YouTube Academy & Tips

YouTube Academy is 100% worth the time and energy if you are serious about your YouTube channel. I’m constantly amazed at how YouTube continues to grow into what I think is the most powerful platform on the Internet and it promotes a place of creativity, independence and excitement. There is also a reward in all of this, getting paid. Although getting paid is a huge benefit in running a channel, it shouldn’t be what brought you there to begin with. It starts with your passion and if you’re really tied into it, then the rest will follow. In order to become monetized you need to meet certain criteria first and it’s become harder as of recently. So ultimately it’s really best that you’re driven by your passion and not the money. As YouTube emphasizes over and over in their courses, just keep at it!

My tips for starting out:

  1. Understand your niche(s)
  2. Come up with a branding
  3. Create videos you are passionate about and be yourself
  4. Don’t produce offensive content (stick to community guidelines)
  5. Use proper meta data (titles, keywords, descriptions & thumbnails)
  6. Don’t mislead or spam viewers (including in meta data)
  7. Engage your viewers & ask them to subscribe
  8. Create an upload schedule, let your viewers know about it and stick to it
  9. Understand analytics and utilize it to steer your channel
  10. Use tools such as cards, playlists and sections to group content

Check out YouTube Academy here: https://creatoracademy.youtube.com/page/education

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