Step By Step Guide: How to Start a YouTube channel in 2018

How to start a YouTube channel in 2018

How to start a YouTube channel in 2018


If you have decided to create your own YouTube channel, then congrats! You will be happy to know that starting a YouTube channel is very easy. You just need to follow this step by step guide on how to start a YouTube channel in 2018.

Before you start, you must have a Gmail account, using which you will create your channel. As YouTube is owned by Google, so need to signin into YouTube using your gmail. After you signed in, we can start the creating a YouTube channel.



Start a YouTube channel

First of all you need to click on your account thumbnail image to open a drop down menu which has a "created studio" features and a gear icon for YouTube settings. Click on gear icon for YouTube settings.
How to start a YouTube channel in 2018

After clicking the gear icon, you will be directed to your YouTube account setting page. There you have to select an option that says "Create a channel".

How to start a YouTube channel in 2018



After doing so, a dialog box will appear where you have to choose your YouTube channel name. You have the option to choose your first and last name as your YouTube channel name or you can also choose any different name. I will recommend you to choose a different and unique name for your channel. It's usually best to choose a brand name that shows what your YouTube channel is about. In order to use a brand or business name, select " Use a business or other name".

How to start a YouTube channel in 2018

After doing all these, you will be redirected to the page where you can choose a YouTube channel name. Go with something that's unique and descriptive to the videos you plan to upload in your channel.

How to start a YouTube channel in 2018



Once you have entered you channel name, you need to select a category of your channel. Then after reading all the terms and conditions you need to agree to the page terms. After finishing all these, select done.

So, now you have officially created your own YouTube channel. And then it's time to upload a good profile image and background art. To start, make sure you’re logged in to your YouTube channel’s page. If you are not logged in then, you can select your account profile icon at the top right corner of the site, and click on your new YouTube page from the drop down options.

Now,to add or change your YouTube channel’s profile image, select the pen icon that appears when moving your cursor towards the default profile image. It’s important to note that your channel icon image is connected to your Google+ page as well. So changes will affect both pages, and may take a few minutes to show. To edit the channel background, you can select the “add channel art” tab. If you don’t have an image with the required size dimensions at the moment, that’s okay because there’s a gallery of background images available for you to use on YouTube.

How to start a YouTube channel in 2018

After doing all these, now here comes to fill the about section of your page, which you can do by selecting the "about" tab.

How to start a YouTube channel in 2018

Here you can fill out a awesome description for your new channel. Feel free to write about what you channel is about, what type of content you plan to post and many more! You can also add an email for business inquiries, and/or select your country.

How to start a YouTube channel in 2018

At last, there's an option to add web URL links. This is a great place to link to your YouTube channel's official social media page or blog.



Additional YouTube Account Settings

For more YouTube account settings, select the gear icon (shown earlier) which appears after selecting your account image at the top right corner of the site.

If you’d like to connect your channel to a social media site like Twitter, select “Connected accounts”. This will connect your Twitter profile to your YouTube channel to create social updates which cover activity from the account. Tailor the updates to your preferences by adjusting the settings.

You can also manage your YouTube account’s activity shared on the channel feed by selecting “feed settings on your channel”. From here, you can choose what you’d like to be shared on your YouTube channel’s feed, in terms of account activity, similar to the options when connecting your account with Twitter. You can even enable/disable your channel discussion display, and the ability to customize the layout of your YouTube channel.


How to Start a YouTube channel in 2018


To edit the visibility of your YouTube likes and subscriptions, select “privacy” from the account settings menu.

How to Start a YouTube channel in 2018


Select “notifications” from the account settings menu to manage your email notifications from YouTube. This will allow you to fine tune what activity or alerts YouTube should send towards your inbox.

How to Start a YouTube channel in 2018


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