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PRESENTER: How's it going, everybody? This is Croat. And in this video, I'm going to be showing you guys how to make your very own YouTube channel on YouTube for 2016. This is going to be a basic video and a tutorial to help you guys out and everything that you need to know.
So when you guys are on YouTube, you guys are going to notice there is no sign-up button. You're gonna have to go and click on Sign In instead and click on Create Account right here.
Now from here, you guys are gonna click on, I would like a new Gmail address. Now, go ahead and enter your name and enter in a Google username. So this username will be your email, so go ahead and put whatever you want. I'm gonna put CroatCode Channel.
And then go ahead and put your password, your birthday, your gender. Sometimes you might have to put in your phone number if Google asks you. But for me, they did not ask.
So go ahead and click on Create Account when you're done, and there you guys go. Your new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue to YouTube.
Now once you guys are on YouTube, you guys are gonna go ahead, and on the top right corner of your screen, click that and click Creator Studio. This is where you control everything you do. Click on Create a Channel, right here. Now from here, click on Use a business or other name. Do not click Create Channel. Click this button instead.
Now, where it says name a channel, go ahead name it to whatever you guys want. I'm to go ahead and put CroatCodeGames. And then where it says Select a Category, it doesn't matter what you pick. You could put whatever. I'm going to put arts, entertainment, or sports. Click I Agree and Done, and there you go.
Now what you guys are going to do is go ahead and check out your channel. So click on the dashboard right here. On the dashboard, you can see how much views and how much subscribers you guys get and all this cool other stuff.
Now go ahead and click on View Channel underneath your name. From here, you're going to go ahead and put some channel art. Click on Add Channel Art. And if you guys click on Gallery, you guys can see preselects of banners you guys can put.
You can also upload your own. So go on Upload photos, select a photo from your computer, and find your banner. If you guys want to know on a tutorial on how to make a banner and logo, go ahead and click the annotation on a screen. It's going to teach you guys on how to make your very own channel art.
Now do the same thing for the logo. Click the little pencil and click Edit, and it will take you guys to Google Plus. From here, you guys are going to go ahead and click on Select a Photo From Your Computer, click that button, find your logo, click Open. And from here, all you guys gotta do is just go ahead and adjust your crop. Once you adjust it, go ahead and click on Set as Profile Picture.
Now, when you guys set it as a profile picture, it could take up to an hour or two for it to show on YouTube. Sometimes you guys gotta wait. But if you refresh your page, you guys can see that my logo and banner's there. Now, if you guys want to upload a video, click on Upload button, right here.
Once you guys got that done, you're going to see a little arrow on top where it says, Select File to Upload. Just click that button and find whatever video you guys want to upload. I have some GTA 5 gameplays, so this is my video example.
Now, you guys just title it whatever you want. A basic title I'm going to put is "GTA 5, Jumping Off a Helicopter."
Now add a description to your video. Again, you guys can put whatever you want, but try to make your description look a little bit appealing. This is some Grand Theft Auto 5, jumping off of helicopters. Subscribe for more.
Now on Tags, put tags that are relevant to your video. For example, Grand Theft Auto 5, Grand Theft Auto V, GTA 5, game play, and then helicopter. Whatever is relevant to your video.
Now, don't spam a lot of tags. Only use necessary ones. The more tags you put doesn't mean the more views you get.
Click on Publish. And now you guys are gonna go ahead and just wait for it to process. If you guys go back to Creator Studio and you guys click on your video, you might notice that it's going to say this video is processing. Check back later.
Just give it a couple of minutes or seconds, and refresh it later on. And as you guys can see, there you go. Here's my video, and it's good to go. That's basically that.
Now I'm going to show you guys one thing. Go ahead and click on Video Manager. And once you guys got that done, go ahead and click on Edit.
From here, you guys can pick your own thumbnails for your videos, if you guys are wondering. You guys can also set a custom thumbnail. But to do that, you guys got to find a partnership network, which I'll explain later on a different video for you guys.
Now, if you click on Community, here it will show you guys comments on your videos, messages from other YouTubers, Channel. You guys can see here, on community guidelines, the copyright, you're in good standing.
If you guys upload bad copyright, you guys can get striked. So make sure you guys don't upload videos that are not yours. I also recommend you guys verify your channel so you can upload longer than 15 minutes. It really helps Google know that you're a legit YouTuber.
Now, if you guys go down, you guys can see on analytics, when you click this, this is going to tell you how much views, how much subscribers you're making today, as long as how much money as well. You can make money on YouTube and I'll make a video on that on my next video on showing you guys that.
But that's basically it. Thank you guys so much for watching, and I'll see you next time.