How To Post Your First Youtube Video [Step-By-Step]
Wondering how to upload videos on YouTube and how to schedule a YouTube upload? In this YouTube tutorial, you'll learn how to properly upload videos to YouTube and how to upload videos on YouTube faster. So let's get right into this YouTube upload video on how to create, upload and rank YouTube videos on autopilot using the YouTube schedule feature.
After you've edited your YouTube video, if you don't know 'how to edit videos fast', make sure to watch my previous video on that topic, I'll leave the link to it in the description box below, it's time to upload it on YouTube.
To upload videos on YouTube, make sure you're logged in to your YouTube account, and click on the 'create' camera icon on the top, right-hand side of the panel. Click on 'upload video'.
Either drag and drop video files to upload, don't worry since your videos will be private until you publish them, or click on the 'select files' button to locate the edited video file from your documents, and then click on 'open' on the bottom, right-hand side. At the bottom, you'll be able to see how long it'll take to upload and process your video.
There are a number of elements we can add to this YouTube video when being uploaded to make the most of YouTube SEO. The best part is that when we scripted this video, if you don't know 'how to write a script for a YouTube video', make sure to watch my video on that topic, I'll leave the link to it in the description box below, we already created those elements.
As such, while uploading videos on YouTube, make sure that you have the video script document open on another tab since we'll be copying those elements onto the upload popup in YouTube.
The first thing we'll be copying is the YouTube video's title. In this 'details' section from the upload videos popup in YouTube, paste the YouTube video's title in this 'title (required)' section. You can add up to 100 characters to your YouTube video's title.
The second thing we'll be copying is the YouTube video's description. You may have noticed that there are a few highlighted elements in this description box section, meaning that we still need to add links to those.
At the moment, we can only fill out the URL, which we can do so by heading over to the upload videos popup in YouTube, locating this 'video link' section, copying the video link URL, and pasting it in the URL section. We can also add a click to tweet link, by heading over to a website called click to tweet, signing in with Twitter to get started, adding the message you would like to tweet (I always like adding [NEW VIDEO] the name of the video, the video's link, and a few hashtags which I already came up with when creating the Instagram caption), clicking on 'generate basic link', copying that link, and pasting it in the click to tweet section.
The 'read the post' link we'll be adding after we repurpose the content of this video, which I'll be talking about in more detail in my next video, so stay tuned for that. Once we create the other videos, including this very one on 'how to upload videos on YouTube', we can fill out this recent videos section as well.
Now that we've filled out the links to all of the possible sections of the description box, let's copy the entire YouTube video description from the video script document up to the 'tags' section, and paste that in the description box section on the upload videos popup in YouTube.
In this thumbnail section, click on 'upload thumbnail', locate the YouTube video's thumbnail that you've already created for this YouTube video, and then click on 'open' on the bottom, right hand side. If you don't know how to create YouTube thumbnails or other video graphics, make sure to watch my video on 'how to make graphics for your YouTube videos with Canva'. I'll leave the link to it in the description box below.
In this playlists section, add your video to one or more playlists to help viewers discover your content faster. For this specific video, I'll be adding it to my Wix tutorial and Create Your Own Website playlists, and then click on 'done' on the bottom, right-hand side. If you want to add this video to a new playlist rather than to an existing one, click on 'new playlist' on the bottom, left-hand side, add a title to that playlist, as well as set its visibility (private, public or unlisted), and then click on 'create'.
In this audience section, make sure to set whether this video is made for kids or not made for kids. Mine is not made for kids.
If you accepted anything of value from a third party to make your video, in other words, if this is a sponsored video, in this paid promotion section, make sure to tick the box that says 'My video contains paid promotion like a product placement, sponsorship, or endorsement'.
In this automatic chapters section, feel free to tick this 'Allow automatic chapters (when available and eligible)' box to allow YouTube to create automatic chapters on your behalf to make your video easier to watch. You can overwrite automatic chapters anytime by creating your own chapters in the video description.
The next section we'll be filling out is this tags section. Copy all the tags you created from the video script document, and paste them in this tags section on the upload videos popup in YouTube. You can add up to 500 characters to this tags section, but those include commas and spaces.
Still on this 'details' section from the upload videos popup in YouTube, set your YouTube video's video language (mine is set to English US), caption certification (mine is set to none), recording date (mine is set to none), video location (mine is set to none), license (mine is set to standard YouTube license), distribution (mine is set to everywhere), tick to allow embedding or not, tick to publish to subscriptions feed and notify subscribers or not, tick to allow people to sample this content or not, select a category (mine is set to education), choose if and how you want to show comments (mine is set to allow all comments, sort by top and show how many viewers like this video), and add a fundraiser to your YouTube video if you so wish.
Once you're done filling out this 'details' section from the upload videos popup in YouTube, click on 'next' on the bottom, right-hand side. This will take you to the 'monetization' section. Choose how you want to earn money from your video.
From this dropdown menu, I make sure to set monetization to on, and then click on done. I also make sure that all ad types are selected, including display ads, overlay ads, sponsored cards, skippable video ads and non-skippable video ads.
You can also set the location of video ads - I make sure that all locations are selected. If your video is less than 8 minutes long, you can add video ads before the video (pre-roll) and after the video (post-roll). Only videos longer than 8 minutes are eligible for ads during the video (mid-roll). If your video is longer than 8 minutes, you can also click on 'manage mid-rolls' to select the exact location of those ads if you so wish, or you can just leave it up to YouTube to decide, which is what I do.
Once you're done filling out this 'monetization' section from the upload videos popup in YouTube, click on 'next' on the bottom, right-hand side. This will take you to the 'ad suitability' section, where you can rate your video and select whether your YouTube video includes inappropriate language, adult content, violence, shocking content, harmful or dangerous acts, recreational drugs content, enabling dishonest behavior, hateful and derogatory content, firearms-related content, sensitive events, and / or controversial issues, or none of the above.
I'm going to select none of the above at the bottom, and then click on the 'submit rating' button on the right-hand side. Once you're done filling out this 'ad suitability' section from the upload videos popup in YouTube, click on 'next' on the bottom, right-hand side. This will take you to the 'video elements' section.
From here, you can click on 'add' next to subtitles, end screens and cards to add each one of these video elements to your YouTube videos. Let's do so for each one.
I'll first click on 'add' next to 'add subtitles'. Since we scripted this YouTube video, adding subtitles is a breeze. All we have to do is copy the entire video script from the video script document, click on 'auto sync' from the upload videos popup in YouTube, paste the video script in the space provided, and then click on 'edit timings' up top.
Even if it takes a few minutes, YouTube will automatically add subtitles to your YouTube videos and connect the text you added to the correct timings. Once you're done adding subtitles to your uploaded video, click on 'done' on the top, right-hand side.
Now let's click on 'add' next to 'add an end screen'. Remember in my last video when I mentioned "we'll be adding the remainder of the end screen elements directly on YouTube once we upload the video". Well, this is where we do that. You can either use one of YouTube's pre-made end screen templates, or click on 'add element' up top to add a video, playlist, subscribe, channel or link element to any location of your choice.
I'll be using the same end screen I used in my previous video, make sure that all of these elements start and stop at the exact moment I want them to by dragging the handles to the left or right, and then click on 'save' up top.
Lastly, let's fill out this final section of the 'video elements' section by clicking on 'add' next to 'add cards'. You may also have noticed in my previous video when editing this YouTube video I'm uploading that I would stop and type something in my video script document every once in a while.
What I was typing was the exact timing I was referring to another YouTube video to make it easier for me when adding cards. For each YouTube video you upload, you can add up to five cards, which can be a video, playlist, channel or link.
I usually add all video cards. So the first cards I'll be adding are these three where I refer to another YouTube video I uploaded. To do so, I'll click on that time, so 1:08, click on video, search for that specific video, and then click on it. I'll repeat the same process for these other two YouTube videos I mentioned.
For the remaining two cards, I add them more or less spaced out throughout the video, and make sure that they relate to the topic of this video I'm creating. After you've added all the possible cards to your uploaded YouTube video, click on 'save' up top.
Once you're done filling out this 'video elements' section from the upload videos popup in YouTube, click on 'next' on the bottom, right-hand side. This will take you to the 'checks' section.
YouTube will check your video for issues that may restrict its visibility or monetization and then you will have the opportunity to fix issues before publishing your video. In my case, no copyright issues were found, and my YouTube video is suitable for ads based on my rating, so I'll go ahead and click on 'next' at the bottom.
This takes us to the final section of the upload videos popup in YouTube, which is the visibility section. From here, you can choose when to publish and who can see your video. This includes save or publish, where you can set your video to private (only you and people you choose can watch your video), unlisted (anyone with the video link can watch your video), members only (everyone can find your video, but only members can watch it), or public (everyone can watch your video), or you can schedule your YouTube upload, which is what I'm going to do.
When scheduling a YouTube upload, you can select a date to make your video public. As the date, I'll select September 1st, for the time, I'll select 9:45am, and I'll make sure that the time zone is set to New York. Once you're done filling everything out, click on 'schedule' on the bottom, right-hand side to successfully upload videos on Youtube and schedule a YouTube upload.
If you're serious about uploading videos on YouTube scheduling a YouTube upload, make sure to check out our YouTube tutorials playlist for even more YouTube tips and tricks, as well as our FREE cheat sheet with brilliant tools that you should use below this video to learn more about how to save time and boost your productivity in your online business.
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