YouTube: Secrets to Launching A Successful YouTube Channel
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YouTube: Secrets to Launching A Successful YouTube Channel

An A-to-Z guide on how to get started on YouTube and begin reviewing products as a business
4.6 (20 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.
1,074 students enrolled
Created by Cory Kensinger
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Launch a YouTube channel that makes Monthly Passive Income
  • Choose the right camera, microphone, and lighting system
  • Purchase the best software for video editing
  • Pick a product with a large, pre-established fan base
  • Test a product in a short time
  • Record a High-Quality Video Review (Step-by-Step)
  • Get "into character" while on camera and connect with a large audience
  • Edit footage in Adobe Premiere Pro using a fast keyboard shortcut system
  • Export video & upload to YouTube, monetizing your videos with Google Adsense
  • Isolate the best video frames & export a custom thumbnail
  • Promote videos at the source of a product's public interest
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  • Need an active Google account
  • Graphics & Video Editing Software is required
  • Basic equipment (iPhone OR HD Camera, Tripod, Good Microphone Ex. "iRig Mic HD")

**Updated as of July 2017**

Launch a YouTube Channel from scratch. Review products that hundreds of thousands of people are talking about online, and go from YouTube subscriber to YouTube Content Creator in no time.

Record High-Quality Video Reviews, Edit Them Like A Pro, And Earn Monthly Passive Income!

  • 100% Video Content - no text files, pdfs, or filler lectures
  • Learn my personal YouTube system & Production Secrets
  • Tour my equipment setup & Put together your own Home-Recording Setup
  • Cut video with Software Used by Industry Professionals
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to review a product
  • Learn how to promote videos on the world's largest social network
  • Monetize your channel & reap passive income

The Quick Path To YouTube Video Production & Channel Branding

Running your own YouTube is a unique opportunity in today's world. It allows for flexible and creative lifestyle. YouTube is the biggest platform in the world to put your opinions in the spotlight! Help people from the vantage of real-life experience. Connect with thousands of people who will subscribe to hear what you think about technology, products, and software. Become an authority in your specific interests, and use your creative side to earn you extra income monthly. Learning How To Start A YouTube channel could change your entire life. The principles in this course can be re-purposed to more than just tech reviews. Take the insight in this course and apply it to any creative video production pursuit you want!

This course was designed for those that always wanted to be on YouTube & want to know exactly where to start. No prior YouTube experience required. In this course I start from the beginning. From creating a YouTube channel to uploading graphics. Then from product selection to product testing. From recording video to editing video. From uploading video to promoting video. All the little gaps of confusion to getting started are filled in here. Walk away knowing how to launch your own YouTube channel, video production skills, and the power to reach thousands online.

Who is the target audience?
  • For you, if you want to create your own YouTube
  • For you, if you want to connect your creative side to making money
  • For you, if you want learn how to produce, record, edit, & promote video
  • Not for you, if you're after a get-rich quick scheme
  • Not for you, if you're not comfortable with technology & learning new software
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
4 Lectures 10:48

A warm welcome to this course where we'll explore what I did to create two YouTube tech channels that have reached thousands of subscribers, hundreds of thousands of views, and monthly passive income for two years now.

Preview 01:12

In this video you'll see that I have multiple videos that are ranked at the top of Google's search results. Each of these videos has hundreds of thousands of views, and make me monthly passive income.

Preview 02:55

I show you the first product I reviewed, a waterproof iPhone accessory, that made me my first $1000 on YouTube. You'll learn how easy it was to make my first thousand by making a simple review. I also give you a first taste of my system, by explaining how I promote my videos.

Preview 05:05

Even YouTube has ranked my video reviews at the very top for their search results. Not only that, but my videos rank at the top for more than one YouTube channel. This video is to show you that what I've achieved can be reproduced, and I'll show you throughout this course how I did it.

Preview 01:36
YouTube System Launch
4 Lectures 41:01

Before we can dive into all my YouTube video secrets, I give you a complete overview of my system. This is to give you a road map for the rest of this course. Refer back to this video at anytime.

My YouTube System Revealed!

In this video you get to see the system from the last lecture in action. I show you real-world case study, using the iPhone 6 and the LifeProof frē Case, walking you through the whole process, starting from product planning, to testing, to reviewing, to upload, and finally promotion.

My Personal Case Study Using This System

You learn what software I use for all my YouTube related activity, and what I'll use for the rest of this course. I also go through some software alternatives. Sharing both free and paid options.

The Software I Use

Learn how to create a YouTube channel from scratch using a Google account. Explore the graphic design elements for two of my YouTube channels. I'll go through graphic dimensions, and show you what I think fresh design looks like.

YouTube Channel Creation: Logo, Thumbnail, Description
Tools, Equipment, & Behind-The-Scenes Look
5 Lectures 17:50

In this video you get to see the three-piece video recording system I started on YouTube with a couple years ago.

Equipment I Started With

Learn the essentials of what a good, low-budget starter equipment package for YouTube tech reviews looks like.

Equipment You Can Get Started With

iRig Mic HD - the perfect starter microphone to connect to your iPhone, Mac, or PC. I show you in a matter of a minute how to set it up.

How To Setup iRig Mic HD

This video shows the huge difference audio makes. You get to see how horrible sound is without a dedicated microphone, going from recording video on an iPhone with no mic to recording video with an iPhone that's connected to an iRig Mic HD. The difference is like night and day.

Audio Quality: iRig Mic HD Vs iPhone 6 Mic

Welcome to my studio setup! You get a personal behind-the-scenes look. I show you all the equipment that I use for my current YouTube reviews - from camera, to microphones, to lighting, tripods, and all the pricing details.

Tour of My Personal Equipment
Production Secrets: Recording, Reviewing, & Editing
7 Lectures 49:00

In this section we're going to take a deep look at the review process from beginning to end. From Testing, to Unboxing, to a Step-by-Step review for our example product the LifeProof nūūd Case. At the end of Section 4 we're also gonna look at how to edit video in Adobe Premiere pro. Then we'll close with how I promote my videos.

Intro To YouTube Video Production

Here's an easy way to test products in a short amount of time and target the things people actually care about. I'll show you my method of measuring the performance of any product. And all it takes is keeping your product's packaging.

How To Test A Product

A great way to get comfortable with talking on camera is by unboxing a product. It gets your mind in the swing of sharing your thoughts with a video camera as if your audience is right in the room with you. I'll go through an example boxing step by step, and you can even watch me as I do it.

Unboxing A Product

In this video I take you through a full review of an example product. I explain each part of the review before I do it, and even jump "into character" so you get a clear understanding of how to talk to your audience, how to maintain the energy throughout the video, and record captivating content.

Step-By-Step How I Record Reviews

You get to see what I do once I have I'll my raw footage ready to be edited. We'll jump into Adobe Premiere Pro, and cut everything up. I'll show you how I isolate clips quickly using keyboard shortcuts, and get everything put together in order to make a video that's seamless and cohesive. I'll show you how to prep your video, how to pick the perfect thumbnail using an Export Frame tool, and export it.

My Super Fast Video Editing Process Revealed!

We take the video we edited from the previous lecture and upload it straight to YouTube. As the video's processing, we'll add our description and tag the video, then I'll show you how to enable a YouTube account for monetization. Last we'll add our custom thumbnail to our video.

Uploading & Monetization With Google Adsense

I show you how I promote my all YouTube videos by taking you to the source of a product's public interest. I then show you how I integrate my video into comment to comment conversation, so it not only helps the person I'm talking to, but also gains interest from people that see the conversation.

How I Get YouTube Views
1 Lecture 01:11

You've made it through this entire course! I close up the course with some concluding remarks, remind you to have fun with this system, use the discussion tab, and leave a review if you found this course helpful in any way. Thanks again!

About the Instructor
Cory Kensinger
3.9 Average rating
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8,585 Students
5 Courses
Online Creativity & Teaching

I enjoy making things people enjoy. Learning how things work. Synthesizing valuable info. Teaching things by getting to the point.