How To Properly Upload Videos To YouTube in 2021

- I'm gonna show you exactly what you need to do

to properly upload your videos to YouTube,

regardless if it's for a school project

or you're trying to get one of these

or your school project actually turns into one of these.

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Now, there has been a lot of changes on YouTube

and it's time that I actually update this video.

But my question to you is, are you doing it right?

I really want to show you exactly what you need to do

to properly upload your videos to YouTube

and there's a lot of new little settings,

so let's just jump right in to it.

Let's take a look.

Now that YouTube's switched to Creator Studio,

the first thing that we need to do is mouse up

to the upper-right hand corner

and make sure we're logged in,

we'll see our little avatar icon.

What we need to do is roll over to this icon right here

and click on that.

You see Upload video, Go live, Create post.

Now, you might not see Go live or Create post

because those are options that are available

with more subscriber count

and you might not have the requirement

but good thing that we're actually focusing

in on how to upload videos to YouTube,

so let's go ahead and click on that.

That's gonna take you to the Creator Studio

and you're gonna see your screen like this.

Now, there are two ways to actually upload your videos

to YouTube, the first way is the drag and drop option,

all we need to do is find the file,

drag and drop it right here,

and it starts to upload to YouTube.

Now the second way to actually upload your videos

to YouTube properly, we wanna come down to this button

right here, where it says Select Files

and we're gonna search our computer for the file

that we want to upload.

Once we have that,

we go ahead and hit Open and it starts to upload here.

Now, if you look over here in the left-hand side,

you can see the percentage uploaded

and it has the minutes and seconds left.

Now, depending on how fast your internet speed,

will actually be faster to upload to YouTube,

so if you have a slow internet connection

or slower bandwidth, it's gonna take a lot longer,

don't get frustrated here, just be patient.

Or just upgrade your internet.

But once it's done,

you'll see it's getting ready to process.

Now, depending on your file size,

it might take a little bit longer to process.

But if you actually go through this process,

YouTube's actually pretty fast with this,

especially as of late,

it seems to be speeding up the processing time.

Now that it's actually processing,

come up here to the title.

You notice that there's already a title here

and it's basically your file name?

That is the default, so what we'll wanna do is change this.

What I'm gonna do is go a lot more in-depth

and have a very specific training on how to optimize a title

and also how to optimize your videos,

that's actually coming out soon,

make sure you hit that Subscribe button.

The next thing that we wanna do

is basically do a description.

This description is extremely important,

is to make sure at least one paragraph.

The beginning of this paragraph

reinforces this title very specifically.

Now the next thing that we need to do is pick our thumbnail.

Now, you can see that YouTube

has autogenerated that thumbnail,

what we wanna do is do a custom thumbnail.

So let's go ahead and click on that

and we pre-designed a thumbnail.

Go ahead and go from there.

So you can do your custom thumbnail

or you can choose one of the thumbnails

that YouTube autogenerated from your video file.

Next, you can see Playlist,

now, Playlist is pretty cool here

and we're gonna have some very in-depth training on this

but you can go ahead and select your playlist right here.

And if you wanna create a new playlist,

you can do that as well but we'll go ahead

and select it to that one.

You can select multiple playlists.

The next one is a new feature,

which is Audience, who's the video intended for?

This has all to do with COPPA

and basically, you have to self-designate

if the video's actually meant for kids or not.

If it's not meant for a kid's audience

but kids would be appealing to it, go ahead and hit No,

if it's made specifically for kids,

you need to be able to put that in there

and then too, if it's content that is age-restricted,

you can say, "Hey, do you know what,

"this is more for a mature audience,"

we can go ahead and select that to 18 years old.

But this video,

we wanna keep it that it's not made for kids,

even though it might be consumed by some kids,

but also it's not restricted for anyone over 18 years old.

Now, most of the people would skip here

and what I want you to do is see this More Options,

this is where we're able to put a little bit more detail

to say, "Hey, there might be an integrated brand deal,

"a sponsorship," and then also tags.

Now tags, we're gonna go really in-depth on this

in another training but at the end of this video,

I'm gonna give you a power tip

and show you exactly how to find the right tags

for your videos to get your videos more visibility

and views out on YouTube but for right now,

let's just go ahead and add a few keywords

that are in our title

or our description of video itself and move on.

Next, let's go ahead and select language.

Language, basically whatever the language of the video is,

this is where you select that,

this one's in English so we'll go ahead and do English here.

And if we have some closed captioning, which we do not.

And you can go a little bit more in-depth

on your recording date,

this is if it's very specific of the recording date

and location, I don't necessarily need to give that content

out to YouTube.

Now, here's an area where a lot of content creators

make mistakes, is the license and distribution.

Now, there's a couple licenses here,

you see the standard YouTube license

and also Creative Commons,

okay, so the standard YouTube license,

there is a copyright protection

and in the copyright section of Creator Studio,

you can go ahead and flag people

that are actually uploading your content,

that actually happens here on YouTube.

But if you put Creative Commons,

that gives you the ability to share with anyone,

anyone can use the Creative Commons type of videos

in their videos and there is no copyright strike.

You're basically saying,

"Hey, my copyright's Creative Commons,"

and anyone can actually use that,

not only on YouTube, but also anywhere online.

You can learn more about these licensing type

by just clicking here

and it can give you a lot more detail than I what I did.

If you want embedding,

this gives you the ability to allow people to embed

your videos on different websites,

which is a great traffic generator

and it gets your message out there.

If you wanna stop that, let's go ahead and un-click that.

But we wanna have that.

Now, the next button is where you're able

to either notify your subscribers or not, if it's checked,

it will notify your subscribers, if it's unchecked,

it won't send out that notification to your subscribers.

Next is your category.

Now, there's a lot of people

that are very concerned about category.

This used to be really, really important

in the early, early YouTube but now, it's not,

YouTube's able to define based off of some video content,

I actually did a full presentation on this

a couple of years ago at VidCon

of how the AI is determining what category

to actually put you in.

And now for comments visibility,

you actually have the option

to either hold inappropriate comments

or turn on comments or turn off comments,

you basically have control over this.

Once that's done, we can either hit the Next button here

or we can click on Monetization.

So I'm gonna go ahead and hit Next

and it goes to monetization

or you can just click on this up here for the navigation,

either way will get you to the next section.

We want to monetize this, so let's go ahead and do that.

If you have monetization available,

you can choose exactly what you want to do,

whether it's overlay ads, if you want sponsored cards,

which I do not,

and then you have skippable and non-skippable ads.

If you are monetized, you are a YouTube partner,

if the video is longer than 10 minutes,

you can do some mid-roll and post-roll ads.

You can see right now, we can do before the video

and after the video but during the video

we can't because the ad breaks only happen after 10 minutes.

And you have to be a Google partner

to even have ads to go on.

And now for the ad suitability,

this is where you're basically making more revenue faster

by self-certifying your content

to say, "Hey, it's exactly what I said earlier,

"that it's not meant for kids," or "it is meant for kids,"

"it's appropriate for all ages,"

or "not appropriate for all ages."

You can get very specific if you actually use profanity,

you can say, "Okay, I use light profanity,"

or "strong profanity," or you basically don't even click it.

You can talk about adult content,

you can get vert specific on romantic and kissing,

blurred content, so on and so forth.

And then you can go into violence,

same here, and then harmful or dangerous acts,

drug-related content and hate content,

firearms-related, you can get very specific on that,

and also sensitive issues.

If there is none in the above, you go ahead

and click that and that basically is ready to monetize you

and that's where CPMs are not suppressed,

you'll actually make more money this way.

But I'm here to tell you, do not deceive YouTube,

they can really see what's actually happening

on your YouTube channel, you want anything to flag you,

that could lead to a Community Guidelines Strike

and you do not want to have that.

Next, video elements.

YouTube gives us the ability to promote other videos

that are on our channel or on YouTube

at the end of our video or during our video.

So at the end of the video is what they call an end screen,

let's go ahead and hit Add.

And then there's different templates that you can use,

this is the one that I like to use right here,

where it has two videos

and then you can be able to subscribe,

you see how it comes up right here?

And then too, if you want to change the video itself,

I'm gonna go ahead and change this one.

You come right here to the pencil right here

and then you select any video that you want,

so I'm gonna go ahead and hit that one

that's related to this video itself and you hit Save.

And it gives you this little check mark right here

when it's actually done.

Let's go ahead and add a card, this give us the ability

to promote a video at any timeframe within the video.

Go ahead and hit Add.

What we're able to do right here is find exactly,

and we can just scrub through,

I want it in the last 1/3 of the video

because we want people to actually watch to the end

of the video.

And let's go ahead and add a card.

And once you're done, you come right up here,

where it says Return to YouTube Studio.

And then you'll get this green checkbox.

Now we're here on the last couple settings that we have.

Now, before we jump into the visibility section,

I wanna let you know,

I'm gonna give you a couple big power tips

after I teach you, you don't wanna miss out on this,

so let's go ahead and jump on visibility

and then we'll get to the power tips.

So when we look at visibility,

we can either save or publish, you can go public, unlisted,

private, or members only, or you can schedule this.

And so let me run down this,

now, if you go public, you can make that visible

for everyone to see and if you do this,

what I want you to do is make sure your video file

is ready to go,

so what you gotta do is click on this link right there

and it's gonna pull up your video,

what you need to do is come over here to the settings

and go to the quality

and make sure it has all the settings right here.

'Cause here's what happens,

I've seen people actually publish the video immediately

and it's not done completely processing everything

and so it's either low resolution

or people just see this black screen,

so you wanna make sure that it gives enough time

that the video is ready to go,

all you need to do is look at the video length,

look under the settings there

and you're able to see if that video's ready to go.

Now, there is a thing called Public and an instant Premiere,

this gives you the ability to do a Premiere,

this is what it looks like,

you're able to do a chat along with a launch of the video,

this works extremely well when you have a long form video

and you wanna engage with your subscribers

and the viewers that are actually coming on and watching.

This is very used a lot

and it's not necessarily that effective

unless it's something special.

You can make an unlisted video

and you can basically give the link of the video

to anyone that you want to share the video with

or you can keep private, I usually just upload directly

to private and then just do either a members only

where we can choose what type of members

can actually do that, that's another setting

that you have to have certain requirements to have that.

But this is the one I use time and time again,

which is the schedule,

so let's go ahead and hit the schedule.

We now can schedule the exact date and time

we wanna release our video,

so I'm gonna go ahead and do it for April 28th

and let's just do it at 6:15 AM.

And we can even set it as a Premiere,

so we can actually go and notify it,

it'll actually put it up

so that people can click on the link

and see that there's a countdown before the launch

of the video, so you can build some hype on it.

I don't necessarily do that, only on special occasions

because there's content creators that do that too much

and it really is just nothing too special.

So we're gonna go ahead and do that

and now we're at the point of scheduling that.

Now you're able to see this screen

where it basically says you're good to go.

Okay, let me go ahead

and give you one of the two power tips,

the first one is you can actually upload multiple files

all at once, save you a ton of time,

all you need to do is either drag and drop

or come and select the videos.

Keep in mind, when you do multiple videos,

you can't do more than 15 at a time.

So once you hit Upload, basically you see this,

you see how many it's uploading and where it's at.

You can see it's just go ahead and uploading these big files

and they're adding it right here

and you can see it has a lot in queue.

Now the second power tip and this is a big one for me

because it has saved me literally thousands upon thousands

of hours uploading videos

and managing all these different channels that I do

and it is a tool called TubeBuddy.

Now, TubeBuddy is an extension that helps you do your job

a lot better,

you can go ahead and find the link in the description below,

at tubebuddy.com/go and once you have it installed,

this is what you're able to do with it

and this is when you're actually getting your video

ready to release.

You can go ahead and whether it's in the upload process

or we wanna come here right before we do that,

just go ahead and click on Details,

you can do this to any video.

You can scroll down here to where your tags are.

What TubeBuddy does is finds all the relevant tags

that you should use in your videos

and TubeBuddy has done all the research here,

they've done the heavy lifting,

what you need to do is just to add the relevant tags

for your videos and when you post your next video,

make sure you tag me on socials

'cause I'd love to see that you're using this as a tip.

Plus, I wanna feature you in my videos.

Now, if you want some more views and visibility

for your channel and for your videos,

you need to optimize your videos.

I made a video specially for that,

you can find that right here,

where I go in-depth of what you need to do to get more views

and visibility for your videos.

And we'll see you on that next video.