2nd August 2015

How to Create and Add Custom YouTube Thumbnails

Custom YouTube Thumbnails attract the attention of potential viewers by giving a snapshot of what your video is about.

Grab their attention and get them to click to watch!

In the video below I will show you a free way that you can create and upload your custom thumbnails.

I’ll also show you an brand new alternative solution by Joey Xoto.


NB: If you don’t see ‘Custom Thumbnail’ as an option in your YouTube Video Manager – the best advice I can offer is to ensure that your account is fully verified.

Click here to learn more about InstaThumbnail Custom YouTube Thumbnail Creator

The image editor that I featured is Pixlr.com

Kevin Barham

Kevin Barham here and I'm the one creating most of the posts on this blog. My goal is to provide you with useful, straight-forward information on how I'm building an online passive income.

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Carlos Cortez - 3rd August 2015 Reply

Hey There Kevin,

Great presentation. I always knew about pixlr, never did try it because I have photoshop. Although, it’s installed on my other computer and not this one. But thanks for the reminder and the how to quickly edit one.

Also, thanks for the heads up on Joey Xoto’s Instathumbnail. Your videos are great and informal.

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    Kevin Barham - 3rd August 2015 Reply

    Hey Carlos! Thank you.

    I also use PS but when I was away one time and needed to create a quick image using a friend’s machine, I discovered Pixlr.com
    It was a life-saver! I’m glad the other info was useful 🙂

Rino - 16th August 2015 Reply

Hi Kevin,
I am glad you are back 🙂 … and again with very informative video.

For pictures in my posts I am using ImageSuite – a paid WP plugin with free images and picture-editing options, however, I will also check YT Thumbnail Creator you are suggesting… the process seems much quicker.

So, keep going and keep in touch. Rino
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Roy Miller - 10th September 2015 Reply

Kevin, you have succeeded in providing useful, straight forward information. Thank you for the video on You Tube thumbnails. I needed that. I will be returning for more great video content!

    Kevin Barham - 11th September 2015 Reply

    Thanks Roy.
    I’m pleased to see you are sticking to your goal – Good Job! You are so right (in your recent blog post)… ACTION is the key 🙂

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