How to Create a YouTube Channel

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A super simple slideshow on how to open a YouTube account and create your first YouTube Channel.
This easy step-by-step guide will show you how to optimize your channel by uploadin channel art, create a unique URL and create Web and Social Media links on your channel.

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How to Create a YouTube Channel

  1. 1. YouTube Creating and Optimizing a Channel Page A Presentation by
  2. 2. Introduction This presentation is a simple step-by-step guide to creating a YouTube channel. For more in-depth instructions and advice, sign up to get the eBook: “How to Create an Awesome YouTube Channel.” Access to companion instructional videos will also be included.
  3. 3. The CJS YouTube Guides Sign up to get the full series of YouTube channel optimization guides from Crackerjack Scribe. You’ll get easy step-by-step instructions on how to set up and optimize your channel, and how to create and promote your videos. SIGN UP TODAY
  4. 4. Getting Started
  5. 5. Sign into Gmail account. Click on upper righthand corner grid
  6. 6. Click YouTube icon
  7. 7. You’ll be asked to sign in again with your Gmail ID and Password
  8. 8. Creating a Channel
  9. 9. Click on arrow at top of page next to Upload and choose Dashboard
  10. 10. Click on link to create a channel. You can create up to 50 channels, using Google+ pages.
  11. 11. You will have the option to create a YouTube channel from your Google profile (Gmail), or you can use a business or other name by using Google+ pages. Click to use Gmail profile Click to set up channel with a Google+ page
  12. 12. Channel Artwork
  13. 13. Click on blue tab to add artwork
  14. 14. There are 3 options to add artwork: • Upload your own • Choose from photos you already uploaded to a Google profile • Choose from Gallery provided For Channel Art Specs
  15. 15. Download Template
  16. 16. Important Dimensions
  17. 17. Photo Options in Gallery For this guide, we will choose a Gallery photo
  18. 18. You might need to adjust the crop
  19. 19. Drag to choose your cropping. Dark rectangle is where text should fall. Choose select when done
  20. 20. Example of Channel art
  21. 21. Your Profile Photo
  22. 22. Click pencil icon to upload profile photo
  23. 23. Take a photo of yourself, or upload an image Fill out profile completely Click Finish when done
  24. 24. A channel checklist is located in upper right corner
  25. 25. Channel Description & Links
  26. 26. Choose About, fill out Channel Description using relevant keywords
  27. 27. Sample About profile
  28. 28. Below Channel Description, Choose Links
  29. 29. Click Overlay box Click Add to fill out Custom and Social Links
  30. 30. Title URL address Social URL Choose Social site from drop-down list Click Done to Save
  31. 31. Click pencil icon to edit/change channel art Overlay links show up on Channel Art and in About section
  32. 32. Setting a Custom URL
  33. 33. Click on Profile icon Choose YouTube settings
  34. 34. Choose Advanced
  35. 35. Choose Create Custom URL
  36. 36. Use Keyword Optimized Custom URL Be Careful—You cannot change it later
  37. 37. What Your Basic Channel Will Look Like
  38. 38. An Optimized Channel
  39. 39. The CJS YouTube Guides Sign up to get the full series of YouTube channel optimization guides from Crackerjack Scribe. You’ll get easy step-by-step instructions on how to set up and optimize your channel, and how to create and promote your videos. SIGN UP TODAY
  40. 40. Thank You! www.crackerjackscribe.com

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