How To Create Multiple YouTube Channels Under One Account

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Multiple YouTube Channels

Every wanted to create multiple YouTube channels under one account, but didn’t know how?  I faced this exact same question when trying to set up another channel for a new site I’m setting up with some others (more on that later).  Seemingly there isn’t that much information out there to help people, so I thought I’d put this post together to help you.

Why Have Multiple YouTube Channels?

There are plenty of reasons why you would want more than one channel.  You might want one for your business and one for your everyday family life, or perhaps like me, you want separate ones for different websites.  Whatever the reason, you can set up as many as you like.

In the past, you could only set up a separate channel with a separate YouTube account, meaning that you needed multiple email addresses and you had to suffer the hassle of logging in and out between the two.

Thankfully that isn’t the case any more!!!

Using Google+ Pages

YouTube will let you create separate channels under one account, but only when you use Google+.  Google has been linking its products together for quite a while now, so if you have a Google+ account, you automatically have a YouTube account and vice versa.

So where does Google+ Pages come into it?

Well in order to be able to set up multiple channels, you need to create separate Google+ pages.  I think this was done with businesses in mind as people can setup a Google+ page for their business and now link it to a dedicated YouTube channel.

Your G+ page doesn’t have to be about your business though, it can be about anything!  It’s just a way to keep things separate from your personal Google+ profile (Profiles and Pages are different).

Google+ Profile Google+ Page

Setting Up Multiple YouTube Channels

Now, I already have setup the Online Income Teacher YouTube Channel, but I want to setup another separate channel for another site that I am working on with other bloggers called Bizzebee.

So before I even log into YouTube, I need to setup a Google+ page for Bizzebee, which you can now find here (feel free to subscribe).  I now have 2 pages setup on Google+, all of which are under one account!

G+ Pages

Now that I have my newly created G+ page, I can set up my separate channel.

1. Go to YouTube

2. In the dropdown section, click on ‘All my channels

Multiple YouTube Channels

3. Here you will see all your existing profiles on G+, including your new page that you just created.  Click on your new G+ page.

Multiple YouTube channels

4. It will ask you to confirm that want to ‘Create a channel for…’, and also give you a link to learn more.  Simply click ‘OK‘.

5. You will be told that you are linking your YouTube channel and your G+ page, which is what we want.  Again, click ‘OK‘.

Multiple YouTube channels

You have now successfully created your new YouTube channel!!!

Multiple YouTube channels

Simply add your YouTube Channel art and logo and begin uploading videos.  Here is our Bizzebee YouTube channel for you to take a look at (feel free to subscribe).

Now, if you want to switch between channels, instead of having to log out and log back in, you can simply go to ‘Switch account’.   This also allows you to comment on your channels as your other accounts if you wanted to.

Multiple YouTube channels

The added benefit (and one I really love) is that you can seamlessly switch between your Google+ page and YouTube channel.  You will get all your G+ notifications on YouTube itself  and see your YouTube stats in your G+ page management area.

How To Add Managers To Your YouTube Channel

If you are the only person that needs to access your newly created channel, then you are good to go.  If, however, you are part of a team, then you will need to allow access to your other members.  This is really straight forward to do and will allow much greater access for your business to add videos when necessary.

  1. Make sure that you have switched to the right account
  2. In the dropdown section, go to ‘Managers
  3. This will take you to your Google+ manager page where you can add as many managers as you want.  Learn more.

Google+ managers

Managers will be able to access and act as administrators for both your Google+ page and YouTube channel.  They won’t be able to access your other pages and channels though, only the one that you add them too.

So there we have it!  You can now add multiple YouTube channels under one account, switch between them seamlessly and add managers to both your G+ page and channel.

Have you got more than one YouTube channel?  How did you find setting them up?  Please let us know in the comments section below!

About Matt Smith

Matt Smith is the founder and editor of OnlineIncomeTeacher. He is a Professional Blogger, SEO Consultant & Web Developer, running a number of sites from the UK. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

  • Andi the Minion

    One word, Excellent… and a few more words… I didn’t realise this was possible, so many great opportunities and different niches can be separated yet controlled from the same place without needing to swap profiles and gmail accounts. Another great post Matt where I have learned something new again. Needs sharing so that is what I am off to do now.

    • Hi Andi,

      You’re not alone, plenty don’t seem to realise this is possible! When I was trying to figure this out myself there was barely any info on the subject that I could find.

      People can say what they like about Google, but I quite like the idea of linking everything together. Makes online life SO much easier

  • John Banks

    One word. Done.

    And some more – thanks, easy, super, needed, brilliant.

    In all seriousness, thanks for this. I wanted to do this the other day – and have now just done it for a little test project I am working on. Done, all set up in literally one minute.

    Nice one.

    • Hi John,

      No problem, glad it helped.

      I couldn’t believe how easy it was to setup (once I’d figured out how). Does only take a few minutes.

  • Clair Trebes

    This is exactly what we need! Simple and straight to the point … I’ll be setting up all the channels i need now, thanks to this simple guide! Matt you bizzebee!!!! 🙂

  • Excellent post, thank you a thousand times !

  • Akshat Khanna

    Hey, excellent post! I want to know if I can link my current youtube channel to a page I create and then create another youtube channel to link it to my google plus profile. After doing this, I’ll delete the page and the channel linked to it. This’ll allow me to start afresh as I cannot delete my existing channel while it is linked to my profile. Moreover, I want to do this to get a new URL as I cannot change my existing channel’s URL. I dont even remember when I set a URL for my current channel.

    • Hi Akshat,

      I’m not sure you need to do any of that. You can create as many channels that you want under your profile and delete the ones that you don;t use any more.

      • Akshat Khanna

        I dont know how to do that though. I’ve tried almost everything possible.

  • Larry

    I have a YouTube channel with Adsense and I want to create another channel under the same Adsense account. How can I do this?

  • MRIDUL SAIKIA

    sir how can i upload a movie.. it says “world wide block”

    • Diana

      Go to your youtube channel, go to “videos”, click “upload a video” and just choose your video

  • Diana

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • Xakni Domz

    I didnt know that it’s possible. Thank You so much. Multiple channels are useful for multiple topics and integrating only one Adsense Account.

  • AwaraKhan

    Thank You

  • TW

    How do I change the name of the channel to be a customized name?

  • Robert K.

    Is there any other way to add a page without it being a “business”?

  • Harish Bali

    how to add a manager by typing his/her name instead og typing the mail id for invitation

  • Yoga Girl

    Thanks so much! I’ve been trying to find out how to do this, and you’re right, there’s not that much info about it out there. Now I need to figure out about playlists…:)

  • Whimsical

    It worked.. Thank you very much (y)

  • LConnally

    O.M.G.! Thank You Thank You Thank You. Goggle has created the most complex interwoven web of chaos anyone could image – and never figure out – and YOU made it clear. I successfully have one Google and gmail account, two Google+ pages and now 2 YouTube Channels.Thank You again!

  • SANAJAOBA

    problem solved !!! Thanks a lot Matt Smith !! Thank You

  • Me too!

    Thank you for this! Very clear and easy to follow 🙂

  • Roman Ryder

    Great article. Maybe you can help me resolve this issue I’m having. I did not know I could do what you mentioned above, so I tried to add 2 new channels to my approved adsense account that is already linked to another channel ( so 3 channels total). I did that incorrectly and google deemed them as duplicates and rejected those 2 applications. So I followed the email solution and invited those 2 emails to be added to my approved email. But they are still pending and I’m worried they will not be added and I’ll have to start my channels over. Hope this makes sense.

  • Sarah E

    Hi this is really useful, I wish I’d read it sooner. I have an existing channel and I’ve just set up another channel – two separate accounts, 2 emails, etc. Is there a way to bring the new account/channel under the existing account even though it’s been created separately? Thanks

  • Argiris Papadopoulos

    It just throws some google my bussiness crap.

  • 1. Go to YouTube
    2. In the dropdown section, click on ‘All my channels’

    I don’t have that option on my youtube! How to find it???

    • Tony

      I have the same issue. Looks like the info on this page is completely outdated.

  • earnnn.com

    very nice artical ….

  • Mahiuddin Hossain

    .Thanks A Lot for your very Helpful information

  • NoQuestionIsABadQuestion

    Can we monetize all these channels together? with same adsense account?

    • Chondra

      Yes, but if one channel gets shut down, they all will

      • throughStars

        Hey can I ask? What if 1 of those channel ended up shutting down does my adsense would shutdown also and I might not be able to use it again (adsense)?

  • Greg Gibson

    Is this info out of date with the new Google +? I can’t do any of the things described here with the new setup.

    • Mavee

      i just did ….this info is correct

      • Greg Gibson

        I was later actually able to set up a separate Youtube channel under my account entirely from Youtube, without bringing Google Plus into the equation. Thanks for answering!

        • Wandering_Hobo

          how?

          • Greg Gibson

            In Youtube when you have your account signed in, there is an icon for your account in the upper right corner of the Youtube window. Click that icon and you’ll see a button for Creator Studio and a gear icon. Click the gear icon and it brings up your account settings. Look down at the bottom of the settings and you’ll see a link you can click to see all your channels or create a new channel.

          • Shashank Singh

            Thanks Greg, for the information…it was better than the article itself….you don’t need to do it via G+.

          • @disqus_7I46cOsf9K:disqus, Shashank Singh, Did you guys first also performed the steps outlined in the above article first?

          • Konok Roy

            Thanks..

  • Burner918

    Can viewers see that the owner of multiple channels is the same person? For example, if I want to have two channels, one where people know who I am and the other anonymous, is that something that can be done within the same Google account as you explained?

  • Irfan Khaksar

    dear friends my channel is not link to google adsense account
    he say this is fail creat new account i am try for new they can requird a url whats happend i dont know please help me everyone i want make youtube patner
    regard
    irfan khaksar
    on fb irfan khaksar
    email irfankhakar1112@gmail.com

  • Robert England

    Never ever do anything related to a business with Google+ they have endless draconian rules about ‘soliciting’ and will cancel you just for being you!

  • Mike

    Pleaseeee answer this!!

    can viewers see that both of my channels are from the same user? For example, if i comment on my own video with my second channel, will others see that it came from the same account? (Don’t judge me :P)

  • athenadecember

    great tutorial! i got to try this one! hope it’ll help. thank you for this article