Need help- Questions about youtube channel management

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I am starting a website and youtube channel which provides free education.

The topics range widely: various software, life skills, yoga, workouts, recipes etc

I need help finding answers to these questions:

1- SHould I create separate channel for each topic under the same account? For example, if someone subscribes to my MS Excel training, I dont want them to get updates when I add a video related to cooking. How do I keep them separate? Please help

2- How many channels can I add under the same account? I see different answers on google. some said it is max of 50 channels. What if I want to create a separate channel for each subject, I may easily exceed the 50 limit. How can I handle that situation?

Appreciate your help.
Thanks
SA
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  • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
    Simply, are you creating your own brand with the mix?

    If not, then why confuse your audience as you point out?
    The issue for you is that you'll have to treat each channel separately for promotion and getting followers - it is easier to focus on one channel.

    If your website is correctly branded and, therefore, your youtube channel is branded for your website, then you should create one channel for your blog and focus on that. It follows that your blog should attract an audience interested in your "mix" of content - it is curation of an interest mix, if you will.

    Your thinking should then reflect this "philosophy" but your question implies that there is no user-appreciable "mix" but rather you're trying to build an audience through different interest areas - much harder work all around.


    You should strive to create a homogeneous blog and channel brand, i.e. YOGA > positions / training / space design / aromatics / apparel / weight-loss / helpful recipes / injury therapy / emotional balance / for success / etc. People who find interest in following your blog / youtube channel will like ALL of your videos and posts because it is within the scope of their strong passion.

    But the farther away from this ideal you wander, the more difficult (inefficient to exhaustion) to attract monetizeable and sizeable audiences.

    Instead of Channels, create PLAYLISTS for each topic which should coincide with your blog's menu (categories). This makes promotion of both a breeze and super efficient and effective.
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    • Profile picture of the author greatbizideas
      i understand. in my case, the prime aim is to provide free education to kids from 5th through 10th grade.
      on top of that I am adding training videos in multiple software like Excel, Photoshop, Autocad, C, C++, Java etc

      though all these topics are related to learning, person who is interested in learning Excel may not be interested in Photoshop.

      when i add a line saying subscribe to my channel and he gets notifications about a different software he is not interested in, it will be annoying.

      If I create playlists, can I still have them subscribe to that playlist and they get a notification when we add a new video for that topic?

      I want them all under one umbrella. What is the best way to do it?

      Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author greatbizideas
      I am doing something very similar to what khan academy is doing.. at a much small scale to start with.
      Looks like he split it up into multiple channels
      https://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy/channels

      I see a few channels here. I just clicked on "Khan Academy India"
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU0...VGxXarmE3b8rHg

      Under that when I click on channels again, I see 2 different channels
      "Khan Academy India- Hindi" and "Khan Academy India- English"

      I dont know how to create channels within channels. Can you please help?

      He created lots of playlists like you suggested... for each topic

      I would appreciate if you can come up with any ideas to organize it better. Thanks in advance

      So I think I should create channels like... Yoga, Software, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Biology
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      • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
        Originally Posted by greatbizideas View Post

        I am doing something very similar to what khan academy is doing..

        So I think I should create channels like... Yoga, Software, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Biology
        Yes, this would make sense. BRANDNAME - Yoga, BRANDNAME - Software, etc.

        Then, subdivide by language if you feature that. Then divide by sub-topic playlists to give your student audience clear and focused coverage of their particular academic needs.

        I must caution you, however, that with all of this development rested in a third-party platform, you are exposing your business (or non-profit) efforts to the control of another dis-interested party. At any time, for some simple / stupid mistake on either side, you can be crippled online.

        If you're going to go through all of this video making trouble and complexity, I would advise that you create your own video platform (like your own youtube website - there are themes / websites available) and use snippets of each video for youtube so you can gain more traffic and students using youtube but all that traffic can continue on to your main video site for the rest of the information they'll want. This will also give you total control of advertising and other monetization even while earning from youtube, once you qualify.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    Why don't you niche down and focus on one topic .If you try to market to everybody you will end up marketing to nobody.If you cast a wide net you are going to confuse people subscribing to your channel Build up a dedicated audience before you try casting such a wide net.
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  • Profile picture of the author newbieleoling
    A small advice from me, build a website. Make use of that website to grow your audience.

    You can do it by one channel one website which I don't recommend. Or one website for all your channel, this will make your website grow faster since traffic coming from multiple channels. Is easier to manage one big website than multiple small website.

    Hope this help

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    it is much easier to use only one youtube channel and create playlists underneath. Otherwise, you should categorize your topics in the most minimalistic way such as putting excel and Photoshop under software, and yoga and diet under health.
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  • Profile picture of the author Replete
    Hello Greatbizideas,

    With your youtube channel, make sure that your channel reflects your brand proposition. As you mentioned, if you create videos on various topics, then create playlists of your videos according to the subject matter. You can also create sub-channels, but then it will be very difficult to manage the different channels.

    If you are considering to hire an agency which shall undertake and manage all your social media and internet marketing activities, then you should consider .
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    Originally Posted by greatbizideas View Post

    I am starting a website and youtube channel which provides free education.

    The topics range widely: various software, life skills, yoga, workouts, recipes etc

    I need help finding answers to these questions:

    1- SHould I create separate channel for each topic under the same account? For example, if someone subscribes to my MS Excel training, I dont want them to get updates when I add a video related to cooking. How do I keep them separate? Please help

    2- How many channels can I add under the same account? I see different answers on google. some said it is max of 50 channels. What if I want to create a separate channel for each subject, I may easily exceed the 50 limit. How can I handle that situation?

    Appreciate your help.
    Thanks
    SA
    I don't know about the number of channels but I am certain about accounts. Ensure each niche has its own account. This is important. It will help you maximize profits and create a following.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    I tried lumping together the online services I offer. But I realised that I confused my clients even more. When I created different accounts, my online business grew steadily.
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  • Try to create a channel that will reflect a particular niche ..
    Trying to integrate all those niches in one account will bring confusion to what you are doing . so make a channel for a particular niche ...
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