To earn money through the internet you need to work smarter, not harder. With so many ways available, you got to try the one that suits you. In the beginning, the money earned is pretty low. But once you understand the smarter way to earn, there is no looking back.
YouTube is one of the most powerful tools ever developed. It is a larger than life form of internet. Just like internet lets two people from remote part of the world communicate with each other, YouTube goes a step further and lets people share their videos with the entire world.
If you noticed, YouTube has started posting ads on the videos and on the video pages, which are relevant to the video’s content. That kind of ad is a pay per click ad. Sponsoring an advert on your channel is something you can sign up for and get paid. Basically you get paid through adsense.
Another great way to earn money through YouTube is using YouTube as a platform to promote your site, products and services. You can use it like a video blog and promote. If you have a great video, chances are there people might want to visit your website as well. Generating traffic on your YouTube page and diverting it to your website or blog is an excellent, time tested method to earn money.
This method involves NO INVESTMENT and can be used by anybody who owns a YouTube channel along with a blog or website.
How does this work?
Strategy is to create a mind blowing video with loads of information that will go viral and attract people. By that you are generating traffic on your YouTube page. Once you have a nice collection of good videos with good number of views, you can sign up for YouTube’s partner program.
YouTube partner program
Once you apply, YouTube will review your videos and hits for each of your videos. Make sure your videos are 100% original and not a copied content. You will receive confirmation regarding the approval (or disapproval, as the case may be). If you are not approved, maybe YouTube thinks your traffic is not worth enough to split their ad revenue with you. So make a juicy portfolio that YouTube cannot resist.
The ads that display below the video and besides, both are powered by Google adsense. Just like adsense pays per click in a blog or a website, it does exactly the same with the video content as well.
How do I get paid?
Mostly through check or PayPal. If you are using any other Google adsense program (on your website or blog), that earning along with your YouTube earning will be displayed on your payment page. YouTube takes a tiny part of that revenue as its share and leaves the rest for you to enjoy!
Indirect payment would be upon sales of your product and through referral links.
How do I make the most out of it?
By combining YouTube with other moneymaking schemes, you can earn a steady income through internet. Use other social networks to promote your videos. Make good videos. Here are some tips on making engaging videos for your viewers.
1. Be honest and be yourself. Faking will never help and by being honest, you will be providing content that is true to the tee.
2. Make videos of good quality. This goes without saying. If your video quality is poor, it is going to be a big turn off.
3. Post videos at regular intervals. People get bored of watching the same video, no matter how great it is. To keep their attention, post videos at least once or twice a month.
4. Try to refrain from making personal comments on religion and politics. Stay away from sensitive issues. This could lead you from being banned from the partners program.
5. If you are posting a copyrighted content, you have to specifically mention that in the information part of the video. Else, YouTube will out rightly remove the video.
6. It is all about etiquette and creativity. Make sure you have a decent setup to make a video in and that your content speaks of originality.
All these are indirect factors, but they might impact your earnings nevertheless.
Mathew developed a proven program to earn money through social networking back in 2007. His smart thinking helped him because he earns a 5 figure salary per month now. In this video, he gives proof that his method works and offers to become a mentor for all those who need help earn money through YouTube. His sales figure rose triple the time in just one month after he posted his video regarding his services and products.
The most acclaimed story is about Lauren Luke who started her YouTube channel as an expert in beauty niche. She left her job as a taxi dispatcher in 2007 to sell beauty products on eBay. She was sorted after for her advice on makeup and cosmetic products. This led her to start her own YouTube. Her videos went viral, gathering massive views in just a week. It was her casual way of teaching make up that appealed to most. She did things from her heart and was completely honest with what she knew. This is what paved her way to success. Read her story here!
Celebrity fitness trainer Sarah Dussault signed up for YouTube partnership in 2007 with her channel Diet Health. She hosts videos on how to diet properly and remain fit and healthy. With this fitness niche channel, she is considered a guru according to the hits that her videos get. Read her story here!
Michelle Phan is a makeup artist who became partners with YouTube in 2008. With her success on YouTube and the income that she generates through the program, she is one of the featured success stories in YouTube’s success story page.
You can add your story too by making good videos and earning money by becoming a partner with YouTube!