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How to create a YouTube channel

On: January 13, 2021

As countries around the world went under lockdown in 2020, people turned to YouTube to showcase their talent. A number of people created their YouTube channel for the first time. From families coming together to produce cover songs to people cooking at home, these genres saw renewed interest.

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All these people took the plunge to move beyond just watching YouTube videos. However, to post your own videos, it is recommended that you create your own channel first. YouTube offers two options for creating channels – a personal YouTube channel and a branded account channel. Here is how you can create either of these channels.

How to create a personal YouTube channel

It is recommended to create your own personal channel if you are simply going to use it to comment on other videos or upload your own. The process of creating a personal YouTube channel is simple and quick.

  1. Go to YouTube on your computer or open the app on your phone.
  2. Now, make sure that you are signed into the app using your Google account.
  3. Tap on your profile image at the top right corner.
  4. Click on the “Create a channel” option.YouTube
  5. You will now see a “Get Started” page. Click on that and select “Use your name” option to create a personal channel.
  6. You will now be asked to enter your first and last name. Click on Create channel to finish.

This step will ensure that you have created a personal YouTube channel. With this channel, you will be able to post your own videos to YouTube. This channel will also show up when you comment on videos of others on YouTube. Now that you have created your own channel, learn how to upload videos to YouTube.

How to create a YouTube channel for a brand or a business

The difference between a personal and a branded YouTube channel mainly comes down to intent. If you are going to manage multiple YouTube channels from a single account then going for a branded channel will help. It is suitable for businesses, brands and organisations trying to tap into YouTube users.

A branded channel on YouTube also comes with advantages such as ability to add managers for each channel. This also gives granular control allowing you to manage who has access to different options within the channel managed by them. Here is how you can make a YouTube channel for business purposes.

  1. Go to YouTube on your computer or open the app on your phone.
  2. Now, make sure that you are signed into the app using your Google account.
  3. Tap on your profile image at the top right corner.
  4. Click on the “Create a channel” option.
  5. You will now see a “Get Started” page. Click on that and select “Use a custom name” option to create a business or brand channel.YouTube video
  6. Enter the name for your channel and click create to save your new channel for brand or business.YouTube create channel

Once you have created your branded channel, you will be able to visit the YouTube channel switcher to see a list of all YouTube channels associated with your account. You can also manage all your channels via YouTube brand account dashboard. Once you have 30 videos and 100 subscribers, YouTube will let you customise the URL of your channel.

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