In the previous article, we took a step-by-step look at how to start managing your channel, and today we’ll deal directly with creating your own YouTube channel and then setting it up.
Without a Google account, you won’t be able to create a YouTube channel. If you previously registered and created a single account on Google, then in order to create your channel, you need to log in to it. In this case, you can skip the instructions for creating a new account and go to the section "How to create a channel on YouTube".
Well, and who is a complete beginner, let's start by the procedure.
How to create a new Google account
In the login window that opens, click "Create Account".
We fill out the standard form, all the necessary data to create a new profile.
You don't need to fill in your phone number, but in the future, in order to make all the features available (official affiliate programs, monetization, etc.), YouTube will still ask you to enter and confirm the number. So it's better to use your number right away.
We also advise you to do double authentication via SMS after creating your account, then no one will be able to log in to your profile without your permission with all Google services, including YouTube.
Click "Next" and confirm that you agree with all the rules of Google. That's it, a new account has been created, you can create your own channel on it.
How to create a YouTube channel
Creating a channel is even easier.
Go to www.youtube.com and sign in with your Google account, in the left column click on the "Settings" tab and you will see a window for creating a new channel, or click on the profile on the upper right-hand corner and select "Create a channel".
A window appears where you need to write what your channel will be called.
There are 2 options for creating a channel:
- If a personal channel, you can create using the name and picture on your Google account.
- You can use a custom name for your channel (the name of your project). In this case, enter your desired channel name and confirm that you agree with all the rules of Google. That's it
In any case, you can change the name of your channel in the future.
Congratulations! You have created a completely empty new YouTube channel. Now we will look at how you can create a second channel and the main account settings, and in subsequent articles, we will focus on configuring the channel itself (appearance, optimization, design, etc.).
How to create a second channel
You can create multiple channels on one Google account. To do this, go back to "YouTube Settings."
Instead of the button where it was simply written “Create a channel”, you see the button “Show all channels or create a new one”.
Next is the standard procedure for creating a new channel.
Let's look at the necessary account settings
In this section, in the future you will be able to change the channel name, password, view all your channels, and create new ones.
By clicking on the "Advanced" button, functions will open, with the help of which you can:
- Set a custom URL.
- You can move your channel to a brand account
- Delete your channel.
Notifications are channel news that comes to your inbox. For example, when someone subscribes to a channel or leaves a comment under a video, you receive an email. In order not to flood the mailbox with such garbage, you can turn off unnecessary alerts.
Here you can configure what your preferences will be shown to users and subscribers. You can hide which videos you've liked, subscribed to, and uploaded.
In this section, you can connect YouTube with other apps and manage all the sites authorized to access your Google account.
What to do next?
We can say that we took the first big step - we created our own YouTube channel. What's next? Further, we will continue to gradually configure our channel, we will study the issues:
- How to configure the channel?
- How to create playlists?
- How to upload a video to the channel?
- How to optimize the video?
That’s all for today. Congratulations on creating your YouTube channel. We hope you begin to seriously engage in it, and we will help you with this. If you have questions, then ask in the comments and go to the next article.