I believe we all know what a YouTube channel is but for the sake of those that don’t know what it is a YouTube channel is a platform on YouTube where you can organize your content for your viewers and as a channel owner or a YoTuber you can add links, videos or other info about yourself so your viewers can explore making it more fun. Coming next would be the steps needed to take before starting your YouTube channel.
Understand the following before starting a YouTube channel:
Understand and start with the basics: The first thing to do before starting a YouTube channel is to create a YouTube channel and this is very easy as long as you have a Gmail account it can be done in a few clicks a link on how to get started is in the post. I almost forgot to add this on creating your channel fill in the about section as this will help your viewers understand what your channel is all about.
Have a nice cover photo for your channel: This is very important not only will it increase your chances of getting more subscribers, but also make your channel look more professional and give your viewers and others a better impression about your channel as first impression matters a lot.
Understand your audience: Since you’re starting a YouTube channel for your own business, you should have more than enough source material to work with, and you can approach your video content in more than one way. If you have a complex product and want to empower your customers to learn more about it, video tutorials might be a great avenue for you.
Consistency: Don’t expect overnight success if you plan to create a YouTube channel, upload one video and then neglect it completely. Creating a successful YouTube channel takes time and effort, and viewers expect consistency from the channels that they subscribe to. After your first video, be sure to plan the next few videos ahead of time.
Upload your first Video: Once you’re done with your video, it’s time to upload .
Optimize to improve your channels visibility: When uploading a video you will be asked to fill in certain description tags please don’t skip them as they help make your channel visible.
Engagement: Replying to questions from viewers, answering questions and all other forms of engagement helps in increasing your subscribers, views and also improves your credibility.
Advertise your channel: Looking at taking your channel to the next level, want to get fresh subscribers, more views and watch hour consider advertising your channel with YouTube ads, the experience has never been this cool.
Monetization: Do you know you can earn from your channel, well if you don’t know am glad to bring you the good news but it doesn’t just happen there are criteria’s but before i proceed with listing the criterias to be met for monetization i would like you to understand that focusing on getting viewers and good content delivery is very important as this will speed up the process and also increase your chances or eligibility.
Before you can apply for monetization you must have at least 4,000 hours of watch time and 1,000 subscribers.
Analyze, Optimize and Repeat: Now that your channel has been created things are now going and a lot has started coming up in these time good understanding of your analytics information is very important as this is a key factor that shouldn’t be neglected if you want to grow. Analytics will allow you to get insight on the people who are watching your videos, which allows you to hone into your target demographic even further. It’ll also give you a better idea as to why one video may have performed better than another. It’s a powerful tool for your budding channel.
Niche Ideas For Your Channel:
- Health and Wellness
- Beauty and Skincare
- Entrepreneurship and Business
- Product Reviews
- Animal Care and a lot more.
I would like to remind us all that it takes a lot of work to build stuff from the ground and no such thing as overnight success it takes time, best wishes from us all @ Youngprenuers if you have questions feel free to leave a comment or signup on the forum and drop your questions there.