YouTube for Beginners: Posting & Optimizing Your Videos

Phil Ebiner, Video Creator |

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13 Videos (1h 4m)
    • Course Overview

    • How to Upload a Video to YouTube

    • Choosing a Great YouTube Video Title

    • Writing a Great YouTube Description

    • Choosing Great YouTube Video Tags

    • Creating a Great YouTube Thumbnail

    • Adding YouTube Cards to Your Videos

    • Creating New Playlists

    • Designing Your Custom YouTube Channel

    • Creating a Channel Trailer

    • Branding Your Videos with a Subscribe Watermark

    • Creating Custom Channel Artwork

    • Project - Post an Optimized Video


About This Class

Are you new to YouTube? 

Do you need help uploading your videos with great titles, descriptions, and tags?

In this course, you'll learn:

  • How to post a YouTube video
  • Choosing a great video title
  • Writing great video descriptions
  • Choosing great video tags
  • Creating great YouTube thumbnails
  • Using annotations and cards
  • How to create and use playlists
  • How to design your YouTube channel
  • How to create a channel trailer
  • Branding your videos

Enroll now!

19 of 20 students recommendSee All

Great course Phil. This helped me learn new ways to optimize my videos and help create better videos. Good overview.
Michael Luchies

Entrepreneur & Writer✎

Phil Ebiner is a fantastic instructor. I really enjoy listening to his lectures. He is easy to understand and knows a LOT about the subject.
Teresa Trimm

Get Healthy Again

I learn a lot from the teacher.
Edith Chan

Creative Director





Phil Ebiner

Video Creator |

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I've been creating things (videos, photos, businesses, projects) since I was a young child. I've created (produced, shot, edited) thousands of videos over the past five years. Now it is time to teach you!

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses like I do?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course.  And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.