This week, I created a new Youtube Channel for The Sleeping Storyteller & lots of peeps have been asking me how I did it, so here's my TOP TIPS for getting started. Before you even start, you need to make some films to share. You can't get much further than opening your channel unless you upload at least one film. Here's one of my films as an example ...
Now to DESIGN A PROFILE PICTURE. You can off course, use a picture of yourself, but you might want to use a logo. Remember the picture comes up very tiny, so to be sure it is clear, your profile picture (also known as the “channel icon”) needs to be 800 x 800 pixels.
The benefits of having this little icon is that it comes up in the left hand side of your video when you share it to other social media platforms. You can see it on the left hand side of my video, below.
Now to DESIGN A BANNER. I found this a bit more tricky and had to have a few goes to make sure that the writing and logo were in the middle of the header, not just on the computer, but also on mobile phones and laptops.
Youtube will show you what it looks like in a preview. For me, trial and error was my friend. You can see mine as an example by Clicking HERE
The optimal size for YouTube channel art in your banner is 2560 x 1440 pixels. This can change from year to year so if you do it an then later it seems to be odd, check out on google what sizes are current.
Now you have a personalised youtube channel but you don't have a personalised Youtube URL Adress. You can't change it until you have been on for 3 months and have over 100 subscribers. So, if you've read this and you'd like to do me a favour back, then please go over to subscribe at my channel so that I can personalise my url address once I get over 100 subscribers. Thanks a million.