Beginners guide: How to create a YouTube channel

by Johnson Daniel

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees-Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service on February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries.

Ever since November 2006, YouTube has been marking new grounds until now. YouTube is currently the largest video-sharing website in the globe, it is a great place to share your ideas to the world and hopefully get famous.

Beginners guide: How to create a YouTube channel

A screenshot of ‘Johnson Daniel’ YouTube channel

Speaking about becoming famous, with the help of YouTube, you don’t need to leave the comfort of your home to actually make a name for yourself. All you need is a YouTube channel and your videos.

You can even make money from YouTube, this is only when you have a YouTube channel where you upload videos to and you meet the requirements. First of all, let’s have that knowledge on how to own a YouTube channel first before talking about monetizing it.


How to create a YouTube 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.

Creating a YouTube channel is quite easy, easier than you can imagine. If you just viewed the video above, you will find out that it won’t take you up to 5 minutes before you can be able to create a YouTube channel.

The tutorial will be divided into two categories – how to create a YouTube channel using Android, iPhone or iPad & how to create a YouTube channel using Computer.

1. How to create a YouTube channel using Android, iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Tap the account icon  in the top right.
  3. Tap Sign in.
  4. Tap the plus icon  to add an account.

If you’re already signed in with a Google Account but would like to create a new account:

    1. Open the YouTube app.
    2. Tap the account icon in the top right.
    3. Tap Switch account.
    4. Tap Add account.

2. How to create a YouTube channel using Computer:

  1. Go to youtube.com.
  2. In the top right, click Sign in.
  3. Click More options > Create Account.

Once you’ve signed in to YouTube with your Google Account, you can create a YouTube channel on your account. With a YouTube channel, you can upload videos, leave comments, and create playlists.

There are two kinds of channel that you can create on YouTube; a personal channel and a business 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.

  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.

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