Create a YouTube Channel

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  • Log into you Google Account >
    • Go to YouTube.com >
    • In the upper right, select your Google account icon >
    • Select [Creator Studio] >
  • If you do not have a YouTube Channel:
    • Select [Create a channel] >

Here you will be able to create a channel under your name or use a Google Business Account if you have created one under the current Google account you are logged into.

  • If you already have a YouTube Channel you can add a new [Brand] channel
    • From the list; Select [Settings] >
    • Your account information will now display: Select [See all my channels or . . . ] link >
    • Select the [+Create a new channel] box >
    • Create a name for the channel: *this can be difficult to rename later >
    • Select the [Create] button

Create a New Channel

  • Name your channel > Create a name for the channel: *this can be difficult to rename later
  • From the [Select a category] pull down; select category >
  • Check the [I agree to the Page Terms] box >
  • Select the blue [Done] button

Customize the New Channel

  • Add channel art: Add an image to the upper banner
    • Select the [pencil] icon found in the upper left of the default channel art holding image >
    • Follow the upload instructions for uploading an image.
  • YouTube channel icon: Add an icon to upper banner
    • Select the [pencil] icon found in the upper left of the default icon holding image>
    • Select [Edit] >
    • Follow the upload instructions for uploading your business logo or your photo
  • Add Your Website & Social Media Links
    • Select the [pencil] icon found in the upper right of the default banner image >
    • Select [Edit Links] > if it is available
      • Add your Website Link
        • Select [Edit Links] >
        • Select the [+Add] button >
        • Enter your link text >
        • Enter you website URL
      • Add your Facebook Link
        • Select the [+Add] button >
        • Enter Facebook as the text >
        • Enter your Facebook URL

Continue adding links or select the [Done] button.

If [Edit Links] is not available:

  • Select the [Gear] icon below the right side of the banner >
  • In the [Channel settings] pop-up; select [Customize the layout of your channel] >
  • [Customize the layout of your channel] Turn on by moving the slider to the right >
  • Save >
  • Create a Channel Description: Add a channel description to the channel
    • Select the [pencil] icon found in the upper right of the default banner image >
    • Select [Edit Links] >
    • Select the [+Channel description] button >
    • Enter your channel description >
    • Select [Done]
  • Add your Email: Add your contact email
    • Select the [pencil] icon found in the upper right of the default banner image >
    • Select [Edit Links] >
    • Select the [+Email] button >
    • Enter your email >
    • Select [Done]
  • Add your Target Country : Add the country you wish to target
    • Select the [pencil] icon found in the upper right of the default banner image >
    • Select [Edit Links] >
    • Select the [Country] pull down menu >
    • Selection the Country >
    • Select [Done]
  • Brand [Watermark] Videos: Brand all your videos
    • From [My Channel]; Select the [CREATOR STUDIO] button >
    • Select [Channel] from the left menu >
    • From Channel submenu select [Branding] >
    • Select the blue [Add a watermark] button >
    • Select [Choose File] >
    • Locate & add the image >
    • Select [Save] >
    • Set the [Display Time] >
    • Set the [Start Time] >
    • Select the blue [Update] button

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