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Start a YouTube Channel THE RIGHT WAY – Be a Successful YouTuber! (4 Weeks FLEX)

50k subs & 2.5 mil views & counting! 🔥 Kickstart YOUR YouTube channel this Spring or Summer. — Setup, customization & branding; safety; starter equipment, programs & tips to film/edit your videos; copyright; uploading; making money & more.
Erin Payne
56 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 113 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$15 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings

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Class Experience


▪️ Why do you want to start a channel?
▪️ Channel ideas
▪️ The importance of choosing a niche

▪️ How to create a YouTube channel
▪️ How to customize your channel (name, description, layout, branding, etc)
▪️ How to create an awesome profile picture, channel banner, & video watermark using Canva
▪️ The importance of a consistent brand identity

▪️ How to stay safe and what to keep private online
▪️ Why & how to disable or filter video comments
▪️ How to block people from your channel


▪️ What is copyright & what does YouTube consider “fair use”?
▪️ Best practices for using copyrighted content in videos

▪️ Starter equipment you probably already have at home + DIY equipment hacks
▪️ Upgrade your equipment on a budget
▪️ Video planning and competitor research brainstorming (*printable worksheet included*)
▪️ The ingredients of a great video
▪️ 11 Filming Tips to Film Killer Content (lighting, settings, setup, etc.)


▪️ Easy, beginner editing programs and apps
▪️ Copyright-safe music you can use
▪️ Video editing tips & demonstration in Canva


▪️ How to upload your videos to YouTube
▪️ What to include in your title and description (to get you views!)
▪️ Keyword planning (*printable worksheets included*)
▪️ Create eye-catching thumbnails
▪️ How to easily remove the background from images
▪️ After-upload tools (adding end-screens & iCards, viewing analytics, using the YouTube video editor, responding to comments)
▪️ YouTube studio overview

▪️ Intro on YouTube Shorts video
▪️ Community Posts
▪️ Brief Live streaming overview
▪️ Tips for channel growth

I have over 4 years of experience in creating and managing multiple YouTube channels starting from the ground up. I've accumulated over 50k subscribers & 2.5 million views on my YouTube channels, and I am excited to share my knowledge and tips in regards to starting a YouTube channel with a solid foundation for success! 
Learners will get the most out of this course by diving in and completing the given tasks each week. Our online classroom and discussion posts will be a safe space for students to share their channel ideas, videos, thumbnails, etc. for peer review, encouragement, and critique if wanted.

▪️ Week 1 ~ Students are encouraged to set up, customize, and create branding images for their own YouTube channel.
▪️ Week 2 ~ Students are encouraged to complete competitor research using the provided worksheets and then plan & film their own video.
▪️ Week 3 ~ Students are encouraged to edit their videos using the tips demonstrated in the lesson videos.
▪️ Week 4 ~ Students are encouraged to upload their videos to their YouTube channel; create an eye-catching video title, description, & thumbnail; and use the YouTube Studio to add an end-screen and info cards.
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To start a YouTube channel, learners with need a way to record, edit, and upload videos. Equipment and software options will be discussed in class. Video creation over the course of the class is encouraged but not required to participate and learn.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students can use the online Outschool classroom discussion posts to ask questions, post updates of their progress, and gain feedback from me and their peers.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
You must be 13 years or older to create a YouTube account. Therefore students under 13 must create and run their account with the help of a parent or guardian. Children between ages 13 and 17 must obtain parental permission before opening an account. It is important that parents monitor their children’s activity when creating a Youtube channel.

In this class, I will be using Canva to demonstrate how to create branding graphics and edit videos. Canva is a free and easy-to-use graphic design and video editing platform that is accessible via your web browser. No software download is required. Although Canva can be used without creating an account, I highly recommend creating one so that you can save your designs, videos, and uploaded media files. Canva also has apps for editing on your smartphone or tablet available on iOS and Android. Canva has a paid, Pro version, but I will do my demonstrations using the free version.

I will be using the web version of PhotoRoom to show learners how they can quickly remove the background from images. PhotoRoom is free and no account is required to remove the background from a single photo. PhotoRoom is also available as an app on iOS and Android devices. 


Erin Payne
Lives in the United States
Working Artist and Content Creator
56 total reviews
128 completed classes

About Me

Hello!—I'm Erin, and I am so excited to teach you something new! I have 4 years of experience as a K-12 art teacher, but when I had my first child, I decided to take a crack at earning an income from home. I've now been working for myself earning... 
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