How to Make a YouTube Channel: A Beginner’s Guide

how to create YouTube channel

Today I am going to tell you about how to create a YouTube channel for business and to earn money. In the last post, I have told you in detail about how you can earn a lot of money from YouTube. Those looking for online income must use this opportunity available through YouTube.

In continuation to the last post, today I will tell you step wise process of how to create YouTube channel.

Step 1: First of all you need to pick up a unique name for your channel. The name should be related to the activity which you are going to provide. It should be simple and easy to remember for the visitors or audience. The name you will choose will remain for forever as you can not change it in future. Therefore give a good thought on it and select the name wisely.

Step 2: To create a YouTube channel you need to have a google account. Getting the Google account is quite simple. Go to YouTube and log in with your Google account. After logging you can see your name or username at the top of the menu. Once you click here you will get access to your user page.

Step 3: Upload a profile picture. It is very important to put your profile picture, it will establish your identity. It will distinguish your channel from others. You can also put a profile picture related to the type of activity which you are going to conduct through your channel.

how to create youtube channel

Step 4: The next step is to add channel art. Channel art is the image at the top of your channel. It will be a big picture similar to facebook cover page. In this image, you can very well describe your channel. This is very important for your channel as this will distinguish your channel from others. You can also include your channel name and any tagline in the image.

Step 5: Now it’s time to describe your channel. Add a brief but catchy description of your channel so that visitor may get aware of what kind of content the channel is going to provide. Channel description can be easily added or modified by clicking the Channel Description button.

To go to channel description you need to click the about tab on your channel page. Thereafter you can feed the details such as channel description, details, country of operation, etc.

Write your channel description carefully and a summary of the activity of your channel.

Step 6: Give your channel a name which should be linked to the channel description as well as video contents of your channel. The name should be related to your activity so at one go the visitor understands the purpose of your channel.

how to create a YouTube channel – Summary

Now we can summarize it as under:

  • Through your Google account, you can create a YouTube channel. If you want to upload videos, post comments, make playlists, etc. you need to create a channel. You can create it through your computer or your mobile.
  • Sign in to YouTube and try any action such as upload videos, post comments, make playlists. If you are not having a channel with that account the YouTube will ask to create a channel.
  • Create a channel with for a person or for a business purpose as the case may be.

Conclusion: The purpose of this small and to the point post was to give you a clear understanding of how to create a YouTube channel. YouTube is an effective source of earning money. It is not only a source of great entertainment it also provides you an opportunity to earn huge money by using its platform.


How do you start a YouTube channel and get paid?

YouTube channel and get paid – Get your channel ready to earn: Step 1: Enable your channel for monetization. Step 2: Connect your YouTube channel to an AdSense account in order to earn money and get paid for your monetized videos. Step 3: Take a minute to get to know the kinds of videos you can monetize and the different ad formats.


How many YouTube channels can you have?

With one single Google+ account you can run up to 50 YouTube channels. There are totally 50 Channels in a single account.

Create a new channel

With a Google Account, you can watch and like videos and subscribe to channels. However, without a YouTube channel, you have no public presence on YouTube. Even if you have a Google Account, you need to create a YouTube channel to upload videos, comment, or make playlists. You can use a computer or the YouTube mobile site to create a new channel.

Create a personal channel

Follow these instructions to create a channel that only you can manage using your Google Account. 

  1. Sign in to YouTube on a computer or using the mobile site.
  2. Try any action that requires a channel, such as uploading a video, posting a comment, or creating a playlist.
  3. If you don’t yet have a channel, you’ll see a prompt to create a channel.
  4. Check the details (with your Google Account name and photo) and confirm to create your new channel.

Create a channel with a business or other name

Follow these instructions to create a channel that can have multiple managers or owners. 

You can use a Brand Account to create a channel that has a different name but that’s still managed from your Google Account. Learn more about Brand Accounts

  1. Sign in to YouTube on a computer or using the mobile site.
  2. Go to your channel list.
  3. Choose to create a new channel or use an existing Brand Account:
    • Create a new channel by clicking Create a new channel.
    • Create a YouTube channel for a Brand Account that you already manage by choosing the Brand Account from the list. If this Brand Account already has a channel, you can’t create a new one—you’ll just be switched over to that channel if you select the Brand Account from the list. 
  4. Fill out the details to name your new channel and verify your account. Then, click Done. This creates a new Brand Account. 
  5. To add a channel manager, follow the instructions to change channel owners and managers.

Learn more about using a channel with a business or other name on YouTube.


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