Setting up a YouTube Channel

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United States
October 23, 2016 11:04am CST
Wish me luck today. I’m going to tackle another social media tool. I’m going to set up a YouTube channel to promote my new book, Free College: Awareness (This is the final title, after going through about ten others). I’ve learned that the aspect of social media that makes the most difference is when it’s visual. That’s why the foray into YouTube. I read a few articles and watched a few videos, and discovered that the sound quality would be best if I was willing to spend a little money. So I did. Yesterday I bought a Blue Yeti microphone. In the videos I watched, it seemed easy to use, created good quality sound, and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. My first video is finished. It wasn’t difficult to create, since I used an article that I wrote earlier for my website. I made some improvements, added visuals and will add the audio after I set up my channel on YouTube. Any tips for this rookie?
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@celticeagle (120398)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Oct 16
I have wondered how this works. I wish you a lot of luck.
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• United States
24 Oct 16
First you sign up, then you make a video, and upload it. Easier done than said.
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@celticeagle (120398)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Oct 16
@ElizabethWallace ......I have seen a lot of people's work on there. Good luck to you with it.
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• United States
25 Oct 16
@celticeagle Thanks. I have plenty of material, so once I have a system, I'll crank out ten or so. That's enough.
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@MALUSE (44566)
• Uzbekistan
23 Oct 16
I wonder how you will make yourself known among the zillions of youtube videos. I wouldn't know how to go about this.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
23 Oct 16
A video may be found by searching for certain aspects, after which someone could locate the channel by the screen name used to view others. Of course there is a vast amount of competition out there.
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@MALUSE (44566)
• Uzbekistan
23 Oct 16
@Asylum 'may be found' --- that's the vital point. Or it may not be found. How do you start in order to be read by the target audience?
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
23 Oct 16
@MALUSE The same way in which anything is found online, people search for YouTube videos on that subject.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 16
No clue, but what is the book about?
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• United States
24 Oct 16
It's called Free College: Awareness. I show parents, grandparents and anyone with Pre-K through 11th grade students how they can become the ideal college scholarship and grant applicant.
My newest book, Free College: Awareness identifies the actions necessary to become the ideal college scholarship and grant app...
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Oct 16
@ElizabethWallace Could've used this about 10 yrs ago. :-D
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• United States
25 Oct 16
@dawnald Sorry, ten years ago I was too busy teaching to write it.
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@JohnRoberts (64862)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Oct 16
I always wondered about people setting up You Tubes channels. I would be interested to know how it goes for you like how many views and earning any money. Post updates on your progress.
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• United States
24 Oct 16
I will, and I know people make money from the videos, but my goal is to promote my book, Free College: Awareness, so people don't graduate with student loan debt.
@DeborahDiane (24142)
• Laguna Woods, California
24 Oct 16
I look forward to checking out your channel and reading the comments below. I have been busy most of the day, and have some work I still need to do on another website. However ... your site is on my list.
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• United States
24 Oct 16
There is so much to do. I unsubscribed from two guys who had lots of great info. It was too overwhelming. I'll do what they suggested, and when I have time, learn something else.
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Oct 16
@ElizabethWallace - I understand completely. There are so many things we can potentially do to improve our social media presence, etc. However, there just aren't enough hours in the day to do it all!
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• United States
25 Oct 16
@DeborahDiane Nor is this necessarily the best use of our time. I think it's best to do a few things well, rather than many poorly.
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@RasmaSandra (20312)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Oct 16
Never tried to do that. I wish you all the best.
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• United States
24 Oct 16
Thanks, Videos are what works best, so here I go.
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@marlina (79588)
• Canada
23 Oct 16
I must say that I admire you greatly Elizabeth to take on so many new things. I have no experience in that domain but maybe some other mylotters will be able to help you out a bit. Enjoy the process and THE RESULTS!
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• United States
24 Oct 16
So far so good. Sure beats watching TV. Hopefully, I'll make enough money to cruise when I'm not putting on seminars.
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23 Oct 16
All the best medam, i also have a youtube channel.the channel name is knowledge and fun telugu channel,just 8 days before I started my channel.
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• United States
23 Oct 16
So you have one and no tips?
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Oct 16
It seems that you have it well in hand to me. I love the name of that mic!
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• United States
24 Oct 16
Me too. It's very cool looking too.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Oct 16
@ElizabethWallace Wow, like a pro!
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• United States
25 Oct 16
@JamesHxstatic Yeah. Many neat features, but simp,e to operate.
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@pgntwo (22746)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
23 Oct 16
No tips, but best wishes! Good luck in your online video channel endeavo(u)r.
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• United States
23 Oct 16
Thanks. You can use the "u". I love seeing spelling from over the pond. I often write theatre rather than theater.
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@pgntwo (22746)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
23 Oct 16
@ElizabethWallace Here's a guy who has been doing what you're starting to do for many years - he's Swiss, but lives in CA now - here is a sample of his recent work, and I know he has some videos of thr set-up he uses to make all the videos he has on his YouTube channel - if it helps! Good luck again!
http://www.pm-prepcast.com/coaching - Are you preparing for the PMP Exam and looking for a PMP Trainer? This video explains what a PMP Tutor does and how he/...
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• United States
24 Oct 16
@pgntwo Thanks. Interesting approach.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
26 Oct 16
@ElizabethWallace No tips to give as I have never done this.But after you have uploaded the video,I would be there to view it. I wish you best of luck.
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• United States
28 Oct 16
Thanks. It's not all that tough, once you figure it out. Good thing there are videos explaining what to do.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
4 Nov 16
@ElizabethWallace Yes it is really helpful having all those instructional videos for us to refer to.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
23 Oct 16
I have submitted a few home made videos to YouTube, but to be perfectly honest I cannot even remember how I uploaded them.
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• United States
24 Oct 16
Luckily, YouTube has plenty of videos to help.
@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
23 Oct 16
That is awesome! Wish you all the best for it.
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• United States
24 Oct 16
Thanks. I have no deadline, so this helps eliminate stress.
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@marlina (79588)
• Canada
28 Oct 16
@ElizabethWallace , Just wondering if the suggestion of contacting Dave Ramsey was any help at all? Just curious!
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• United States
29 Oct 16
His site was not really user friendly, and I figured things out for myself. But thanks for the suggestion.
25 Oct 16
Since I will have a few kids looking to college soon, i need to follow your social media channels!
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• United States
25 Oct 16
Check out my website, most of the good stuff is there. It's RoadToFreeCollege.com. Rule # 1: Scholarships, not loans.
@DianneN (87468)
• United States
25 Oct 16
I wish I could help, but have no idea. I taught modeling and TV makeup. If you are appearing in your video, you can ask me for suggestions. Good luck! I'm sure you will do fine.
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• United States
25 Oct 16
Thanks, but I don't intend to show my face live, just lots of valuable info, and a link to buy my book.
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@PatZAnthony (13118)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Oct 16
No tips here! Hope it all works out for you.
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• United States
25 Oct 16
Thanks, it should in the end.
• Greece
25 Oct 16
I wish you every success. Can you tell us how to find you on Utube? A few key words perhaps?
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• United States
25 Oct 16
You can't find my channel, College Scholarship Secrets until I upload a video. Hopefully by this Friday. After that, just search the name of my channel, it should take you right there. The first video is named 3 Steps to Earn an A. I think I'm going to use the number 3 in all my titles, just for fun.
@EddieHands (37801)
• United States
24 Oct 16
Hey that is wonderful! I hope you have fun and make tons of money on youtube.
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• United States
24 Oct 16
Thanks, but the goal is to sell thousands of copies of my book, Free College: Awareness. My first order is for 90,000 copies. So cool.
@jstory07 (71078)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Oct 16
I have no tips since I have never been on u-tube. But I do wish you the best of luck.
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• United States
24 Oct 16
Thanks, @Deborah-Diane and I are working together. Easier this way.