - How To Start A Youtube Channel

Everything You Need To Know To Turn Your Channel Idea Into A Fully Functional YouTube Channel
4.8 (25 ratings)
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2,061 students enrolled
Created by Ameer Matani
Last updated 11/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Come up with video ideas for your channel
  • Learn what hardware and software you'll need
  • Create and setup your own YouTube channel
  • Navigate around the parts of YouTube needed by Content Creators.
  • Learn how to begin branding your channel
  • Know what to do after uploading your video
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Requirements
  • A computer
  • An internet connection
  • A lot of patience
Description

Have you always wanted to start that YouTube channel, but didn't know where to start?

OR

Do you feel overwhelmed by the idea of running and maintaining a YouTube channel?

This course designed to clear those doubts and guide you through every step needed to get started with your YouTube channel, and go from having nothing to having a fully functional channel that you will be able to continue with after finishing this course.

I have been creating content on YouTube for over three years and am very knowledgeable of the platform as a result of this experience. I know exactly where everything is on the website and what the exact steps are to create a new YouTube channel from scratch due. Over my years on YouTube I have also made many mistakes on the platform which I have learnt from and will pass on to you so that you do not make the same mistakes that I have done and hit then ground running when you start creating your content.

Contained in this course:

  1. Coming up with ideas and knowing why you want to make videos
  2. Creating your first video
  3. Creating your channel and navigating it
  4. Branding your channel and altering its settings
  5. Uploading and Publishing Your Video
  6. Post-Publishing Tips

I will cover these topics very thoroughly and will show you everything that you need to know when you are getting started on YouTube, whether it is with how you should go about recording the audio and video for your first video, to what topic you could do for your first video, to how you put an end-screen or annotations on your video.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to start off on YouTube for the first time
  • Anyone who may be struggling to create a channel
  • People who don't know where to start with content creation on YouTube
  • Anyone who has never created a video for YouTube before
  • NOT for people who have already built and branded a channel
  • NOT for people who are experienced in content creation
  • NOT for people who are very experienced with video management side of YouTube
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
02:24:04
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Introduction and Coming Up With Channel Ideas
5 Lectures 12:23

In this video I'll introduce myself and tell you a bit about my background on YouTube. Once you get to know me I'll tell you what you will be learning over the span of the course.

Preview 01:26

These are some links that you can contact me on if you have any issues with some of the things I taught in this course. If you don't want to contact me by any of these methods you can leave a question in the Q&A section of the video you're stuck with.

Where You Can Contact Me
00:11

This video will go over the process of coming up with an idea of what sort of channel you want your channel to be and who your channel will be targeted at.

Preview 01:33

Why do you want to do YouTube? In this video I'll tell you what my motivations are for doing YouTube before looking at a few other channel and discussing what some of their motivations are for making and maintaining their channel. I will also tell you why it is very important to have something that will keep you motivated throughout the process of making YouTube videos, and why some motives will not work.

What Are Your Motives Behind YouTube
06:18

Yeah you aren't selling anything to your audience, but you do want your audience to watch your videos for as long as possible. In this video I will be telling you how to gain influence from other content creators while still staying unique; people like uniqueness on YouTube, so that's what you want to give them!

What Is Your Unique Selling Point
02:55

Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn from Section 1.

Section 1 Quiz
3 questions
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Creating your first video
7 Lectures 29:58

In this video I talk through how you should go about coming up with an idea for your first video!

What Should Your Video Be About?
01:26

In this video I go over what hardware and software you will need to start a YouTube channel, whether you are doing gaming videos or vlogs.

Preview 05:00

In this video I go over what resolution you should record your YouTube videos in and what file format you should have your video in to upload it to YouTube, I will also tell you how you can convert your video to that format in case it isn't initially recorded in it.

What Resolution and File Format You Should Use
04:20

In this video we are going to go through creating a thumbnail that we will later put alongside your video on YouTube. It may seem like a strange time to go through this, but you may want to take a picture for your thumbnail during the recording of your video so I wanted to go through this before we begin recording.

Creating a Thumbnail
04:32

Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn so far from Section 2.

Section 2 Quiz (Part 1)
5 questions

In this video I give you some tips to use while recording your first video so that you can do it as smootly as possible and so that you will get as good of a final result as possible.

Recording Your Video
06:22

In this video I give you advice on what software you should use to edit your videos, a few tips for how you should edit your videos, and where you can get songs to use in your video.

Editing Your Video
04:33

In this video I give you some ideas for things you may want to do with your videos in the future. It is a bit too early on to do them now, but may be beneficial later on down the line.

Things To Consider In The Future
03:45

Section 2 Quiz (Part 2)
2 questions
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Creating The Channel and Navigating It
4 Lectures 23:50

In this video we create a Google account (in case you didn't previously have one) and then go on to create a channel under that account.

Preview 03:41

In this video I go through the options under the gears button on your channel page and tell you what they all do.

Exploring The Options Under The Channel Gears Button
03:11

In this video I give you a tour of the YouTube channel interface, starting from the home page and all of the elements on it, to the various other pages that you can navigate to off the home page, for example the video and about page.

Navigating the Channel Interface and Its Tabs
12:08

In this video I go through all of the different sections that you can add to your channel homepage and tell you what they all do.

Adding Stuff To Your Channel Homepage
04:50

Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn from Section 3.

Section 3 Quiz
3 questions
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Channel Branding and Info
5 Lectures 26:10

In this video I will help you through the process of creating a logo for your channel, will show you what size it will need to be to meet YouTubes requirements and will then show you how to upload it to YouTube.

Creating a Channel Logo
05:15

In this video I will show you how to create a channel banner, and design it so that it will fit on every device YouTube can be played on. I will also show you how to upload the finished design to YouTube.

Creating a Channel Banner
05:16

In this video we go through the settings on the upload defaults page in your YouTube channel's settings.

Preview 07:47

In this video I go through the settings on the advanced, featured and branding pages in your channel settings.

Going through Advanced, Featured and Branding Settings
05:39

In this video I show you how to verify your channel to enable you to monetise your videos and upload videos longer than 15 minutes. I also show you how to then go and link your YouTube account to your Adsense account to be able to withdraw funds once you meet YouTube's payment threshold.

Verifying Your Channel and Enabling It For Monetization
02:13

Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn from Section 4.

Section 4 Quiz
4 questions
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Uploading and Publishing Your Video
8 Lectures 40:36

In this video I show you how to upload your video to YouTube, then set the description, title, tags and other settings that are located on the basic info section of the upload page.

Uploading Your Video and Setting the Title, Description and Other Settings.
08:11

In this video I leave the basic info tab show you what are under the other tabs on the video upload page.

The Other Tabs On The Upload Screen
05:28

Once the video has finished uploading you can make small edits to it directly on YouTube, the first page of these alterations that we are going to look at is the video enhancements tab.

Video Enhancements Tab
04:12

In this video I show you some more enhancements that you can do to your videos in the audio tab, and I say why it shouldn't be relied on when producing your videos.

Audio Tab
02:32

In this video I show off the annotations page, go through all of the different types of annotations and their settings and show you how you can add them to your video and edit them.

Annotations Tab (Discontinued)
05:41

In this video I go over end screens, say what their advantages and disadvantages are and say why you should consider using them over annotations.

End Screens Tab
05:38

Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn so far from Section 5.

Section 5 Quiz (Part 1)
4 questions

In this video I show off the cards page, go through all of the different types of cards and their settings and show you how you can add them to your video and position them on the timeline.

Cards Tab
04:30

In this video I show you how to add subtitles to your videos through the subtitles and CC page.

Subtitles and CC Tab
04:24

Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn from the rest of Section 5.

Section 5 Quiz (Part 2)
2 questions
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Post-Publishing Tasks
4 Lectures 11:07

In this video I discuss comments and what the best practices are when it comes to managing them.

Preview 03:53

In this video I go over some tips for channel organisation and how you should present videos on your channel homepage once you have started to build up a library of content.

Organising Your Channel
02:13

In this video I move off YouTube and show you how I organise all of my files, show you how I keep them all backed up and explain why it is important to keep them all organised.

Organising Your Graphics and Videos
03:30

Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn from Section 6.

Section 6 Quiz
2 questions

In this video I give a final talk and basically congratulate you for getting through this entire course and building up an epic channel!

Congrats, You've Finished!
01:31
About the Instructor
Ameer Matani
4.8 Average rating
25 Reviews
2,061 Students
1 Course
YouTube Content Creator

I am a Technology YouTube content creator and have been creating content on the platform for over 3 years. Over the years I have created content ranging from reviews to technology news videos, I just love talking about technology!

I also have a lot of experience with a lot of the Adobe CC suite (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator) because I have used them in the production of my YouTube videos as well for other creative tasks. I am also currently in the process of learning AVID and Final Cut Pro X.