Have you been wanting to tackle some of those new DIY projects that you’ve been considering and just haven’t been able to get started? We have some tips on how you can use YouTube as inspiration or jumpstart your ideas for your next DIY project.
Keep reading to learn more about how YouTube can help you get your next DIY project off the ground.
YouTube For Do-it-Yourselfers
YouTube is a popular social media platform that is becoming more diverse by the day. YouTube now offers socially connected videos, tutorials, commercials, ads, and even now a fully featured online streaming television service complete with live tv. As YouTube begins to grow, so does the range of its’ content, including the content designed for Do-it-yourself fanatics and newbies.
YouTube offers thousands of free videos that you can use to create your own tutorial and reference library for your own upcoming do-it-yourself projects. This video platform features big names and heavy hitters in the DIY industry such as DIY Network, Houzz, HGTV and thousands of other reputable do-it-yourselfers who really seem to know their stuff.
Create Your Free Online Catalog
You’re on your way to building your own online catalog with a complete reference library of informative do-it-yourself tutorials. To get started creating your personalized DIY channel, login in or create a new YouTube account. Signing up for YouTube requires that you have a connected Google account as Google is the parent company of YouTube.
Once you’ve set up your account and selected your preferences, you’re ready to begin creating your own customized DIY channel. Use the search bar to search for keyword topics and subject related to DIY activities.
You’ll be surprised at the variety of popular networks and everyday people that have amazing YouTube channels with realistic explanations and instructions for completing your DIY projects.
Once you’ve found videos that relate to the projects that you’re planning, the next step is to create your customized reference library in the form of a playlist.
How to Create A YouTube Account
- Go to: youtube.com
- Sign In on the Top Right of The Screen
- Click More Options then Create Account
- Follow the Instructions to Customize Your Account
How to Create A YouTube Playlist:
- Select the video that you want to add to your new playlist.
- Scroll under the video and click “add to.”
- Select the option that you want from Watch Later, Faves, An Existing Playlist, or Create a New Playlist.
- Name and Save Your Playlist
- Repeat this process to add videos to your playlist until your satisfied with the content of your new online library. (You can skip the last step after naming your playlist the first time.)
Now that you’ve created your personal DIY playlist online, you’re ready to get started trying some of the new skills and techniques that you’ve learned and to create your own projects. Be sure to follow all relevant safety rules for tools, chemicals, and supplies that you’ll be using during your projects in order to ensure the best results and stay safe.
In order to keep your new playlists and other related data safe, make sure that you are always using a secure connection and secured devices. Companies like Centrify provide secured software services for large-scale and enterprise users to help prevent data loss and/or theft.
Consider other secure methods for smaller scale data protection like encrypted passwords.
Once you have your DIY channel up and running you can set your channel to private or create your own shared channel to share with other interested users. You may also enjoy sharing and learning from other members of the DIY community and showcasing all of your new projects on your new channel.