How to Start a YouTube Channel in Kenya

Starting a YouTube channel in Kenya is one of the easiest ways to make money, but it’s also relatively new. So if you are thinking about starting your YouTuber career, here are some steps for beginners.

You can watch and like videos and subscribe to channels with a Google Account. But without a YouTube channel, you have no public presence on YouTube. Even if you have a Google Account, you need to create a YouTube channel to upload videos, comment, or make playlists.  You can create your channel on either the YouTube website or the YouTube mobile site.

YouTube gives creators flexibility so that you can get started filming, sharing and finding your fandoms depending on the way you like to create.

The fastest way to get started

What can you create in 60 seconds or less? YouTube Shorts is the fun, easy way to create content for YouTube’s billions of users. All you need is a mobile phone, your ideas, and a little help from our tools.

Check out Shorts

Build a home for your videos

Start a new channel and start experimenting! Play around with different formats, create a hub for your fans, and start building a long-term home for all your content.

Watch a video about how to create a channel

Read more about channel basics

Get Creator Tips to optimize your video

Ok, so you’ve created amazing content. Now what? Here are some next steps for posting your videos, getting your first viewers, and planning ahead for how to grow your audience.

“Give it your best shot, be patient with yourself, and most importantly, be authentic to who you are.”The Ndlovu’s Uncut

Upload in YouTube Studio

Creator Studio is home base for creators. This is where you’ll post, add metadata, pull analytics, get messages from YouTube, and more. It’s also where you can track your progress towards eligibility in the YouTube Partner Programme (YPP).

Use the Studio mobile app to manage your channel on the go. It’s useful for things like checking your stats, responding to comments, and publishing and managing your videos from your phone.

Explore Creator Studio

Download the app for iOS

Download the app for Android

Organise and create playlists

Once you upload, you can create playlists to guide your viewers through your videos and get to know your channel. Sort by format, date posted and more. Hint: Playlists can help with analytics down the road, too.

Watch a video about playlists

Read more about playlists

Check to see how your video is doing

YouTube Analytics (YTA) shows you the data behind your channel. Analytics can help you make sense of trends, see what’s working (and what’s not), and understand who’s watching your content so that you can plan how you post in the future.

Get Creator Tips for YouTube analytics

Read more about analytics

Get the latest news and features

Your YouTube Dashboard is your one stop shop for information about new features and the latest creator news. Best of all, you can get info about the opportunities to grow and earn, specifically tailored to your channel.

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