I just completed the YouTube Creator Academy course.
Very easy, then again free. Also very useful. I am quite pleased with my new channel. YouTube has, to this point, basically been a repository for me. I put videos up on it. It was a mess but I could use it as a platform from which to embed videos I found and made.
Now, however, it is part of my “promotion and sharing arsenal.” My channel art (read banner), icon (read thumbnail) are now part of my brand as they are the same as my Google account and website. I have links overlaid on the banner to my blog, Twitter page, SlideShare, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts.
I have added a short intro video based loosely on a PowToon template (pretty flashy) and have doubled my number of subscribers. I am now in the process of convincing the school to let me make a proper, branded page for student work and promotion as well. Take a look at my “sandbox site” to get the idea.
If you get the chance you should take this course. I am not certain I will get the “certificate” since I have received no notification. I could have missed some small part, I wasn’t that careful. Either way, I have more skillls and a pimped out new ride…
Ask me any questions and please, subscribe to my channel!