YouTube Channel

YouTube is a powerful and free method of getting Traffic to your list or different offers. You don't even need to be on camera to create videos


Pre Channel Creation

  • Identified a clear niche

    You need to have a niche. People visit channels to find out specific things. YouTube is either there to entertain or to find out information. For example I am learning how to draw but specifically I am learning how to draw cartoons, I also want to learn how to use my iPad and an app called Procreate to create these cartoons. That is one niche right there.

    This method with Philip is in the Make Money Online niche as the main niche, and in particular affiliate marketing. Within Affiliate Marketing you can do Reviews of products, how to do certain things like build a landing page using Thrive Architect.

  • What Is Your End Goal?

    What do you want to achieve with your channel?

    Do you want to be a YouTuber? Or do you want to use it as a free traffic method?

  • Researched Your Niche In Depth

    Are people actually using YouTube to find information in your niche. For example if I need an emergency plumber my first place would not be YouTube but if I wanted to fix a leaking toilet myself, then I would watch a video on YouTube showing how to replace the leaky valve. Yes I have actually done this! They also had an affiliate link to the product I needed to fix my own toilet.

  • Who is Your Target Audience?

    Have you identified who your target audience is? In the make money online it is more male orientated, but some niches like Etsy and Pinterest is more female orientated. What age group are they? Where do they come from? What language is their first language? Most online courses are in English but there are lots available in Spanish and Hindi for example.

  • Who are you competitors?

    Nothing is new under the sun. Technologies may change but there are loads of channels covering the same topic. Why? People resonate with different people. We all had our favorite teachers at school, and in most cases they were different to our friends choices. So just because there is a channel already doing Affiliate Marketing and they have 100s of subscribers doesn't mean you can't do the same with your own unique spin on it.

  • Brand Your Channel

    Make sure that your brand name makes sense and that it is available both for YouTube, your domain and other social media channels that you may use in the future.

    Use to check that your domain and social media are available

  • Identify a list of seed keywords for videos to validate niche

    Keywords are very important. They are the words or sentences people are typing in the search bar.

    For example How To.... Is a great start. Also Product Name and review is another great search term.

Channel Creation

  • Create a New Gmail Account

    I would recommend creating a new Gmail Account for your YouTube Channel. Keep your accounts separate. The only issue you need to verify your account, so you need an available phone number. This is limited to two verification per year to one number.

  • Verify

    Verify your account. It's an important step in being able to use the different tools you have available in YouTube Studio for example going Live

  • Add Art Work

    Brand your channel with your Channel Art and Icon

  • Add Important Information

    Add your channel description, country and business email

  • Add Links

    Add your links to your opt in form and any social media accounts you have.

  • Upload Defaults

    You can set upload defaults. Like important affiliate disclaimers, what links you have in every video. Your main tags etc

    *Affiliate Disclosure*

    *Some of the links in this description may be affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission at NO ADDITIONAL cost to you if you decide to purchase something. I don't recommend anything I don't think is worth it so no worries about that!



    These are my opinions and are not representative of the companies that create these products.

    My opinions are based on my personal own experience and research. I never recommend poor quality products or create false reviews to make sales.

    It is my intention to explain products so you can make an informed decision on which ones suit your needs best.

    Any and all forward-looking statements in this video are intended to express my opinions. They are opinions only and should not be relied upon as fact.

    Success in any endeavour is based on many factors individual to you. I do not know your educational background, your skills, your prior experience, or the time you can and will devote to the endeavour.

YouTube SEO

  • Title and Description

    Your title should include your keywords but be easy to read. Also add your title to the beginning of your description.

    Weave your tags into your description. It must be readable!

    Include any links to your previous videos that you have referred to in your video.

  • Tags

    Tags are essentially your keywords. You can have up to 500 characters in your tags.

    Include your title in your tags. Make sure they are relevant to the video.

  • Meta Data

    Add your tags to your video and and Thumbnail.

  • Upload Videos

    This shows you how to upload your videos and what you should do before hand

  • Thumbnails

    Thumbnails is what sells your video to your audience. You can create Thumbnails in Canva and in the free account as well.

  • Like and Love

    Like your own video.

    Pin a comment, your own comment with any links like your opt in page or affiliate offer. Like and Love it

  • Answering Comments

    Answer any comments you get. Like and love their comments too.

Post Channel Creation

  • Visit Other Channels

    Visit other channels. Like and comment on their videos. Don't forget to subscribe too.

    Also make a note of what they are doing in their videos. Are they starting with keywords, or an intro.

    Remember when you first start to keep it simple.

  • Add A Trailer

    A trailer introduces your channel to new subscribers. It tells them what your channel is about and want videos you will be creating.

    Add one for new subscribers and one for returning subscribers.

    Only do once you have a few videos and subscribers

  • Affiliate Links

    Upload you first few videos without affiliate links. After that then you can start to add affiliate links

  • Fail Forward

    Keep creating your videos. The only way to improve is by creating videos. Improve on one new thing with every video.

  • Creating Playlists

    Playlist helps keep your subscribers on your channel. Try and keep them in some sort of order. Like "Thrive Themes, Groovefunnels etc." Or you can have a playlist that shows how to build a complete funnel. So video 1 introduces funnels, video 2 introduces software, video 3 shows page creations.