YouTube for Fun or Profit

If you’re looking to:

  • promote your talent or skills,
  • advertise your products or services,
  • learn to make money online, or
  • stay in touch with loved ones (privately)

You Tube can help you achieve that. This online video-sharing platform is one of the most popular content formats regularly shared on Social Media. As the world heads online and sales surge during this Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic, take advantage of this free, valuable resource for financial gain. Or, learn how to create private videos to stay in touch with family and friends.

This online course (certificate program) is taught via Zoom (an easy-to-use online software platform). If you have access to a computer (with camera and microphone), an Internet connection, email address and basic computer skills, this training is for you.

Courses are offered at various times of the year, depending on labour conditions and learner needs. Call 613-932-7161, for more information.

A few words from our learners

Pilot Video

“It was in late October 2020, 90% or more of my business was down due to Covid-19… (more)” – Jody Marsolais

“I enjoy learning software and felt YouTube knowledge would be a helpful tool in doing community work. I enjoyed learning how to put together a video and using YouTube to publish on the Web. My favourite part of the program was putting together the video and audio tracks. I enjoyed the instructor. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant. I recommend the program, instructor, and the agency to any who are interested in learning new skills.”
-Christine Hains

“I applied for this program to learn a new skill to help the Optimist Club and my personal development. This program has helped me discover tools to allow me to make videos for ads and maybe even a commercial to help recruit new members. My favourite part of the program was realizing the potential I can have with the help of the right tools like YouTube. The teacher was amazing. She always took the time to explain and she went above and beyond to help me with ways I could use my technology (device) . Anytime I see a new program being announced, I share it on my Facebook page, as I think Tri-County Literacy Council is a great place to learn new skills to help you further yourself.”
-Chantal Gilmour

“I applied to the program to help me understand how to create and upload a YouTube video. I have been thinking about this for a awhile, to possibly start a YouTube channel for myself. It is an interest of mine to create simple crafts and I thought I could share with people that have the same interests. The program helped give me the confidence I needed to try and succeed in creating the channel I was hoping for. I enjoyed the small class and the teacher was great.” – Louise

“I was able to produce two initial YouTube videos. I learned to use YouTube Studio and Windows 10 Video Editor, as well as trim videos, create End Cards, etc. My favorite part of the program was learning how to edit videos with Windows 10 Video Editor. The course was well designed and competently delivered.” – Brenda

“… Even though I am not very ‘tech savvy’, the course was taught in a straightforward, step-by-step manner which helped inspire confidence.” – James