Users can broadcast themselves on YouTube by creating YouTube accounts, preparing videos for upload, optimizing video tags and descriptions, customizing their YouTube channels, and promoting their videos. YouTube allows any user to upload videos of almost any type.
The first step is to create a YouTube user account. Click on the Sign up link on the top right side of the main page to begin the process. Signing up for an account requires an email address, and users with an existing Google account can link that account to YouTube.
YouTube allows users to upload videos up to 2 gigabytes in size and up to 15 minutes long, as of 2015. Users can increase their limits by confirming their identities through an automated verification process. When uploading a video, YouTube lets users give the video a title, a brief description and any appropriate tags related to its content. This information can determine how visible the video appears in search results, so be sure to use accurate, descriptive words to maximize views.
Users who upload videos automatically have them collected in a personal YouTube channel. It?s possible to customize the appearance and settings of this channel by selecting the My Channel link on the left side of the main page and then choosing Channel Settings. After personalizing their channels, users can promote their videos using social media or by interacting with other YouTube users.