How to create a YouTube channel successfully in 2022?

Everyone is with a dream of making money for their content on YouTube. However, many of you are stuck on how you can create a YouTube channel. In this article, I will show you how to create a YouTube channel in an easy step-by-step guide.

create a YouTube Channel
How to create a YouTube channel

Step 01 to create a YouTube channel

Creating a google account

The first step in creating a YouTube Channel is creating a Google account. It is as simple as creating an account on social media like Facebook.

Let’s get started. Open your Chrome browser and go to accounts.google.com. Then click on Create an account.

Create an account
Create an account on Google

Fill in your personal information, such as your name, user name, and password. Then click next.

Fill in your personal information and password
Fill in your personal information and password.

Keep on filling in your personal information. Select your country, and provide your phone number and date of birth. Then, select the gender.

Personal information continued
Personal information continued.

Once filling in your information, click next to agree to the privacy and terms.

Privacy and terms
Privacy and terms

Scroll down to accept the privacy and terms of the Google Account.

Privacy and terms continued
Privacy and terms continued.

After agreeing with privacy and terms, It takes you to the welcome page.

Google account welcome page
Google account welcome page

Go to Google apps which are in the right-hand corner. Then select Gmail.

Getting into Gmail
Getting into Gmail

Now you are ready with a Google account. The second step is creating a YouTube account.

Gmail inbox
Gmail inbox

Step 02 to create a YouTube channel

Creating a YouTube Account

It is the second step in creating a YouTube channel. I have seen a few of you have used your Google account as your YouTube channel account, but it is not the ideal practice to enable monetization. Therefore, you need to sign up for a YouTube account separately to get passive income.

Let’s get started creating a YouTube account. Open the Chrome browser and log in to your google account.

Log in to your Google account
Log in to your Google account.

Go to Google apps and select YouTube. It will take you to the YouTube web app.

Log in to the YouTube web app
Log in to the YouTube web app.

Now select the setting to create a YouTube Account.

select setting
select setting

Under your YouTube channel section, select Add or manage your channel(s)

Add or manage your channel(s)
Add or manage your channels

Once you have selected Add or manage your channels, it takes you to Your channels page. Click on create a channel.

Your channels
Your channels

When you click on create a channel, it takes you to create your channel name page. Provide your YouTube channel name, select agreement, and click on create.

Create your channel name
Create your channel name

That’s the end of creating your YouTube account. Your YouTube is ready. The third step of creating a YouTube channel is designing a logo for your channel.

Your YouTube account is ready
Your YouTube account is ready.

Step 03 to create a YouTube channel

Creating a logo for the YouTube channel

Creating a logo gives a brand to your YouTube channel. Branding is a unique technique to market your channel to your audience. Let’s look at how you can create a logo free of cost.

Visit hatchful.shopify.com and sign up for an account to create a logo for free. It is comparatively easy to create a logo for your YouTube channel on hatchful.shopify.com.

Sign up for an account on hatchful.shopify.com
Sign up for an account on hatchful.shopify.com

Then check your email to confirm your account and log in to your account on hatchful.shopify.com to create a logo. Click on get started.

Log in to your account and get started
Log in to your account and get started.

When you click on get started, it takes you to select the industry of your business.

Select your industry of the business
Select your industry of the business.

Then you need to select up to three categories that suit your business. Click on next.

Select three categories
Select three categories

Now add your business name and click on next.

Place your business name
Place your business name.

After placing your business name, it takes you to choose where you will place your logo. I suggest you select all the options and click next.

Choose where you will place the logo.
Choose where you will place the logo.

The next step is choosing a logo design that you prefer for your YouTube channel.

Choose your preferred logo design
Choose your preferred logo design.

After choosing your design, add a slogan to your logo and click next. It will take you to select a color for your logo.

Add a slogan to your logo.
Add a slogan to your logo.

Select a unique color that you prefer to use for your brand and click next. It takes you to the download page.

Select the color of your logo.
Select the color of your logo.

Now click on download to send your logo to your email.

Download to send the logo to your email.
Download to send the logo to your email.

After sending your logo to your email, log in to your email. Check your inbox.

Log in to your email.
Log in to your email.

The next step is downloading the logo set from your email to a local drive.

Download the logo set from the email.
Download the logo set from the email.

Once you have downloaded the logo set to your local drive, extract the zip to see all sets of the logo.

Extracted sets of the logo.
Extracted sets of the logo.

Well done. You have created your logo for your YouTube channel free of charge.

The logo is ready for your YouTube channel.
The logo is ready for your YouTube channel.

Step 04 to create a YouTube channel

Creating a channel art for the YouTube channel

Channel art is a banner for your YouTube channel. It attracts your audience to engage and bring traffic. Let’s learn how to create a YouTube channel art yourself for free.

Visit canva.com and create a free account. Log in to your account and search for a YouTube channel art template that suits your brand.

Visit canva.com
Visit canva.com

Search for YouTube channel art on the search bar to get a YouTube banner pre-formatted size.

Search for pre-formatted size
Search for pre-formatted size

Find a suitable pre-made fee template for your YouTube channel brand color.

Find a pre-made free template
Find a pre-made free template.

Then you need to remove the logo on the pre-made free template.

Remove the logo
Remove the logo

Now upload your YouTube channel logo and set it to fit perfectly to the template.

Upload your logo
Upload your logo

You can find your logo in the left-hand corner of the upload section.

Your logo on the left-hand corner
Your logo on the left-hand corner

Drag the logo to a suitable place to design it to match the pre-made template.

Drag it to the suitable place
Drag it to the suitable place

After designing your YouTube channel art, download it in the correct format that YouTube requires for a YouTube banner. For instance, png or jpeg.

Download the design
Download the design

You have completed designing your YouTube banner free of cost. Your channel art and logo are ready for uploading.

Your YouTube channel art design is ready.
Your YouTube channel art design is ready.

Step 05 to create a YouTube Channel.

Uploading the logo and channel art for the YouTube channel

Alright, we are in the final step of how to create a YouTube channel. Let’s upload the logo and channel art to complete the steps of creating your YouTube Channel.

Log in to your YouTube account and select your channel. Click on the Customize channel.

Log in to your channel and click on customize channel.
Log in to your channel and click on customize channel

It takes you to the Layout, Branding, and Basic info page. Click on Branding.

Choose the Branding
Choose the Branding

Select the banner image, and upload your channel art from your local drive.

Upload the banner image
Upload the banner image

Check whether it fits to be viewable on all devices or not. If not, design it again on Canva to fix it.

Check whether it is viewable on all devices or not?
Check whether it is viewable on all devices or not?

The next step is uploading the logo of your YouTube channel. Click on upload next to the profile picture on the Branding page. Choose the YouTube logo image from your local drive.

Choose the YouTube logo image from the local drive.
Choose the YouTube logo image from the local drive.

Look at the profile picture. If it seems okay, publish it.

Check the profile picture and publish it.
Check the profile picture and publish it.

That’s the end of how to create a YouTube channel successfully. Your YouTube channel is ready for publishing your content.

The YouTube Channel is ready.
The YouTube Channel is ready.

All you have learned in this article is how to create a YouTube channel. However, you should know some more information to earn from your YouTube channel.

Requirements to join in YouTube Partner Program (important to note after you create a YouTube channel)

  1. Follow all the YouTube channel monetization policies.
  2. Live in a country/region where the YouTube Partner Program is available.
  3. Have no active Community Guidelines strikes on your channel.
  4. Have more than 4,000 valid public watch hours in the last 12 months.
  5. Have more than 1,000 subscribers.
  6. Have a linked AdSense account.

Get succeeded, and make passive income from your YouTube channel.

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