The Step To Making Money From YouTube

Today, I want to talk about the step to making money from Youtube. There are two main reasons for this; your first is that it’s a growing platform and many people are interested in making money online (and most likely you are one of them), and your second reason is because some people are making significant amounts of money on Youtube with little to no traffic. So nowadays it’s easy to make an account or become part of “Big Brother” (or any other social network) and make decent money to begin with. You can get your channel started on 1 million subscribers or 10,000 hours watched (depending on how much time you are willing to spend on creating content).

To begin, there are a few things you need to decide like:-

You will have to get a basic understanding of affiliate marketing. This is very important if you plan on using Youtube as a tool. Once you know how to grow your channel, you’ll be able to choose what type of videos you want to do and start earning money. As long as you pay attention to the amount of views / time spent doing the videos it is possible to earn money by uploading, promoting or showing ads in those videos. It’s worth noting here that YouTube has strict terms and guidelines regarding the use advertisements in its system. But you don’t need to worry as YouTube does allow you to upload banners which can then be used to promote product/services. The best thing to do is to keep this information in mind when choosing who you allow to advertise in your videos. If you are getting into affiliate marketing I highly recommend checking out YC Unboxed. They provide detailed analysis on affiliate marketers to help you choose the right person to work with. Another great resource would be through their Blogspot blog, which includes links to several websites and tools you can use to generate income in various different niches with minimum effort and time. One more key idea to remember while starting is to never stop growing! When you are new and haven’t built up enough audience, you need just a simple way to monetize in order to maintain interest. Remember this is the only way YouTube and affiliate programs will trust you and give you what you want.

Now how do we actually go about turning our hobby into a source of income? The biggest and easiest method would be to find a way to create engaging video content to increase traffic to your site. Even better, consider using Google Adsense instead of Facebook Ads as YouTube doesn’t require as much content to be created to gain organic clicks. Also, the more time you invest into these efforts the more money you will make. In short, it is recommended you aim high to reach your goal but never stop working on your side-project. It can take years before most individuals achieve their primary goal but at least now they have something new to look forward to which makes it worthwhile! 🙂 This all seems quite simple right? Well let me tell you, I know some folks who have been struggling to monetize themselves within Youtube for months. This happens when you forget the point of youtube’s model; people are not coming to the website with specific intent, but rather they are there to watch content that interests them, without being persuaded by ads. I recommend testing ideas against keywords, analyzing competition, studying your user experience, etc so you can develop relevant contents for your target audience. After you’ve decided upon a niche with a reasonable number of participants, I suggest reviewing what people are searching for on google for this same term. What questions do they ask? Are they using search phrases around the topic of your niche or are they looking for answers via another popular site. I would also encourage you to check out sites such as, Quora, for finding information on topics relevant to your focus. Be sure to always add value in your videos and videos are your future source for success.

Once you have chosen a profitable niche/topic, it is time to pick a reliable affiliate program which gives you incentives to drive visitors to your page. Here are some examples of good affiliates programs you may want to try-

If someone is selling products related to health, nutrition, fitness, lifestyle, etc you can make a profit by recommending these companies to your viewers. For example, if I were to offer a link of my own website to Amazon and link my referral link to a company directly selling food supplies for weight loss purposes, you could expect visitors to click on the link once they see the words “health, meal, dietitian, supplements.” The beauty of this would be that you could easily rank #1 for certain keywords along with building up a following.

It also works well if you are offering services related to home improvement. Many times, people are looking for solutions to their homes or apartments and may contact you for assistance. Or perhaps they would also be interested in cleaning, painting, furniture assembly, etc. To convert them into paying customers, simply include your address and details about your service. People often visit multiple sites before making a purchase. So, I would suggest linking up to those services whenever you have contact info with potential clients. Don’t think too hard here though, but ensure quality. And don’t forget to post frequently. No matter what, you’ll want to post every day at 9am. You will notice results pretty quickly!

If you offer software and hardware consulting to tech vendors you can make money through offers. Simply list your email addresses on each listing and let people sign up to obtain access to you online through the link provided. Again, don’t overthink this and be honest with your prospective clients. You should strive to connect with others through personal interactions. Make sure you set yourself apart from competitors; the better your reputation gets, the easier it will be to sell your clientele through referrals.

Again, these examples are very broad to illustrate general concepts. Depending on your expertise and expertise, you can further narrow down to specific niches. Think back to your top five favorite hobbies. Then brainstorm and come up with ideas based on those activities that appeal to potential clients. For instance; if you are a passionate photographer you can create fun pictures that showcase the process of shooting. Other hobbies might involve hiking or camping. These are perfect channels for creating content related to nature. Others may also require tips and advice on how to manage finances while traveling abroad and the importance of proper clothing. Whatever motivates you, you can turn it into a source of income as long as you put in hours a week developing content. Just remember not to go overboard with the creation as the more creative you get with your material, the faster you can monetize.

I hope this article helps you to understand the steps needed to make money from Youtube. Personally, I am currently focused primarily on Instagram where I utilize both paid and sponsored posts. Which means, my primary sources of income are my direct influencer contacts such as my family friends and acquaintances. On my side, I’m focusing a lot of time on learning SEO tactics and creating brand awareness through social media networking. My ultimate goal is to create interesting content that generates leads and eventually income from my affiliate marketing efforts. The bottom line is, Youtube is a lucrative place to make money online and it all starts with getting started. Do not neglect this step as the sky’s the limit when you combine everything properly with persistence and passion. That’s right, it does require practice but nothing is impossible if you keep trying until you get the hang of it (and believe me, you will).

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