How Do I Create A Youtube Channel And Earn Money Online?

The question is: How do I create a YouTube channel? YouTube is a massive platform with a global reach of over one billion users, the site generates hundreds of millions of usage hours every day.

Being the premier location for video content, YouTube is a vibrant space for creative projects and business promotion. The community is very active and is a rewarding environment for channel creators.

Many people have passion projects that they are eager to share but aren’t sure about how to begin on YouTube. The fact that YouTube is such a massive platform can be intimidating, but it should not prevent you from jumping on board.

The process of starting your own channel is actually quite simple. This article will walk you through it step by step answering the question of how to create a YouTube channel.

Since my blog provides tips on how to make money we will go into detail on how to earn money from your YouTube channel. There are people online killing it on YouTube and you can be one of them.

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google for your search and youtube channelCreate a Google Account

The first thing required to start a YouTube channel is a Google account. (If you already have a Google account, you can skip this section, but otherwise, start here)

Creating an account is quick and easy. Simply follow these steps:

• Go to
• Click “Sign In” located in the top right
• Select “Use Another Account/More Options” and then “Create a New Account”
• Follow the directions to finish creating your Google account

After completing this process, you are ready to set up your YouTube channel.

 Create a YouTube Channel

Once you are signed into YouTube, click on your profile image located in the top right corner of the screen. From the drop-down menu click on the Settings icon that is shaped like a gear.

Under the heading “Additional Features,” you will see a link to create a new channel. After you click this there will be the option to create a channel either for personal or business use.

Select the category that matches your goals for the channel and inputs the required information as prompted. You will need to name your channel as well as select a category that fits your content. Once this is completed you have successfully started a YouTube channel.

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Channel Artwork

Now that your channel is set up you will be able to start posting videos and generating views. An important element to help bring people to your channel is to set up your channel artwork. This adds a personal touch and distinguishes your channel from all the others.

When you are on your channel page, you will notice the banner at the top contains a generic filler artwork that is generated by YouTube. Click on the icon to edit this frame.

You will be given the option to use your own custom art from Google Photos or pick from a gallery of preexisting images. After you select the image you can crop and adjust it to the size and specifications that you desire. Now you have a fully operational YouTube channel with artwork that is ready to promote your content.

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Tips On Making Good Videos

One of the keys to having a successful YouTube channel is making good videos. You can approach this in several ways.

1. Join Animoto. This is a great online service for creating video slideshows. You can upload videos of your own or use stock pictures they provide.

You can also choose your video music. With Animoto you can upload the videos you create directly into your new YouTube channel.

2. Create videos using a camera. Of course with a smartphone, you can make a video and record it and add pictures to it.

If you prefer you can buy a video recorder. If your YouTube channel is being started for-profit having quality videos both in image and content is important.

I would also suggest that choosing proper tags is important in helping people find your videos. Google uses these tags to put videos into categories.

Finally, on this topic let me say you want to create a good description of your video. Include keywords you want to rank for in it and link back to your website or blog directly.

Making Money On Your YouTube Channel

Making money with your YouTube channel is one of the cool things about it. You should start with these steps.

  • 1. Go to and click “My Channel” on the webpage.
  • 2. Click the link called “Video Manager” on the top bar.
  • 3. Click the channel and Enable monetization.

You will need 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time to start making money with Google AdSense.

At that point……

You can monetize a video as it uploads by clicking the Monetization tab and checking the “Monetize with Ads” box.
To monetize a video after it has been uploaded, open your Video Manager and click the “$” sign next to the video that you want to monetize. Check the “Monetize with Ads” box.

You will need to join the Google AdSense affiliate program for free which is one of the fastest ways to earn money online at home.

Google will provide training on the best ways to get started with AdSense including YouTube videos.

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Until you can start using AdSense to make money use videos to establish your brand and link back to blog posts or website pages. Using your YouTube channel as a traffic generation source is a smart way to increase traffic long term.

When you have a video online it stays there. This makes it a potential driver of traffic for years to come.

Final thoughts

YouTube is a massive platform to utilize in order to have your content reach across the globe. The process of creating a channel is simple and their customer support team is always willing to answer any additional questions you may come across.

Hopefully, this is an effective guide to getting your YouTube channel off the ground and puts you on the way to posting your first video.

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12 thoughts on “How Do I Create A Youtube Channel And Earn Money Online?”

  1. Hello David, fantastic post. I have a music website that I have been toying with the idea of creating my own videos for YouTube, but had no idea on how to get started. This post really led me step by step on the process and it is so easy. I will definitely checkout Animoto.

    • Hi Harvey, glad that you were able to get some value here and creating a Youtube channel is a good marketing strategy for your business. Feel free to contact me if you need further assistance. All the best.

  2. Hi David,
    This is very timely for me. I have a YouTube Channel with a number of videos, mostly for my embedding in my blog posts, or posting on other Social Media. I am struggling with changing the background as you suggest. I really want to make mine distinct in that way.
    So much of making the internet make sense can be confusing! I appreciate your posts that help clarify things.

    • Hi Annie, good to know that my timing was right on track when I write this post on creating a Youtube channel. Some of my Team members were asking the questions couple weeks now so I decided to create this post to help them out. Glad I was able to do the same for you.

      If you follow the steps that I laid out, you should be fine with it, but if you are some trouble feel free to contact me, sometimes it may be a little minor adjustment is needed that may bring value to your videos. Talk to you soon and thanks for the comment.

  3. Thanks, Dave. I’ve wondered for a while now how to set up my own channel on You Tube. I didn’t realize it was so easy. I’m a little nervous about setting one up because I’ve only made two videos so far and they’re pretty crude. I think I sound like a dork. I’m not sure I want anyone to see them. I guess no one will be looking for them anyway so maybe I should Just go ahead and start. What do you think?

    • Hi Grant, glad I was able to show you how easy it is to set up a YouTube Channel. I to was nervous when showing videos for the public, as a matter of fact, i am still nervous when showing videos, I guess is a feeling that would never go away.

      I think you should go ahead an set it up cause YouTube videos are increasing in traffic generation over the net. Hope that helps.

  4. Hi David! Well, your page on setting up a You Tube Channel came along at a perfect time because a friend asked me to help her do this next week!
    Your instructions are just right and I appreciate your straightforward and comprehensive approach.
    The rest of your site looks worth exploring. So I’m off to bookmark and save it for some evening reading!
    Thank you! Jano

    • Jano, glad that my timing was on track with this article and was able to offer some help in setting up a YouTube channel.

      Glad that you get some value here and that it was written with simplicity. Please feel free to come again cause i add new strategies on a weekly basis. Thank you for the comment and kind words.

  5. A very interesting article on how to create a youtube channel. I did not realise it was this easy. Also I take your tips on making good video’s to heart, as I am still a bit struggling to do so myself. I think you make it perfectly clear that Youtube is an immensely powerful platform and has opportunities that still not everybody knows about. Thanks for this reminder.

    • hi Jerry, the first time I was told how it is done I did not believe that it was that simple as well. Glad that i was able to help and give detail instructions on how to set it up.

      Videos are getting more rankings in the search engines cause people are becoming more visual when wanting to understand anything, so this should be part of your marketing strategies to stay ahead. Glad I was able to help.

  6. Hello David, I got so much information from this article. So many thanks. I have a YouTube channel and i am just learning how to get it noticed. This was so helpful. If you have any other tips in how to create traffic, that would be great.
    In peace and gratitude, ariel


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