How To Start a Youtube Channel In 5 Easy Steps

(Last Updated On: October 21, 2022)
Start a Youtube Channel

This article is for YouTube beginners. In just 5 easy steps, you can create a channel and start posting videos. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, and a camera.

First, go to and create a new account. You will need to provide basic information, such as your name, email address, and date of birth. Next, read over the terms of service and privacy policies. They are both very short (only a couple of pages) and straightforward. Once you’ve done that, look at the bottom of the page for a box labeled “create your channel.” 

This opens a page where you may name, describe, and configure your channel’s privacy. You should think about the following things when deciding on these for your channel:

1. First, come up with an idea for your channel. Consider what you’re passionate about or what others might find interesting or helpful. What are you going to make videos about?

2. Next, set up your equipment. There are several ways to do this (Blue Yeti microphone, Logitech webcam, DSLR camera, etc.), but you need a high-quality one to succeed. 

3. Now, you should make your first video. This is crucial because it will be your viewers’ first impression of you, so it’s important to make a good one!

4. You need to add some editing software when you’re done. There are plenty of options out there, like iMovie or Final Cut Pro X, but I personally use Sony Vegas Pro 13 (which is really not that expensive).

5. Once you’ve got your editing software set up, it’s time to start producing videos! It’s important to ensure high production quality to get more views and subscribers.

Why Start a Youtube Channel?

Start a YouTube channel to express yourself, exchange ideas, or be heard. YouTube lets you find like-minded people, establish a following, and make money. 

YouTube channel creation is simple. Create a Google account first. Then, open YouTube and click the “Create A Channel” button. You’ll be asked to provide basic information about your channel, including its name and description.

Once you’ve created your channel, it’s time to start uploading videos. You can either record videos yourself or upload ones that you already have. You’ll want to use quality videos that people will enjoy. If you’re uploading videos others have made, ensure you only upload content you’re allowed to share. Once your channel is created, it’s time to start monetizing it. We’ll talk more about that in a minute.

Make Your Videos 

Making YouTube videos is simple. First, come up with an idea for your channel. Will you be vlogging, gaming, cooking, or something else? Once you know what kind of content you want to create, it’s time to start filming! Be sure to film in a well-lit area and use a tripod to keep your camera steady. If you’re not confident in front of the camera, that’s okay! You can always film yourself from behind the scenes or use graphics and animation.

Once you have your footage, it’s time to edit it into a cohesive video. YouTube has its own built-in video editor that’s simple to use, or you can download editing software like iMovie or Adobe Premiere Pro. Then, once you have your video edited, upload it to YouTube! Now comes the most important part of YouTube: getting subscribers and views. You won’t get thousands of subscribers quickly, but there are ways to promote your videos. 

The first thing you’ll want to do is create a killer video title. You may have noticed that YouTube sorts search results by popularity (or “recommended” videos). If you have a video with a boring title, it’s unlikely to appear on the first page of the results. Instead, include keywords that people are likely to search for in your title. Research what keywords people use to search for videos on your topic, and have them in your title. If you’re unsure what words to include in your title, YouTube’s keyword suggestion tool can help. 

How To Make Money On YouTube

Making money on YouTube requires a few steps. Grow your channel first. Make good videos and promote your channel on social media. More people will view your videos if you have more subscribers. 

Second, you need to join the YouTube Partner Program. Once you’re a part of the program, you can start monetizing your videos with ads. You’ll receive a percentage of the ad revenue from every view your video gets. Monetize your channel to make money. Monetization is slightly different between YouTube and Google AdSense, but there are some similarities.

Adsense is a Google platform that lets you make money from your videos. It’s terrific for passive income. You’ll need to sign up for an AdSense account and link it to your YouTube channel. You’ll then be able to access your AdSense dashboard and get paid whenever somebody clicks on your ads. You’ll also earn money whenever somebody watches your ad for 30 seconds or more, depending on the type of ad they’re watching.

Affiliate marketing can make your YouTube channel profitable. You can earn commission on sales made through your affiliate links by finding and promoting relevant products to your niche. When selecting promotional products, choose items that appeal to your target audience.

YouTube affiliate marketing requires some considerations. First, make sure that your videos are high-quality and provide value to your viewers. Second, include clear calls-to-action in your videos so that viewers know what they need to do to purchase the product you’re promoting. You must have a call-to-action (CTA) in your video when marketing products on YouTube. CTA buttons encourage readers to sign up for a newsletter or buy a product. What’s important is to be clear with your CTA.

If you want viewers to visit a website, make sure it’s clearly stated in the video. An unclear CTA will result in fewer conversions and hurt your brand’s image. So you’ve got some clear promotional video in mind, but how do you know if it will be a hit? If your video ad is more than 30 seconds long, it will have a harder time being shared and viewed. In fact, statistics show that if your video ad is over 30 seconds, it will have a lower engagement rate. So keep in mind that shorter videos are much better for brand awareness and marketing purposes.

Finally, you can also make money through product placement and sponsorships. If a brand is interested in sponsoring one of your videos, they will pay you to mention their product in the video or to show their product in the video. The price of sponsorship varies. You can also ask brands to provide you with free products in exchange for product placement in your videos.

For example, if you do a video on makeup and you use certain branded makeup products, the brand will pay you to include their makeup in your video. All of these methods can make you a lot of money. You decide what works for you and your audience. 

How Much Money Can You Make?

How much can a YouTube channel make? It depends on some factors, including:

  • The number of subscribers you have.
  • The number of views your videos get.
  • Whether or not you have ads set up on your channel.
  • The amount of revenue generated from those ads.

If you have many subscribers and/or your videos get a lot of views, you could potentially make a lot of money from your YouTube channel. However, you might not make much money if you don’t have many subscribers or your videos don’t get many views. Even if you have ads on your channel, you won’t earn much from them if they don’t generate much revenue.

Ultimately, how much money you can make from your YouTube channel will depend on various factors.

Promote Your Channel 

You can do a few key things to promote your new YouTube channel and get more subscribers. First, post high-quality content that will appeal to your target audience. Make sure your videos are professionally edited. You’ll stand out from other channels with this. 

Second, take advantage of social media. Let all your friends and followers know that you have started a YouTube channel and share your videos with them. Use hashtags and post interesting photos and descriptions to get people curious about your content.

Finally, don’t forget to use YouTube’s own tools to promote your channel. Make sure to fill out your profile entirely and add keywords that describe what your channel is about. It will help others find you when searching for specific topics. Here are some tips: 

1. Promote your channel on your website. Add a YouTube link to your website’s sidebar so visitors may find it. 

2. Promote your channel on Facebook and Twitter. Share links to your videos with others. Join groups related to your YouTube channel’s topic.

3. Invite people to subscribe to your channel. Make a post on your Facebook, Twitter, and website inviting people to subscribe to your channel.

4. Create an email list for your YouTube channel subscribers. This is an excellent way to tell people about your channel and what you will do there.

5. Make videos of your best content. Create a library of videos that you can share with others on many different platforms. The more you share, the better.

6. Put your videos on other video hosting sites. Create playlists of your videos and share them with friends.

7. Embed YouTube videos on your website. Use embedding code to put a YouTube video on your website or blog.

8. Create a channel trailer to share with others. This will help you get more subscribers.

9. Upload your videos on other video-sharing sites, such as Vimeo and DailyMotion. This is another way to get more views for your content.

10. Use tags and keywords to increase your video’s visibility.

11. Use my YouTube SEO guide to optimize your videos for search results.

12. Get more views using the YouTube advertising platform.

13. Use a custom thumbnail on your videos that will attract attention.

14. Add a call to action in the description of your video. 

15. Add a link in the description of your video that leads to a landing page for more information about your videos.

16. Make sure you have high-quality links on your website to help with SEO and ranking on YouTube videos.

17. Use the YouTube video manager to add a call to action button to your videos.

18. Use the YouTube video manager to add annotations to your videos.

19. Use the YouTube video manager to add closed captions to your videos.

20. Use the YouTube video manager to add links in your videos.

21. Use the YouTube video manager to add a link in the description that leads to a landing page for more information about your videos.

22. Set up an RSS feed from your YouTube videos.

23. Use the YouTube video manager to set up a custom landing page for your videos where you can add links and buy YouTube views.

24. Use a script to mass upload your videos.

25. Create playlists.

26. Add your own music to the background of your videos.

27. Use the YouTube video manager to add a link in your videos that leads to a landing page where you can sell your products.

28. Use the YouTube video manager to add a link in your videos that leads to a landing page where you can sell advertising space on your channel.

29. Comment on other videos.

30. Use the YouTube video manager to add links in your comments that lead to a landing page where you can sell products.

31. Use the YouTube video manager to add links in your comments that lead to a landing page where you can sell advertising space on your channel.

32 Create a YouTube playlist.

33. Use the YouTube video manager to add links in your Playlist that lead to a landing page where you can sell products.

34. Use the YouTube video manager to add links in your Playlist that lead to a landing page where you can sell advertising space on your channel.


Starting a YouTube channel is easier than you think. By following the steps listed in this article, anyone can be on their way to becoming a YouTube sensation. So what are you waiting for? Start planning and filming your videos today!


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