It becomes a real dilemma when a person chooses to make online earning as his primary source of income. Most of them take blogging as a primary option and go for it. May be this trend is chosen because they are lured by high CPC values of Keywords in blogging. Then why not YouTube? Won’t it be an easy option to earn money online and sometimes YouTube can make you more than what blogging would do for you. This really holds true in the first phase of your strides in online earning world. So, let’s check the potentials and benefits of YouTube monetization over earning from blogs.
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 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 from my YouTube channel after only having a few thousand subscribers.
#1. Set up and build your YouTube channel.
The first important step is to set up your personal presence on YouTube. Every YouTube account has one channel attached to it. An account is the same as a Google account, and creating a YouTube account will grant you access to other Google products, such as Gmail and Drive.
- Create your account or use your existing one. Add keywords to help people find your channel. You can add keywords by going through the advanced section of your Channel Settings. Make sure that your keywords are relevant to your content.
- Your user name can also work for or against you. If it’s short, easy to remember, and original, people will be more apt to remember you. However if you are using an existing account, just stay with it. It doesn’t help if you keep changing accounts.
#2. Add content.
Each of the YouTube stars in the above video mention that producing quality content is most important — now, more than ever. YouTube recently updated its video discovery features to focus on watch time versus number views, effectively filtering out videos that get clicked and abandoned.
- Even if your content isn’t great at first, keep at it. Practice makes perfect. Try to make each video better than the last. You will often learn as you go.
- Improve your content by either using a better camera or trying better editing software or techniques. Also try to improve the way things are filmed. Use a tripod, have a friend help you or light your scenes better. It all helps for a better end product which in turn helps you get a better audience.
#3. Get AdSense Approval via YouTube
Most Indian and other South Asian people wait for at least 6 months and more to get their AdSense account approved. But do you know you if you apply AdSense via YouTube or Blogger it becomes relatively easy. Thought this AdSense will be CONTENT HOST type. But you can always add your blog or website to this account; once you think you fulfill all criteria to get an approved site.
The fourth step, kind of going along with that, is consulting. Various creators and small businesses pay me to evaluate their YouTube channels for them, to give them a review, to help them learn how to improve it. Sometimes just only do a one-off call, just one hour together. That’s all it takes sometimes, over the course of like six months and I work with them on an ongoing basis.
#5. Be Original
The big difference between creating recreational YouTube videos and hosting a channel in the Partner Program is original content. We all know that YouTube is a melting pot of cat videos, remixes, auto-tunes, etc., but it’s much more of an investment to put a personal stamp on video content.
YouTube states that to be eligible for monetization, “you must own all the necessary rights to commercially use all visuals and audio, whether they belong to you or a third party.”
#6. Market your videos elsewhere
Don’t put your videos just on YouTube. Start a blog, make a website or post them on other video or social media sites. The more views it gets, the better. By sharing the link or embedding the video on the internet, you are increasing the chance of it getting noticed and of you making money
You don’t need a studio budget to maintain a successful YouTube channel. Quality cameras are now advanced and affordable — many YouTube users have created compelling content simply by filming with a phone.
#8. Become a YouTube Partner
YouTube Partners are YouTube members who have monetized videos with a large number of viewers. Partners gain access to more content creation tools, and can win prizes for the number of viewers they have. Partners also get access to much more community support and tips.
Follow the simple tips in this article and you’d most assuredly get paid for your time and efforts of uploading videos on YouTube.