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!
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.
Learn how to create channel art that supports your brand. Learn the principles, and see examples of good channel art.
Channel art is awesome. Lets see if you know your stuff
Learn how to get your 1-click subscriber link early, before you get a custom URL.
This is the magic link you want to put everywhere.
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.
Annotations are wonderful tools for connecting with your viewers, and promoting your videos. Let's make sure you know how to use them.
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.
Annotations are so important, we have 2 quizes about them.
Learn how to find music (for free!) and how to avoid copyright strikes.
Music can totally change your video, make sure you know YouTubes rules on its use.
Learn the principles of high converting thumbnails, see good examples, and learn how to make your own custom thumbnails.
Quick quiz about custom thumbnails
Learn how to setup your channel to monetize your videos and learn what you have to do to get paid.
Do you know your stuff when the money is on the line?
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.