One of the most asked questions in the world right now is how to open a YouTube channel and earn money. It is much easier than you can think and anyone can open his or her own youtube channel. The listed below are some of the requirements for opening a youtube channel.
- Should be above 18 years old
- Should have a Gmail account.
- The content to be uploaded should be family-friendly
- If it is a kid Youtube channel, a guardian should monitor the content being uploaded and he or she should be responsible for any uploaded content
Opening a youtube channel
If you already have a Google account then you are good to go but if you don’t have a google account, it is also easy to open. To open a google account, you need to visit google.com. See the screenshot below.
As shown on the above screenshot, click the sign-in button and another window will pop up where you will be requested to create an account as shown on the screenshot below.
click create an account as shown in the above screenshot and it will automatically continue to the next window.
Now fill in the required details and your preferred email address as shown on the above screenshot. After filling in your details which include your preferred password, click next. You now have a Gmail account that you can use to open a youtube channel. You can now exit the windows and go back to google.com where you are now required to sign in.
Having a Gmail account, it will be easy to open a Youtube channel. Visit youtube.com and sign in using your Gmail account as shown below
youtube channel name
After logging in to your new channel, you are requested to fill in your channel Name. Make sure your name is well selected according to your niche. If your channel is meant for entertainment, let the name be close to entertainment. This will help in google search. If you are not sure about the name, you can use a youtube channel name generator
youtube channel banner size
After opening a youtube channel, you need to do some settings. One thing which will make your channel attractive is to have a well placed Youtube channel banner with good dimensions. A lot of people just upload images without considering the dimensions. This can chase away subscribers who will not take you seriously.
The recommended youtube channel banner should be 6MB in size with dimensions of 2550 X 1140 pixels. Image minimum dimension size should be 2048 x 1152 pixels with a safe margin of 2560 x 443 pixels
youtube channel art
Different people who access video on youtube channels use different devices. Some people use phones, tablets and other access youtube using their desktops. Youtube channel art should look great on any of the devices mentioned.
youtube channel ideas
If your aim is to make money with your channel, You must do good research on content ideas. There are some ideas that are saturated and it will be a miracle for you to rank with your new youtube channel. Make sure you understand whatever you want to be uploading on your channel. You can’t start a youtube channel about cooking and you don’t have knowledge on how to cook. There are a lot of youtube channel ideas that require basic knowledge. This means you should not go for complicated topics which you don’t have enough information about.
How much do YouTubers get paid?
There are a lot of factors that determine the amount of money a Youtuber get paid. Listed below are some of the factors that determine how much YouTubers get paid.
- Number of views
- Time spent on one channel
If your views come from developed countries like the USA and Uk, you will earn a lot. In countries like America, Advertisers pays more money on advertisement than some third world countries. If you would like to earn more on your youtube channel, then your content should target Countries like America, Australia, Germany and so on.
The numbers of views in a particular youtube channel also determine the amount of money a Youtuber gets. The more viewers on your youtube channel, The more money you will make. The number of viewers in a Particular youtube channel is determined by the type of content uploaded. If you have good and original content then you will attract good viewership.
Another factor that may determine the amount of money you can be paid on youtube is the time spent by a viewer on your youtube channel. If your content is not appealing, your viewers will be bouncing off within the first one minute. This will affect your channel. Remember if your visitor spends a lot of time on your channel, you will be able to rank well thus adding more visitors to your channel.
By now am sure you understand more details on how to open a YouTube channel and earn money. Remember a lot of people are making millions with their content. You can be one of them what you need is to have unique content. Good research should be done before recording any video for your youtube channel. Make sure you understand what most people like watching.
The length of your video is also important since it determines the time one spends in your youtube channel which helps in ranking. To start making money with your youtube channel, you must have a minimum of subscribers of 1000 and 4000 minutes of watchtime. Make sure you promote your youtube channel and share it on social media. This will help your channel to grow fast.
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