In the early days of YouTube, the site existed as a place for people to share videos with their friends, family, or just random strangers on the Internet. But, that’s about where it ended.
Today, YouTube has become so extensively developed as a platform that people can now build entire careers on the site.
In fact, you’re able to start a quality YouTube channel that you run directly from your iPhone.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s take a look at how to start a YouTube channel on your phone.
How to Start a YouTube Channel on Your Phone: First Things First
To answer how to start a YouTube channel on your phone, there’s a preliminary step you need to take. Before we move on, you’re going to have to create an account if you don’t already have one. Luckily, it’s a simple task that takes minutes to do.
If you’re having trouble, you can find answers to your questions on Google’s help page.
However, something we also advise before moving forward with your new YouTube channels and video creation, is to actually take a moment to look through some of the most popular channels on YouTube. This way you can start getting a good idea on what people are looking for when it comes to video content, and also the quality of video that people are publishing.
Many of the top YouTubers started out with basic videos that were done from their mobile phone or a low-quality web cam, then later upgraded to much better recording equipment as their channels started to gain more attention, increased in followers, and also made more money.
Be sure to consider all of this before launching your channel and first videos, as YouTube will definitely take some time to master. But at the same time, it’s also something every content creator should be taking advantage of!
While you won’t need to break your bank to run a channel from your iPhone, there are still some key necessities you’ll need in order to make the most of out of using your phone to run your channel.
Poor stabilization is one of the biggest contributors to poor quality when filming with phone cameras.
Since an iPhone camera is such high quality, it will register even subtle movements, which can result in a recording looking unprofessional. Luckily, there are tripods designed specifically to fit iPhones an eliminate this issue entirely.
They’re an inexpensive necessity that you should purchase if you’re serious about maintaining a high-quality channel.
Like with stabilization, having poor audio can make your channel seem unprofessional, which will negatively affect your performance.
Unfortunately, iPhones don’t have the capability to connect to stereo microphones on their own. But, you can purchase an inexpensive adapter that will resolve this issue by bridging the gap between the two.
A decent microphone and an adapter are also less expensive than a microphone designed specifically for an iPhone, so this is the method to take if your budget is tight.
If you’re looking for other ways to get the most out of your iPhone, check out these accessories.
The iPhone was designed with usability in mind. So, it’s no surprise that it’s possible to edit quality video footage from your phone itself.
You’ll need a third-party app, but even inexpensive ones offer you all of the tools required to make a great video. If your budget is particularly tight, there are a handful paid apps that you can download for free each week. You can check out this week’s list here.
You can cut, trim, add effects as need, and save tons of time by keeping everything on your iPhone without worrying about transporting footage to your computer and editing it there.
Also, if you want to see how professionals are creating and editing their best videos, just take a look at any ‘tutorial videos’, as they are usually top notch!
So, Now What?
If you’ve already wondered how to start a YouTube channel on your phone, chances are you already have some ideas in the works. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the link at the beginning of the article that lists the top channels on YouTube. This will provide you with more than enough viewing material and ideas to get started.
Once you have an idea of the direction you want to go, all that’s left to do now is getting started with your initial video! Don’t stress out too much about the quality or how you sound. This is something that will continually improve over time.
With the above tips, you’ll be well on your way to getting started with a rewarding (and potentially profitable) hobby.
Want to learn more about what you can do with your iPhone? Check out the iPhone section of our blog.