How to Create a YouTube Channel in Under 5 Minutes

Starting out a YouTube Channel this year is not too late. You can still be on the rise if you have good content. I believe, you still have enough opportunities. Yes, the competition is higher than it was before, but still, there are many opportunities to grab. So, let’s get started on creating your YouTube Channel.

How to Create a YouTube Channel
How to Create a YouTube Channel

YouTube Sign Up

This is one of the most important steps, create a Google Account and Sign Up for a YouTube account. By Sign Up on YouTube, I mean, connecting your Google Account with YouTube if you haven’t already.

If you have, you can simply skip this step and Log in to YouTube.

If you don’t have a Google Account

If you don’t already have a Google Account, you can easily create one for yourself by following these steps.

Go to and click on the Sign In button. You will be redirected to a page similar to this which is the Google Sign In Page:

Google Sign Up
Google Sign Up

Click on ‘More Options’ and then, Click on the ‘Create Account’ option.

Enter all the required details about yourself and you can easily create account Google and then start using Google Services. Just follow the on-screen instructions to create a Google Account.

How to Create a YouTube Channel

Once you’re signed in, you will be able to see your Google Profile Picture in the top right of your YouTube page or the default Profile Picture which will mostly contain the first letter of your name.

Now, it’s time to create a YouTube Channel for you to rock! It is very simple to make a YouTube channel from your Google account. So, let’s get started;

Click on the User Profile Icon in the top right corner where the profile picture is displayed.

Then click on ‘Settings’. You’ll land on the ‘Account Overview’ tab of YouTube. Here, you’ll find an option named ‘Create a New Channel’.

Follow the on-screen instructions and your YouTube Channel will be set up in 2 simple steps!

Upload Profile Photo on Your YouTube Channel

Profile Photo is one of the most important factors that determine the Bounce Rate of your videos. You can learn more about What is Bounce Rate and How to Decrease it explained beautifully in this video:

So, make sure you have a profile photo on your Channel that will also increase the brand trust while they are watching your videos.

Add Banners to Your YouTube Channel

A Banner is something that appears above your Channel Icon and Name. This is basically an advertisement of what you do on your channel that gives your audience a better idea and pushes them to Subscribe to your YouTube channel.

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Neil Patel YouTube Channel Banner: Explains What the Channel is About

Following some of these strategies would be very beneficial in growing YouTube Channel and Getting Subscribers for Free without wasting money on Paid Advertising.

Check out: How to Download YouTube Videos in Mp3 Legally

Optimize Your Videos for SEO

One of the key factors of creating YouTube videos sure is Quality Content. But, for it to be discovered by people, one of the key factors also becomes SEO, within YouTube and sometimes, on Google Search Result Pages.

For this, you need to optimize the Title, Description, Category, and Tags of the video. Once you get these right, I’m sure you’ll hit new limits and rise in the YouTube Community.

Navin, over at QuestionCage has explained some awesome tips on Creating Viral Content on YouTube.

Wrapping Up – Conclusion

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you got a clear view of How to Create a YouTube Channel and I wish you the Best of Luck moving forward!

Do keep in mind that along with creating Viral Content for your Website, you should also focus a bit on Search Engine Optimisation as it is one of the key factors to rank your videos and make it reach thousands of people.

How do I create a free YouTube channel?

Creating a YouTube Channel is Free. You just need to have a Google Account Signed up. Use this Tutorial to Create a Free YouTube Channel.

How do you get subscribers on YouTube fast?

To get Subscribers fast on YouTube, make sure to have Good Content and a Bit of Search Engine Optimisation along with it. This can help you rank and grow your videos very fast.

How do I promote my YouTube channel?

The most common way to Promote a YouTube channel is to collaborate with other YouTubers and have a mutual share of both of your audiences.

How do you get paid by YouTube?

You can get Paid by YouTube by reaching a certain milestone. To get paid by YouTube, you will have many ways. You can either get a Sponsorship from a company, or go ahead with monetizing your YouTube Channel with Google AdSense Advertisements.

Do YouTubers get paid for likes?

No, YouTubers don’t get paid for likes. However, it indirectly affects your earnings by suggesting the videos based on the like and dislike ratio of the video. It all depends on the YouTube algorithm.

Do you get paid for subscribers on YouTube?

Indirectly, you get paid for subscribers on YouTube because the more subscribers you have, you have more audience. Which means, you will get more views which are directly dependent to Earnings from Google AdSense for YouTube.

Rishav Kumar

I'm a Developer, Blogger & TEDx Speaker. I won the Apple WWDC Scholarships two times in 2019, 2020. I love to write for the web and create products that impact the world.

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