Starting a YouTube Channel

If you have not got a YouTube channel yet, what are you waiting for? There are millions of people waiting to see your videos, and YouTube makes it a snap for you to get up and running and publishing your videos for the world to see. You might be thinking that it's tough to start a YouTube channel, but it's really not. A Channel is just a fancy name that YouTube uses for account. When you open a YouTube account you automatically have a YouTube channel. Here's a quick rundown to get you started with your Channel quickly:

Register – The first thing you need to do is get registered with YouTube. This is just as easy as opening up a free email account, and if you have a Google account already, you just need to link your account to YouTube. I

Play with the Settings – You can make a lot of configurations with the settings in your YouTube account. You'll want to adjust them until you page looks the way you want it to. Your page is your YouTube Channel and it's what people will use to make a determination on whether they want to subscribe to your videos or not. Using colors that are hard to look at or making your channel's page look all mixed up will only deter people from sticking around and seeing what you've got.

Upload a Video – You're not a producer until you have your first video online and ready to be viewed. If you do not have a video there is nothing drawing people to come and see your channel. Once you get your first video online you can start to see how many people are viewing and and if they are rating it or not. YouTube provides a lot of analytics so you will have a very clear idea how your video is fairing with the other millions of videos.

Upload another Video – When people visit your channel they are usually checking to see what else you have. If they come to your channel and you just have the one video, chances are they will not stick around for long. If they see that you have started a decent collection, or at least have an additional piece of content, they'll be more likely to subscribe for future videos. Even if your second video is just you introducing yourself with a webcam, just give them something to look at.

Favorite some Videos – When you add a video to your favorites they will show up on your channel page as your favorite videos. If you do not have much content, this is a great way to engage visitors to your channel until you can get your own content on there.

Make some comments – By commenting on other people's videos you increase the chance of someone coming to your channel to see who posted that comment.