There are numerous ways through which you can make money from home and one of them is by starting a YouTube channel. The great thing about YouTube is that search engines like Google seem to love video content and this has resulted in websites of all sizes and niches are trying to get their share of the cake. With a bit of creativity and home-schooling, you can become enough of an expert on YouTube video creation that you can start selling your services to online websites.
While writing this article we talked to Simon Weber, the Webmaster behind the multi-language website “PayNPlay Casinos”, one of the businesses currently looking to recruit a video editor. According to him, businesses today have no choice but to stay up to date with what people want to read, watch or listen to. Parallel to writing articles and sending newsletters to their subscribers they recently launched their YouTube Channel.
According to Simon, they got so many requests from their readers to include video instructions that they decided to test it. They published their first YouTube video in English and German about four months ago and the feedback has been so great they will continue and add more videos to their channel. And it makes sense. To fully explain banking processes or game strategies, Simon explains they must write an article of more than 5000 words, and let’s face it, how many have time to read lengthy articles like that? The same instructions can be given in a 5 or 10-minute video guide.
Businesses across all verticals have realized the value of combining social media with their existing sales funnels. Becoming an expert on one social media channel like YouTube can be enough to guarantee you a nice stable income. About 1.9 billion users log in to YouTube every month, and businesses want to take advantage of this by uploading captivating content and making money from it. In this article, we teach you how you can make money on YouTube quite easily.
How to Make Money on YouTube
The first thing that you will need to do is to make sure that you come up with unique content that people are going to love watching.
After that, you can monetize your content and join the YouTube Partner program for some special features.
Becoming a YouTube Partner opens a lot of opportunities for you to earn money. In fact, you will not only earn money from ads on your channel, but you will get a portion of your YouTube Premium subscribers fee automatically. Now, let’s give you a step by step guide on how you can get started.
1. Start a YouTube Channel
As mentioned above, if you’re going to start a YouTube channel, make sure that you develop some unique content. Think of the route that you want to take; there are so many niches that you can choose from, and we suggest you choose the one you’re most good at.
Now, go on YouTube, and create an account. This is very easy as YouTube guides you through the process. You can then start uploading content, and we suggest that you do this regularly. Remember, consistency is key.
2. Make Your Channel Successful
YouTube requires you to meet its YouTube Partner program requirements before you can monetize your content. You must meet the minimum requirements, which are 1000 subscribers, as well as 4000 watch hours in the previous year.
You can make your channel successful by posting engaging content that gets you views and subscribers. You can also make sure that you share your videos on many platforms that you can get many visitors from.
If your content is interesting enough, you will find that viewers will stay on your channel longer, making you meet the requirements quite easily and quickly.
3. Set up an AdSense account
Creating an AdSense account is very easy. Simply go to the monetization tab on your channel and apply for it. Please note that you will need a G-mail account in order to do this.
4. Explore the Monetization Features
There are different monetization channels that you can take, which are:
a. Ad Revenue
To qualify, your content must be advertiser-friendly, and you must be at least 18 years old. In addition, your content doesn’t have to be controversial because YouTube advertisers tend to shy away from controversial content.
b. YouTube Premium Revenue
Through this program, you will earn a portion of a YouTube premium member’s subscription fee each time they watch your video.
c. Channel Memberships
You can sell your channel memberships to your subscribers. This is a situation where your subscribers can pay an extra amount for your channel. In order to qualify, you must have more than 30,000 subscribers and must be over 18 years.
d. Merchandise Shelf
You will need to have at least 10,000 subscribers and must be at least 18 years old, in order for you to sell stuff from YouTube’s merchandise shelf.
e. Super Chat Payments
During a YouTube live stream, your fans can pay money in order to have their messages highlighted in your live chats.
It should be noted that this feature is only offered to certain countries, so find out if your country is eligible. On top of that, you should be at least 18 years old.
If you don’t want to reach out to websites directly or local business owners, you can always try to sell your own merchandise on Youtube. The only thing that you will need to do is to make sure that you engage your audience. In addition, you will want to build buzz around your product by offering it for free. That means you will have to run a competition of some sort.
You can also create sponsored content. What’s great about YouTube sponsored content is that you take home all of your earnings as YouTube doesn’t get a cut from it. Fortunately, you can actually negotiate directly with the brand that’s sponsoring you, so that they can pay you directly. From here, it’s all up to you – Good Luck!