How to Start a YouTube channel

There are two types of people on YouTube. The first are those who watch content on YouTube. and the second one is those who create content on YouTube.

So, why do people create content on YouTube?

The answer is simple: money.

YouTube is a video-sharing platform where users can upload videos and earn money from them.

But there are some people who create content on YouTube for educational purposes only.

Their goal is to educate people, not money, and the biggest non-profit channel in the world is from India. His name is Sandeep Maheshwari.

How To Create a YouTube Channel?

Creating a YouTube channel is a simple process. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

Step1- Go to YouTube

Step2- Sign in with the Google account that you want to use.

Step3- Click on your profile icon at the top right corner of YouTube homepage.

Step4- If you're using YouTube for the first time, you'll see a prompt to create a channel. Click on the "Create Channel" button. If you have been using YouTube for a long time, then click on "Your Channel."

Step5- Add a profile picture or banner according to your upcoming content.

How To Make a YouTube Video?

Making videos for YouTube includes a few main steps: first, you plan what you want to show, then you record it, after that you make any needed changes, and finally, you share it online.

Here's a basic guide to help you get started:

1. Choose your Category

Decide on the topic of your video. What do you want to share or discuss?

These are the categories under which you can make videos:

  • Autos & Vehicles
  • Comedy
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Film & Animation
  • Gaming
  • Howto & Style
  • Music
  • News & Politics
  • Nonprofits & Activism
  • People & Blogs
  • Pets & Animals
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports
  • Travel & Events

After choosing a category that interests you, learn about how other creators make videos on that topic, and then generate video ideas. Make a list of potential video topics based on your chosen niche and audience preferences.

Take inspiration from others, but don't copy them. YouTube is all about how unique you are.

2. Gather Equipment

There are some pieces of equipment that are necessary for making YouTube videos:

Camera: In the beginning, there is no use of heavy cameras; you can start recording your video with your smartphone.

Microphone: Good audio quality is important. A dedicated microphone can greatly improve your videos, but you can also use your earphones for recording audio.

Lighting: Ensure your recording area is well-lit to avoid dark or grainy footage.

3. Recording

There are some tips to keep in mind while recording.

  • Set up your recording space with proper lighting and background.
  • Position your camera at eye level and ensure you're in focus.
  • Use an external earphone to capture clear audio.
  • Follow your script or outline, but also feel free to ad-lib if it enhances the video.
  • Record multiple takes if necessary to ensure you have good footage to work with.

In the beginning, don't worry too much about quality; just upload your video, no matter how it is.

4. Editing

This is the part where people have less knowledge about it. They don't know how to edit videos. They don't know about terms like merge, overlay, color correction, transition, and more.

Don't worry; there are some basic editing apps and software that require little knowledge, and you can use them easily. If you want to edit your videos on your smartphone, then there are some apps that are available on the Google Play Store, like KineMaster, PowerDirector, and Action Director.

You can also access these apps on your PC.


Thumbnail is a preview of what the video is about and entice them to click and watch. Create an engaging custom thumbnail that represents your video's content. Don't make misleading thumbnail.

You Can use Canva for making Thumbnails.

5. Title, Tags and Description

Title: Use a catchy title that represents your video, and make sure to add keywords related to your video. Don't use misleading titles.

Tags: Use tags relevant to your video; Don't use misleading tags. Tags can be useful, but they play a minimal role.

Description: Description plays an important role in your video. If you use proper and relevant keywords in the description, then it helps the viewers to find your video easily.

Overuse of tags can have a bad impact on your YouTube channel.

6. Uploading

Lastly, upload your video with proper thumbnail, title, tags and description.

There is no upload limit; You can upload as many videos as you want.

Most Asked Questions

1. Can I upload someone else's content to my channel?

Yes, you can upload, but you cannot earn money from that channel.

2. If I react to someone's video and upload my reaction to my channel, can I earn money from that channel?

Yes, but you have to give your review along with it.

3. How much money can you make from YouTube?

It depends on the region where you live. If you live in America, then the earnings are different; if you live in India, then the earnings are different.

The second factor is how many ads were playing on your video. In simple terms, how many views has your channel had in the past 30 days?

For example, if your channel has received 3 million views in the last 30 days and you live in India, then the earnings are between 800 and 900 dollars; if you are from America, then the earnings can reach 2000 dollars.

4. How to Earn Money from YouTube?

You can read this article to lean about how to earn money from YouTube.

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