How to Create a YouTube Channel Using Your Smart Phone
We all have that one device that we are constantly checking, our smart phones. They have become our maps, alarm clocks, music library, and camera. Your smart phone can also be the key to starting your YouTube channel. Whether you are saving for that DSLR or just prefer the simplicity of filming with your phone, here is how you can start a YouTube channel using that little gadget that’s in your pocket.
Our phones can take clear, quality pictures but good lighting is key when filming. Have you ever stumbled upon a YouTube video that had weird shadows and dingy lighting? The content might have been what you were looking for, but you found yourself clicking a different video after a few seconds.We can’t help ourselves, we want to watch videos that look good. Having proper lighting is the easiest way to create a good first impression to potential subscribers.We recommend this ring light for it’s easy set-up and LED daylight effect. The best part about this light is that your phone can be mounted onto it. When paired with your phones camera, you are one step closer to making a quality YouTube channel people will want to subscribe to.
A Mount for your Phone so that You can Press Play
The Prismatic ring light has a mini-ball head mount that can be used to mount your smart phone horizontally. We recommend this phone mount. This mount costs less than ten dollars and cradles your phone like a baby.
A Table Top Light Stand
Your ring light needs to be mounted onto something so that you can step away from it and start filming. We recommend this weighted light stand because it can be placed onto your kitchen table, work desk or any flat surface. This little guy stands less than a foot tall, but has a weighted base so that it can hold the weight of your light plus a phone.
A Back Drop
Back drops are an affordable way to spice up your videos. They can create a chic flare to your look and keep your audience focused on what matters most, your content. We recommend this back-drop .
Now that you have all the tools you need, let's go over a brief run down on how to actually create your Youtube Channel. Here are a few basic steps to start with.
- Sign into YouTube and click on the user icon at the top right of the screen
- Click on the gear icon to get to your account’s YouTube Settings
- Click on Create a new channel
- Then choose “Use a business or other name”
- Add your Brand name and click create
Now that you've created your channel, here are a few tips from DVE that can help it grow.
- Make sure you know your market and your content. The more you cater to your market, the more likely people will click the subscribe button.
- Optimize your SEO (search optimization). Make sure to fill in a title, description and tags on each video you post. These are essential to making your video easily findable in a YouTube search.
- Stay Consistent. Don't create one video and then vanish from the web. Plan out a weekly schedule that is consistent, this allows followers to expect your content and they may even begin looking forward to it.
- Be creative with your thumbnail. Research has shown that there is a higher click rate on videos that have a captivating and unique thumbnail image.
With your smart phone and these simple tools, you’ll be YouTube ready in no time. Quality videos can be the stepping stone to creating a hobby or even career out of the content you make. We provide the tools, but you are what makes your videos unique and captivating. It’s time to let your creativity, vibrancy, and passion come to life.Please submit any questions you may have to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to send us a picture of the space you have to work with, we will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction!
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