How to Setup Your YouTube Channel Right the First Time
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How to Setup Your YouTube Channel Right the First Time

A-Z guide to setup your YouTube channel. We cover naming, channel art, annotations, monetization, music and more!
5.0 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
15 students enrolled
Created by Joshua Dance
Last updated 8/2015
English
Price: $45
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose a great channel name.
  • Create channel art that attracts subscribers and show off your brand.
  • Set up your 1-click subscriber link early.
  • Use annotations for more subscribers and to link your videos for more views.
  • Find music and know how to avoid copyright strikes.
  • Create custom thumbnails that convert.
  • Setup your channel for monetization and earn money.
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Requirements
  • You should be familiar with a web browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox)
  • To get the most out of this course, you should be able to create videos of some kind. iMovie, Screenflow, Camtasia, or even your iPhone.
Description

You know YouTube is important. It is effectively the 2nd largest search engine. But where do you start when setting up your YouTube channel?

This course will show you exactly how to setup your channel from start to finish. If you're a YouTube beginner, or a intermediate student looking to learn new tricks, this course is for you. We will learn to link your videos with end card annotations, sell merchandise and send people to your own site with YouTube cards. We will also learn to monetize your videos, and how to create custom high converting thumbnails. If you are already doing that kind of stuff with your channel, do not take this course. For everyone else, lets get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course if for anyone looking to setup or improve their YouTube channel. If you are already monetizing your videos, uploading custom thumbnails, and linking videos with annotations, do not take this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 01:05:51
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Start Here - Introduction
1 Lecture 01:02

All YouTube channels want more of 3 things: Views, Subscribers, and Money. I will show you how to setup your channel to get more of each.

Preview 01:02
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Pick A Great Channel Name
1 Lecture 06:22

Learn how to pick a great channel name. Names are how people identify with your channel. Learn the principles and guidelines, and a few tools that can help you pick a good name.

Channel Name Guidelines and Principles
06:22

Naming Quiz
4 questions
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How to create great Channel Art
1 Lecture 13:48

Learn how to create channel art that supports your brand. Learn the principles, and see examples of good channel art.

Preview 13:48

Channel art is awesome. Lets see if you know your stuff

Channel Art Quiz
2 questions
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How to get a 1-click subscriber link
1 Lecture 04:29

Learn how to get your 1-click subscriber link early, before you get a custom URL.

How to get your 1-click sub link before you have 500 followers
04:29

This is the magic link you want to put everywhere.

1 click sub link
3 questions
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How to link your videos for more views.
1 Lecture 07:18

YouTube will automatically suggest videos for your viewers to watch at the end of your video. Learn how to suggest your own, and link your videos for more views.

Use Video Editing and YouTube annotations to link your videos for more views
07:18

Annotations are wonderful tools for connecting with your viewers, and promoting your videos. Let's make sure you know how to use them.

Annotation Quiz
3 questions
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How to use annotations for more subscribers.
1 Lecture 06:24

Learn how to use annotations to gain more subscribers as well as how to interact with your viewers, and fix small problems in your videos.

Learn to use annotations to ask viewers to subscribe and comment and interact
06:24

Annotations are so important, we have 2 quizes about them.

Second Annotation Quiz
3 questions
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How to use find Music you can use and avoid Copyright strikes
1 Lecture 05:29

Learn how to find music (for free!) and how to avoid copyright strikes.

How to find Free Royalty Free Music and avoid copyright issues
05:29

Music can totally change your video, make sure you know YouTubes rules on its use.

Music Quiz
3 questions
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How to create custom thumbnails that convet
1 Lecture 05:25

Learn the principles of high converting thumbnails, see good examples, and learn how to make your own custom thumbnails.

Learn the characteristics of high converting thumbnails
05:25

Quick quiz about custom thumbnails

Thumbnail quiz
3 questions
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How to make Money on YouTube
1 Lecture 05:11

Learn how to setup your channel to monetize your videos and learn what you have to do to get paid.

Learn to enable monetization to make money from your Videos
05:11

Do you know your stuff when the money is on the line?

Monetizing YouTube videos quiz
5 questions
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How to setup a branding watermark
1 Lecture 04:23

Setup a watermark on all your videos by uploading a square image (less than 1mb) in your Creator Studio.

Preview 04:23
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About the Instructor
Joshua Dance
5.0 Average rating
4 Reviews
15 Students
1 Course
Learn the skills to create your dreams.

Ran a marathon when I was 18. Climbed Mt. Rainer when I was 19. Started a nonprofit after living in Africa for 2 years. Graduated with a degree in Information Systems. Searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Still haven't found it. I have won 2 film festivals with my YouTube videos (they were small :) and have been the 'video guy' for as long as I can remember. I shot on a Canon 70D (video autofocus is the best) do my voiceovers with an AT2020 and love my Macbook Pro and iPhone.