Want to make money online? Becoming a YouTuber could be a good choice.
YouTube gets more than one billion unique users a month: that’s a huge audience. Many people are already making money there: YouTube boasts one million creators in its YouTube Partner Program alone. With every 1,000 views, you will be able to get an approximate return of $2-$4.This might not seem a lot, but if you consider making 100 videos with 5,000 views each, that would already be $1,000-$2,000. That would be a decent amount of money.
However, it may not be that easy from now on. YouTube has applied a rule to the partner programme. Creators won’t be able to turn on monetization until they hit 10,000 lifetime views on their channel as an effort to remove bad actors in the community.] This is a heightened threshold for creators who want to earn a living from YouTube.
Having a million views on a video is nowhere near simple. Luckily, income does not flow only from YouTube revenue or ads, there are also other ways.
See YouTube as a facilitator to make money, not a monetizing platform.
It’s easy to get started, simply use Google’s Creator Playbook. But it’s more challenging what you do with it afterwards.
If you want to start a journey on YouTube, do not see it as a monetizing platform, rather, view it as a catalyst to further your income source. Here are some ways on how to make money on YouTube:
1. 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 repurposing 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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.