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Starting a channel on YouTube? Learn the fundamentals to creating your ultimate channel and keep it thriving on YouTube.

Starting a channel on YouTube? Learn the fundamentals to creating your ultimate channel and keep it thriving on YouTube.

  1. Copyright and other need-to-knows

    Keep your videos legit! Get tips about our copyright and community guidelines.

  2. Jumpstart your channel

    Welcome to YouTube and our home for creator education -- the Creator Academy! Our lessons and courses are built to help you excel on YouTube. We’ll guide you through the essentials you need to know when starting a channel.

  3. Why subscribers matter

    Subscribers are critical to your success on YouTube. Learn how to cultivate loyal subscribers...and keep them.