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How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

In recent years, there have been numerous opportunities to start a YouTube channel. Studies indicate that Google is the most visited website globally, with YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, ranking second. Given YouTube’s status as the second most-visited website in the world, it’s clear that there are significant opportunities for those considering creating a YouTube channel. As of September 5, 2023, statistics from DemandSage show that over 2.7 billion people worldwide use YouTube.

In this article, I have prepared a guide on how to create your YouTube channel in 2023. It’s a straightforward process, even for beginners, and can be done quickly.

Step 1: Create a Google Account (Gmail Account)

This step is crucial because all Google products, including YouTube, require a Gmail account. This account provides access to various Google services such as Google Drive, Google Photos, Google Analytics, Google AdSense, YouTube, and more. Here’s how to create a Gmail account:

A: Search for “Google Account” or click on this link.

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

B: At the bottom left, you will see “CREATE ACCOUNT.” Click there to begin the account creation process.

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

C: Fill in your name and click “NEXT” to continue with the registration.

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

D: Enter your date of birth and gender, then click “NEXT.”

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

E: Choose an existing account or create a new Gmail address by clicking “Create your own Gmail address” and then click “NEXT.”

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

F: Create a strong password (mixing upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols), avoiding easily guessable information.

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

G: Add a recovery email for account restoration if needed, then click “Next” or skip if not necessary at this time.

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

H: Add a phone number for account recovery, if desired, then click “Next” or skip if not needed.

I: Click “Next,” then agree to the Privacy and Terms to complete your Google account registration.

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

Congratulations, you have successfully created your Gmail account!

Step 2: Create a YouTube Account

Now that you have a Gmail account, let’s move on to creating your YouTube account. Here’s how:

A: Visit the YouTube website at www.youtube.com and click on the “Sign In” option in the top right corner.

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023


B: Sign in using your Gmail account details. If you haven’t logged out of your Gmail account, you may be signed in automatically.

C: After signing in, click on your profile icon or your name in the top right corner, then go to the “Create Channel” section.

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

D: Enter the name you’d like for your channel along with a handle. Handles are unique, short channel identifiers distinct from channel names.

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

E: Once you’ve filled in the channel name, click “Create Channel” at the bottom right.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully created your YouTube channel.

Step 3: Customize Your YouTube Channel

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

To make your channel attractive and appealing to visitors, customize it by following these steps:

Layout: Add a channel trailer (video) for new visitors who haven’t subscribed yet. This trailer helps introduce people to your channel’s content. If your channel covers various topics, consider creating a short video that highlights your channel’s purpose. You can also add featured videos for returning subscribers and featured sections as desired.

Branding: Set your profile picture, banner image, and video watermark. These elements create a distinct and recognizable identity for your channel.

Basic Info: Provide your channel’s name, handle, and description. The description is essential as it informs your YouTube visitors about your channel’s content and purpose. You can also include links to your website and social media accounts for contact information.

To upload a video to your channel, click on the “Create” option in the top right corner and then select “Upload.” Choose the video you want to upload and follow the instructions.

How to Create a Professional YouTube Channel in 2023

Enjoy managing your new YouTube channel!

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