How To Make Money From YouTube

How To Make Money From YouTube
How To Make Money From YouTube

To some of us, YouTube is all about watching movies and short video clips, But do you know that you can make money from YouTube? When you sit back to watch these videos on YouTube, their uploaders earn some money. This is because they most likely have ads that run before, during or after you load the video to watch.

Well are you interested? Do you want to know how you too can make some money from YouTube? Well, here’s a little guidance that may be helpful for you. Just follow the simple six steps below to start your journey to YouTube Monetization.

1. Setup and build your YouTube account.

Create your account or use your existing one. Add . keywords to help people find your channel. Also select a type of account that specifies more of what you do. (i.e – Director accounts are for short film makers and such) Your user name can also work for, or against you. If its short, easy to remember and original people that see your videos will be more apt to remember you. However if you are using an existing account, just stay with it. It doesn’t help if you keep changing accounts.

2. Add content. 

To get started, begin adding content. Try to upload content that is of high quality, and isn’t super long. Remember that the content should be originally yours to prevent copyright infringement and plagiarism. (This option can vary depending on what type of content you decide to upload). Use a good digital camera, heck you can even use your mobile phone if you cant afford a camera. but it has to be able to produce good and clear video quality. Also try to upload regularly and stay consistent with your uploads. Take some time to think about what your videos will be about and let it be something that you will enjoy doing. Think about what people like and make a video about what you think they like and people will watch and subscribe. Make videos based on what’s popular on the Internet. You can get regular or popular keywords from search engines. Even if your content isn’t great at first, keep at it. Practice makes perfect. Try to make each video better than the last. You will often learn as you go. Improve your content by either using a better camera or trying better editing software or techniques. Also try to improve the way things are filmed. Use a tripod, have a friend help you or light your scenes better. It all helps for a better end product which in turn helps you get a better audience. By uploading regularly you can help hold an audience. People are more likely to subscribe if you add content on a more scheduled basis and are consistent in adding content often. Having a Facebook page can also come in handy.

3. Gain an audience. 

Keep uploading content and try to get people hooked. Share your video on Twitter and Facebook. Tell all your friends about your work and hopefully they will tell others. Share it with other people. Distribute it elsewhere on the internet. Subscribers are essential to becoming a partner. Although you can get paid by having viral videos, but this is extremely rare.

4. Become a YouTube partner.

Becoming a Partner involves work. Real stressful and time consuming work. But you gotta be determined. While anyone can apply, It is best to have over 500 subscribers, upload good content regularly, and have either a viral video or a decent sized audience. YouTube is looking for channels in which they can sell adverts on and make money. according to their recent policy update, you may need to have up to 10,000 total views on your uploaded video(s).They are also looking for channels that won’t get them sued. So don’t add copyrighted material on your channel and in your videos.

5. Setup Google Adsense.

You can setup Google Adsense for free at From here you click the “sign up now” button to begin. You must be 18 years or older. If you are below 18, you will need an adult to help you. It may be disappointing but this is something you simply can’t fake. You need either PayPal or a bank account and a valid mailing address as well as other information so they can verify who you are and who to send the money to. You only gain money per ad click and a smaller amount per view but it adds up over time. This is why having an audience is key.

6. Don’t publish your content only on YouTube

You should not just limit your videos to youtube alone. Go about promoting them all over the internet., forums, social medias especially facebook and instagram, personal blog, etc are great ways to distribute your video to lots of people. The more views you get, the better. Because more views equal more money. By sharing the link or embedding the video on the internet, you are increasing the chance of it getting noticed and of you making money.

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