Creating a YouTube channel is easy, and if you’ve created your own Google account, you’re halfway there already. But if you don’t have one yet (and even if you do), this short guide might help you.
1. Create a google account
First things first, you need to create a Google account so you can set up a YouTube Channel. Just head to accounts.google.com and log your user details and password. You’ll be asked for your mobile number as well so that Google can share with you a one-time verification code. Doing this also allows you to recover your account if needed.
To use Chrome seamlessly, I make sure that I’ve synced it to the Google account I’m using.
2. Go to youtube
Once you’ve set up your Google account, you can head to YouTube. Check the upper right corner to sign into your account. If you’ve synced Chrome to your Google account already, you normally shouldn’t need to log in your details. Just clicking the “sign in” icon gets you into YouTube automatically.
Head to the upper right corner again after you’re signed in, and click on the part where your avatar should be. You should see the option to create a channel. YouTube then gives you the option to either use your username or a custom name for your channel. I recommend that you use a custom name, especially if you want to create a channel for your brand.
There’s another process to make make a YouTube Channel with a brand account. But what we’re focusing here is a regular channel for any of you who are starting out.
Here’s a detailed tutorial on setting up a YouTube Channel:
3. Add Channel Art
I believe it’s important to add a banner to your channel, even when you’re still starting out. I see a lot of people miss out on this, but what we want when people arrive to our channel is for it to look as beautiful as possible.
You can use graphic design platforms like Canva to create your channel art. How you design your banner is totally up to your branding, just make sure it’s the right size. The recommended dimension for this is 2560 x 1440 or 2048 x 1152. It’s essential that you follow this size, otherwise, your banner will look slightly off-balance.
Also remember to stick the key information and main design around the center. If you do this, your banner won’t look off no matter what device your audience is using.
Watch this video to learn more about creating channel art:
So, that’s basically it. Once you’ve set up your Google account, you can proceed to creating your YouTube channel. Add finishing touches like a cool channel art that really speaks your branding.
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