Don’t have a YouTube channel? No problem.
It takes about 2 minutes to set up and upload your first video.
The REAL value of having a YouTube channel is to have a platform/place to host your videos. Once your videos are hosted, you can begin to share them on social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook. You can also easily embed them in your blog or website like the tutorial video below.
To get started, you’ll need your video in one of these very common and popular formats:
- MP4 (Quicktime)
- MPEG4 (quicktime)
- WMV (Windows Media Player)
- FLV (Flash)
TIP: all Flip cams and late-model digital video cameras export their recorded videos as either WMV or MP4. It’s nothing more than a file, like a word processing file or a spreadsheet file. Once downloaded from the camera onto your local computer hard drive, you can easily upload to YouTube or other video sharing sites from there. If you appear on television or speak at an event that is videotaped and want to post a copy to your YouTube channel, request a digital copy as a “WMV file or MP4.” Forget video tape! Get the file!
VIDEO TUTORIAL ON SETTING UP YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL