Whether you have dreams of becoming a YouTube mega star like Ray William Johnson or Ryan Higa, or you just want to get a few videos online to draw some attention to yourself or your brand, the task of getting started on YouTube can be daunting.

How do you decide what to make videos about and, once you make them, how do you get people to watch?  What’s the best time to upload videos to YouTube?  How often should you post new content?  How does the YouTube Partner program work?  The questions are endless… But don’t you worry your pretty little head.  Stick with me and I’ll teach you everything you need to know in order to make YouTube your bitch (sorry, I couldn’t resist).

Starting tomorrow I’ll be posting regular guides on the ins and outs of YouTube, starting from square one.  I’ll cover everything from setting goals to YouTube channel design, tips on creating video for the web, optimization, and promotion.  There’ll be guides about using the YouTube Video Editor, using annotations to maximize your views and subscriber base, interactive video creation, and more.

I’m going to be starting a new YouTube channel from scratch and writing the guides as I go, based on my experience.  Because the guides will follow the natural progression of a person getting set up on YouTube, it’s a great opportunity for you to follow along and begin your own YouTube adventure with me.  Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest posts and guides.

This week we’ll be talking about goal setting and mapping out our objectives before launching our new YouTube channels, so stay tuned for that.  If there are any topics you’d like to see covered please let me know, either by leaving a comment below or shooting me an email at megan@tubegeeks.com.

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