How to Start a YouTube Channel in 2024 from Scratch and Earn Money Online?

Becoming a YouTuber has become a dream nowadays for most youngsters in terms of building a thriving career. Whenever we watch the video of any YouTube creator, somewhere in our mind we also think of becoming one and earning money by making videos. If you’re also one of them, then this article will guide you on how to become a successful creator on YouTube in 2024.

YouTube, the pioneer platform in content creation, is rapidly growing with the growth of short videos. Nowadays, the attention span of people has become very low and that’s why short videos have become the mainstream content format.

Earlier, if you wanted to grow a YouTube channel from scratch then most of the popular creators would advise you to start long-form and valuable videos. Things have now changed, and now you need to focus on attention-grabbing short videos in order to grow a channel in a short span of time.

You can obviously make both long-form and short videos, but the beginning strategy should be more focused on Shorts and then you can create long videos. Here’s the full guide on how to create a YouTube channel and then you can grow it and make money online through video content creation.

Investment and Reguired Gadgets

Many of you might be thinking about the investment in creating a YouTube channel. Don’t worry, it’s completely free without spending even a single penny.

In this era of Internet and digitalisation, you all have a smartphone and a fast internet connection. That’s all we need to make a channel. In fact, you can make videos from your phone also; no need to worry about money.

Your smartphone is the all-in-one gadget for running a channel on YouTube. From creating videos to uploading and making money, all the tasks can be done by your phone.

But, if you want to produce some high-quality video contents, you need to spend something. And, I am speaking about all these only for the experienced ones, not the beginners. The newbies can do all stuff by smartphone and for the identified YouTubers, the equipment/gadgets required are as under.

  • Camera/DSLR for Video Recording
  • External Microphone for Good Audio
  • Tripod for Mounting the Camera
  • Studio Lights for Better Video Quality
  • Video Editing Software
  • PC/Laptop for Editing Videos

Beginner’s Guide to Starting a YouTube Channel

To start a YouTube channel, you just need a smartphone with an Internet connection. If you’ve a high budget, then you can always purchase the gadgets for video production; but you can also start with a smartphone.

Now that you have purchased all these gadgets or you can use your smartphone for all these tasks, let’s talk about the process of creating a brand new YouTube channel. I have divided this beginner’s guide into five parts so that even a non-tech person can very easily make a channel.

  • Finding Perfect Niche (Category of Videos)
  • Creating YouTube Channel
  • Customizing Channel (Logo/Channel Art/Description)
  • Making Videos/Editing/Uploading
  • Start Making Money with Your YouTube Channel

Finding the Best Niche for YouTube Channel

The very first task for you before starting a channel is to find the perfect niche according to your interests and knowledge. Niche is simply the category of your videos i.e. in which topics you will be sharing information on your blog.

Many beginners make a common mistake and choose a niche by seeing other people and their earnings. Never do that because at the end of the day, you have to create content about it. And if you do not know about it and have no interest, then won’t be able to make it a sustainable YouTube channel in the long run.

So, first think about your interests and knowledge deeply and then decide in which category you are going to make videos about. This will help you to continue your YouTube channel in the long run fulfilling your dream to live a boss-free life.

How to Make Videos for YouTube?

You have successfully created your YouTube channel, now let’s talk about the process of making videos. See, there are many types of videos that you can post on your channel, like PC Screen Recording Tutorials, Face-cam Videos, Daily life Vlogs, Short films, etc. And for every genre (except screen recording) you need a camera.

If you can afford a digital camera/DSLR that’s great; if no, then don’t worry, you can make your videos through your smartphone camera also. Shoot your video with your smartphone, then you can edit on your phone also using Kinemaster, PowerDirector, Adobe Premiere Rush, etc. mobile video editors.

How to Upload a Video on YouTube?

When your video is finally ready to be uploaded on your channel, go to YouTube Studio on a PC browser or open the YouTube app on your smartphone. There you will get an option to upload your video.

Now, the main part comes if you want to get more views on your videos; its title, description and tags should be well optimized (SEO-friendly) according to the topic of the video as well as the keywords searched on YouTube.

You can use the TubeBuddy Chrome extension for optimizing your videos and also get an idea of the keywords by searching it on YouTube itself. As you type the starting word of your video topic, you will get to see some suggested keywords which you can use as tags.

The video uploading process on YouTube is divided into two parts, uploading and processing. Wait for some time until your video is processed and click on the Publish button after writing the title, description and tags. And your video is live on your channel.

Making Money with Your YouTube Channel

I hope you are happy now to post your first video on YouTube. Now, the billion-dollar question comes to mind “How to Earn Money with YouTube Channel“? Can you make money from the first video and the first day?

No, the current eligibility criteria to monetize your videos is to first complete 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time on your channel in the past 12 months. As soon as you meet this threshold, you will be able to join the YouTube Partner Program which will help you to show Google AdSense ads on your videos.

In addition to AdSense, there are many other earning sources for YouTubers. Among all of them, affiliate marketing, sponsored videos and brand integration are the most popular by which you can make money beyond your expectations and thinking.

Should I make a new email for YouTube?

It’s your choice. If you have a Gmail account created before, you can use that also.

Is it worth starting a YouTube channel?

Yes, this is the best time to create a YouTube channel because all people have access to internet and most of them tend to consume video content in comparison to textual one.

What equipment do you need to be a YouTuber?

Nothing! If you are reading this, I hope you have a smartphone with a good internet connection. Open the camera app, record your video, edit with any mobile video editor and upload with the phone itself.

How to grow a YouTube channel fast?

Frankly speaking, there’s no shortcut to grow fast. Just be consistent with your content and your channel will surely boom in some months.

How to be a successful YouTuber as a kid?

Nowadays, all kids are fascinated by famous YouTubers and they also want to be one. You can also do YouTube but I would recommend you to start it as part time. Save some time from studying and invest that in creating videos, but don’t leave studying completely.

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