Everyone wants to know, how you make more money on YouTube. Well, today I want to share with you guys eight ways that I make money online off of my YouTube, plus another two ways that I have coming up, and share with you guys how I was able to earn a full time income for my YouTube channel after only having a few thousand subscribers. That’s coming up.
1.) Create Unique Videos with Great SEO Titles
Good content and outstanding keywords are the cornerstone of a successful post. Ideas can come from the strangest places. If you have a camera and you have a cat that likes to flush the toilet, you might have a YouTube hit on your hands! For the rest of us without talented felines, the key is to put out good quality content on a regular basis, and build a following in your niche by becoming an expert. Don’t forget that search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing are the ones that usually find your articles and videos first. So be sure to keep Search Engine Optimization or SEO in mind when creating the content. The title should tell what the clip is about and make people really want to see it. There’s a fine balance between SEO and copywriting. Our opinion is that you might have the most awesome headline in the world, but if the search engine doesn’t like it, then people will have a hard time finding it. So take the extra effort and research your keywords to see how much traffic there are for different variations and then pick the best ones that you want be ranked on the first page of a search engine.
2.) Use YouTube to get traffic to your website and blog
If you’ve got a website or blog which brings in income, you need traffic. Many websites were hard-hit by Google’s Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird updates. If this happened to you, you’re hurting. You can use YouTube to not only regain traffic, but also increase it. Get started with the Creator Playbook. Once you’re set up, consider re-purposing some older content into videos, as well as creating new videos. Make sure that you link to your own website in the first line of your video descriptions, so you can funnel your YouTube traffic to where you want it to go.
3.) Set up Google AdSense
You can set up Google AdSense for free at the AdSense website. Click the Sign Up Now button to begin creating your account. You must be 18 years or older to create your own account. If you are younger than that, you will need an adult to help you. You need either PayPal or a bank account and a valid mailing address as well as other information so AdSense can verify who you are and who to send the money to. You only gain money per ad click and a smaller amount per view but it adds up over time. This is why having an audience is key.
4.) Create products and promote them on YouTube
If you’re creating your own products or would like to, YouTube offers unlimited ways for you to promote your products and make sales. Products you can create include ebooks, apps, art, and music. Create your products, and add them to a shopping cart. Then use YouTube to promote them. Add a link to your product in your video’s description, so that viewers can buy.
5.) Sell others’ products as an affiliate marketer
“Affiliate marketing” means selling products in exchange for a commission. Hundreds of thousands of companies offer attractive deals to affiliate marketers who promote their products, including huge companies, like Amazon and eBay, as well as smaller companies. Additionally, there are many affiliate networks you can join. These networks include ClickBank, Commission Junction, and ShareASale.com.
To make money from YouTube as an affiliate marketer, review your affiliate products on video, or create “how to use this product” tutorials. Don’t forget to link to your products in your YouTube descriptions – make sure you’re using your affiliate link, or you won’t get credit for sales.
6.) Create a Web TV series
Love telling stories? YouTube lets you create your own Web TV shows. You’re limited only by your imagination… and your budget.You can create a comedy series, a drama series, or your own talk show. Be aware that YouTube limits your show’s length to 15 minutes. To upload longer videos, you’ll need to increase your limit. If you’re a frustrated TV or screen writer, get a few friends together, and record your own TV shows. You never know. If you get lots of views, you may develop a new career.
7.) Teach: share your knowledge with tutorials
Tutorials are huge on YouTube. If you know how to do something, you can teach others, and make money from your videos. Beauty videos are popular. Michelle Phan, for example has over 1.3 million views.
8.) Test-market your products
YouTube is an amazing resource for market research – you can soon discover whether your brilliant, innovative idea is likely to be profitable. For example, if you’ve got an idea for a product, but need funding, create some videos before you create a Kickstarter.com campaign. The views and comments on your videos will tell you whether your idea is viable in its present form. The YouTube audience can even help you to make it viable, so that your efforts to get funding are successful.
9.) Build your brand using YouTube
As marketing guru Tom Peters pointed out way back in 1997, you’re a brand, and you have power. YouTube helps you to amplify YOU. Whatever you’re doing, and whatever your job, YouTube can help you to become known for your strengths, and make money. Even if you have no clear idea on how you could make money on YouTube, get started creating videos about your interests. You may just stumble across a gold mine… just as the people who turned their pets into stars have done.
10.) Seek sponsorship
Lots of company nowadays provide sponsorship to YouTube channels for direct advertisement. A common source would be Audible from Amazon which frequently sponsors knowledge-giving show such as Vsauce and Veritasium. The good thing about it is that you can directly receive the sponsored amount rather than splitting it with YouTube. To reach for a sponsorship you might need to work on a detail proposal about the things you are able to provide. Make sure you know well about your audience and the brand you are approaching.
Finally guys, I do all this, as many of you know, because I really believe that a lot of you guys have messages that need to spread, and the world needs to hear, and I’m going to do everything I can to help you guys grow your YouTube channels and your audiences so that the people out there who need to hear your message and what you’re talking about can simply and easily find you, hear your message, and hopefully have their lives be changed as a result. So thank you for letting me be a part of that.