Is a good channel name important?
In general, yes - the "name" of the YouTube channel is a very important element in its further promotion, it is your brand, which, in order to become successful, must be remembered and spread throughout the Internet.
But no matter what ingenious name you come up with, success will still depend on the quality of the content you upload. Therefore, do not get too hung up and do not think that your channel is not gaining popularity from the chosen name. Come up with a simple and understandable name for your target audience.
A few principles of what it should be:
- Easy to read.
- Easy to remember.
- Not long.
- Transmitting the meaning of the channel and its theme.
- In English, or translate. Consider your primary audience.
Also, do not violate the basic rules of YouTube and create an account with the name or nickname of a famous person or project.
How to come up with a YouTube channel name?
Instructions that are suitable for both boys and girls. Let's start generating options.
It's better to write down all your ideas!
First of all, we recommend opening a text document or taking a blank sheet of paper with a pen, where we will write down everything that comes to mind.
Even the most stupid ideas. Usually from the most stupid ideas, brilliant options appear. When the whole list is in front of your eyes, it is easier to come up with something new and play word forms with those that already exist.
Based on channel content
What topics are you planning to shoot and upload videos to YouTube? Think about how you can combine all this in one title. So that a person who gets on your channel immediately understands what they can find on it, and whether they should subscribe to it.
Give the channel your name
We want to say right away that the channels on which the author’s personality is revealed become faster successful and popular. It’s more interesting to follow a living person who is doing something than a channel that just uploads videos, and it’s not clear who the author is.
Channels are often called by their first and last names. A name becomes a brand, it is listened to and trusted. The more trust you have, the more your product or service will be bought, the more advertisers will want to buy ads from you, and so on. Your brand on the Internet is a lot of money.
Analysis of competitors and popular channels
After you have brainwashed yourself, remove all ideas from your head, you can turn to the search. See the names of similar and popular channels.
Tip: beginners should not compare themselves with such large projects that have millions of subscribers. But when you watch their videos, try to find constant ideas and tricks that they use, and apply them to your project.
Many people use various additions in the names, such as: TV, channel, shows, club, vlog, diary, magazine, etc., somewhere they are really consonant and are well suited to the name or nickname. Try it, maybe something will suit you. When compiling a list of options, read them out loud and listen to how they sound, like or not.
Name for the channel's subject
In another way, we can say that the names are sharpened for the search query of users. When the name makes it completely clear which videos are placed on it.
For example: cartoons, travel, earning money on the Internet, recipes, and others.
Generate names for your channel with keywords, but make sure that it is not long.
Use other people's brains
You can find creative guys on any freelance exchanges or you can arrange a contest among your acquaintances and friends for free somewhere on a social network, maybe they will give you cool name and fun ideas.
Take your time and work with the list
Now that you've added dozens of name ideas to your list, play with phrases, rhymes, synonyms, and so on. Choose the best option, you can consult with your friends, read them the options and listen to their opinions.
If you don't have any more ideas, postpone this session until the next day, in the morning, or during another session, you may come up with some original ideas. Usually, this happens when you sit and strain, nothing comes up, and you go with friends to walk on the street or play sports, different brilliant ideas start to climb into your head, just have time to write them down.
We hope this article will help you in choosing the name for your YouTube channel.
If you have questions or suggestions, then ask in the comments. We wish you all good luck.