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How to Make Money on YouTube
Many people post videos on YouTube every day, day in and day out. Unfortunately, only a tiny handful of those people actually realize that it’s possible to monetize the videos they are putting on YouTube.
There are many different ways that you can hop on YouTube and let it make money for you. A large majority of the people who make money from YouTube are primarily and some form of home-based business in most cases.
However, there are always different means of monetizing YouTube. You can promote your home-based business inside your videos, affiliate marketing products, or possibly even sell your own tangible products.
There’s still one additional way to make money from YouTube that most people don’t know about, and that is the purpose of this article today.
The YouTube Monetization Program
Once you become a partner of the monetization program through YouTube, it actually allows you to insert advertisements within your videos. Anytime one of your advertisements is viewed or clicked on inside of the video, you will be paid for each click and/or viewing.
The rules to qualify for the program are fairly modest. As long as you’re not promoting any type of vulgarity or hate in your videos and are 18 years old, you’ll be accepted. Some of you reading this may already have hundreds of existing YouTube videos that you can go into your channel settings and add the monetization feature to the right this minute.
For those interested in getting started on YouTube now, you have an actual method that you can make money online without the necessity of joining a home-based business or even needing any advertising dollars or capital.
What Are the Best Type of Videos to Monetize?
Personally, with the type of personality that I have, I really enjoy comedy and laughter and things of that nature. So obviously, what I would do is post as many funny videos as I possibly could. Comical videos tend to go viral a lot faster than most other types of videos.
Of course, second to comical videos will be tragic or dramatic types of videos. You know this to be true simply from watching the evening news daily. The next thing I want to cover is what you should be doing with your videos after adding the monetization feature.
How to Get More Viewers so You Can Make More Money
There are actually many ways to get more people looking at your YouTube videos, and I’ll cover a couple here today, but I won’t go into extreme depth because there are simply just too many. The first way you can get tons of viewers looking at your videos is to put them on Facebook.
When it comes to the internet, your goal is to go where the eyeballs are. Currently, the most popular websites on the entire internet are Google, Facebook, and YouTube. So clearly, those are the three locations that you want to drive traffic from.
On Facebook, there are multiple ways that you can actually drive traffic and viewers to your new videos. Here’s just a couple of methods that you could use:
- On your Facebook wall
- In Facebook groups
- Facebook fan pages
- Instant Messaging
- Facebook pay per click
- Tagging other people in your posts
Just that handful of methods alone is plenty enough to get hundreds of visitors every time you add a new video to your Facebook wall or in Facebook groups.
Of course, another factor in the results you get from utilizing social media is the number of followers/friends you have on your profile. When it comes to social media, you definitely want to be taking advantage of “The Big Five.” The big five consists of sites like:
Those are the big five social media sites that will get tons of traffic to your new videos. Of course, the more traffic that you get to your videos, the more people will click on your advertisements that show within your videos – ultimately leading to more dollars in your pocket.
If you follow the steps mentioned here in this article and go out and produce tons of videos, you will start to see some income from the YouTube monetization program. Just be sure not to make it difficult on yourself because your videos can be about literally anything.
So whip out your camera phone, find something you like to talk about and record yourself with your camera phone. It really could be that simple—just one last tip, whatever that you have the most interest incomes to you most naturally.
So whatever comes to you easiest will be the thing that you can do the most of. The more you do, the more you will make. Now you know how to make money on YouTube, so get out there and start making tons of videos and at the monetization feature!