How to Grow and Create a Successful YouTube Channel

Kris C, I Make Things

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24 Lessons (1h 35m)
    • 1. Introduction to the Course

      2:06
    • 2. Before We Begin

      1:13
    • 3. Bad Channel Naming Habits

      2:21
    • 4. Good Channel Naming Habits

      2:35
    • 5. Choosing Your Niche

      2:15
    • 6. Software - What Software to use

      4:49
    • 7. Making Videos Without Software

      10:17
    • 8. Creating Our First Video

      12:22
    • 9. Video Naming Don'ts - What Not to do When Naming Our YouTube Video

      2:26
    • 10. Video Naming Dos - What to do When Naming Our YouTube Video

      3:56
    • 11. Describing Our Video - How to use the YouTube Video Description

      3:36
    • 12. Keywords

      2:15
    • 13. Tagging Our Video - How to use YouTube Tags

      1:59
    • 14. Creating a Thumbnail - How to Create an Awesome Thumbnail

      12:06
    • 15. Annotations - Using YouTube Annotations

      5:14
    • 16. Upload Schedule & Consistency

      2:33
    • 17. Social Media - Why it is Integral to Our YouTube Channel

      3:36
    • 18. Collaborating - Working with Other YouTube Channels

      2:55
    • 19. Networking - A Great Networking Technique

      3:16
    • 20. Monetization and What Determines How Much We Get Paid

      3:05
    • 21. Affiliate Links & Marketing - Making Money Outside of YouTube

      2:18
    • 22. YouTube Algorithm - Keys to Ranking Higher

      4:39
    • 23. Copyrights - Things You Need to Know

      2:06
    • 24. Conclusion - Wrapping Up

      1:17
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Project Description

Create something, create anything.  Creativity is crucial and one of the most important things when it comes to making a successful YouTube channel.  Some people feel that they aren't creative and that they don't have it within them but I have seen it first hand what happens when someone puts effort into creating something they are passionate about.  No rush, you can start small, maybe start by creating a title for your video and go from there.  Other things you can work on is creating a thumbnail, the video itself, the description of the video, social media graphics, anything that sparks that creativity from within.  If you can't think of a video to make, just hit record and see where that takes you, if you don't like the outcome there is literally nothing wrong with deleting the result and trying again.  You will more than likely have to leave your comfort zone during the YouTube process but that is what makes it so great, you try things you would have never tried before and become a more well rounded person because of it.  The most important thing during the creation process I can't stress enough, have fun.  It can be a tedious process but if you aren't at least getting some entertainment out of it it becomes grueling, don't let that happen!

Now get out there and make something you are proud of!

-Kris

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