How To Start A YouTube Channel In 2024

From JT Chapman.

Howdy, friends! I’ve gotten A LOT of requests over the years to share my best tips for starting a successful YouTube channel, so I finally decided to put it all in one place! Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to a thriving channel.

00:00 – Intro
00:42 – Overview
01:01 – Channel concept
02:01 – Channel Name
03:18 – Video Ideas
04:22 – Style
05:35 – Part 2: Technical stuff intro
06:30 – Gear considerations
07:38 – Lighting example
08:39 – Location
09:04 – Audio
10:16 – Cameras and lenses
12:10 – Editing software
12:58 – Part 3: Building the channel
15:28 – Part 4: Now what intro
16:03 – Upload schedule
16:58 – Harsh reality
18:17 – Tips and tricks
21:40 – Conclusion

Additional Resources:

My gear/other recommendations:

Blackmagic Pocket 6K Pro:
Zoom H5:
Zoom H5 Shotgun:
Canon R5c:
Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 ART:
DJI Osmo Pocket 3:
Budget Lighting Kit:
Rode Videomic Pro:
XLR Cable:
Boom Pole:
Good budget Tripod:
SD for Zoom:
Sigma 18-35 1.8:
Good budget 50mm (Canon mirrorless):

Editing Software:

Davinci Resolve Lite:

Stock Footage:


Camera Channels:

Kai W:
DPReview TV:
Potato Jet:
Tony & Chelsea Northrup:
Gerald Undone:
DSLR Video Shooter:

Writing And Media Criticism :

Just Write:
Terrible Writing Advice:

Persuasive Writing Course:
Persuasive Writing Tips:

Pre and Post-Production Resources:

Primal Video:
Casey Faris:
DSLR Video Shooter:
Ben Johnson:
Potato Jet: