ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Make Your First Youtube Video

Updated on July 20, 2016
This is an example of a unique and catchy name of a very famous youtuber.
This is an example of a unique and catchy name of a very famous youtuber. | Source

Getting Started

The first step you must take when making your YouTube channel is to pick a name for your channel. Though it may not seem like it this is a very important step to get your channel going, it happens to be crucial for a successful channel. Your name on youtube is what allows viewers to know what your channel is all about. It lets them know about a personality trait of your, and it individualizes you from the rest of the youtube community. Using a common name for your youtube channel is not a good idea because you are likely to be drowned out by the rest of the users with that same name. You need to find a name that is short, easy to pronounce and catchy. Try stepping away from your computer to let your mind's creativity flow. You can use a nickname you had when you were young, use a trait that describes your personality in the name (ex. Optimistic Opinionator) , use a word that describes the content in your channel (ex. Jessica Games), and so on. Using figurative language is also something useful when naming your YouTube channel. Alliteration, short metaphors, rhymes and irony in your name are great linguistic tools to use in order to attract viewers. Just remember your name is meant to tell viewers something about you or reflect your creativity and imagination.

Making Your First Video

There are many different things you should do or consider doing when making your first Youtube video here I will list the 5 most important ones:

  1. Be Original - When making your first youtube video it is crucial that you are being original. You need to offer Youtube something new. If you are starting a gaming channel you need to add your own thing, something different and attractive to viewers. It could be a funny way of presenting yourself, shouting at the screen when playing games, funny and short skits, etc. Otherwise what is stopping the viewer from watching Pewdiepie over you?
  2. Be Yourself - You need to show that you are having fun and being yourself, if you are forcing anything in your video or trying too hard it tends to make the video cringy. Being relaxed and showing confidence will attract more viewers and improve your channel.
  3. Live Up To Your Name - Make sure the content on your channel matches your name. If you name is GamingwithBri, but the content on your channel is mostly vlogs this will mislead people that visit your channel. Make sure its obvious to people as to what kind of content can be found on your channel (informational, makeup/beauty, pranks, comical skits, cooking, gaming, vlogging, etc.)
  4. Provide Quality Content - You do not need to buy expensive web cams, microphones or video editing softwares. However, you should try your best to have good lighting in your videos, maybe clean around the area you will be filming at, and make your video attractive by adding a picture thumbnail.
  5. Have Fun - Enjoy yourself when making your videos! Making YouTube videos is not all about the views or becoming rich or famous. Making videos is about enjoying yourself by doing something you love. If you expect to become rich or famous on Youtube then it probably isn't the place for you.

I hope this article helped you figure out how to start your channel

Deciding What Your Channel Is About

What genre would you like for your channel?

See results

© 2016 Brianna


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)