The channel title is likely one of the channel’s branding components that almost all creators rapidly overlook. It typically defaults to the creator’s identify or the model’s identify. That is smart and in lots of instances is strictly the right title to make use of. Nonetheless, let’s not rapidly leap to that assumption for each channel. The channel’s title reveals up in lots of locations throughout YouTube, together with the Associated Channels featured throughout the positioning, video feedback, search outcomes, Featured Channels lists, and lots of different locations. It’s to your profit to craft a title that’s each descriptive and engaging. In my case, I selected to make use of a title and branding referred to as, Video Creators, as an alternative of my identify, Tim Schmoyer, as a result of my identify doesn’t imply something to most individuals.
They may stumble throughout Tim Schmoyer on YouTube and rapidly transfer alongside and not using a second thought as a result of it doesn’t set off any curiosity by itself. Nonetheless, Video Creators describes my audience. If somebody who’s in my audience sees it, they’re extra more likely to be enticed to take a look at the channel or to think about a video they’re watching to be extra credible.
This isn’t the appropriate technique for everybody. It’s fully acceptable for a lot of creators to model their channel by their very own identify or their firm identify and construct a fame round that. It actually is determined by your objectives and the way you wish to place your self on YouTube. That stated, you would contemplate combining the 2 methods a bit, as nicely.
For instance, I might’ve titled my channel, Tim Schmoyer: YouTube Licensed Coach, or, Video Creator Ideas from Tim Schmoyer. The primary cause I opted to not go this route is as a result of these choices felt too lengthy. I wished one thing brief, catchy, and memorable. But, it’s nonetheless value contemplating. Don’t simply decide a channel identify with out a lot thought. It reveals up in too many locations round YouTube and could also be a part of what entices folks to click on via to your channel.
■ Brainstorm some title concepts in your channel. Write an inventory of them and contemplate the professionals and cons of every one. It might very nicely be that the title you’ve already established is the one you must use, if for no different cause than as a result of, regardless of being lower than superb, you’ve already established a model round it. However don’t simply blindly settle for the title you have got. A minimum of contemplate alternate titles. It’s possible you’ll be stunned what you give you.
■ One other consideration to make along with your title is your YouTube channel’s URL. Since it could actually’t be modified, you might have considered trying a title that additionally works along with your channel’s net handle. Nonetheless, if it’s one thing bizarre and funky, like youtube.com/catlicker69 then I wouldn’t fear about it. Give your channel any identify you’d like