Make money with Youtube videos – is it even possible anymore? While seasoned video entrepreneurs and video freelancers are making money in a variety of ways, it seems we all get our start on YouTube. YouTube is a website which allows its registered users to upload videos where they can be viewed, shared and commented on by other users. Google owns this website which was initially launched by three former PayPal employees. Since its launch it has been a source of income for hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. People have been earning money through YouTube videos using different methods – from selling products, to placing links in subject lines and even advertising through Google AdWords and becoming YouTube celebrities with hundreds of thousands, or millions, of subscribers.
Would you like to make money with YouTube video, too?
We have listed seven of our favorite ways to reliably make money with Youtube below.
Selling Products Through Videos
Money can be earned by selling your own products by placing these in a video you share. Just make sure that you don’t spam your products on the video – use some “tact”. Advertisement of the product can be done by just mentioning it in a video or even describing it if required in order to let the viewers know what the product is all about. It can either be at the start, in the middle or at the end of a video. This is generally called an “in video advertisement”.
Making Money with Youtube Video Tutorials
Offering video tutorials through branded YouTube channels has become a very effective way to earn money. Tutorial videos usually contain the methodology about how something is done. Interested people take guidance from them in the practical walks of life and if a tutorial gives good guidance to people, it might be viewed by a huge number of users on YouTube who enhance your viewership and you start generating money as a result. People find that the most popular types of video tutorials are made by video producers targeting tutorials for new technologies, or “quick fix” tutorials.
Becoming a YouTube Partner
YouTube Partners are the members who have monetized their videos to a huge amount of viewers around the globe. Partners gain access to other options as well and their channels are even featured on the YouTube homepage making it very easy for the viewers to access the uploaded videos. To become a Partner, a certain amount of views are required to be accepted into the program. Once accepted, you can earn money by YouTube through a series of programs such as YouTube Space access and development programs.
Starting a Competition on YouTube
Another way to make money with YouTube is to start a competition. Making a competition entertaining and exciting and introducing a good reward might help you obtain great exposure and get traffic to your YouTube channel. Through the competition, you can promote your project or company which in response will help you generate leads, subscribers, and eventually turn the views into revenue.
Placing Links in Video Description
While uploading a video on YouTube, a description of the video is given. Any sort of detail can be given in this portion. A link can be added in a description of a video in order to make people visit the website of whose link is mentioned in the description. Often times, video producers “sell” or “rent” links in this section of their videos. Similar to “product placement” but giving you the ability to modify the product by changing the links. While we wouldn’t resort to this type of tactic, it is definitely something that is generating revenue for a growing number of Youtubers.
Creating a Series
Creating a video series on your own channel is becoming a widely used method to make money with YouTube as well as other video streaming services on the Internet. Come up with a unique idea and make a series of your own. You might not be able to produce and get a series onto mainstream television, but uploading a series on YouTube is almost always free – if you don’t count your time and effort. Attract a large following through entertainment, and you’ll attract the attention of companies wishing to advertise through your channel.
Creating a Single Hit
Not only a series but creating a single hit might help you make money with YouTube. If your video is really “awesome” or unique, the video may be able to earn you money through advertising revenue. Who can forget about the South Korean sensation Psy doing wonders for himself by uploading a video known as “Gangnam Style”. If he can do it, you can do it as well. There’s not much rocket science behind it. You just have to be unique, remarkable, and at times “witty” and “silly”.