How to upload a video to YouTube.

Learn more about creating your own YouTube channel and uploading your first video.

The process of capturing epic shots and editing raw files into engaging video is only a slice of the content creation pie. In order to reach a broader audience and grow your brand, you’ll also need to know how to upload and share your videos to social media channels so your followers can engage with your content. Let’s dive into what you need to know to upload your first video to YouTube.

Create a YouTube Channel.

In order to have somewhere for your videos to live on YouTube, you’ll first need to create your own channel. This is incredibly easy to complete — all you need to do is log into your YouTube account and click on your user icon.

From the dropdown menu, select Create a channel.

Follow the prompts to set up your channel and fill out its details so your future viewers know what to expect. This includes items like your channel’s description, contact info, optional branding, and more.

Easy steps for uploading YouTube videos.

Once your channel is ready, follow these steps to upload your video.

  • Log into your YouTube account.
  • On the top right corner of the screen, click on the Create icon, indicated by the video camera.
  • From the options, select Upload Video.
  • Click Select Files To Upload to locate your video file.

Once your file begins uploading, you'll be prompted to fill out more details pertaining to your video, such as its title and a description of the content. Take the time to craft engaging and relevant text so new users can easily find and enjoy your videos.

With a bit of practice and determination, you’ll soon have a YouTube channel that’s teeming with your favorite video content. Discover more tips for creating epic videos for your YouTube channel.

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