December 11

6 Things New YouTubers Should Do Before Uploading A Video


Are you planning to put up your own YouTube Channel?  

Have you started creating your videos, but you don’t know what to do before uploading them?  

If you’ve decided to create your YouTube channel and commit to that, I want to congratulate you. It’s probably one of the best decisions of your life. 

So, you might be asking how do you make your YouTube channel stand out. I’m going to teach you what to do before uploading your first video in YouTube so you can optimize it immediately. 

The six simple steps that I will teach you will help your channel start with a bang! There are a couple YouTube channel settings that need to be in place so that you make sure YouTube algorithm to start working immediately 

People like YouTube because they can learn new things and make money out from it especially when your videos get hundreds or millions of views. 

So, if you want your YouTube channel to stand out and optimize your videos immediately, this post is for you! 


#1 Share your YouTube Channel 

Get people to visit your YouTube channel by sharing a link of your video and ask them to subscribe. Send the link to your friends, family, other entrepreneurs and businesses that you’ve been wanting to share it with.  

Display the link in your social media accounts, such as on your Instagram bio, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. You may also send a text and send your link via e-mail, Viber, WhatsApp. 

How to find the link: 

If you don’t know where to find the link of your video, you can just head over to your channel and go to the little bubble and click on My Channel and copy the link. 

Another way to share your link is through your mobile phone. Download the free YouTube application in Apple Store or Google play.  Login your YouTube account, go to your channel and click the three little dots and click copy link. <


What doesn’t work?  

Typing your keywords in the YouTube search box, such as your name or title of the video will not be automatically be picked up by the YouTube algorithm. YouTube keyword search bar is not going to pick your channel name because you literally ave no searches. 

Important Note:

So, you need to keep in mind that for your YouTube channel to show up, it will be best if you share your channel link to your friends, family, other businesses and entrepreneurs.

#2 Establish your channel keywords 

It’s very vital to establish your channel keywords. 

What does this mean? It means optimizing your entire channel and letting the YouTube algorithm know what keywords to identify your channel. 

What to do: 

  1. Go to your YouTube Creator Studio and click on little bubble icon; 

  1. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu for a Channel; 

  1. In the drop-down menu and click the section called “Advanced; 

In the Advanced setting you will see the “channel keywords”. 

Now let’s say your YouTube channel is inclined with the nutrition niche and your focus is on keto diet. It will be best if you type in your channel keywords basic keywords’ related to keto diet, such as “how to lose weight with keto diet’’. 

  1. Scroll down and click “allow my channel to appear on other channel’s recommendations” 

This is really important because this is how you’re going to get a lot of traffic from other people’s channels when you pop up in their suggested box or suggested videos on the right-hand side. 


Tip: What doesn’t work?  

You don’t need to put every single keyword that are available. Just enough that YouTube algorithm gets a feel on who they could start sending to your channel. 

#3 Create Playlists 

 For new YouTubers, it’s vital to create playlists. 

 First, placing a video on a playlist triggers the YouTube algorithm every time you’re uploading a video. 

Second, playlists give a visitor-friendly feel. All videos are compiled according to a category or theme. It triggers your visitor to watch more of your videos since the whole playlist starts to play automatically 

Finally, make sure you organize and think about what type of categories you assign to your videos.  Be sure to  add a description for each playlist you make. 

Playlists serve as a mini funnel.  

You can convince people why they should continue to watch this playlist and give them ideas on about how they will benefit from watching your content. 

#4 Three pillared banner 

The banner is the first one thing you see on a YouTube channel. It must create a good first impression.  

Your banner must depict what you want to tell people from the beginning  

You must decide, will it be an image of you?  

Are you going to place your company name?  

What I recommend is to have three pillars of what your channel is all about. If you’re in the cooking niche, you may place hot new recipes, easy new recipes and easy meal preps you can do at home. 

Make sure that you’ve top three things. With this, people can have an idea on what to expect within three seconds from the moment they land their eyes on your YouTube channel. 

You may also the frequency of when you’re going to post new videos. 

If you can commit to a strict schedule you may place “new videos every Monday and Friday”. However, if you cannot do so, you may place “dropping several videos weekly”. 


Creating the banner: 

You may create your own banner on with the free version. If you’re not good with graphics, you may hire someone to do the work for you with the help of or 


The banner must appear professional if you will use the YouTube channel for business. 

#5 Upload Vault 

The uploaded videos will help you. This allows you to automatically insert some setting so that you don’t have to redo things and post things in every single video. 


For example, with the description, you can have a pre template so you don’t have to copy-paste or rewrite the description every time. 

Preset tags: 

The other thing you can have preset are some of the tags. 

So, if there's, 3 or 4 tags that you automatically use every single time, which is a big hit, I highly that you start tagging your name and your channel name, so that you can start dominating that keyword from the beginning. 

Having these settings properly on this page could really help your workflow and definitely help save you some time in the future.  

Standards Licensing: 

The other thing that I wanted to bring your attention to on this page is the standards licensing.  You want to make sure you understand whether you want to allow people to be able to use your content.  

So, if you click on Creative Commonsyou’re allowing people to use whatever content they want. 

So, if you don't want people to use your content, make sure you choose the other standard license option. 

#6 Branding 

Use watermark so that whenever people see your content from other pages, they will have a chance to search for you and subscribe to your channel. 

You can place a little image or a logo or place a subscribe button in the lower right-hand side of the video, so people are always reminded to subscribe to the channel. 

So, with these 6 steps, you guys will have a solid foundation of your YouTube channel settings and how to set your channel off the right way. 


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