How to upload videos to YouTube – Easy Step by Step Instructions

How to upload videos to YouTube – Easy Step by Step Instructions

Many request from people on how to use YouTube for their videos. Times are changing and more content is going visual. We have put together a step by step instruction on how to upload your videos or go live on YouTube. Click on any of the images to view larger.

First of all you have to have a Google account to use YouTube.  We suggest if you are going to use YouTube for business, you have a separate account. Its easy and sign up is free. 

Once you have a Google (it is your Gmail account) Sign in and go to YouTube.


Step 1. Uploading your video to YouTube

Click on the upper right hand corner or on your mobile device, look for the cam icon > Click and choose Upload Video (click on the image below to view larger)

You will be directed to YouTube Studio


Step 2. Uploading your video

On a computer or mobile device, Select the video file and upload. The arrow icon will show you progression.

Step 3. Now your video is uploaded to your YouTube Studio

Wait for YouTube to generate thumbnails for your video or you can upload one of your own.

Add our title for the video you uploaded

Add a description of the video. Keep in mind words and phrases for youtube searches. 

Choose the cover photo for your video or upload one of your own by clicking the + icon.

Select a Playlist you want to add this video to or create one. 

Click NEXT


Step 4. Select the Right Settings

You will see the draft of the video you just uploaded.

Here you can change playlist or add to more than one playlist. No changes? 

Select if this video is made for children (will be available for review for youtube kids app) default is “no”

Select if this is restricted conent for adults only or not. Default is “no”

Click NEXT

Step 5. Adding “cards” to your YouTube video?

Cards on a YouTube video are those little pop ups you see when you are watching a video. To add cards, you will view a timeline of your video. You will stop in the timeline to add a card, link to your site etc. If you have nothing to add in your video, 

Click NEXT

Step 6. Finish your video and publishing your YouTube video

You can save your video to draft to complete the publishing later if you do not want to publish right now. 

Next and final steps to publishing your video

Select visibility – Here you will list if your video will be available to the:

  • Public– this will ba available for the public to watch and will be indexed in search engines. This is the most common.
  • Unlisted – This is a private vodeo that you have uploaded and only people with a link that you send them, will be able to view the video. This is most commonly used for training videos or company training videos that they don’t really need the public to view or want in searches.
  • Private – Ony you or people you send video links to can view a private video.
Video done and don’t want to publish now? 

You can schedule the publish date of a video for the future if you don’t want to publish right away.

If you want to publish now then click the PUBLISH button. 


You are done! You have just uploaded a video to YouTube!

If you need help with your YouTube Channel videos, please feel free to contact us.

Start using Push Signals to keep people engaged on your web site.

Start using Push Signals to keep people engaged on your web site.

What exactly is a Push Notification? Why you should be using them?

Push Notifications or Message pop-ups are a correspondence channel incorporated with each cell phone sold today.

  • Pop-up messages are the first and frequently most significant correspondences channel utilized by applications.
  • About each major application utilizes message pop-ups for exchanges and re-commitment.
  • Pop-up message innovation is quickly advancing from a straightforward message conveyance framework to a rich and intelligent medium.

Clients today make some hard memories recollecting what applications they even have on their gadget. Message pop-ups help these administrations convey opportune and important data to clients, and in doing as such, remaining top of their mind.

An ongoing report indicated that versatile clients get a normal of 63.5 warnings every day, with most notices originating from informing and email applications.

Message pop-ups ( or Push notifications ) are basically a method for making clients aware of data that they have subscribed to from applications and administrations. Notices envelop about each conceivable use case and sort of administration, including different interchanges mediums like email, SMS, and VoIP.

One of the best notification tools out there to run on any devise and multitude of browsers is called One Signal. This is great for WordPress user web sites too. We have been using this for years and the best part about it…its all they dedicate on doing. They have even kept up with the oh so rapidly evolving in technology.

There are three basic types of Push Notifications that people use most frequently. Do any of these fit the type of messages your viewers could benefit from?

One Signal has the tools to either allow you to send certain push notifications to your users depending on the type you need for your audience or business. Even interaction with WordPress sites, which is why we like them so much.

Transactional Notifications

Set automated messages triggered by events – such as a package in transit or abandoned cart. Transactional notifications build trust and nudge users to complete actions.

System Notifications

Let your users know about new features and opportunities, such as product launches, breaking news, and holiday discounts. These usually go out as massive blasts to a wide audience. ( This is the one most common for WordPress users)

User Notifications

Let users know when another user, seller, or reader messages them. These are especially relevant for social networking apps, dating apps, marketplaces, and any sites that allow comments.

What is the best way to use Push Notifications?

Got to play nice in the sandbox! There is an etiquette on the web and us developers are held to certain standards. 

A key component of message pop-ups is that clients must select in to getting them. Given the quantity of warnings most clients get, numerous clients decide to quit accepting increasingly except if there is a convincing an incentive to the notices.

Keep giving your audience a reason to be engaged in your notifications! 


  • Sign up for notifications on sales done at your location.
  • Delivery or pick up locations for items when they arrive.
  • News that is for your local area.
  • Parents or support groups information or opportunities.
  • Subscription for family and friends of a personal blog.
  • The list goes on and on!

Some of the features One Signal has:

  • Mobile Push Notifications
  • Web Push (which is what we use in WordPress)
  • Email ( this comes in with a built in builder with Drag n drop tools)
  • In-App (great for using targeted audiences and comes with Analytics to see engagements)
  • And last but such a great tool is their preview tool! This is such a great way to see how easy this system is to use too!


In conclusion, if you have a WordPress site and need help setting up push notifications for your site, let us know by contacting us. One signal is the one we recommend to get this done for you.

You can see more about One Signal Push Notifications and think of the possibilities for your place of business, personal and family uses.




Difference between Facebook Pages and Groups?

Difference between Facebook Pages and Groups?

Simple explanation of the difference in Facebook “pages” or “group” to help you decide what is best for your business.

So you have your web site and you now are setting up your social media pages to help in marketing. You can’t decide which to set up on Facebook, a Group or a Page.

Maybe you don’t have a web site but want to have a part of Facebook where you can share information, ideas and discussion with others?

Lets see if we can help you decide quickly and what is best for your needs.

What is a Facebook Page?

Creating a Facebook Page for yourself or business, means that you are going to provide all of the information, specials, products, services for your “followers” to see. You are in control of the content on your Facebook “page”. You can assign additional administrators to help post new content, upload photos, share links etc. on your FB “page”. Perople can leave comments on the information YOU provide to your audience.

What is a Facebook Group?

Creating a Facebook Group allows your followers to participate in content being posted in that “group”. Settings in a group allow content to be approved first, but this is an interactive page between you and followers. they can “post” , upload photos, share URLs, create albums and more in interaction within your group. You can set a group to public viewing or a private group (though yes, FB can see anything private).

You can create both however this might get a little muggy when maintaining.

We hope this is a simple and straight forward explanation for before deciding which is best for your personal or business needs when creating a Facebook Page or Group!

If you found this article helpful and would like more like it, take a look at our other Fresh Brews!

Creating a Facebook Page for Business

Creating a Facebook Page for Business

Simple step by step instructions and features to set up a Facebook™ business page for your business, entertainment or services. This will get you started and show you tools available that you can use for a Facebook™ page for business.


Creating a Facebook business page – Lets get started!


From your personal account click on the drop down arrow in the top blue menu


Select “Create a Page”  (see the difference between a PAGE and a GROUP)


Facebook business page step 1










Then Select which best describes the category your Facebook page will go into















Finally, Select a sub-category (if prompted) and fill in any information needed to start your page set up















Follow any steps that you need (each category is different) to continue to set up your page




How to design and use tools in your Facebook business page


How to find your page that you created?



Click on the down arrow in the upper right of the Facebook menu. Select which “page” you want to go to (some people are set as administrators of many pages so if you do not see your page, you would want to select “see more”)


You can view messages left on pages managed here too!




Facebook business page step 4






Change your page images by clicking on any of the camera icons on the page.


Write something so your audience and followers can see by clicking next you to icon and “write something” You can also publish URLs here to share information that will drive your audience back to your web site for sales and information!










Facebook business page step 5






There are easy to use tools that you can use for your followers






Facebook business page step 6




See the weekly analytics of how your page is doing with viewers! The more you share your page and likes you get, the more you will see these numbers change.






Facebook business page step 7






See reviews that people leave for your page. Encourage your FB viewers to leave their reviews, though an ultimate guide would have them leave them on your web site for products and services you offer.


You can edit any information on your page by viewing icons or edit links to help provide all the best information for your business. The more complete your profile looks…the better! 


Use the side menu, add a call to action button for people to use, change your information and category as your business changes.








Facebook business page final step




How to create a Facebook business URL


Many people would like their own URL for Facebook so to create your own, under GENERAL (see image above) > edit – will prompt you to create your own to share on other sites, friends and associates.


We hope this was a simple way of explaining how to set up and use your Facebook business page to get your started!


If you like easy instructions like this, give us a thumbs up on our Facebook page!



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