You want to know how to make money with YouTube. So here they are – my top 5 tips for making money on YouTube.
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1. Become a YouTube Partner:
When you are a YouTube partner, you can choose to run advertising on your videos, for which you get paid. Per YouTube, the “YouTube Partner Program provides content creators with tools and programs to improve their skills, build their audiences, and monetize their videos.” Up until recently, not everyone could become a YouTube partner — YouTube had some criteria regarding how popular your videos had to be, and so on. But the great news is that pretty much anyone can become a YouTube partner now, as long as you have at least one video up which qualifies, and you live in a country that is accepted by the YouTube partner program. Read about the exact requirements on YouTube’s site. You are probably not going to see big money unless you have a lot of views though. But hey, any money is better than no money, right? So just choose to monetize your video and go for it!
2. Create Videos which Promote Specific Products:
Video is one of the most effective ways of communicating with people. So it follows that it is also one of the most effective ways to convince people to buy stuff which you want them to buy. So pick some product you use and really like, and take a video of exactly how you use it, what its key features are, and so on. When you upload the video to YouTube, make sure you include an affiliate link to the product, so that viewers of your video have an easy way to buy the product, and you have an easy way to make money!
3. Use the Space under Videos with Lots of Views:
But you don’t have videos with lots of views, you say? You put up a video, and the only people watching are you, your family and your friends, huh? We’ve all been there. In another post, I’ll talk about how to increase viewership to your videos in another post — right now we’re talking about making money on YouTube, right? The quicker thing to do for that purpose is to simply find videos which already have a lot of views, and which aren’t already promoting something. Contact the owner, and see if they are willing to accept some payment from you, and let you include a link right under their video. Include an affiliate link there, and voila! You may soon be making money on YouTube.
4. Provide Comments for Videos with Lots of Views:
Another easy way to get eyeballs is to put appropriate comments on videos which have lots of views. Some videos don’t allow comments, but most do. And some even allow video comments. So you can include your own video as a comment on a related video with a lot of views.
5. Allow People to Make Donations if They Want!
Common sense, right — if people want to pay you, let them!! Many times we see videos which are truly informative or entertaining or whatever, for which we’d be happy to pay at least a few cents. But guess what? There’s no way to do that on most videos. But you can be different. You can include a little “Donations accepted” or some such link, through Paypal or something, at the bottom of your video. That way, if people feel like they want to pay you something, you can accept it graciously.
So those were my top 5 tips on making money on YouTube now!