YouTube not just provides you the option of watching videos online but provides you with multiple options like you can create your own YouTube channel. You can create a channel to upload videos for business purpose or you can upload your favorite video in a channel. Like if you want to create a channel with funny video you can create one for it. It requires few steps to create a channel, once you create your channel you can name your channel according to your business name or if you are creating the channel for personal use the name may indicate the type of videos in it.
To create a channel you first need to sign-in to your YouTube account. Signing in requires your YouTube or Google account. After signing in you get started to create a channel.
Create a YouTube Channel
To create a YouTube channel you need to go to your profile icon. Then click on YouTube settings icon. In Account settings you have to click on Create a channel. It asks for the naming the channel.
Name Your Channel
The most important step is to give a name to your channel. It can be either be your default user name or if you want to set any business name click on ‘To use a business or other name, click here’. Choose any relevant name for you channel related to the videos you want to upload. Your channel name should indicates the business you are running. After deciding the name and filling in the form you have to click Done.
The channel will be created and you will be taken to channel home page where you can set the profile icon of your channel and set you channel art. You can upload videos and create your playlist. You can set the privacy settings for the uploaded video. Either you want it to be public, private or unlisted. You can also add titles and descriptions for the video so that it can be searched by others. In Advance settings under Upload defaults you can set the privacy settings for the uploaded videos like comments are allowed or not, ratings shown to the users and you can set the language etc. according to your need. Click on Publish button on the top right hand side to publish the video.
Create a Custom URL
YouTube channel is created with a default URL. To have an easy access for others to your YouTube Channel the URL for your channel must be easy. YouTube provides you the option to have a customized URL for you channel. For example if you have a channel related to business you can name your URL according to your business name. To name URL you must click on Advance option in YouTube setting page.
If you have 100 or more subscriber and your channel is at least 30 days old then you will be eligible to change the URL. The message shown says you are eligible to create a custom URL you can claim it here. You have to click it.
When you set a URL for your YouTube channel it displays a message that this is how your YouTube Channel URL looks like. Click on Change URL button to confirm new URL for your channel.