YouTube 101: Keys to a Successful Channel

Learn the basics of creating professional online videos and building a successful channel on YouTube!
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

*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!

What are the requirements?

  • You need a computer (Mac or Windows), an internet connection, and a free YouTube account

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create professional online videos
  • Build an audience using YouTube
  • Boost your brand with video content

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Video Production Tools

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.


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


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.


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


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


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

1 question

Camera quiz

Section 2: Video Creation

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.


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.

1 question

YouTube video intros

Section 3: Channel Optimization

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


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


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


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

1 question

How to get more views

Section 4: Bonus Tips

This lecture will show you the top ways 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.

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Instructor Biography

Andy Slye, Online Video Producer & Internet Entrepreneur

My name is Andy, and I'm the main dude at Channel Empire where I teach people how to create awesome online videos. Since 2009 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 serious hobby of mine, and I like to think of myself as an online video expert. In 2014 my YouTube videos totaled 1,723,880 views. Not only do I create web videos, but I love to teach people how to create and take advantage of their own online videos so they can make a living from their passion as well. So join me and start dominating with video!

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