How To Come Up With A YouTube Channel Name In 2020

Are you stuck trying to come up with a name for your new YouTube channel?

Do you want to change the name of your current channel so it more clearly aligns with the current content?

In the video below, I share 7 tips on how you can come up with a YouTube channel name in 2020 so you can stop procrastinating and take action.

If you want a grow your YouTube Channel so you can attract more views and subscribers, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide TubeBootCamp.com

  1. Personal name or company name.
    One of the easiest ways to come up with a YouTube channel name is to just use your personal name. If it’s already taken, you can just add a word to the beginning or the end. I’ll show you some examples later. If you decide to use a company name, try to include a keyword in there that represents the content of your channel.

    For example, recently I decided to change my channel name from isitebuild which I’ve been using for years to Drost Video which more clearly represents my current content.

    Here are some examples of the top creators on YouTube which are using their personal names or a company name or a combination of both.

    Matthew Santoro, 6.2 million subscribers.
    Jamie Oliver, 4 million subscribers.
    Whitney Simmons, 1.3 million subscribers.
    Ed Sheeran 35.1 million subscribers.
    Katy Perry 31.8 million subscribers. Of course, all these music channels tend to be personal names for personal branding purposes. Mark Wiens, 2.8 million subscribers.
    Tony Robbins, GaryVee 2.33 million subscribers whose actual name is Gary Vaynerchuk

    Here’s some examples of more descriptive names or a combination of personal and company name.

    How To Cook That, 3.5 million subscribers.
    Laura in the Kitchen 3.3 million subscribers.
    FitnessBlender, 5.3 million subscribers.
    ScottHermanFitness, 2 million subscribers.
    Sasha Fitness, 1.1 million subscribers.
    Yoga With Adrienne, 4 million subscribers.
    SaraBethYoga 378,000 subscribers.
    Yoga By Candice, 227,000 subscribers.
    High On Life, 592,000 subscribers.
    Rick Steves’ Europe, 489,000 subscribers.
  2. Aligns with the content of each channel.
    If you’re using your own name, that can be a personal brand. The disadvantages is that your name might already be taken. It might be difficult to remember and hard to spell.

    An advantage is that if you change a niche at any time, you can still keep the personal name for your channel. The advantage of using a keyword in your channel name is that it more clearly describes your current content.
  3. Look at similar channels in your niche.
    Go to YouTube and look at some of the big channels in your niche. See if they’re mostly using their personal name, a company name, or a combination of both.

    Here are some creative ways my Facebook members came up with names for the YouTube channels….

    Rickie Lambert said, “My first two mud runs were Rugged Maniac and Warrior Dash so I took the first word from both and came up with Rugged Warrior.”

    Langzers LANGUAGE LOVERS says, “If you ask a kid to say LANGUAGE LOVERS, she will say LANGZERS.”

    HealthFinity Tutorial says, “My channel is about health which is infinite plus steps to recover from ailments which equals healthfinity tutorials.”
  4. Is it available across all your social media channels?
    Before you decide on a channel name, check if it’s available across all the social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, et cetera. Of course, you can use a different name for your YouTube channel, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, et cetera but it’s better to have them synchronized.

    When people see a channel name, it will be easy for people to identify who you are if your name is synchronized across all social media sites including your website.
  5. Check if there’s a domain name available for your website that is the same as your channel name.
    For example, recently I changed the name of my website from drostdesigns.com to drostvideo.com. I wanted to synchronize my YouTube channel name with the website name.
  6. Keep it short.
    You want to keep your channel name short so it’s easy to remember, easy to spell, and easy to say.

    For example, AfRo ToAd said, “I have an Afro and my favorite animals are toads so hence the name!”

    If you have a channel name with numbers or letters before or after the name, it’ll be difficult to remember which numbers or letters they were.
  7. Don’t procrastinate.
    It’s not such a big deal to change the channel name because you can change it multiple times per year. Your audience cares more about the content that you produce rather than your channel name.

    Let me ask you a question….

    How do you come up with a name for YouTube channel? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to hear them and I’m sure others would too.

Here are some online tools you can use to help you decide on your YouTube channel name….

  • Nameboy.com
    If I put on drostvideo here and click Submit, it’s going to give me a bunch of suggestions. You can see it adds names before your main keyword phrase which I’ve got drostvideo and then it also adds names after if you scroll down further. I’ve got travel, forest, power, world, et cetera.
  • Namechk.com
    I’ve put drostvideo in here, then you can see that com name is already taken which I purchased recently. You can also see if the usernames are available across your social media sites.
  • Brandbucket.com
    If I put my video in here, click search business names, then it’ll give me a lot of dot com names that I could pay for. I can also search by style. I got clever names, catchy names, modern and trendy names. This gives you a lot of food for thought. You may not use the exact name, but you may use a combination of any one of these names.

Here’s some important things to keep in mind when you try to come up with a YouTube channel.

  1. Type your name into YouTube or Google to see if it’s already taken.
  2. Check if your name is not already taken across all the social media sites.
  3. Check if the dot com domain name is available for your website.
  4. Associate your website with a YouTube channel.
  5. Get a custom URL for your channel.
  6. Decide on a personal account or a brand account. A personal YouTube account only allows you to use two words such as your first and last name, whereas a brand account allows you to use multiple words.

Should use a personal account or a brand account?

Watch this video to learn about the pros and cons of a personal account or a brand account for YouTube channel.

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How To Make A Slideshow Online For YouTube (with pictures and music)

The video editor on YouTube doesn’t allow you to create a slideshow or add images, so what’s the solution?

In the video below you’ll learn the steps to make a slideshow online for YouTube with pictures and music, using a free online video editor.

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Here’s how to make a slideshow for YouTube using a free online video editor called Kapwing

Step 1
Go to the free online video editor called Kapwing,
– click on Tools, c
– click studio,
– click get started,
– click start with a blank canvas.

Step 2.
Select the output size for your slideshow.

– You can select 1:1 which is good for Instagram, 9:16 which is good for Instagram stories, 16:9 which is great for YouTube, so let’s do that one.
– Add a number of scenes for the different images or videos you wish to put together. I’m going to add five scenes.

Step 3.
Upload images

– click to upload or you can drag and drop. Alternatively, you can paste an image enter your video url.
– Here’s a folder containing my images,
– highlight an image,
– click open.
– Let’s upload an image.

Step 4.
Adjust image

– click adjust if you want to change the opacity, brightness, contrast, saturation or blur of the image or video clip

Step 5.
Crop image or video clip

– click crop. I can select Instagram post, YouTube widescreen, Instagram & Snap Story, LinkedIn Mobile, Facebook/Twitter portrait, Facebook/Twitter landscape, Facebook cover photo. This is for YouTube so I’m going to select YouTube widescreen.
– position the image how I want it.
– click done cropping.
– You can just take the handles and then just position how I want it.

Step 6.
Change timing of image or video

– I can also change the timing of the image to one second or if I click the drop-down, I can select 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds or custom. I’m going to do 2 seconds.
– click the trash icon if you want to remove the image or you can duplicate it.
– Repeat this process for all the other images

Keep in mind, you can also add text or shapes if you wish.

– I can add a shape to an image or video clip on and change the color of the shapes.
– click on the timeline, to adjust the time from one second to two seconds, – When you’ve finished click “done”.
– Finally, I want to put a video at the end, so I’m going to click add a scene. – Click on “add scene
– click upload,
– select the video clip
– click open.
– click crop..it looks pretty good,
– click done cropping.

Step 6.
Rearrange the images and video clip

I can also rearrange these photos and video how I want by just dragging and dropping.

Step 7.
Add audio

– To add some audio to it, I click on audio to upload audio
– I’m going to go to the YouTube audio library and select some copyright free music. Here I am at the YouTube audio library, which you can go to youtube.com/audiolibrary.
– I select “work out freedom trail studio”
– click download.
– click done.

Step 8.
Publish the slideshow

– I can click share, save draft or publish.
– Let’s publish the slideshow,
– It says your content is being processed. It’ll take a few minutes for the slideshow to be processed

Step 9.
Remove watermark

– Notice that I’ve got the Kapwing watermark on there, so I want to get rid of that by signing in to my Kapwing account
– Sign in to Kapwing to remove watermark,
– Click continue with Google.
– It says “Your watermark-free content is being processed. You just have to sign up for a free account to get your watermark removed.
– Okay, now you can see that the Kapwing watermark has been removed.

Step 10.
Share the slideshow on social media

– I can download the video, edit it again to add some more slides, make a copy, send it to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or I can copy the link. It
– gives me a link where the slideshow is actually stored on Kapwing.

Here are the main benefits Kapwing gives you over traditional editing software.

  • It’s free to use.
  • It’s very easy to learn.
  • Nothing to download or install.
  • It works well on computers, tablets and phones.
  • Upload videos from any source.
  • Store your finished content on Kapwing.
  • It makes collaborations easy.

Click here to get Kapwing

Let me ask you a question, do you want to know how to trim the beginning, middle or end of an existing video on YouTube without losing its views and comments?

If that’s a yes, watch my next video on how to trim an existing video on YouTube. Thanks for watching and we’ll see you in the next video.

If you want a grow your YouTube Channel so you can attract more views and subscribers, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide TubeBootCamp.com

How To Shorten A Video Clip On YouTube With YouTube Video Editor

Do you want to know how to trim the beginning, middle, or end of an existing video on YouTube and not lose the views and comments?

In the video below, you’ll discover how to shorten a YouTube video using YouTube’s new Video Editor. It will enable you to trim an existing video on YouTube without having to download and edit it on your computer.

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Here are the steps to trim the beginning of a YouTube video using the video editor in Youtube Studio Beta.

  • Log to YouTube channel,
  • Click on Youtube Studio Beta.
  • Click on videos.
  • Select a video that you wish to shorten
  • I select live so I can shorten one of my live streams then I scroll down to select this unlisted video for this demonstration.
  • Click editor. I have an echo at the beginning of my video, so I want to remove the echo.
  • I move the play head to about 4:20 on the timeline
  • Click trim
  • Click split. I’m going to move the play head back to the beginning of the video so I can remove the beginning section.
  • I can also undo the split.
  • I can also choose options, which gives me shortcuts to speed up the editing process. For instance, I’ve got zoom in, zoom out, undo, command + Z, re-do command + Y and I can use the arrows nudging the playhead to the left or the right. I can rewind 10 seconds with J. Fast forward 10 seconds with L. I can also seek backward by five seconds by just pressing the Arrow key to the left and 4 to 5 seconds by pressing the Arrow key to the right.
  • Now I’ll remove the beginning section.
  • Click on preview…it’s exactly where I want to cut.
  • If I want to undo the changes just click undo at the top click “discard changes.”
  • When I’m happy with the edit, I just click save.

    What if I want to trim or remove the end of Youtube video?
  • Click Trim, move the blue slider up to where you want to trim
  • I can preview it by just playing the video.
  • I can split the video clip,
  • I can preview it to check if I’ve removed the end section.
  • Click save to process the edits.

What if I want to remove multiple sections of your YouTube Video?

  • Just move the playhead to where you want to trim it,
  • click trim
  • click split and move it down to how much you want to remove.
  • preview the section

What if I want to remove another section?

  • Just move the play head down,
  • edit trim,
  • click split again
  • move it to a where you want to take out a section
  • just keep in mind you can undo the “split here” or you can click “undo”
  • Preview it again.
  • Play the video to check the 2 sections you want to remove
  • Click save to process the removed sections
  • You can even remove more than 2 sections on the time line

How to shorten a video at the beginning?

  • I’m going to move the playhead to the beginning of the timeline
  • Click trim.
  • Extend the timeline to refine your editing.
  • Click split then move the blue bar to the very end to shorten the timeline
  • Preview it.
  • Click play.
  • Click save changes. It says, “Might take a few hours for your changes to apply.
  • During that time, viewers will see the current version of the video. You won’t be able to make other changes to the video, While you wait, you can leave the site,
  • Click save.” Says, “Video is being processed. Please check back later”.
  • Let’s see how it looks on my channel.
  • I can see that the edit is in progress.

    Here’s an important note.
    If your video has over 100,000 views, you may not be able to save changes to it, except to Blur Faces. Instead, use a Save as New Video option to save your changes. This restriction doesn’t apply to channels who are in the YouTube Partner Program.

    What if you want to add An End Screen to an existing video on YouTube so you can get your viewers to watch another video and subscribe to your channel?

    No worries, just watch our next video on how to use the YouTube video editor to add An End Screen to an already uploaded video.

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How To Combine YouTube Videos Without Using The YouTube Video Editor

YouTube’s Video Editor allows you to trim videos that you can’t combine two or more videos together.

What’s the solution?

In this video I’ll show you how to combine or merge two or more videos together using a free online video editor and you won’t even have to install or download anything
.

If you want a grow your YouTube Channel so you can attract more views and subscribers, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide TubeBootCamp.com

Here are the steps to combine YouTube videos or video clips quickly and easily
using the free online video editor...Kapwing

Step 1.
Download two YouTube videos from your channel that you wish to merge together. If you don’t know how to do this, watch my video on how to download videos from your YouTube channel to your desktop.

Step 2.
Use free online video editor at Kapwing.com
You’ll see all the tools that they have in their arsenal. Keep in mind that if you sign in to create an account, you won’t get a watermark, you can save your content and much more.

Step 3.
Go to video maker to upload video files
Upload or drag and drop your video files. You can also post an image or video URL in the designated box. I’m going to upload a couple of video files from my computer…video 1 and video 2.

Step 4.
Select video size

Select one by one square, 9 by 16 or 16 by 9 which is for YouTube videos. I’ll select 16 my 9 and choose border, zoom and crop to fit inside the screen.

Step 5
Trim the video

Click trim video then click the start box to trim to where you to start the video. If I click end I can move the slider at the end to where I want it to end. Then I play the clip and that’s a clip there click “done”

Now I’m going to do the second video, click trim, turn down the sound and I can move the slider down to where I want to start it. You take the end slider and move it to where I want it to finish. Looks pretty good. I click on the box here I can also move the arrows on the keyboard use these arrows for finer adjustments. After I’ve got everything done, just click done. I’ll play the video.

Step 6.
Merge videos together

Now I’m going to merge the two videos together. I just click create, says your content is being processed. Now I’ve got my two videos modes together. I can sign in to remove the watermark, I highly recommend. You can download it I can edit it, I can copy the link, I can embed it. I can also add text and shapes resize adjust timing or more.

Click open and studio I had text images shapes etcetera. I can also share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Step 7.
Remove watermark

Sign in to Kapwing to remove the watermark, continue as Google. It says your watermark-free content is being processed. When I check the video it no longer has a watermark on it.

Step 8.
Upload merged video to YouTube.

If you don’t know the correct way to upload your video to YouTube using YouTube studio beta, click the link in a card.

Here’s a BIG TIP…
If you have any outdated content on YouTube link the old video to the new video using cards or in screens. Viewers will be quickly redirected to the new video.

Here are top benefits of using Kapwing to combine multiple videos into one.

  • Free to use.
  • Nothing to download.
  • Combine multiple video clips quickly and easily.
  • Upload as many video clips as you want.
  • Ability to trim your videos.
  • Ability to add text images or shapes to your video.
  • No watermark if you create an account. N
  • Ability to save your content Kapwing with an account.
  • Supports most image, GIF and video files. This includes mp4 MOV, GIF, jpeg, PNG, AVI and more.

    What if you wish to trim an existing video on YouTube without losing views comments and rankings?
    I’m glad you asked. Just watch the next video on how to trim an existing video on YouTube using YouTube’s new video editor.

If you want a grow your YouTube Channel so you can attract more views and subscribers, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide TubeBootCamp.com

How To Share Multiple Links On Instagram Bio

How can I share multiple links on my Instagram bio that go to my free download, go to my latest YouTube video, my YouTube channel and my YouTube marketing course, when Instagram only allows one clickable link on the Instagram bio?

In the video below you’ll discover a clever app you can use plus how to create your own landing page where you can display multiple links. I’ll also discuss the pros and cons of the different options.

If you want a grow your YouTube Channel so you can attract more views and subscribers, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide TubeBootCamp.com

  1. Linktree
    Here’s how Linktree works….
    They give you a link to put in your Instagram bio and when you click on it, it shows multiple links on the page.
    – go to Linktree,
    – click sign Up free,
    – enter your information. Or if you already have an Instagram account, just click sign up with Instagram. It says hi video boot camp Linktree is requesting to do the following, access your basic information,
    – click Authorize. It says get started, we just need to confirm a few details, you’ll be managing your links no time.
    Here’s my Linktree address, my name, I’m going to put on my email. Tell us about yourself, select three categories that best describe your link, creative, influencer, business professional.
    – Check I’m not a robot.
    – I agree to Linktree’s Terms of Service details and select the plans.
    – The free plan includes get unlimited links on your Linktree, see the turnover of times each link has been clicked. See lifetime views on your Linktree, pick from a selection of luxury themes, upload your own profile image Amazon influencer program integration.

    I think this suits most people that want to get Linktree.

    – Alternatively, you can pay $6 per month to get lifetime clicks and views, see daily clicks and views, capture visitors’ email address, removes the Linktree logo. See day-by-day breakdown of link traffic, customization of your colors. Change the title of your Linktree, temporarily send visitors to one link with leap links.

    I don’t need that so I’m just going to go with the free version

    – Click Continue with Free. Thanks for signing up, verify your account. – Verify your Linktree email address.
    – Click verify email. Your account has been verified, continue. It says start by creating your first link.
    – Click the button to add one.
    – Click add new link
    – Put the link in there,
    – click add new link.
    – I have an option to get Linktree Pro, which means I can have a thumbnail priority link and schedule. See link clicks with Pro.
    – Let’s add another link to put latest YouTube video or send people to my videos page.
    – I’m going to put a link to my YouTube channel.
    – I can also move the links around.
    – Now, I’ve got the links named download free YouTube audit. Latest YouTube videos, subscribe to my YouTube channel.
    – I can also click on settings to upload an avatar, which will be my face.
    – I can also select a different theme if I wish from the theme options
    – After I’ve customized everything it says put this URL in your Instagram profile.
    – I’m going to copy the link.
    – I’m going to go to Instagram, click Edit Profile where it says website and it changes to my Linktree link. Click Submit. This is how Linktree looks on my phone (see video).
    – If I tap the link in my Instagram bio, it takes me to my Linktree landing page.
  2. Personal landing page.
    – If I tap on the link in the bio to my personal landing page, I can see my latest video, latest blog post, YouTube channel, YouTube course and landing page download for the free YouTube channel audit.
    – If I tap on latest video, get my latest video at the top of the screen.
    – If I tap on latest blog post, it takes me to my latest blog post on my website.
    – If I tap on YouTube channel, it takes me to my YouTube channel.
    – If I tap on YouTube course, it takes me to a landing page of my YouTube course.
    – If I tap on download free YouTube channel audit, it takes me to my landing page.
    – I’ve got one link in my Instagram bio, it that takes me to a page where I can share multiple links. If I want to change any of those links, I can just go into my web page and change them. I don’t have to go to Instagram.

    Let me show you how to quickly create a landing page for my instagram bio…
    – install the Thrive Architect plugin (click here to watch my review)
    – Log into your website,
    – click dashboard,
    – click install plugins. See I’ve got the Thrive Architect plugin installed. – I’m going to go to pages, add new, add a title.
    – Add a title,
    – under page attributes, select landing.
    – Click Save Draft,
    – click Launch Thrive Architect.
    – Click the plus icon which is add element.
    – Scroll down to the bottom,
    – click style as box. I get a bunch of templates here.
    – I’m going to choose this fancy resource boxes.
    – Click on that,
    – click Choose template.
    – You can just change the title on these like latest YouTube video.
    – To add the link, just click on the button and it says button link here.
    – I put my link in there.

    Now, I’ve got a link from my latest YouTube video, and you can do the same for YouTube channel, your landing page, your course et cetera.

    Perhaps, you only want three links, so you just eliminate one of the boxes by clicking on the trash icon.

    After you’ve done all that, just click Save work. Now, you can preview the page by seeing how it looks on a tablet, phone or desktop.

What are the pros and cons of Linktree?
Pros of Linktree
– Easy to set up,
– share multiple links,
– track for using clicks with a paid option.

Cons of Linktree
– Not on your own domain name,
– unable to include your own branding,
– not free if you upgrade to the pro option.

What are the pros and cons of having a personal landing page?
Pros of personal landing page
– You own domain name,
– customize as you wish,
– include your own branding.
– You own the URL so you’re not taking people off site, viewers know they’re going to the right place.

Cons of personal landing page
– you need a website or a blog and
– need to install the Thrive Active plugin.
– You also need web hosting for your website. If you already have a WordPress website or blog, then you can easily install the Thrive Architect plugin. You can also use it to quickly and easily create hundreds of landing pages.

Let me ask you a question...
What methods do you use to share your links on Instagram?
Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

Did you know you can also share a clickable link of YouTube video or YouTube channel on IGTV?

Watch the next video on how to share a clickable link from YouTube on IGTV.

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How To Share Your YouTube Link On Instagram To Get More Views & Subscribers

Did know that you can add clickable links on Instagram so you can link to a YouTube video or YouTube channel and get more views and subscribers?

In the video below , you’ll discover the top 6 ways to share a YouTube link on Instagram.

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  1. Instagram bio.
    This is the easiest way to create a clickable link on Instagram.
    – Tap your Instagram app,
    – Tap the people icon at the bottom right,
    – Tap add a profile,
    – Tap website.
    Here you can add the URL to your YouTube video, your YouTube channel or a landing page. As you can see I’ve got a clickable link to my landing page. If I tap the link, that takes me to my landing page.
  2. Instagram post.
    You won’t be able to create a clickable link, but you can create a text link. Just make sure that’s easy to remember.
    – Tap the Instagram app,
    – Tap the profile icon.
    If I tap on one of my postsI see a square video I posted to my profile. As you can see I’ve got the title and the captions beneath my video. I’ve got a description. Here’s a link in the description to all the videos on my YouTube channel. It’s a text link that’s easy to read. I also include this link at the end of the actual video.
  3. Instagram TV (IGTV)
    You can add clickable links in the description of an IGTV video. If I tap on one of my IGTV videos on my phone, I see a preview of it in my profile. It says, “Watch the full IGTV video,” so if I tap on that, it’ll take me to my IGTV video.

    The clickable link can easily be seen when viewed from your desktop, but as you can see it’s not easily viewable from your mobile phone.

    What you have to do is tap the arrow at the top of the screen. Now you can see the description, you can see the clickable link and the hashtags. If I tap on the clickable link it takes me to all the videos on my YouTube channel.

    If I tap on the arrow again it will take me back to the video.

    What I highly recommend is to add a call to action at the end of your IGTV video that tells people to click on the arrow at top of the screen.
  4. Swipe up link to IGTV and on Instagram story.
    Just keep in mind that each story only plays for 15 seconds and only lasts for 24 hours. This doesn’t give much time for viewers to react so make sure the call to action is crystal clear.
    – Tap the Instagram app,
    – Tap your story,
    – Hold down the recording button for a few seconds,
    – Tap the link at the top of the screen
    – Select the IGTV video.
    – Preview the link,
    – Tap done.
    It says call to action added. After you’ve finished, your IGTV video link will appear as a swipe up link in your Instagram story.
  5. Instagram ads.
    Add a clickable link to an Instagram ad if you’re willing to pay for it. View an example of a sponsored ad on my Instagram feed in the video above. If I click on the arrow that says ‘apply now’, it takes me to the landing page.

    When you add links to your Instagram ads make sure they’re highly relevant to the content you’re sharing otherwise you’re wasting your money.
  6. Direct messages.
    Are you keeping track of the messages from your inbox? Direct messaging on Instagram is private so it’s a more personal form of communication. You could start a conversation by reacting to a user’s story or offering help.

    If you reach out to followers with a direct message they’ll appreciate you for treating them as individuals.

    Here’s how to add a clickable link on a direct message on Instagram.
    – Tap on Instagram,
    -Tap the icon at the top right.
    Now you can search for people you want to send a direct message to, but I’m just going to send a direct message to myself.
    – Tap videobootcamp (my Instagram Channel)
    – Tap message.
    – Go to YouTube and copy the link to a video
    – Go back to Instagram,
    – Tap message again,
    – Tap paste
    – Tap send.
    Instagram displays the clickable link, thumbnail image, title and description. If I tap on the link it goes to my video. If I tap on the picture it also goes to my video.
  7. Share multiple links on your Instagram bio
    Perhaps you want to share a link to your website, YouTube video, YouTube channel or landing page. You can use a service like Linktree or Linkinbio to include multiple links.

    Alternatively, create a landing page on your website that contains multiple links, so instead of redirecting people to a page that you don’t own you direct them to your own webpage.

    Just make sure that your landing page is mobile-friendly because most people are viewing Instagram from their mobile phones.

    What are some other ways to promote your YouTube video on social media sites?

    I’m glad you asked, just watch my next video on how you can share YouTube content on multiple social media sites so you can get more views and subscribers.

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How To Post Videos on Instagram TV (IGTV) from YouTube using Computer or Phone

Do you want to expose YouTube content to a larger audience so you can get more views and sales?

In this video you’ll discover how to post YouTube videos on Instagram TV or IGTV from your computer or mobile phone. You’ll get more views and connect with a different audience.

If you want a grow your YouTube Channel so you can attract more views and subscribers, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide TubeBootCamp.com

Here are some of the top benefits of posting your YouTube videos on IGTV.

  • 1 billion people use Instagram every month.
  • You can upload a full video from your desktop or mobile phone.
  • Ability to upload a 15-minute video from your mobile phone or a 60-minute video from your desktop. That means you can upload the full video from YouTube to IGTV without changing its length.
  • Every video can have a title, description, and a cover photo.
  • You can add clickable links in the description.
  • You can add multiple hash tags in the description so people can easily find you on Instagram.
  • A preview of your IGTV video will show up in your Instagram profile. When someone taps on the preview video, they’ll be able to watch the full video on IGTV.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Instagram account
  • Install the Instagram app on your phone,
  • Create an IGTV channel,
  • Upload the MP4 video file to Instagram.
  • Maximum file size for 10-minute videos is 650 megabytes.
  • Maximum file size for 60-minute videos is 3.6 gigabytes.

Here are steps to post a YouTube video on IGTV from your computer.

  • Go to instagram.com.
  • Click the people icon.
  • Click on IGTV.
  • Click upload.
  • Drag and drop your video file.
  • Add a cover image. It must be JPG or PNG file. The minimum recommended size is 492×762 pixels. I created a custom cover image using YouTube stories and Canva, a free online graphics software so I’m going to upload that.
  • Click edit, now you’ll see the image
  • Highlight the image, click open. Enter your title, How To Share YouTube Videos On Instagram To Get More Views.
  • Add a description. You can also post a clickable link (desktop only)
  • Check the box that says post a preview. It says where your video will appear IGTV.
  • Check the box that says IGTV and Facebook page if you want. It says reach more people by making your videos visible on IGTV and your Facebook page, so
  • I can save the draft or I can post. Let’s click save draft. It says uploading..How To Share YouTube Videos On Instagram To Get More Views.
  • It says preparing your videos. Here it is, “Share YouTube video on Instagram.”

    How do you post a video from drafts to IGTV?
  • Click on the video. It says, “Edit video.” Click post. It says, “Don’t close this page until your video is uploaded.” Here’s my video.
  • I click on it. I’ve got my title, got my description, and I’ve got my clickable link here also. That’s how it looks on desktop.

    Let’s see how it looks on the phone.
  • IGTV displays preview in your profile
  • Tap on watch full IGTV video to see the full video.

    Here are the steps to post a Youtube video on IGTV from your mobile phone.
  • Make sure you’ve uploaded the video file from YouTube to your phone.
  • Tap the Instagram app.
  • Tap the IGTV icon at the top right. Tap the plus sign. Tap on the YouTube video file that you uploaded to your camera roll. Tap next.
  • It says, “To select the cover image, choose a frame from your video or an image from your camera roll.” I can select the cover image by just moving the slider to capture a frame from my video.
  • I created a custom image in Canva of 1080×1920 pixels like I showed you previously.
  • I then uploaded it to my camera roll.
  • Select the custom cover image from my camera roll.
  • Tap the plus sign
  • Tap on the image. Now I have my custom cover image.
  • Tap the title. Tap the mic icon. How to use social media to promote YouTube content.
  • Tap the mic icon again to use the voice recorder on your phone. Do you want to expose your YouTube content to different audiences so you can get more views? Discover how to share your YouTube content on social media so you can reach different audiences.
  • Add a clickable link. Add a link to your YouTube channel, your landing page or a product if you wish to. I’m just going to add the URL to my Youtube channel.
  • It says, “Post a preview.” Previews appear on the profile and feed, so if you want to enable that, make sure you slide the slider to the right.
  • Add a profile cover, you don’t need to do that. Facebook and watch, make visible on Facebook. I don’t want to do that, so I’m going to leave that off.

    Now I’m ready to post the video. I almost forgot, I still got to add the hashtags. Go up to description.
  • Leave a couple of spaces.
  • Go to the Notes app on my phone.
  • Tap the screen.
  • Tap select all and tap copy.
  • Tap done.
  • Go back to Instagram and post the hashtags. NNow that I’ve got all my hashtags in there,
  • I can just tap post.
  • If I tap the people icon at the bottom right, then I can see all my videos posted on my profile. For the IGTV video. It says, “Watch full IGTV video.
  • So it’s just providing a preview of my video on the Instagram profile, but people can watch the full video on IGTV.
  • You can see the description below the video and you can see the link below that description. It says, “0.20 seconds remaining.”
  • If I want to keep watching the video, I can just tap keep watching, and I’m now watching the full video.
  • If I tap the icon at the bottom, I can add a comment, a video to my story or if I tap these three dots, I can copy the link, edit it, save it or view the insights. .

Let’s take a look at the video on Instagram from my computer…. If I click on IGTV, I can see all the videos for IGTV. If I click on the video, I can see my title, description, the clickable link, and the hashtags. I

f you view the IGTV video from your desktop, you’ll get the black bars at the top and bottom. This won’t happen when you view it from your mobile phone.

Let me ask you a question, do you currently post YouTube videos on Instagram?

Post your answer in the comments below, I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

Here are some important things to keep in mind when you post your YouTube videos on Instagram TV.

Add relevant hashtags.
You can add up to 30 hashtags in your description. Make sure they’re all relevant to the content of your video.

Create a title, description, and cover image that grabs the attention of your viewers.

Add a clickable link in the description. This could be a link to your YouTube channel, lining page, product or service. Keep in mind, your link is only clickable when viewed from a desktop computer, so why not post your whole YouTube video to IGTV?

Respond to comments.
Make sure you engage with your viewers by responding to comments.

Remove YouTube call to actions.
If you’ll ask people to click the link in the card or click the links on your end screen, you might want to remove them before you upload the video to Instagram. If you leave them in there, it won’t make any sense to your Instagram followers.

How can you easily convert a YouTube video to a square video so it looks like this? I’m glad you asked.

Just watch the next video on how you can quickly and easily create a square video for Instagram from YouTube video.

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How To Post A YouTube Video On Instagram To Get More Views & Sales

Do you want to expose your youtube videos to a different audience so you can get more views and sales from all the hard work that you put into creating them?

In this video below you’ll learn how to post a youtube video on Instagram so you can expose your content to a wider audience. Stay tuned to the end of the video to discover a shortcut for posting your youtube videos on Instagram.

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Here’s how to convert your youtube video into a square video so it looks like this on Instagram. You’ll be giving your Instagram viewers a preview of the full video on youtube.

Step 1.
Select the youtube video that you wish to promote. I selected a video file of a live stream I did a couple of weeks ago.

Step 2. 
Add the video file to the timeline in your video editing software.

Step 3.
Select the snippet from your video file. The whole video file was over 44 minutes long, so I just chose a snippet. I removed the majority of it. Now I’ve created a snippet that I want to use for my Instagram video.

Step 4.
Create a new document. In Screenflow video editing software, I go to file… new…. select new document, and from the dropdown I just select Instagram. If you are using different video editing software, just choose width, 640 pixels by height, 640 pixels and timeline frame rate, 30 frames per second. I create the document that’s a square format for Instagram.

Step 5.
Copy the video snippet
Highlight the video file on the timeline. On the Mac, I do Command+C . I go to my new document and paste it into the document. Currently it’s not formatted correctly for square video.

Step 6.
Format the video square video.Highlight the video file and and scale it to fit into the window.

Step 7.
Add text to the top and bottom of your video. In this case I’ve just used the image at the top and added some text at the bottom. If I go further in the video I have an image on my slide and I’ve added the title of my video to the top and then a snippet at the bottom. So if you have a talking head video, the talking head video would be in the middle. After that you just add the top and bottom banners.

At the end of the video, redirect people to your channel. So I’ve got youtube.com/isitebuild/videos, which takes people to all the videos on my channel.

Alternatively, you can put a link to the video in your bio and tell people to click the link in your bio.

Step 8.
Publish a preview video and save it to your desktop. Click file, export, I’m going to name it leads from live then I’m going to make sure it’s 640 by 640 for the resolution, so that it’s 100% of the original, and then I’m going to export it to my desktop.

Step 9.
Transfer the video from your desktop to your phone. Just air drop the video file from the computer to the iPhone.

Step 10.
Upload the video from your phone to Instagram.
– Tap the Instagram App
– Tap the plus sign
– Use the voice recorder to add the caption in the description . After adding the description, add a call to action, which is a redirect link to watch the rest of the video. It links to all the videos on my channel.

Alternatively, you can tell people to check out the link to the video in the bio.

Step 11.
Add Hashtags.
I’ve already created a list of hashtags in my notes app, so I’m just going to copy and paste from there. Here’s an example video on Instagram showing the top and bottom banners on the video.

Here’s a shortcut to create a video clip from a youtube video to post on Instagram from your iPhone.

You can make a square video for Instagram from your youtube video using the video crop app from the app store.

  1. Install the video crop app from the app store.
  2. Tap on the video crop app
  3. Select the youtube video from your camera roll.
  4. Tap Crop
  5. Tap Instagram. Now I’ve got a square video I can upload to Instagram. After you’ve finished, Just tap done.

    Now it says copying video,..this app exports high-resolution video. That’s why it may take some time in video rendering, depending on your video file size. Thanks for your patience .

    If you want to trim and cut the video to reduce the file size just tap trim and cut. And here’s how the Instagram video is displayed on a phone with the top and bottom text added

Here are some places to use square video to promote your youtube content.
– Instagram Feed
– Instagram Stories
– IGTV
– Facebook
– Twitter

Are there other ways to repurpose your youtube videos so you can expose your content to a wider audience?

I’m glad you’re asked. Just watch my next video on how to repurpose video content so you can reach more people.

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How To Upload A Video On YouTube Studio Beta (new upload process)

Did you know that YouTube now recommends uploading a video as unlisted?

In the video below, I show you how to upload your videos on YouTube using their new beta upload process.

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Here are steps to upload your video on YouTube using your desktop computer.

1. Make sure you’re logged in to YouTube channel then click on YouTube Studio Beta.

2. Click the Camera icon that says create a video or post.

3. Click Upload Video Beta.

It says “Welcome to the new upload beta experience. It includes and improved step-by-step flow and additional guidance.” Click Close.

4. Click Select File.

I’m going to select How To Livestream on YouTube Mobile.

While it’s uploading, I can edit the Title, Description, and Thumbnail. I already got my title in there. Let’s add a description…discover how to Livestream on YouTube mobile from your iPhone or Android device.

Select custom thumbnail. I just select this one for now. Click Open.

We also go to advanced settings.

You can add the video to a playlist.

I can add Cards.

Here I can add card. Add a video playlist. I can add a channel. I can add a poll. I can add a link if my website if it has been approved. You can also add tags. Tag for instance, how to livestream on YouTube. I can select category, ie how to style & recording date. I don’t really need to set a recording date, but you can if you want to, just select the date that you’re currently uploading.

Additional settings.

Enable age restriction, leave that blank. Check allow embedding. Check publish to the Subscriptions feed and allow notifications to subscribe. If it’s a sponsored video check “This video contains paid promotions such as paid product placement, sponsorships, or endorsement.

If you want to add an end screen, just click end screen.

I can use a template.

See template example below

You can also import a template from a video.

I can enter a URL and I can also add elements.

I can add a video playlist, subscribe button and another channel. If my channel was enabled for adding a website I could add a website link.

For language select English.

Video location. You don’t really have to add a location.

Licensing rights

I would select the standard YouTube license just make sure you don’t check Creative Commons.

Comments and ratings, allow comments, allow all comments, comments for review.

I’m going to allow all comments and click Next.

Visibility settings can be public which means anyone can view the video. Within public you can be set it as a premiere video which means that you invite fans to co-watch and chat about the latest video release. Private, only you and the users you choose can see your video. You can schedule it to go as public. For example if you want to schedule it for a day next week then choose a date and time for next week.

Here’s an important note from YouTube to get your publishing date right. When you make a video public on YouTube, the published on date on the watch page is based on Pacific Standard Time.

I know it’s kind of confusing because I live on the East Coast which conforms to Eastern Standard Time.

I check unlisted which YouTube recommends. It means only people with a link can see the video. This helps check for monetization or community guidelines issues before your video goes public.

After you’ve selected the visibility settings, just click Done. You can now share the link from your video on social media sites. Click Close.

Now you can see the video listed at the top of the videos tab.

If you want the video to go public, just click the dropdown, you can set it as a premier where your invite fans to co-watch and chat about your latest video or you can make it private and schedule it as public. I don’t want the videos to go public now, so I’m just going to leave it as unlisted. I highly recommend choosing unlisted before your video goes public.

This will enable you to get all the settings right before you actually go public.

Let me ask you a question.
What visibility setting do you typically choose when uploading a new video…do you select public, private, or unlisted?

Post your answers in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

What if you don’t want to write a new description for every new video you upload, do you have a solution for that?

I’m glad you asked. You can just use the upload default settings for your channel. Just click on YouTube Studio Beta.

Click Settings bottom left of your page,

Make sure you select YouTube Studio Beta.

Click upload defaults

Paste a new description. Keep in mind that you can edit the description alter for any individual video you upload. Typically I just edit the first few lines that describe the content of my individual video.

After you’ve added your default description, you can also choose the default visibility settings. Just click the drop-down, select public, private, or unlisted. In this case, I’m going to select unlisted.

Click Save.

Now every time you upload a new video the description will already be added.

What if you want to upload a video to YouTube from your phone, is that the same process?

I’m glad you asked. Just watch my next video on how to upload a video to YouTube using your phone.

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YouTube Live Streaming Tips For Beginners

Do you find the thought of going live on YouTube scary?

In the video below, I share my top YouTube live streaming tips for beginners so you can
get started right now.

You’ll learn what to do before, during and after your live stream so you can get more
views on YouTube channel.

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Here’s what you need to prepare before you go live.

  1. Prepare your topic and content.
    Create a list of bullet points on a specific topic so you’ll stay on track throughout the live stream. Usually, I put these in a Google document so I can refer to them while I’m live. This helps me to stay on track so I don’t just waffle on about a particular topic.
  2. Prepare graphics.
    Instead of talking all the time and maybe boring your viewers, add some graphics to spice up your presentation. I use Ecamm Live for my live streams so I can just drag and drop any graphics or pre-recorded video onto the screen. Click here to watch my review of Ecamm Live.

    Another way to present your live stream is to use a series of slides. I sometimes prepare a number of slides in keynote which helps the viewers take notes during the live stream.
  3. Set up your watch page.
    This is the page that you can schedule for your live streams. Your watch page may rank in the search engines. It’s a good idea to share your streaming link 48 hours before you go live. Subscribers will be notified about your live event on the YouTube homepage at youtube.com.

    Subscribers will also see the live stream appear on the What To Watch Next. You can notify your subscribers through the community tab, you can email your list, you can notify people on your social media sites.
  4. Optimize your watch page for SEO.
    Make sure you add a great title and description for your live stream. Add your title in the tags as well as related keyword phrases. This will help it to be discovered in the search engines. You can also re-optimize your title description tags after you finish going live.
  5. Test your set-up.
    Make sure your lighting, camera, backdrop, microphone, and internet connections are all set up correctly. If you’re going live from your mobile phone, set your phone to Do Not Disturb so your live stream won’t be interrupted. Also if you’re going live from your mobile phone, make sure it’s in landscape mode otherwise you get the black bars in the portrait mode.

    If you want to know how to go live from your mobile phone, whether it’s an iPhone or Android device, click here.

    Here’s a big tip to overcome the fear of going live. Focus on your message instead of thinking about how you look or how you sound. Okay, you’re all set now, you’re ready to go live.

Here are my tips for when you’re live….

  • Introduce your topic.
    Resist the urge to greet viewers at the beginning of your live. Most of your audience is going to come from the replay, so you want to get straight into the media content by introducing a hook at the beginning of your live. You can ask a question or state right away what to expect during the live. You can also tease viewers about what they’ll receive at the end of the live if they continue watching. This will help keep viewers engaged while watching a replay.

    If your live stream is 20, 30 minutes to an hour long, you’ll get a lot of watch time from your video. This will help you to speed up the process of getting 4,000 watch times on your channel so you can monetize it.
  • Introduce yourself and your channel.
    The purpose of doing this is for the replay. First-time viewers want to know who you are and what your channel’s about so they’ll be motivated to subscribe, and you want to get more views and subscribers, right?
  • Greet your viewers.
    Spend a few moments greeting your viewers so they’ll know that you’ll be engaging with them during the live. Invite them to ask questions on the chat or in the comments and that you’ll answer questions after you’ve given your presentation.
  • Present your content.
    Try to keep on topic during the live by following the bullet points that you prepared ahead of time. You can monitor the questions on the chat and if it relates to the topic you can answer them right away. Questions that are unrelated to your topic, you can answer after your presentation so you can stay on track.
  • Tell viewers to like the stream.
    When viewers like the stream, it sends a signal to YouTube to promote your live. You can also remind viewers to leave a comment particularly for those that are watching the replay. You can also ask your viewers to share the content with their friends on social media sites so you might get more viewers attending the live.
  • Add a moderator.
    If you get a lot of people on the live, it might be hard to keep track of the comments. You also might encounter spammers and trolls in the comments, which will be hard to get rid of if you’re just doing it by yourself. If you get a moderator to assist you, it’ll help keep the chat stream clean and you’ll be able to focus on your content.
  • Give a call to action at the end of your live.
    Now that you’ve presented great content to your viewers, give a call to action such as recommending your products or your services. Tell them to check out your Facebook group or recommend one of your products. You can also ask suggestions for future live streams. You can also recommend a playlist that’s related to your live stream topic so you can binge-watch more videos on the YouTube channel.

What do you do after you’ve finished your live stream?

  • Optimize your title description tags based upon the content that you just delivered. If it’s different to what you prepared before you went live, you can do it now.

    You can also add cards and end screens that link to other videos related to the topic you covered. If there are any segments on your live that you want to remove, you can remove them using YouTube’s video editor. You can edit the beginning, end, or little sections of your video. The great benefit of doing this on YouTube is that it doesn’t affect your comments and rankings.
  • Promote on social media. Promote your live stream on your social media sites outside YouTube so your content will be exposed to a different audience.
  • Add it to a playlist. Wait a day or two then add your live stream replay to a playlist that’s related to the topic you covered.
  • Create a blog post. Get your video transcribed and create a blog post with your transcription in the embedded video. You can use a service like GoTranscript to get your videos transcribed. The great benefit of creating a blog post from your live stream is that it can be found in Google. You not only have the possibility of your video ranking in YouTube search but also your blog post ranking in Google search.

Let me ask you a question….
What is your greatest fear of going live on YouTube?

Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and I’m sure others would too.

Here are a few important things to keep in mind when going live.

  • Don’t worry if you don’t have an audience.
    When I first went live on my channel I had no audience, but I just kept going. The key is to just do it because videos on YouTube can get found in the search engines. The live video that you did several weeks ago will get ongoing traffic month after month, year after year.
  • Communicate as if you’re talking to your best friend.
    One of the easiest ways to overcome the fear of going live is to imagine you’re talking to your best friend over a cup of coffee. This will help you to keep relaxed during the live so everything goes smoothly.
  • Have fun.
    Choose a topic that you enjoy, know a lot about, or your viewers have requested. If you enjoy a topic and engaging with your viewers, time will pass by really quickly. You may have thought you’re only on for 10 minutes but it easily became an hour.

    One of the greatest benefits of going live is that no editing is needed. After you finish going live you don’t have to spend hours editing your video. That’s a huge time saver.

If you want to know how to go live from your mobile phone, whether it’s an iPhone or Android device, click here to learn more. You’ll also be able to watch my other live stream videos.

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