You are about to start your own YouTube channel. Congratulations! You are about to join the thousands of people around the world who have something truly unique to share with the world, and creating your own YouTube channel is a great way to do that.
Of course, before you even think of making your very first YouTube video, you need to make a very important decision: what is your YouTube channel name going to be?
Even after you have come up with the most perfect name that ever existed, you could log on to find that someone else has got there before you. It is not as unlikely as it sounds: there are literally millions of people using YouTube, and that is a lot of usernames.
However, not all is lost. There are plenty of ways to think up a brilliant name for your YouTube channel. Here are 5 characteristics of good YouTube names to help you create your very own one:
The Name Should Be Topical
You need to make sure that the name tells people what you do. That is why you need to decide early on what your YouTube channel is going to be about. It could be all about fitness advice, traveling tips, product reviews, make-up tutorials, or anything else that you enjoy.
Whatever it is, you need to somehow get across that that is what you are going to do with your YouTube channel. You may want to think about the future as well; if you decide to do something slightly different in the future, will that affect the accuracy of the name, or will you create a separate channel?
A Great YouTube Channel Name is Memorable
You need to pick something memorable, so that when people start to talk to their friends about that amazing video that they watched (yours!), they will be immediately able to remember the YouTube name that they saw underneath it, and tell their friends. You also want to be able to use social media websites such as Twitter to advertise the cool videos that you are creating, and if your YouTube name is memorable, then people can easily tweet about it, and spread the word!
Once you think you have a good YouTube name idea, test it out. Tell one of your friends that you are thinking of calling your YouTube channel by that name, and then ask them the next day what you said to see how memorable it is.
Your Channel Name Should Be Easy to Type
Good YouTube names are simple to read, simple to remember and simple to type. If you are worried that your idea is a bit difficult to understand straight away, use this top tip to make it just that little bit clearer to other people.
If you are not using spaces then capitalise the beginning of each word because it makes it so much easier to understand. However, be careful: you have to make sure that you put the capitals in when you register the YouTube user name – you cannot put them in later. Be smart from the beginning, and make sure that you type out exactly what you want when you sign up on YouTube.
The Name Should Have No Legal Issues
Branding is an excellent way to get people excited about your YouTube channel. However, be very careful not to make the similarities too close: you do not want to get stuck in legal issues. After all, we just want to have fun on YouTube, not to deal with legal issues because of an innocent mistake. Good YouTube channel names are not copied from other people, but are created by inspiration.
You always want to avoid copying the name of another brand just to get a few extra views. All that does is bring negative attention. You do not want that. If you are in doubt, then it is probably best if you do not use that particular name or do some research online. Keep your YouTube channel name as original and unique as possible. Use your creativity to craft together a name that can represent your brand!
It Demonstrates Your Uniqueness
What makes you … you? What is going to make your videos amazing? Why should people stop what they are doing right now and watch your videos? It is that intangible thing that makes you completely unique that you want to get across in your YouTube channel’s name.
By showing people just how individual and unique you are, you will capture their attention and make them realise that they should definitely be watching your YouTube videos. Your videos will be packed full of what makes you amazing, but unless you can entice people to watch them, they will never know. That is why your name is so important.
Few More Tips for Choosing a Good YouTube Name
- Social media is very important for success as a Vlogger or YouTuber, so it’s important that your proposed name is available on all the social media platforms that you plan on using.
- If you plan on building a brand or website around your YouTube channel, then it is also important to make sure that a domain name (.com) is available to be registered for your channel.
- The name should match the tone and voice of your videos. Lastly, it should represent you, your values, and the theme of your YouTube channel.
As long as you take all of these great characteristics of good YouTube names into consideration when you are coming up with ideas, you should be able to craft an awesome name!
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