YouTube is an amazing resource to use for personal and business gain - but setting it up can be a bit tough. Today, I walk you through getting the basics started to prep your channel to live stream - this can serve for the basis of webinars, meetings, coaching calls, and much more. And, once active, you can use the YouTube App to go live as well - should that be your thing.
To start off, you first have to go to YouTube and in the top right corner is your image avatar -click this:
In the drop down menu, select CREATOR STUDIO.
From there, you will have a lot of options on your left hand side menu. While we will explore all that YouTube has to offer in coming posts, for now, lets just click on the menu that says "Live Streaming".
If this is your first time (and I assume it is if you are here) there is a nice button that says, "GET STARTED". Go on ahead and click that. From there, YouTube needs about 24 hours to set things up.
Now, once this has been set up, you can broadcast live from your computer or your phone.
When you return to do your first live broadcast - how you access the platform will be exactly as we did in the steps, however, the screen will look different - something like this:
If you want to go really deep and install an encoder to go live from this screen, you can, but its a little more work and for me, because I'm using a ChromeBook, the encoders can't download properly. No big deal as I can go live using the Hangouts on Air. To access that, go the the 'Events' section on the left hand side under 'Live Streaming'
The screen will now look something like the picture below. You're going to input the title, tags, and information just like you would your regular YouTube uploads. Important here is that you can choose when you want this to happen - typically Today, Now - but you do have the possibility of scheduling it. Also, if you're not so sure how it will turn out, or maybe you only want to invite a select few, there is a drop down menu you can choose the visibility options just like any other YouTube video (Private, Unlisted, or Public). When you're ready to go, on the right hand side there are options for Quick or Custom - for our intents and purposes you're going to choose 'Quick'.
You're almost to greatness! All that is left is to punch the GO LIVE NOW Button! (Don't worry, you won't be live until the application launches and you hit Broadcast). You'll see something like this pop up:
You just launched your First YouTube Live Video! Once you're in the application you will see a screen that looks like the one below. We will discuss all the features in a blog post in the near future!
If you have any questions, feel free to connect with me and fire away!
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Eric is a Physical Therapist who owns his own clinic in Chandler AZ. He is the author of Breathe Better, a father to 3 awesome kids, and a husband to Ashley who is also a physical therapist.