Starting a YouTube account and channel
The process of starting a YouTube account and channel
Hello and welcome you are now looking at youtube.com. In this video we are going to start the process by creating our Channel.
One of the things you’re going to notice right away is that there is a spot here where it looks like I am
already logged into YouTube or google.com.
Now that may not be the case for you and you may not very well have an account with Google. We’re going to start this process as if you don’t have an account.
How to sign in to YouTube
You’re going to need to create an account. If you see your screen and it has the sign in button here, that means that you probably don’t have an account or you haven’t signed in.
If you do have an account you want to go ahead and sign in. Use your login – your password. If you don’t you’re going to want to create a login and password for google.com and YouTube.
Start the process by clicking sign in. That’s going to bring you to a screen that looks like this. You’re going to want to put in your name and email address, address and a login and password that you’re going to remember.
Put in all of this information. Now one of the things you’re going to want to note about putting in your mobile number is that Google will attempt to use this in order to verify your account.
Now we’re going to skip actually putting the mobile phone number in there mainly because we have already created an account with our mobile device. We’re going to go ahead and go to the next step.
How to verify your YouTube account
Google is going to ask you about privacy. You’re going to want to scroll all the way down and then click that you agree.
Check your email and click the verification email. Once you do that then your email address will be then verified.
You can now go and click to manage your account profile. You’ll want to check your profile for correctness and then you’ll want to go on and log in to youtube.com.
When you get to youtube.com, you’re going to get that sign in button again. You’re going to click it and then Google will tell you that you are now registered with YouTube.
How to edit your YouTube profile
So now what we’ll want to do is to go to the profile area. We’re going to make some basic modifications to our account. We can do that by going to the circle, and clicking it.
Next we’re going to click the gear. When you get there you’re going to see your address. You’re going to do is to click the create a channel link.
You’re going to write in what you want to be known as on your Channel and then you’re going to click create channel.
Now we now have some elements that we can change:
- we can change our Channel description
- we can add in our channel art
- and then we can work with the appearance.
We’ll do that in the next video. Thanks and I’ll see you in that next video.
Start a YouTube channel checklist – 10 steps.
Here’s a 10 step YouTube channel checklist from Will Azevedo:
- Choose the Topic of Your Channel/Create a Viewer Persona.
- Create and Verify Your Channel.
- Brand Your Channel.
- Optimize Your Channel’s SEO.
- Download a Free YouTube SEO Tool like VidIQ – a Chrome extension.
- Get your equipment ready.
- Set a Location.
- Create Your Channel trailer.
- Design Thumbnails That Get Clicks.
- Consistently add interesting content.