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.
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”
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,
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.