If you have a YouTube channel, and want to know how to make money from your videos, check out this tutorial. YouTube has more than 1 million audience and many people are already earning money from them.
It is easy to get started. Use Google’s Creator Playbook. Before you know it, you will have to create your channel and will be ready to start.
1. Use YouTube to get traffic to your blog and website:
If you have a blog or website, you need more traffic; only then you can earn some decent amount. Many websites are hit by Google’s Penguin, Panda and Hummingbird updates. If your blog/website was also affected by these updates you can use YouTube to regain the lost traffic.
Try to get started using creator playbook. Once you have set up, re-purpose some of the older content into videos. Don’t forget to add the link in your video description.
2. Share your knowledge with tutorials:
Large number of tutorials already exist on YouTube. If you are an expert in a particular niche or area then create a video as a tutorial and upload it on YouTube. In this way, you can definitely earn more money from YouTube. Beauty videos are especially more popular on YouTube than other category videos.
Michelle Phan has about 1.3 million views. She has created makeup tutorials and teaches the women how to purchase the cosmetics.
She has been asked by Lancome to become their authorized video makeup artist. She is just one of the many that have made some serious cash from creating a successful tutorial YouTube channel.
3. Promote your own products on YouTube:
YouTube provides many ways to promote your products. So, if you have your own products like ebooks, music, art and apps, take advantage of YouTube and promote them. In the video description, don’t forget to include a link to your product so that viewers can buy your product.
4. Sell others’ products as an affiliate marketer:
If you don’t have any product you can even sell others’ products on YouTube by being an Affiliate Marketer and can earn commission on sales.
Hundreds of companies especially large companies like amazon and ebay provide many awesome deals to affiliate marketers who promote their products.
Apart from that, many affiliate networks like ShareASale.com, Commission Junction, ClickBank, etc. are there; you can join any of the networks and start earning money.
You can even create a tutorial to use the product and can make money out of it. As usual, don’t forget to add your affiliate link in the description part; otherwise you won’t get any credit for the sales.
5. Create web TV shows:
If you have talent of telling stories, but limited only by your imagination and budget, don’t just stop. YouTube allows you to create Web TV series by your own. So, you can create a drama series, comedy series or even a talk show.
Definitely you could earn some amount with the help of your friends or colleagues. By doing so, you not only earn money, but also get more views and more reputation online.
6. Test your products before releasing them in the market:
YouTube is an excellent source for market research. You can easily identify whether your idea will be profitable in the market.
If you have an idea for particular product and need some funds for that, first create some videos before creating a campaign. The comments and views of the videos will tell you whether your idea is feasible in its present form. By using that, you can conclude whether or not your efforts to get funds will be successful.
7. Cast your videos with YouTube Partner Program:
Once you have created various videos, join the YouTube Partner Program. Just enable your channel for monetization; you will receive your revenue from advertising on YouTube.
You will get some amount for each thousand views on your videos. To start, just click this link and verify your channel.
8. Optimize the metadata:
Hundreds and hundreds of videos are uploaded on YouTube every minute. So, to get attention among the huge competition, you need to optimize your meta data well.
In the meta data, you need to give short information about your video. It helps you to increase your presence in search and index the videos correctly in search engine, promotion, etc. So, make it a point to optimize the meta data well.
9. Start a YouTube competition:
The Mariah Carey’s Fan club remix proposed a remix competition to market a new song. Within 2 weeks they got over 45,000 views. The winner’s video claimed the first spot from 1,200 entries.
Now, this individual has a career as a video-mixer and DJ due to great exposure on YouTube and also a competition from the singer’s fan club.
From this, you can learn that if you make your competition exciting, fun and rewarding, definitely you can generate more exposure for your company or project.
10. YouTube Rentals:
This is one of the best ways to make money on YouTube. If you are a content creator, you can offer content for rent and then share a small part of the profits made with YouTube.
However, YouTube is not yet clarified, whether this method is available for all or only to a certain type of users.
In order to build a large number of followers on YouTube you must frequently come with a new work, especially if you are newbie. Then only it will create curiosity among the people and they will return to your channel to see what is trending, what is new, etc.
Always keep your camera handy. At any place if you see any interesting or cute thing, just shoot it and upload the video. You never know who or what will be the next video sensation. So, just create a sensation and make the money.