Create A YouTube Channel in 5 Minutes
Businesses are starting to trust technology more and more, yet the most significant divide seems to come from creating visual content while not forgetting to write copy. Clients will often ask us how to set up a YouTube channel before their new site is live.
New websites, however, take time, dedication, and skill. Sites involve hours of coding and styling, not to mention input from project managers, developers, and clients.
Setting up a YouTube account is simpler. A lot simpler.
1. Do You Have a Google Account?
Logging onto YouTube is one of the most natural things you can do because it requires a Google account. The Google-ness of the process will pop up now and again. If you think there’s a problem with your channel, the odds are high someone else had the same problem and already asked the search engine giant.
2. Signing In
Once you have your Google account, sign into YouTube and find your icon. Your icon is a picture of you or your initials in the top right corner of the screen. Find the settings.
3. Create Your Channel
You read that right. Front and center of the overview screen on the settings page is a button asking you to create your channel. Click it, and when the icon pops open, choose to create a pathway for either you or your business.
4. Naming, Right?
Type in what personal or business name you’d like to share with the rest of the world. Click ‘Done.’ Hooray! You’re all set.
Of course, we’re not going to leave you hanging there. Once you have the technical parts taken care of, you can begin customizing your page layout with a profile picture and cover art.
Use this Channel Art template to map out the perfect dimensions of your cover art.
YouTube is, after all, social media. And the golden rule for business on social media is to share your mission to the rest of the world. But you can’t share it if people don’t know where to find you, digitally, that is. Adding your website, other social media icons and even an email address will go a long way toward legitimizing your future content.