Have you always wanted to start that YouTube channel, but didn't know where to start?
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn from Section 1.
In this video I talk through how you should go about coming up with an idea for your first video!
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.
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.
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.
Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn so far from Section 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this video I go through the options under the gears button on your channel page and tell you what they all do.
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.
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.
Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn from Section 3.
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.
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.
In this video we go through the settings on the upload defaults page in your YouTube channel's settings.
In this video I go through the settings on the advanced, featured and branding pages in your channel settings.
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.
Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn from Section 4.
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.
In this video I leave the basic info tab show you what are under the other tabs on the video upload page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn so far from Section 5.
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.
In this video I show you how to add subtitles to your videos through the subtitles and CC page.
Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn from the rest of Section 5.
In this video I discuss comments and what the best practices are when it comes to managing them.
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.
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.
Make sure that you have learnt everything that you need to learn from Section 6.
In this video I give a final talk and basically congratulate you for getting through this entire course and building up an epic channel!
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.