Add your voice to the mix

Creators are what make YouTube...well, YouTube. We may supply the stage, but the ideas, stories, and vision are all yours. Meet Creators who have found and built their own path on YouTube, and learn how you can get started on your own.

Built with you in mind

From supporting a cause to building a squad, from makeup tips to mind-blowing pet tricks, Creators have ideas. Big ideas. And we’re here for every single one. Every tool, filter, and format was built to help Creators unleash their creativity, tell their story, and connect with fans across the world.

Tell your story

There are tons of ways to create and share on YouTube, from short videos, to livestreams and more. It's all here for you to make it your own.

Getting started on YouTube

Build a community

Find the people who share your passions, causes, and sense of humor, and help them to connect, laugh, and learn.

Building an audience

Do it your way

Creating is just the first step. Turn your passion into new opportunities, whether that’s making money, expanding your audience, or building a movement.

Growing your channel

Welcome, Creators

Working together to protect our shared community

We’re all about building a place where everyone can belong. YouTube is made up of a broad mix of communities and voices, and we’re committed to keeping it that way. Learn how we work to do that, together.

Our policies and guidelines were created to support everyone on YouTube: Creators and viewers of all ages, races, cultures, and more. We ask everyone to follow these guidelines so that we can all continue to enjoy YouTube together.

Read our Policies & Guidelines

We’ve taken a close look at our policies to make sure YouTube protects everyone in our community. We’ve made changes like improving the way you can filter comments to help cut down on offensive content, and we’ve given Creators a place to share info about their race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

Read Inclusivity Update

We work hard to protect everyone in the YouTube community. We strongly believe that there is no place for hate or harassment here and have Hate Speech and Harassment & Cyberbullying policies in place to protect viewers and Creators.

We partner with experts and many different communities to write our policies to ensure everyone is included and everyone’s voice is heard.

See Hate Speech policy

See Harassment policy

Get the most out of your channel

Creators like you are the driving force behind YouTube. To help you create more with fewer roadblocks, we’re always thinking about how to build better tools, create programs that help you grow, and ways to give you new info fast.

“When I post, I try to alternate between a video that brings me closer to my community (like a vlog) and a video that performs better in a search (like a tutorial). When planning your content calendar, keep this in mind. Then, comment on my channel if this works for you!”

Pedro

Our team is always working to develop new features and helpful tools to make it easier to reach your goals. Whether you want to reach a different audience with Shorts or make money with Merchandise, we have ways to help you get there.

Ways to grow your channel

Ways to build your community

Everyone needs a little boost sometimes. That’s why we’ve created programs to support and recognize Creators, and help them take their channels to the next level. Learn about the funds, awards, networks, and more, all built for Creators like you.

Browse our programs

We want you to have the information you need, when you need it, without any fuss. We’re keeping you up to speed on what’s going on with YouTube, so you can make the best decisions for your channel, your approach, and your community.

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