One of the first things you should do when you have a youtube channel is to get it verified with YouTube. It's a simple process, but a lot of people forget to do that until they make a video longer than 15 minutes and realize they can't upload it. There's some advantages to having your youtube channel verified, and it is super easy. I'm going to show you real quick. It allows for certain things like custom thumbnails, allowing you to go live, having videos longer than 15 minutes, linking to external sites, annotations, things like that. Let me show you how to do it.
This is a brand new YouTube channel that I'm doing for a band called Lochness Landline. What I want to do first is go into the Youtube Beta area. I've already signed in, and then to the YouTube Studio area - this is still in Beta.
That could change, but it's going to be pretty similar. After I'm in this area, I want to verify this. So I'm going to go over to classic. So to change our studio view over to Creator Studio Classic. Hit the skip button when you see that. This is the way it used to look, so you can still access this, which is nice. You're going to go to 'channel' right here. And then in the 'status and features' area, you're going to verify it. Now this verifying your account allows you to upload videos that are more than 15 minutes long, go to external sites, custom thumbnails, all kinds of cool stuff. It's really easy to to verify. Then you say text me and a verification number. You put your phone number in and after you get that number, we put in the number that we got in our text.
Hit submit and boom, it's verified very, very, very easy. If this video was helpful to you, will you please hit that like button and consider subscribing and sharing this with somebody that you think could benefit from this video. We love passing on solutions that make life a little more stupid-easy. One more thing. We have a crash course we do very regularly and it's totally free and it's all about how to build an online course. We give a whole crash course on how we do this. If that interests you at all, then you can sign up below, there's a register button below in the comments. We would love to see you there. All right guys, that's it for this week. We will see you on the next video.
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