How to Organize a Youtube Channel.

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Welcome

I am a small-time YouTuber with a measly 300 subscribers. However, I think my perspective on how to organize a YouTube career will be important to many people. Even though I don’t have a lot of subscribers or a big channel. That doesn’t mean I can’t make the impact on the world that I want to. Right?

Introduction

In order to organize a YouTube Channel, you actually need to have a plan. You need to be organized with your channel or else you could end up in a mess of uncoordinated chaos. So in this article, we will be going over how you can be organized. I’m going to assume you already know what you want to make your channel over. For example, my channel is all about Minecraft Commands and teaching people how to use them so people will be more introduced to coding. Whether that would be in the game or even coding a brand new game!

Google SpreadSheets

One key factor in organizing a youtube channel is to be organized. You can use classic Google Sheets to organize. This is what I use. You could also use Microsoft Sheets if you prefer however, for the sake of this article I will show just Google Sheets. The image below is an example of how I personally organize the bulk of my information.

Google SpreadSheets

In this image, you can see multiple things. One is dividers separating information making it easier to see. This may take a little effort and time but It really helps you in the long run. Another thing to see is the Video Ideas and Materials Needed columns. This will allow you to see what your ideas are and what materials they will need. This allows you to organize and save your thoughts to help so you won’t forget them. The Likeability column is just my predictions on how much I think they will like it. This helps me determine if I think they will like the video Idea I have made. Finally, the last things are, Due Dates and Links. This allows them to know when I want these videos to be done. The links allow me to organize scripts or descriptions I have for those videos. Now let's get started on how to make these Spreadsheets.

Making the Google Sheet.

If you go to Google Sheets you should see a screen similar to the image below. You want to go ahead and click on the blank spreadsheet button where the clicker is in the photo.

Once you have done that then it will pop up a blank spreadsheet. Now we can go ahead and make a space to put the bulk of your YouTube plan. On the bottom of your screen, there should be a bar. On that bar, it should say Sheet1. From there you want to click on that down-facing arrow. After you have done that it should pull up a small menu. From here you can rename the sheet page and change the color of the button. My example will show that I renamed it Video Organizer and changed the color to Orange. Next up we will scroll down to row 101. Then we will click on the number on the left that says 101 and then we will scroll all the way to the bottom. You can find a scroll wheel on the very right. We will Shift + Click row 1000. Now we can right-click and press Delete Rows 101–1000. Now we have enough space for now. Now that we set up the Sheet we can start making the organized part in the next step.

Adding The Dividers

Now that we have just enough room. We can now make Dividers. This is where you can get creative with your organizing. If we scroll back up to the top we will see we have rows and columns. We are going to use these to make our dividers. As you can see in the image below there is a blue bar on the right of the b column. If you hover your mouse over the sides of these columns this blue bar will appear. you can use this to adjust the width of the columns. The same works for the rows except it changes the height of the rows. Dividers we want to make are pretty small so mess around with and adjust columns skipping over a column every time starting with B. (Make B, D, F, H, J, K, N, etc. Dividers)

Now that we have made these sizes adjusted with the columns we can now change the colors of columns and rows. We will select row 2 and the columns as shown in the image below. In order to do this hold CTRL and then click on the numbers or letters at the top/left of the spreadsheet and it will select these. Now, you can go to the top bar and click on the bucket next to the font color button,(A), and change the color to whatever you want. Now we can move on to the next step.

Adding Labels to Columns

Now that we have added Dividers, we can now add Labels. For this Spreadsheet, we will add labels on row 1 where we have the white spaces. Depending on the length of text you might have to increase the width of the columns by using the blue bar we used earlier. We will put labels in row 1 and columns (A, C, E, G, I, K, M, O, Q) as shown in the image below. You can organize it how you want but I’m going to recommend my template to you in the image below. We will also Freeze Columns and Rows. In order to do this select Row 2. Then go to the top and click View then Freeze and then Click Freeze up to Row 2. Now do the same for Column B. Now we can move onto the final step.

The Final Step

This is by far the hardest step of them all. Add a title to the spreadsheet!!! Now you have an organizer! You can know use this to put video ideas and basic information about it. The Links can be taking you to google docs with the script/description. But hopefully this helps you all with organizing your youtube channels!

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