YouTube 101: Keys to a Successful Channel
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YouTube 101: Keys to a Successful Channel

Learn the basics of creating professional online videos and building a successful channel on YouTube!
4.4 (488 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.
12,394 students enrolled
Created by Andy Slye
Last updated 3/2016
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create professional online videos
  • Build an audience using YouTube
  • Boost your brand with video content
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  • You need a computer (Mac or Windows), an internet connection, and a free YouTube account

*Updated November 2015*

Do you want to take advantage of the #1 video platform in the world? How about utilizing the 2nd largest search engine to build an audience and boost your income?

This intro-level course "YouTube 101: Keys to a Successful Channel" will teach you basic foundations for creating professional videos and building your own successful YouTube channel.

In this course you'll learn about:

  • My YouTube strategies that earned me 1,000,000+ views in 2014
  • The best video equipment (for any budget)
  • The best software for creating videos (from beginner to pro)
  • Tools I use for my video creation process
  • YouTube optimization tips and tricks
  • How to get more views on YouTube
  • Awesome resources for creating high quality videos

Are you passionate about a particular topic? Maybe you love cooking and want to earn money on the side by doing recipe videos. Maybe you want to build a lifestyle business online so you can earn passive income. Maybe you're an entrepreneur looking to create engaging content to gain fans and customers. Knowing how to utilize YouTube is a MUST.

How do I know? I've done it myself, and I want to teach you how you can do the same. This course is full of quick yet very helpful videos and is ready for anyone who wants to become more familiar with YouTube as a platform and learn how to take advantage of it.

This course is constantly updated as I release more free videos so don't miss out.

Sign up now and make YouTube videos a priority in your journey to success online!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for you if you have a passion and want to share it with the world through online videos
  • This course is for current or aspiring YouTubers who want to build a successful channel, increase views, and/or increase subscribers
  • This course is for entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to get more customers or build a brand through video content marketing
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
Video Production Tools
6 Lectures 30:04

In this lecture I'll introduce you to 5 free software tools that I use when creating videos and how any YouTuber can benefit from using them.

5 Free Tools Every YouTuber Needs

Find the best camera for YouTube on any budget! Learn which cameras are the best for recording videos.

What is the Best Camera for YouTube?

Find out which microphones are the best to use for videos. This lecture goes over the top 5 USB microphones for voiceovers and also the top 5 external microphones for cameras.

Top 10 Microphones for YouTube Videos

In this lecture you'll be introduced to some of the best video editing programs for YouTube videos, from free solutions to professional editors.

Best Video Editing Software for YouTube

Find out what the best budget tripod is for creating videos (it's the one I use!)

Best Budget Tripod for Videos

This is all my video equipment that I use to create the YouTube videos for all my channels.

My Video Gear for YouTube

Camera quiz

1 question
Video Creation
2 Lectures 08:00

In this lecture you'll find out how to get an intro created for your YouTube videos so you can build brand consistency across all your videos.

How to Make a YouTube Video Intro

In this lecture you'll learn about my top 10 resources for getting royalty-free music for your YouTube videos so you can keep the viewer interested and increase your watch time on your videos.

10 Awesome Resources for Royalty-Free Music

YouTube video intros

Intro Videos
1 question
Channel Optimization
4 Lectures 29:25

In this lecture I'll give you my top 10 tips for getting more views on your YouTube videos!

10 Tips to Get More Views on YouTube

This lecture will show you how to use a free web tool called Canva to create your YouTube channel art.

How to Make YouTube Channel Art

This lecture shows you how to use PicMonkey to create eye-catching thumbnail images for your videos on YouTube.

How to Create a Custom Thumbnail Image

See how to use the new Cards feature on YouTube to increase viewer engagement.

YouTube Cards Tutorial

How to get more views

YouTube Views
1 question
Bonus Tips
2 Lectures 08:57

This lecture will show you the top ways to make money on YouTube.

How to Make Money on YouTube

This lecture walks you through the YouTube Creator Studio mobile app so you can take advantage of the features it offers.

YouTube Creator Studio App Walkthrough
About the Instructor
Andy Slye
4.4 Average rating
488 Reviews
12,394 Students
1 Course
Video Producer

My name is Andy, and I'm the founder of Channel Empire where I teach people how to create awesome online videos and build a successful YouTube channel. For years I've been producing videos on YouTube, and I've leveraged those videos to build my own successful online business.

Video creation has quickly become a passion for me, and since 2013 my YouTube videos have totaled over 18,000,000 views. Not only do I create videos, but I love to teach people how to take advantage of their own online video creation so they can make a living from what they love.