HOW TO EARN FROM YOUTUBE

How to earn from youtube

If you are reading this blog, then you probably are aware of YouTube. A house to millions of videographers and content creators, YouTube is everyone’s favorite. With the content available in every possible genre, have you ever wondered that what do these content creators get in return?  Money, dollars, thousands of them!

YES, you can make money through YouTube by making videos. The process is not a complex one, and there are several ways to maximize your revenue. In this article, we have covered effective ways through which you can earn money on YouTube. 

CREATE A CHANNEL

First and foremost thing is to create a YouTube channel. The task is very simple and straightforward. You can create a channel through your computer or mobile phone. A Google account is required to register channel on YouTube. For further steps in detail, read: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1646861?hl=en

UPLOAD CONTENT

The most important thing in making money from YouTube is the content. Make sure that you create engaging content that appeals to maximum viewers. Number of viewers on your video will determine the amount of money you’ll make. The goal should be to achieve more and more subscribers and watch time in terms of hours to enable monetization and generate better revenue.

ENABLE MONETIZATION

If you have completed a milestone of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch time hours on your YouTube channel, you are eligible to be a YouTube Partner.

You can enable monetization by going into Creator Studio from the top right of your account information. From the left menu in your creator studio, select Channel > Status and Features. There, you will find the option to enable monetization. 

CREATE AND CONNECT AdSense ACCOUNT

You will need to associate your YouTube channel with a Google-approved AdSense account. The procedure to create and connect an AdSense account is very simple. Further read it on https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/7402253?hl=en

You will be then eligible to incorporate ads on your YouTube videos which will generate revenue once the users will watch the video.

SOME IMPORTANT TIPS

Following are some important tips that will help you to make a substantial amount of money on YouTube.

  • Type of content

Be watchful of what type of content category or niche you select to upload on YouTube. After all, your income depends on the videos you make and upload. Therefore, choose a category like music, food, sports, teaching or whatever is your interest or you think that you can portray in the best manner. Make sure that your videos and engaging and attracts a larger audience as your revenue will be based on the number of views you get on your videos. Solo work isn’t necessary, you can make videos along with your group or friends. For instance, one content idea that has been successful over years is comedy sketches. There is a huge amount of audience that fancies this genre and therefore gives you ‘precious’ views.

  • YouTube Promotion

Getting views ain’t easy, especially during the beginning phase. According to statistics, you need 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch time hours to enable monetization. This is where you will need to take the help of your PR (personal recognition). Share your channel and videos in your groups, ask your friends and family to share your content further so that you get maximum views. Promote your content on other social media platforms and ask the audience there to subscribe to your YouTube channel. Remember, the first dollar always takes time. So be patient and don’t leave your struggle.

  • Sponsored Videos

Another way to earn money on YouTube is through sponsored videos. But for being eligible to make sponsored videos, you will first have to create a reputable image for your channel. Your channel then will automatically attract companies and firms towards your channel where they will ask you to promote their products through your content, for which you will be paid. This is an exemplary marketing tactic that is observed by a lot of firms nowadays, and content creators have benefited a lot from it. 

  • Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a really good way to earn revenue on YouTube. All you need is to promote some products and provide an affiliate link in your video description. Through your video, you can convince your audience to buy the product using your affiliate link. For example, you can make a video about ‘THE BEST 5 BOOKS YOU’VE CAME ACROSS’. In this piece, you can describe the books in such a way that compels the viewer to read these books. Therefore, you can provide the affiliate link of let’s say, Amazon, or any other site where these books are available. If your viewers buy the books using your link, you get a commission for every purchase. This is how Affiliate Marketing works.

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