Sunday, 17 October 2021

Hack my IKEA desk with AUDIO HUB! My easy YouTube studio hacks: in-desk USB headphone socket

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Hack my IKEA desk with AUDIO HUB! My easy YouTube studio hacks: in-desk USB headphone socket

I want to plug my headphones into my new Ikea Desk... Punching a hole in my brand new IKEA Skarsta Standing Desk! To fit USB Desk Hub in-Desk with headphone and microphone 3.5mm sockets, Multi SD Card Reader and audio jacks. 
This Ikea desk hack, hopefully means I can plug my micro SD card and SD card straight into the desk without rooting around my PC, AND easily plug my 3.5mm headphone jack right next to where I'm sitting! 
This is my unboxing review of the CSL USB Desk Hub in-Desk Hub - Desk Cable with Multi Card Reader Desk Cable Box. 
0:00 Fitting a USB hub and headphone jacks to my IKEA Skarsta Standing desk 
1:20 How to cut a hole in a desk for cables 
4:10 IKEA Desk hack: cable management, headphone & microphone sockets in desk hub


Time to permanently put a hole in my desk
Right, it’s come out clean, fantastic!
Hello it's an exciting day here at the happy hut 
I’m going to be fitting this - USB port and headphone jack 
I’m actually going to be fitting it to my new IKEA Skarsta standing desk 
This is what the port looks like 
It has three USB ports and a mic jack and a headphone jack and this is going to save me so much time - it's got a USB card reader and a micro SD card reader 
It comes with like a well with spaghetti underneath and on the other end we have a USB 2.0 plug, microphone and headphone jack 
3.5 mm jacks 
This is my IKEA Skarsta standing desk and I’ve got it raised to quite a high level 
It can probably go up even further but I just wanted to get it in shot, so you could see I’ve marked this spot here 
This is where I want the USB port to be 
I’ve marked it out - I’ve made it 10 centimetres in and 10 centimetres from the side and I’ve planned it so that it doesn't hit anything underneath?
Fingers crossed 
I’ve got uh Derek drill here 
We're going to cut into this so first I’m going to drill a pilot hole so here it goes 
Okay here goes nothing - here goes defacing my brand new IKEA desk 
So that's the pilot hole 
I can now use this as a pilot hole for this round teeth cutter 
I never know - I’ve taken out the ones in the middle - I never know if you're supposed to leave these in to help grind away or whether to just leave the outer one as a clean hole say... say something in the comments if you know one way or the other 
It'll be too late for me! 
Time to permanently put a hole in my desk
I hate this moment here we go
Alright it’s come out clean - fantastic 
So I now have a hole in my IKEA Skarsta desk so I can take this away now but this is what it looks like inside the Skarsta desk it’s...
it's like corrugated cardboard so that's - I wasn't expecting that 
So I’ll just vacuum it out 
Now I have a really big problem 
The blade that I used was 5.5cm but the hole is six centimetres because it it's just that little bit too small but if I do it with a knife it's going to be really super messy 
I don't know what to do this blade is too big I think what I’m going to do is go to the hardware store and buy more stuff
Okay so I’ve gone to the hardware store in town and I looked everywhere and look there is a space for the hole cutter set and they don't have any - but the measurements looked like they were slightly too small or slightly too big anyway so now I’m going to go home and see if I can use a knife 
I’m gonna use this knife I am going to mark out how much extra I need by just drawing around it there so now I need to cut out pretty much that much with the knife and the very high quality IKEA desk is cutting really easily
So let's try that - I’ll push the holder in - wow it's perfect fit 
great stuff 
so obviously that looks a lot more tidier than that 
I’ll rub out my pencil marks there that looks really smart and then we can feed the cables down into the desk
Perfect look at this this looks so good you can twist it to any orientation you want 
I might have it facing towards me slightly and I’m not going to be using this but you can feed cables any loose cables like mouse cables or keyboard cables into the desk and it just comes out the other side so what I need to do now is to plug these into my computer that's lashed under the desk and that is a really nice setup I think 
I’ll just try it out now with my urbanears headphones but you can get this desk headphone jack and USB port in the link in the description down below 
I’ll throw it out of shot for one last time and... but let's give this a try so this is what it looks like and it is looking pretty darn fine and pretty darn flush as well 
so there are three USB ports let's try one of those 
we also have micro SD card slot and an SD card slot there 
and then I’ll plug in my headphone socket there we go 
But that is looking pretty darn good 
I’m really really pleased with that and the cables that come attached to it feel pretty substantial too so don't forget the link in the description 
Thanks for watching and right here is some other stuff that I’m doing on YouTube 
Can you please help my daddy get 10000 subscribers 
just click on his face thanks bye all right this is going to be the proper one right

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Backup my TWITTER and MASS DELETE 5000 TWEETS! How to archive your twitter account and bulk remove

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Monday, 2 August 2021

Backup my TWITTER and MASS DELETE 5000 TWEETS! How to archive your twitter account and bulk remove

How to backup your tweets and twitter account and bulk delete your tweets. 
I archive my twitter account, and remove most of my tweets without deleting my whole twitter account. 
Also shows how to download all your twitter pics, photos, media, videos and other data like likes and retweets.
Backup my TWITTER and MASS DELETE 5000 TWEETS! How to archive your twitter account and bulk remove

0:00 How to backup your tweets and twitter account and bulk delete your tweets. 
0:46 Why I'm deleting my old tweets: people who have been fired for past twitter activity 
1:18 How I backup my twitter account and download an archive of my data 
2:36 How to download my twitter data 
3:27 How to manually bulk delete tweets and order tweets in chronological order 
5:40 What data can I download from my Twitter account? 
5:50 How to download all my twitter pictures and photos tweeted 
6:45 How to download all my twitter likes 
7:11 How to view all my tweets as a downloaded file


Hello welcome back to the happy hut, it's Sunday, I don't know why... 
why the chair has been styled in such a way, let's sort that out
Hello welcome back to the Happy Hut, I’m Neil and you want to... you want to back up your Twitter account don't you?

That might be why you've clicked on this video.
I’m going to show you everything step by step 
How do you back up your entire Twitter account?
How do you back up your tweets maybe even 

maybe even your retweets your likes and even your photos 
I’m going to do this right now in real time so that you can follow along 

My son has just got a victory royale on Fortnite - [TO OFFSCREEN] okay, will do!
I’ve put all the time codes in the description so you can jump ahead if you just want to see the backup now 
I’ve seen a few very high profile cases of people losing their jobs from things that they've written like 10 years ago
Bad attempts at humour 

Bad attempts at self-expression 
I can't help thinking that I don't stand by anything that I’ve ever written anywhere 
Least of all on Twitter, so I don't need that stuff on Twitter 

I don't need Twitter making money from bad attempts at humour in the past so here is how I delete 5000 tweets 
Oh joe seriously what's up?
[JOE: OFFSCREEN] Make the intro shorter!
So welcome to inside the happy hut

Let's go straight to my Twitter dashboard and on desktop where we want to go is on the left hand side here
We want to go down to “more” and then I’m going to click on “settings and privacy” or privacy wherever you are in the world, hello!

And right under settings which is this column here, the very first option is your account 
and the third option down is “download an archive of your data” 

Get insights into the type of information stored for your account 
So click on that, now I need to verify that it's me... 
I can't handle all of these accounts everything I’m doing online right now needs to be deleted!
And then it reveals this page “Twitter data” 

You can request a zip file with an archive of your account information, account history, request archive 
Let's click on that 
We received your request. To protect your account it can take 24 hours or longer for your data to be ready.

I should think so after 11 years, I think it probably shouldn't be ready instantly! 
I didn't realize it could be up to 24 hours so let's do a time jump!
That stylish visual effect - let's do it again - there's been a passing of time, it's now a day later and I’ve got this email:

Your Twitter archive is ready for you to download, so I’m going to hit the download button we'll see what happens... and that takes me straight into Twitter straight into the settings 
Twitter data, your archive is ready for you to download and view using your desktop browser.
Keep in mind you need to download this data before it expires, so we'll hit download archive 
Twitter data: “one of one” 

I’ll hit download archive and it saves as a zip file and while that is downloading I actually did some work last night deleting all the tweets that I wanted to delete 
There are services available for you to delete tweets in bulk 
I couldn't wait I just started deleting them, so here's how to manually bulk delete - that's not really bulk deleting is it? It’s just deleting “a lot” of tweets 

Here's the process 
What if you want to search all of your tweets within a specific time period?
Go to the advanced search I’ll put a link in the description, maybe it's on screen now and that will open up this box: advanced search 

And if I scroll down you can see all the options you can fill in here, from these accounts and then I’m going to choose my account: @neilmossey
and then say I want to check out all the tweets from 2019,so I’d select January the 1st 2019 to December the 31st 2019, and then if I click on search at the top of that box it opens up all the tweets which contain the phrase or the account @neilmossey

Confusingly it's ordered them by top priority so I’m going to choose “latest” and that will present all of my tweets in reverse chronological order, so if I wanted to delete these tweets manually - I’m going to keep that top one because I like it.
If you click on the three dots I’m going to start deleting here so delete... delete and then delete... and I’m using my return key to hit delete when that delete tweet window comes up 

I’ve just found this way to do it ever so slightly more quickly 
If you hover your mouse over the three dots and hit “more” just hit return on your keyboard - that brings up this dialog 
Do you want it to delete?

And you can hit return again so I’m doing mouse click return return, and you can start to delete them at about this speed 
I hope that helps you bulk delete your tweets manually and the advantage of this system is you get to see your years fly by your eyes and you can also choose to not delete any ones that leap out which spark joy
But all of these are gonna go.

Let's go back now to the Twitter backup and see what exactly we get in the download 
I’ll just scroll through the folder marked “data” so you can see the kind of files that we've got in here, like moments media 
What's that?! 

I’m going to open tweets media just to see what's here and let's open up one of these randomly 
Right so this is a picture that I tweeted about 10 years ago and are they in order?
Yeah they seem to be in order 
It's Darth Vader wrapped up like a baby 

These are the things that I do not need in my life and what's funny is that it includes photos that I have retweeted over the years as well as my own photos 
I don't know how do you feel about that with privacy?
If I open profile media this is my profile picture - whoa - this is my profile picture 

All your profile pictures have their own folder 
Yeah these are the Happy Hut -- these are my current profile photos and if I open the random file profile.js it brings up pretty much the wording of my Twitter profile 

It's got my lists and my likes these are all my likes that I have ever given in my entire history on Twitter 
Wow it's... it's a lot of data 
Let's go back to this big file here yourarchive.html and it's opened up an html page which is a pretty much an overview of my data 

As this information is not all the data from your archive please open this folder 
The file here labelled tweets.js seems to be an html file 
An html file is a file that you can see in a web browser and this seems to have all my tweets even though I’ve been deleting them 

The archive seemed to have grabbed my tweets even though I was deleting it while the archive was being prepared, and it's obviously quite difficult to read but you can still see the text of your tweets in here 

Just to sort of translate the text, this is a tweet here from last year, 2020 
You can see that there and this was my tweet to BBC news because I was on BBC News a year ago 
There I am putting on a face mask that I built myself so I tweeted them:

“Brilliant piece thank you especially that guy with the ears great stuff”
So all my tweets seem to be here but if you want to protect your tweets I don't recommend deleting your tweets while the archive is being prepared.
Wait till you've downloaded the whole file and then start your deleting frenzy.

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MOVE your YouTube Channel to BRAND ACCOUNT Step By Step 2021 tutorial

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Saturday, 12 June 2021

MOVE your YouTube Channel to BRAND ACCOUNT Step By Step 2021 tutorial

How can you MOVE your YouTube channel?
How do you create a YouTube Brand Account in 2021? 
I'll show you how to move your YouTube channel to a brand account without losing any videos, subscribers or monetization!
It looks like a tricky process, but I move my YouTube channel to become a brand channel by creating a Google brand account - step by step in real time!

MOVE your YouTube Channel to BRAND ACCOUNT Step By Step 2021 tutorial

0:00 How to move your YouTube channel to become a Google brand account.
0:40 How to change your YouTube channel name to not be first name last name. Go into YouTube Studio and choose CUSTOMIZATION tab, BASIC INFO.
1:10 What is a YouTube Brand channel? What are the benefits of a Google brand account or moving my YouTube channel to a brand account? 
2:08 Go to the link to move your YouTube channel to a brand account
3:15 Where can I find all my YouTube channels? How do I create a new second YouTube channel? How do I create a Google brand account?
4:15 How do I move my YouTube channel to a brand account?
5:27 How to back up my YouTube comments:
5:46 What happens when you move your YouTube channel to a brand account? What do you lose? What are the benefits of a brand channel? 
7:07 Does a YouTube brand channel move lose monetization status? No.
7:22 How to find my old YouTube watch and search history after moving to brand account.



How do I change the name of my YouTube channel to not be my first name and last name?
And what exactly is a YouTube brand channel?
I know exactly why you're asking this because I’m moving my YouTube channel too.
This channel the one that you're watching right now, and you can follow along with this in real time with me step by step.

I’m going to get you and me through this as quickly as possible I promise, but this is going to be a long video because I don't want you making the same mistakes that I did along the way!
You and I both know that if we get this wrong we could wreck our YouTube channel so we are going to avoid all of that.
The quick way to change your channel name is to go into YouTube studio.
Scroll down to customization on the left hand side which is a magic wand icon.
That opens up this window and we want to click on the basic info tab which shows channel name and description.

We click on the pen icon to edit the channel name and that opens up this box where you can put your new YouTube channel name.
But what we can do instead is make it into a brand channel which unlocks a load of really great features.
You can have a really long name.

You can add more people to run your channel all with different roles, and who knows I’m thinking I can maybe pass my channel on to my family or anyone else if I needed to if... you know, anything happens to me.
It's a bit grim isn't it!
I think about these things.
So we are moving my YouTube channel from my google account to a brand account.
And my google account is the owner of this brand account - that's how we get all of these features.

The channel stays the same.
Videos and playlists stay the same, and I get to keep my custom URL, even though the YouTube help article says that I would lose it.
You do lose some things from your channel though, and I’ll show you how to get around these losses while we're making the move.
The first place we need to go is 

We want to click on “move channel to a brand account” then we sign in again.
That opens up this page: move your YouTube channel to a different account.
Now at this stage you might have this problem.
I completely freaked out when I saw this.
No subscribers no videos and no playlists! 

I think it's just a protection because down here it says “I can't move my channel until I’ve removed people that I have given permission to manage my channel” so don't forget to remove any permissions if you want to move your channel.
It now shows my subscribers, videos and playlist counts.

Then it says choose an account to move this channel to.
I don't want to use any of these.
These are all old brand accounts I’ve made in the past so I need to create a new channel.
Are you still there?!
I know there are a lot of steps but I promise you, I know you can do this because I’ve done this.
You're watching the channel now.
I didn't delete this channel so I know you've got this.

If we go back to the desktop the next step is to go to my channel list: 
These are my channels and we'll click this button: create a channel.
That opens up this reassuring page: to create a new channel, create a brand account!

This is where we can put our new channel name.
Just to confuse things I’m keeping my channel name the same.
Next we click on “create” and there it is! 
It's giving me a nice pink letter “N” avatar.
This is the brand account and I’m going to move my YouTube channel to here, which will delete this YouTube channel that it automatically created.

Now don't forget: because we have created this new google brand account, we are now logged into this new google brand account, so we need to log out and then log back in again to the original YouTube channel that we want to move.
There's my lovely face.
Then choose settings.
Then on the menu on the left hand side click on advanced settings, then click again on the option to move channel to a brand account.
That brings up all my brand accounts again, except this time it has the brand that we just created.
See that pink letter “N” there?

We can now choose this as the brand account that we want to move my channel to, so I will click on this scary button marked replace...
I know, if you're doing this along with me, this moment is really terrifying because it brings up this warning.
If you move your channel to account Neil Mossey, the currently connected channel will be deleted.
When we created the brand channel, it automatically created an empty YouTube channel, and when we move our channel this one will get deleted.
But it's okay because it has no subscribers, no videos and no playlists.

There is another warning though that we will permanently delete all the comments that I’ve ever made on YouTube, my replies and thumbs up on all videos and comments, and my entire search and watch history.
This is a really big blow to me because I have left thousands of comments on my own channel and this will delete all my pinned comments too.
So, for safety we can go to google takeout and download all my comments as a backup in case I ever need them in the future.

The search and watch history are not deleted despite what this says and I’ll show you where to find those after we've moved the channel.
So... should we do this?
See, the sun's come out at this moment - this is the leap.
I understand and wish to proceed.
And it's asking us if we are sure that we want to do this.
You can pause the video if you want to read the warning but this is now actual footage of me moving this channel to become a brand channel.

Move channel?
Should we do it?
I love you for doing this.
Move channel.

Your YouTube channel has been successfully moved it might take up to 10 minutes.
I’m still recovering.
Here's what happens next.
Sign out and then log back in as your moved YouTube channel and you'll see a few massive changes to your channel.

The first one is this one: your avatar has now gone, not only from your channel page but also from all your comments everywhere.
Here's a clip of me realizing this moment.
Oh no! It's going to remove all my pinned comments! 
Oh no no no no! 

Quick I need to rescue this one! 
Now the good news is it takes a few hours to remove all your comments so I copy and pasted all my pinned comments back onto my own videos before they disappear forever.
It's so much easier doing this now than when those comments are gone and disappeared.

And I’m doing this as my new YouTube channel account, you can see the pink letter “N” there next to the comments.
Does this affect my monetization?
You do not lose your monetization status.

All the revenue and adsense stays the same, because nothing's happened to my actual channel.
All we're changing is how we access the channel.
If we want to see our old search history and watch history all we have to do is click on our avatar on the top right hand corner of YouTube and click on the personal account that we've moved away from.
You can see it says “no channel” because we just moved the channel, so if I need to look anything up from the past I just switch accounts to this empty account and it's all there.

Are you still watching this?
I’m now two months on and I have no regrets whatsoever.
I promise you can do this, and right here is another video about how I run my YouTube channel.
Good luck and thanks for subscribing!

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Friday, 11 June 2021

How to format DJI OSMO POCKET memory card | formatting micro SD card in the camera

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 How do you format an SD CARD in a DJI Osmo Pocket camera? 
I format my memory card or storage card in my DJI Osmo Pocket camera in real time so you can follow along.

How to format DJI OSMO POCKET memory card | formatting micro SD card in the camera

0:00 How to format DJI OSMO POCKET memory card | formatting micro SD card in the camera
0:24 How to put micro SD card into a DJI Osmo Pocket
1:10 How to format micro SD card in DJI Osmo Pocket



Now this is really tricky I find... whoa! 
How do I format my micro SD card in my DJI Osmo Pocket camera? 
I need to actually do this right now, so I thought I might as well do it on camera so you can follow along with me.
Hello I'm Neil and I'm really sorry for the noise in the background but we are in the middle of a storm while I'm recording this! 
So if I don't reach the end please send for help! 
Now obviously the first thing we need to do is to put the micro SD card in the right way round.
There's the slot on the side and I think the label needs to point down so the pins are facing towards you if you've got the screen facing towards you.
Just push it in and push it in with my fingernail.
Now this is really tricky I find... whoa! 
As if to demonstrate! 
I find this really difficult.
So what I like to do is to use a biro pen top to push down, well it gives me a bit of purchase on the micro SD card.
There you go and it's really easy to use a biro lid to spring it out again.
You push it in and it springs up, and push it in again and it springs down.
Let's put it on selfie.
I guess I can talk to you from up here, hello, so the first thing we need to do is to go into the settings menu and you drag down from the top to get the cog then press on the cog and that brings up this menu.
Then you need to swipe across and see it says storage there.
We're going to press on storage and it's telling me that I have 64GB left and it's giving me the option to format.
I use a sandisk ultra 128GB micro SD card.
There's a link in the description if you want to use the same card as me, but here's the moment of truth.
Dare we do it?
Let's press the format button.
Now it's asking do I want to format the SD card?
Now obviously when we hit format it's going to wipe everything, so make sure you've backed up your photos and videos.
We're going to click ok.
That was quick wasn't it? 
Format success, so I hit ok, and you can see now I have 118 gigabytes.
That still doesn't seem like everything that's on the card! 
If I switch the camera, hello let's do a test recording.
Hello this is a test to see if the Osmo Pocket did actually wipe the card and is able to record again after the format.
Is this working for you and your Osmo Pocket?
Please leave a comment below - say hi let me know if this works, and right here is what youtube thinks you should be watching next!

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Easy way to get your own YOUTUBE CUSTOM URL! Even if it's not your channel name! 2021

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Friday, 4 June 2021

Easy way to get your own YOUTUBE CUSTOM URL! Even if it's not your channel name! 2021

How do you create a custom URL for your YouTube channel? 
How do you get your channel name into your personalized YouTube channel address? 
Can you get a customized URL for a name that isn't your YouTube channel name? 
And how do you change your YouTube channel URL?

That is a lot of questions, so I hope this video is the single answer! I change the custom URL on my own YouTube channel as a step by step tutorial so you can follow along.
I also show you a hack where instead of accepting the URL which YouTube automatically offers you, you can create (nearly) any YouTube custom URL you would like!

Easy way to get your own YOUTUBE CUSTOM URL! Even if it's not your channel name! 2021

0:00 How to get a YouTube custom URL: an easy to remember address name for your YouTube channel
1:57 YouTube channel Custom URL Step by step tutorial
3:00 How to get (nearly) any YouTube channel custom URL name even if it is not the name of your YouTube channel



How do you get your very own YouTube custom URL?
I’m going to get one for my YouTube channel here... here it is right here.
This is my Tightwad Dad vlog channel.
Can you see down here, I have romped over 100 subscribers.
If you have over 100 subscribers you can do this too, right now.

Now just to recap, I’m sure you already know this, your YouTube channel has a permanent URL address that looks a bit like this one.
But obviously it's much easier for me to say you can visit my channel at

Hello my name is Neil by the way, I’ll introduce myself properly in a minute, but I can put that custom YouTube address into my descriptions for the subscription link...
I could write it on a business card and hand it out at swanky parties.
I don't know what a swanky party is.
I’ve not been out for a year.

Basically I can use it to impress the people that I want to impress.
A custom URL is a flex... it's bragging rights... it's putting your name onto your YouTube channel.
It's stopping you feeling like you look like this...
to your channel being more in life looking like this!
I'm not sure that metaphor works but... but thanks for your help Casper!
Yeah I don't think he's going to stop.

So this... THAT is so going to get me demonetized.
I have this channel... this channel here that I want a custom URL for.
It's my Tightwad Dad vlog and that channel is doing so much better than this channel that you're watching right now! 
Hello by the way my name is Neil Mossey. 

I’m a development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you - high five - to get more videos out here onto YouTube to make the world happier.
Here's some actual footage of me at work.
No... that that really is the right clip.
But let's you and me right now make a custom URL and I’m going to go into 
This is the place where you upload your videos.

If we open up the menu on the left hand side, I’m going to go down to customization 
This is how we can change the look of our channel.
You can see there are three tabs along the top here: layout, branding, we want to click on basic info. 
And right here third option down, “channel URL” 

But stick around because I’m going to show you some hacks so that you can get exactly the custom URL that you want for your channel.
So if we click on “set a custom URL” it gives me two options.
The first option is because that's the name of the channel.

It basically offers you only the name of your channel.
There's a second option - if I click the checkbox here - where you can add letters or numbers to the end of the address.
But what you can't do is change this word after 
But what if you wanted a URL that's a bit easier to remember?
A bit punchier?

Especially if your channel name is a bit long, or maybe you want a custom URL which is completely different from your channel name.
It's really easy to do this, there is a workaround.
So I’m going to change the name of my YouTube channel to “dad delivers” and I’m gonna hit publish, so if I go to the channel now and hit refresh...

Already that looks so much more positive.
What do you think?
Let me know in the comments below, but for the custom URL if I hit “set a custom URL for your channel” you can see I’m now offered “dad delivers”.

So if you want a different custom URL, change the channel name to the URL that you want, and then we'll hit publish and then I’ll hit confirm.
And now anything I change my channel name to is fine because I will still have 
Let's check now that this actually works, so what we'll type in is and it's taken me there! 
You can see it looks really tidy at the top: and now I can change my YouTube channel name to anything else.

I think you can only change it a maximum of three times every 90 days, but this is looking pretty good.
Let me know in the comments below if you managed to change your own custom YouTube URL and right here is something else that I do with my YouTube channel! 
Can you please help my daddy get 10000 subscribers, just click on his face, thanks bye! Alright this is going to be the proper one right?

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How I hit my YouTube wall. And how you can fix it.

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Wednesday, 26 May 2021

How I hit my YouTube wall. And how you can fix it.

I hit a wall on YouTube. 
You might have hit a wall with YouTube or some other creative activity. 
But there is a way around it. And the fact that you can even see this YouTube video is a sign my solution for hitting the wall, procrastination, overthinking or stopping doing the things you want to do. 

How I hit my YouTube wall. And how you can fix it.


This dad from Hampshire tried making a t-shirt mask for himself on his YouTube channel.
My ears aren't coping very well with the elastic bands 
So I’ve hit record... Is the mic working? Yeah.
I... I’m looking for any excuse not to make this video.

You'd have seen the title, I’m going to call it “I’m stuck!” 
I think I’ve completely hit a wall with YouTube and instead of pretending that it's not happening and putting out some old videos that I had lined up...
I’m going to sort of put out an old video that I’ve got lined up.
I am going to sit and talk to the camera.
I’m going to force myself to talk to camera with no script and no bullet points, no autocue or teleprompt, and maybe I should slow down talking?

I feel I’ve got to talk really quickly to keep your attention and to stop the viewer audience retention graph from plummeting.
For this video I don't care about that.
Obviously I do care, I want you to keep watching.
I want you to be entertained.
I’ve completely hit a wall this week and last week.
I’ve never sat down and talked to camera before like this.

I feel really uncomfortable doing this! 
I don't even know if I’m going to publish this video so if you do see this video you'll know that I have somehow managed to get past my YouTube wall.
I know what my wall is - I know what's... what's built this wall, this obstacle.
Well the first layer of the wall is... is perfectionism obviously that's...
that's always there.
Usually it's feeling overwhelmed... well no I do feel overwhelmed... that's the second layer... so the first layer is the perfectionism.

And that is that I want the video to be structured in the best way possible, so I bullet point it out, I make a list of the videos that I want to make, and I make a list of the kind of things that I want to say in each video.
And that leads to my second layer of the YouTube wall, which is this one, have a look at this! 
This is my Notion database, so I used to have cards on the wall here.
I wonder if I’ve got maybe I’ve got a clip of what my wall used to look like.

I think it's in - funny enough - I think it's in my last procrastination video.
There if I freeze frame it here: each card on the wall, each index card represented a video that I wanted to make, and I would just have this wall of guilt which...
which isn't helpful and it didn't help me get through each of those ideas.
Mainly because when I wanted to add to them or change them, it's a bit difficult writing it on an index card when I’ve already written a giant title on it.

So I followed Ali Abdaal’s example of creating a database on Notion so I have an electronic card for every video, and this is really helpful because when I have half ideas for the script, or ideas for things that I want to do in the video, I can just type it straight into the electronic card.
And then I can move that card along from idea to script to shooting it editing it and finally you know making a thumbnail and writing description and publishing it.

This looks convoluted but it's really helped me to get a lot of ideas out and it's also taken away the feeling of overwhelmed, because I know that if I have something else to add to that video I’ve got a place - I’ve got one place to put those ideas.
Before these cards I had this big document. 
This is my social media calendar document.
It's a bit of an ironic title because there's no calendar in here at all.

It started off with me planning out videos and then it became into this big old receptacle for everything - every fleeting thought goes into this document.
I still use this from time to time just to brain dump ideas, but at least I can then put them over into Notion and I’ve got one card there for every single video idea that I want to make.
The downside of this organization is that I... I don't know where to start.
Well I do know where to start.

The problem with this system is that it actually makes it too easy so I could make any one of these videos... so which one do I do first?
I’m overwhelmed. I’ve shot a load of videos and I’ve even edited some more videos that are ready to be uploaded and published, but then I’ve got to make thumbnails and write descriptions for them.
I’m going to show you what I use to get out of this rut and if you're watching this video now it's worked because I’ve used this method! 

Last year I... I hit a wall like this for... I had other reasons for not doing stuff very suddenly and I got my camera out I got... I actually got my phone out and I started filming myself and I started filming the process that I use for getting myself around hitting a YouTube wall.
My system is called experimental Nano chunking.
I hope I can keep using the uh the jingle that I made for it.
And the way that nano chunking works is that, well it comes from Tony Robbins book Awaken The Giant Within.

He talks about chunking which is: we take a big project like making a YouTube video or writing a book, and you break it down into more manageable chunks.
This isn't good for me because I still ended up with a load of tasks, so I took it to an extreme and I created the nano chunk and - thank you - the nano chunk is breaking down a task to the tiniest tiniest tiniest task possible and adding a “what if” before it.

So “what if I were to pick up my pencil?”
If you break down your big chunk into a tiny nano chunk, I guarantee it works and to prove it here is how I made a YouTube video using nano chunks.
So I’m stuck on... I’m stuck on this.
You can look over here: Make a CPAP mask... not a CPAP... make a FACE mask with a t-shirt.

It's a really simple dumb idea.
It's something I really want to do.
I really want to make a mask and I really want to make a video.
Why can't I just make a video of me making a mask?
I’ve completely turned it into something bigger than it is, but I’m stuck and I’ve been sitting on this idea for about two weeks now.
It's not because it's not a good idea it's... it's the exact opposite.
It's because I know it's a really good idea and something that I really want to do.

The resistance is that thing that when you have a good idea, everything in your brain and body will conspire to stop you from doing it.
And there's all kinds of biological reasons why we're programmed this way.
Basically by doing something you really want to do, that represents change, and change biologically represents death because you might change something and it might not work out and then you will die!
That's how we're wired so I’m gonna use this system now to- to free me from this block.

I hope it frees me from this block!
I’ve done some free writing just to bring my brain - look six pages of things in my head!
Got to the nano chunking list, and this is my first nano chunking task:
I’m gonna break down all the tasks down to the absolute tiniest level.
“Open the t-shirt script” so I’ll do that now.
That's really important when you're nano chunking to only write down one thing at a time - only one tiny task and cross it off.

It's a little achievement for each step, so my next step would be “print out what I’ve got” 
I’ll write down “print out t-shirt ideas”
So I’ve got all my t-shirt ideas then the next step would be to read them.
That's all, just read them, so I’m gonna get a nice drink and just read through them and I don't have to do anything else apart from sit down get a pen.
Can I just say, because I know I’m recording here.

I so didn't want to read through these that I’ve ended up actually writing and actually writing the script instead of doing what I should be doing which is reading these but that's okay because I wanted to read these to get to this!
It sort of works.
Oh sometimes this happens.
You get started on the nano chunk task which was for me to sit down with a nice drink and to just read through what I’ve got, and then all these other things pop into your head of all these other things you should be doing.

But if one comes up like “I need to get my glasses” what I do is I write that down as another task and then cross it off there and then, so if other things start popping into your head like “oh just need to check that” or “I need to get that” write them down as nano chunks and do them in order.
And then you'll have to go back to the nano chunk that triggered all these other thoughts.
Make the tasks even smaller, even more ridiculous.
Get my glasses.
Okay so here's an example now the kind of stuff that will come up.
To just stop you from doing what you're doing! 

I’m on a point now where I want to find a clip that I want to put into the video and I know I’ve got that clip on an email, so I’ve gone into email and I’ve just seen a email from my accountant and I’ve just spent 20 minutes reading it and replying to it.
So I’ve been thrown off the nano chunking horse: what I should have done is to write down as a nano chunk, open the email and do that afterwards, so I have the impulse I do it - so I’ve fallen off the horse - it's okay - don't give yourself a hard time.
But write down as soon as you can, on to your list, and then cross it off.

I don't know why I write some things on the nano chunk as capitals.
Works out some kind of anger or something.
Another good tip for the nano chunking is to write down nano chunks that aren't very difficult, so instead of “write three pages of script” I’ve put something a bit more easy, which is to just “do writing for 25 minutes”.

That's just... that's just “write”.
It doesn't matter what the outcome is - it's just the process.
If you can make your nano chunks about the process rather than the outcome, you'll find it even more easy.
There I’ve done it! 

I’ve actually written it's one, two, three, four, five pages of scripts.
I... if my task had been “write five pages of script” I just would not have done it.
Thanks to nano chunking [JINGLE: NANOCHUNK!]

The task was and I quote “open the t-shirt document in google docs” 
That's all I had to do just open the document, and then when you've done that, well you could just do the next nano chunk task...
And when you break down the tasks down to the tiniest tiniest nano chunk, just do that chunk and before you know it, a five page script! 

So now I’ll need to nano chunk the next task.
I even ended up shooting the video! 
That's how powerful the nano chunking is!
Respect the nano chunking!
Not only did I end up making the video, two days later BBC News got in touch.
They wanted to use a clip for the six o'clock news bulletin that night.

[BBC NEWS REPORTER:] So people can make them at home using anything from old t-shirts to bedding sheets.
Two of these guys are gonna get the chop - quite literally.
This dad from Hampshire tried making a t-shirt mask for himself on his YouTube channel.
My ears aren't coping very well with the elastic bands.

If I hadn't made it and made it right now, that would not have happened.
It's another reminder of make your stuff now because it turns out we need it.
I’ve put all of these videos into this playlist it's called “make your stuff now” at the moment.
There's a link up here if you click on the “i” or- or down in this description.
Can you please help my daddy get 10,000 subscribers. Just click in his face. Thanks bye! Alright, this is gonna be the proper one, right?

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Saturday, 22 May 2021

Where is my ZOOM RECORDING? How to find Zoom video files and TWO bonus tips

Where are my Zoom video recordings kept on my computer! 
If you have a mac or PC I show you the exact location to find your video files recorded on your Zoom call.

Click on your avatar on the top right, choose 'settings', then click on the 'recordings' tab on the left hand side, and on the right you will see your default Zoom meeting recording location.

Where is my ZOOM RECORDING? How to find Zoom video files and TWO bonus tips

0:00 Where is my Zoom recording?! How to find your Zoom meeting video recording location
0:24 How to find where on your computer Zoom calls are recorded
1:10 BONUS TIP: Tick the Optimize for 3rd party video editor option for better recordings!
1:30 BONUS TIP: Tick the "Record in HD" box for better quality Zoom call recordings



Hello welcome back to the Happy Hut.
How can I find my Zoom call recordings? 
Where on my computer, or PC or mac, can I find the recording file for my Zoom meeting? 
We're getting through this as quickly as possible and I'm going to show you 2 other things you can change in your Zoom call settings to make your Zoom recordings even better.
To find where on your computer your Zoom call recording is... 
go up to your avatar in the top right hand corner and click on that to open up this menu.
And then we want to go to the first choice on the menu which is settings.
This opens up a whole menu window with lots of tabs down the left-hand side where you can change different settings. 
But the first one we're going to go to is recording, and there as if by magic is the very first piece of information in this menu.
Local recording, store my recording at... 
And this is the location where your Zoom call recordings are currently being stored.
You can click on open to open the folder right now, or you can click change to set where you want your Zoom calls to be recorded.
But before you go there's two other things you can do to make your Zoom recordings even better! 
Down here... see this checkbox here?
Optimize for third-party video editor.
I would really recommend that you tick this box because the way that Zoom records isn't very friendly if you want to edit those recordings later.
The second bonus change you can make is by clicking on the video tab on the left-hand side and that opens up these options.
Make sure you've got this box here, HD ticked.
Because then the Zoom recording will be in high-definition and it will be a much better recording to use. 
I hope this video is helping.
If you hit the thumbs up button that will help others to find this video. 
And right here are some other things that I do with my video recordings. 
Can you please help my daddy get 1000 subscribers.
Just click on his face, thanks. Bye. How's that? 

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How I make my YouTube Thumbnails. For free.

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Thursday, 13 May 2021

How I make my YouTube Thumbnails. For free.

I absolutely want the easiest way to make YouTube thumbnails. Because as we all know, they're probably more important to YouTube than the videos themselves.  I use a free app built into mac called KEYNOTE which is absolutely fantastic for making 16:9 thumbnails for my YouTube videos!

If you hate making thumbnails and want to find an easy quick way to make them, I thought I'd share my whole process step by step all the way to how to upload my YouTube thumbnail.

CANVA (for mac and PC) is here:

How I make my YouTube Thumbnails. For free.

0:00 How I make my YouTube Thumbnails for free
0:50 How to make YouTube thumbnails for free on a PC: Canva
1:20 How to make thumbnails for YouTube on a Macbook Pro for free using Keynote app
1:55 How to make a thumbnail for YouTube
2:39 How to pose for YouTube thumbnails
3:40 How to improve photo images on Keynote
5:45 How to arrange images on a Keynote slide
10:40 How to export images from Keynote as jpeg or png
10:55 How to upload a thumbnail to YouTube video



Hello, welcome back to the Happy Hut. 
This is going to be a bit of a strange video.
Well, it's strange for me because I'm going to share my process for making a thumbnail in real-time from scratch. 
I don't think I'm very good at making thumbnails, look here's how my YouTube channel is looking at the moment.
I think I'm getting better and I'm really much more proud of my thumbnails now, than I was, say, well even six months ago. 
So I don't actually know why I'm doing this.
But I thought if I at least share my process, I might get better over time and you might have better suggestions that you could leave in the comments and it might help you to make your thumbnails different from what you're trying at the moment.
This is my desktop. It's MacBook Pro.
Don't hate me. 
It's a computer that my sister got me, but whenever I mention the Mac I always get a load of hate in the comments.
And I completely understand because I think deep down, I'm a... I'm a PC person myself.
I certainly have PC pockets but if I were doing this on a PC I would probably screen grab by using shift and print screen, and pasting that into Microsoft Paint and then uploading those screengrabs to somewhere like Canva.
So I'll leave a... I'll leave a link to Canva down below cos I think that's the best place that I made thumbnails before the Mac.
But I've got the Mac now and I use an app called Keynote. 
This is how it looks and you can probably tell that Keynote is used for PowerPoint presentations.
But the great thing with Keynote is that it's really easy to paste images in and out and it exports images at 16:9 which is the exact dimensions that YouTube needs for my thumbnails!
And I think this is a really difficult thumbnail for me that I'm making today because it's about me talking over screen recording.
A bit like this video!
I don't know how this thumbnail will come out, but the video is called: how to find out how many subscribers you've lost on YouTube. 
So it's basically me talking over a screen recording of statistics. 
So I have no idea where I'm going to start with a thumbnail that intrigues and creates tension. 
I've grabbed some screenshots just in case there are any elements that I can use. 
So the first thing I'll do is to create a new slide, and put that at the top.
And then I'll delete out everything that's there.
And then I'll go to my special folder where I save all of my thumbnails and all of my thumbnail elements, you can see here, I have a folder for every single YouTube video that I've made a thumbnail for.
And I've already grabbed some thumbnails, look.
I'm already cringing now. Look at this. 
So these are the thumbnail poses that I made while I was recording the video. 
You know knowing that I'd be stuck.
Ahh, I'm not sure I like any of them.
That one looks happy I guess...
Which is the least obnoxious screengrab. I don't like that. That's okay? 
I like this one because I haven't got my thumbs up.
Just to get started... is I'll drag that into Keynote. And you can see, you can resize it here. I can drag a corner and make it bigger so that I'm bigger in shot. 
And the great thing with Keynote is actually, on the left hand side, can you see these tiny thumbnails for the slides? 
This is a really good way of seeing how your thumbnail is going to look on a small mobile device. 
I find it a lot easier to look at that side of the screen to judge whether or not I want to go a particular way with a thumbnail.
Something I do with all my thumbnails is to improve the picture, so if I click on image and I'll whack up the exposure and you can see again, if you look at the left, that's too much, but if you look at the left hand side, this is how it starts. 
And if I put a bit of exposure up, you can see how the picture starts to pop a bit more clearly. 
Let's have a look at the saturation and that sort of makes me look a bit too pink. 
I'll just give it a little bit... and my face is quite indistinct so I might... well, which is you know, what I'm born with! But I mean, in the thumbnail. 
You can't really see my expression, so I'll go bigger.
I went through the video and I took some screenshots so I'll flick through them here so you can see.
I've got some kind of arrows... things that look like statistics. 
I kind of like the coloured lines... that kind of makes it look statistic-ky. 
Statistic -ky? Is there such a word? 
There is now! 
And I like this screenshot because, let me show you, if I zoom in... 
it's got an incredible figure, look: "subscribers lost 749". 
I was thinking that might be a useful element for a thumbnail on a video about losing subscribers.
And the first shot I'll import is probably that one, even though it's the dullest.
Make it huge and then I'll crop the photo and use these handles to drag down a crop. 
And now, if I zoom in, I could make that bigger by just grabbing the corners and I can see how that looks on the left-hand side. 
It doesn't look that good! 
It does sort of look like it's in the official YouTube font. 
I want to get the number closer to the words "subscribers lost". 
If I just make it as tight as possible and then I'll select that image and hit command C to copy it and then command V to paste.
So now I have two of them which means that I can turn this one into just the figure. 
And then I could put that figure closer to "subscribers lost". 
Yeah. Something like that. Well that looks a bit weird, doesn't it? 
I could put it here, so I'll crop this to just have subscribers lost. 
There's a feature I love on Keynote.
Up here on the top right hand side, if I hit arrange.
I can select the number, and press the backward button.
And it will push it back behind, so now it's gone behind everything - let's bring it forward.
You can see it's gone behind this word image, for the "subscribers lost".
It's still not very compelling though, is it?
It's a black-and-white figure. 
It's also looking a bit fuzzy. 
I think I need to grab this again so that I have a higher definition picture. 
So I'll go back into Chrome where I grabbed it from. 
And if I zoom in here, the resolution will be as high as possible. 
And then go back into Keynote and we'll do the whole thing all over again. 
I don't want to hit my head, so what I'll probably do is shrink it a little bit and then I'll make this number really super big. 
Yeah, I kind of, I kind of like that and now I've got that in place, I might make my face more bigger. 
So I'll drag the corner to make the whole image bigger. 
But I found that the bigger my face is on the thumbnail the... the better. 
I would prefer it not to be the case, obviously! 
And I think this is the biggest thing that stops us from making thumbnails, isn't it? 
It's just this, UGGGH... having to see your big face... all over a picture. 
These are my old thumbnails here. 
And what I've done over time is build up, a little library of useful assets. 
So, I've got this YouTube logo. 
I hit command C to copy. If I hit command V for paste. 
You can see, I've got a YouTube logo with a background. 
I want a bigger white background and that's really easy to do in Keynote - to go up to shape and I'll select basic square, which can be dragged in to be a rectangle and I'll put that behind the YouTube logo. 
Under arrange, I'll click backward, and I've kept it blue just so I can see what I'm doing. 
I'll go back to 'style' up here, and I'll choose white, so it will change from blue to white.
It's looking very white, isn't it?
I like a bit more colour.
Trouble is the more things I put in now, the more I'll lose the sense that I'm shooting this outside. 
I could try putting in something that's a bit graphy. 
I'm not sure it adds anything, I'll take it out for now.
The last thing I would do is to take my favourite Arrow. 
If you've seen any of my videos, you might have seen these before and I'll paste that into the thumbnail. 
I'm hoping - I'm not sure - so tell me what you think in the comments but I'm hoping that showing "subscribers lost 749" might make someone think: "Wow. What did you do to lose 749 subscribers?!"
I think this is the best that I can do for now, but it's very black and white.
It's not very colourful. 
I'll do a couple of other things to jeuje things up. 
So I'll select the image with my face. 
And I'll click on IMAGE. 
And I like to bring up sharpness. 
I don't know why, I think because they are screen grabs, the pictures tend to be a little soft. 
So I'll grab the sharpness slider, and I'll drag it up. 
Just to give it a slightly more defined picture. 
I might also try that with the subscribers lost. 
Tell you what, if I move the slider closer to the words and you can see the effect that I am having on the phrase "Subscribers lost".
If I put it up to 100, there, it's gone black! Which actually is more impactful.
Usually, I put text on myself. 
And I thought, for this one, I would put text on. 
I'll show you how I would do that. 
If I copy this image, paste it into a new slide and then I go to another slide....
I really don't like this thumbnail. 
Grab the words. And I grab a colour bar. Put them in like this. So I put a colour bar here. 
I really don't like duplicating the words in the thumbnail with the title, and I know the title is going to be something really dull like "how to find out how many subscribers you've lost on YouTube" 
That for me, is too many words. 
If I were going down this route, I would probably move these out. 
I'd probably put a YouTube logo on as well. 
So those are the two options that I would go for. 
I always tend to have, like an option A or B. 
Sometimes I have about like, four or five versions. 
Look at all these: that was for my teleprompter video. 
These were my options for "how to put up an Ikea shelf"
You can see I am really indecisive!
It always feels good to have one or two options, and you can see instantly which one you would go for. 
So my question to you is of these two thumbnails, we've got one with the colourful words and one with a... what looks like an official screengrab... which thumbnail would you choose? 
I think I'm going to go for the 749 version because I think that encourages a bit of tension.
A bit of "what's going on there?"
Why... what's 749? How did that happen? 
So I'm going to go for that version.
Now to export it, I'll hit file - export to - images. 
It's slide number three. So we want from slide 3 to 3.
The next step is to go into YouTube Studio.
These are the thumbnails that YouTube selected from the video. 
But I'm going to hit "upload thumbnail". 
That's okay! 
So look, you can see it being updated here. 
If I hit save - ping, there it is. 
And if I go back to my list of videos... that doesn't look too shabby, does it?
What do you think? 
Which one would you choose? 
If you want to see more about how I make videos here on YouTube? Here's another video. I think you'll like this one!

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How to change your YOUTUBE CHANNEL NAME

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Monday, 10 May 2021

How to change your YOUTUBE CHANNEL NAME

Do you want to change your YouTube channel name?
I change the name of my channel right here in this video, step by step for beginners - because this is the first time I've changed my channel name.
This easy method is the quick name change, but there's a more difficult process if you want your channel to not be first name last name.

How to add ROWS to your YouTube Channel:

How to change your YouTube Channel BANNER: 

How to change your YOUTUBE CHANNEL NAME

0:00 How to change your YOUTUBE CHANNEL NAME: go to Customization in your YouTube studio dashboard
1:10 How to change how your channel looks
1:35 Where to change your YouTube channel name: click on Basic Info tab for channel name and description
2:20 How to change your YouTube channel name if you don't want the name to be first name last name. (You'll need to move your channel to a Brand Account).



How do I change the name of my YouTube channel?
That is an excellent question and one that I hope to answer with you by actually changing the channel name of my channel right here in front of you before your very eyes! 

My name is Neil Mossey, I'm a digital development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you.
There's a sound effect. 
A high five would be better than a dig wouldn't it? 

To get ideas out of your head and out onto here on YouTube.
We need your channel but first we need your channel name to be changed just like mine, so let's take a look at my YouTube studio.
The first thing we can do is click on the three lines here to expand our menu.

But the section that you want is the tab down here.
It's called customization, so click on that and of course make sure that you are logged into the channel that you want to change.
You can do that up in the top right hand side here just by clicking "switch accounts" and then choosing the one that you want to change.

So we're in this channel here it's called "Neilnypops trains and stops" 
It seemed like an excellent name for a channel when I set this up, but we can see three tabs here under channel customization.
There's the "layout"...

There's a whole other video on this in the description: this is where you can change how your channel looks when someone goes to the home page of your channel.
The second tab is "branding" and this is where we can change our profile picture and select a banner image.

I've not done mine yet and that will be the subject of another video again that's down in the description.
The tab we want is basic information - "basic info", and I almost didn't find it but the place where we are going to change our channel name is here.

It's above the channel description.
Let's type something in now.
"My channel where I go for walks." 
Excellent prose, this is why I'm a development producer... 

But where do we change our channel name? 
I think it's quite hidden, even though it's really obvious and right at the top.
If you can see here there's a little pen icon.
We can click on that pen or pencil, if I hover over it says "edit channel name". 

Click on that and there you go, here's the box where we put our channel name.
I'm going to call it "Trains and stops with Neilnypops" and hit publish.
And as you can see there's confirmation at the bottom: changes published.

Let's have a quick look at the channel.
I only have one video on here. 
As you can see the channel name has changed so if you haven't got this box I think you'll have a box that looks like this.

Where you have two boxes.
There's a first name and a last name and that's because this YouTube channel is basically linked to the google account that created it, and the first name as you can see is great story team and I didn't put a last name in.

I didn't set it up properly.

I set it up like it's a person so it's a little bit more tricky to change this channel name.
All we can do is just change the first name and last name.
It's like a personal account and it's totally okay to change it here, so I could put "with Neil Mossey".
All that would happen here is if I save this, it would just change the name of the google account that this is linked to.

If you want to know how to change your YouTube channel to become a brand account, you can have a channel name which is a single word, or anything up to 50 characters long...
And you can even allow other people to manage your YouTube channel with you - just click on my other video here, I walk you through the entire process.
It's a bit like this video, but much longer and I'll walk you through every step along the way.
Let me know in the comments how you get on, I really hope this video helps!

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Find out how many LOST SUBSCRIBERS! How to count lost subs on your YouTube Channel

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Find out how many LOST SUBSCRIBERS! How to count lost subs on your YouTube Channel

How do you find out how many subscribers you have lost on your YouTube channel? 
Or how many lost subs on my videos? OR even which video is losing the most subscribers?
I walk you through my own YouTube Studio analytics to see how many subscribers I'm losing this month, and take you step-by-step for finding the number of subs we're losing on our YouTube channel.

Find out how many LOST SUBSCRIBERS! How to count lost subs on your YouTube Channel

0:00 Find out how many LOST SUBSCRIBERS! How to count lost subs on your YouTube Channel
0:59 How to find out how many people have unsubscribed from my YouTube channel.
2:40 Quick look at all the ways viewers can unsubscribe from my YouTube channel: YouTube watch page (video pages), my YouTube channel, Interactive features, Subscriptions feed, YouTube Home and 'Other'
3:35 How to look up how many have unsubscribed from my YouTube channel in the last year
4:14 How to find out how many unsubscribed from a YouTube video.
5:20 Which videos are losing the most subscribers? Videos ordered by subscribers gained and lost.
7:00 How to order videos by subscribers gained for the last month or year



However successful we get on YouTube, there's always that horrible question that's in our heads...
...well it's in MY head: “How many subscribers am I losing this month?” 

How many subscribers am I losing across my channel?

And which videos are losing me the most subscribers?
We can always see our subscriber numbers just gently going up, but you and I both know that THAT number is hiding how many people are unsubscribing.
You and me are going to find out three ways to count the number of subscribers we are losing.

Firstly how many subscribers we're losing across our whole channel, over any time period... so this week, this month or this year...
Then we'll see how many are unsubscribing from individual videos.
And then the thing I think you want to see the most - because it's the thing that I wanted to see the most.

Which videos are losing me the most subscribers?
And I’ll show you why that is not a very helpful figure, so let's find the first number: how many people have unsubscribed from my channel?
This is my YouTube studio and we're going to click on Analytics on the left hand side.

This is how my channel is looking at the moment, but on the top right hand corner can you see this button here: advanced mode.
If we click on that, I don't like going into this page.
I think these graphs look really ugly and intimidating but along the top of the screen can you see these tabs?

You've got video, traffic source... if you click on “more” it brings up a list of even more tabs that you can open, and it sometimes hides these - so it might be worth clicking on the “more” to find “subscription source” 
It's next to “subscription status” and this page is for the last 28 days.

If I scroll down past the lines, there you go, you can see total number of subscribers column, a subscribers gained column and a subscribers lost column.
So this is for the last month: I gained 164 subscribers but I also lost 43, which means overall I only went up by 121 subscribers.

That is how I know how many subscribers I’ve lost.
I can even change the time period, if I click on this box at the top, you can see all these different options you can select.
I’m going to choose “last 7 days” and I can see in the last week I gained 49 subscribers and lost seven.
Oh... big sad.

I think I need a drink just to calm my nerves.
Let's go back to the last 28 days, and I’ll scroll down and this brings up the whole list of different ways for people to leave my channel.

Let's quickly go through them one by one: there's my YouTube watch page.
These are the subscribers I’ve gained and lost from individual videos on my channel.
Underneath that is my YouTube channel, so this is where people have subscribed or unsubscribed from my actual channel page.

We have interactive features, the next one down, I gained two subscribers by people basically clicking on either the watermark in the corner or maybe my face at the end of the video.
I can see that I lost two subscribers from my subscriptions feed.

I lost another four subscribers from the YouTube home page, and then there's this kind of catch-all figure at the bottom for other places where we can gain and lose subscribers from these places that aren't listed above.
If I wanted a total figure for the last year, let's choose last 365 days, what a graph! 
I can see here that I have lost 468 subscribers and in that same year I’ve gained 2470 which means the actual number of subscribers that have increased over the year is 2002. 

Hello I’m Neil by the way, and welcome to the Happy Hut!
I’m niching my channel to only be about making more videos right here on YouTube and I think that is the reason why so many subscribers are leaving who didn't sign up for that... So it's kind of a good thing that they're leaving.
Let's go into the figures for an actual video now so I’m back into channel Analytics:

I’m going to click on my list of videos.
Let's choose “How YouTube banned my thumbnail” - that seems appropriate for... for what we're talking about, and I’ve clicked on the Analytics button for this video... 
And just like with the channel figures we're going to go up to the top right hand corner and click advanced mode.

And once again I’m going to click on the more button to bring up my list where I can choose subscription source, and these are my figures for the last 28 days - that's the default.
I can see that I gained 4 subscribers but if I go up to the time period on the top right hand side and choose the lifetime figures this is the total number of subscribers gained and lost for the lifetime of the video.

I have gained nine subscribers on this one video and this video lost one subscriber so the overall number of subscribers that it tells me on that overview page is eight subscribers.
Now you can do this with any video but we're gonna go for the big one now, which is how do we find out which videos are losing the most subscribers?

I’ll go back to my channel Analytics page and in the top right hand corner once again we'll click on the advanced mode button and this brings up my top 50 videos by views.
So the video with the most number of views is at the top and it orders them all the way down that list.

What we can do now is to click on this blue cross here it brings up this list of other metrics that we can choose, so we're going to select subscribers gained you can see it's on the list here and that adds a new column 

And it's ordered the list of videos by subscribers gained.
And if I click the blue cross again I can choose subscribers lost and that adds this column here: subscribers lost.
And it's ordered the videos by number of subscribers lost.

If I go up to the time box and choose last 365 days, we can now see my list of videos ordered by highest number of subscribers lost.
I don't think this list is very helpful.

We saw earlier that a video is only one of seven places where people can unsubscribe from my channel, so this idea that one video is making lots of people unsubscribe just... just isn't true.
The most that one video has lost is five subscribers, and that video also happens to be one of my biggest viewed videos.

It is my biggest fear obviously - I’m convinced that one video is going to wreck my channel - but the numbers that I’m seeing don't really support that.

I think this means that my videos aren't the place where people are unsubscribing.
A much more useful figure for me is to go back to the list of videos, and this is a bit more positive as well, if I order the list by subscribers gained it's so much more useful for me to know which videos are gaining the most subscribers because I can see what I’m doing right.

I can see instantly my top five videos for gaining subscribers for the last month and if I open that up to the entire year so far, 2021, I can see the top five videos that are gaining subscribers.
This... this information is just... it's just much more useful for me.
It's so much more positive.

If you've made it to this point of the video then hopefully my channel is for you so thanks for being awesome and hitting that subscribe button, and here's another video about how I run my YouTube channel.
Can you please help my daddy get 10000 subscribers, just click on his face. Thanks, bye! Alright this is going to be the proper one, right.

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