YouTube has long been the leading video-sharing website on the planet. Different users around the world can watch different videos on a wide range of topics. Watching a movie, learning about a certain topic, seeing someone’s point of view when performing a specific task, and many other things can be done just by looking at videos posted on YouTube.
Anonymity is the most attractive feature of YouTube for novice users. When you need to watch and learn from the various videos posted on YouTube, you are under no obligation to provide any confidential information about yourself. For users who are very particular about the information they provide over the Internet, this is definitely an advantage.
Right off the bat, YouTube gives you great features even if you don’t want to sign up for the service just yet and want to keep things anonymous. You’ll be able to take advantage of features like the ability to share videos with your friends via social media, make a quick list of all the different videos you’ve watched so far, have unlimited access to all YouTube videos, and to top it all. disabled, you are eligible to receive YouTube support through its Help section in case you need help on any YouTube related topic.
In contrast to this, YouTube also offers users the option to sign up; to register and have a personalized YouTube account. Signing up for YouTube is very similar to signing up for social media accounts like Facebook or Twitter. Your full name, date of birth, location, interests, and hobbies are just some of the information you need to provide.
However, this shouldn’t be a deterrent when signing up for YouTube. Google, the company that owns YouTube, makes user privacy and security its top concern. Upon signing up for the service, you will be presented with a terms of service agreement stating that they will not disclose the information you provide to other corporations or websites.
So what do you get if you sign up for YouTube? For starters, you will have your own YouTube channel. Having your own channel allows you to upload your own videos to YouTube so that they can be seen by other users on the Internet. Using your YouTube channel as a source of passive income is probably the biggest benefit that a user can take advantage of when signing up for the service. Google has an AdSense feature that allows you to monetize your YouTube videos by placing ads that generate ad revenue for you. How? It works as a kind of affiliate marketing. You promote or advertise different products by allowing ads to appear on your videos which, when clicked by users watching your video, generate ad revenue for you.
Additionally, you can interact with the YouTube community by having the ability to post comments and responses on any YouTube video, as long as the comment option is not disabled. Now you also have the ability to create video playlists. Playlists allow you to segregate your videos based on a particular theme or theme. This provides a more user-friendly experience for people browsing the various videos on your channel.