YouTube is a go-to platform for video entertainment—from channels filled with makeup tutorials to those aiming to provide an independent source for news, you can find a wide variety of video content to fill your time. YouTube is so popular that influencers and web personalities are able to achieve high levels of success and jaw-dropping income levels by producing and sharing their videos. Being a YouTube star sounds amazing, but there’s a lot that goes into achieving success. That’s why we’re providing you with the ultimate toolkit to start your own successful YouTube channel. Explore tutorials, examples, and tips to learn how to build a YouTube channel that will make you #YouTubeFamous.
Start Your YouTube Channel
Starting a YouTube channel can be quite the journey, and depending on how much time and effort you’re willing and able to put into it, you could become a YouTube star. The first step in making a successful YouTube channel is actually creating the channel. To start your channel, you’ll need to come up with a niche (or concept), a name, and some goals. Your goals could be vanity metrics like subscribers and views or they could be financial metrics if you plan to monetize your channel. After you’ve decided on the details, you can go to YouTube and create your channel. Explore our tutorials below to guide you through these processes.
Make Great Videos
You could spend hours filming your cat and editing out the 23.9 hours of boring activity—or you can create pro-level videos that will capture the right audiences within your niche. Get the right gear, learn how to shoot your own footage, explore ways to edit your footage in post-production, and find the right b-roll, templates, and audio to enhance your videos. We’ll provide you with all the tools, guides, and tutorials that you need to create killer content. It’s up to you to put everything together and produce high-quality videos that your viewers will love.
Make Sense of the YouTube Algorithm and Analytics
While finding your niche, creating videos funny enough to go viral, and using your network to promote your videos are great tactics, getting to know how YouTube works and how your videos are performing will help you achieve more sustainable, long-term success. Dive in with us to understand the complexities of the YouTube algorithm and the meaning behind all of the analytics in your creator studio. Once you understand how the algorithm works and which KPIs you should care about most, you can dive into optimizing your videos for YouTube. Thinking of YouTube as a search engine will help you think about different ways to optimize your videos not just for viewers, but also YouTube’s content surfacing system.