Making Money on the Internet—YouTube
With millions of accounts on YouTube, only a handful of them have seen dollar bills stacking up in their bank accounts. Becoming a sensation on YouTube is not a walk in the park, but if you hit it big, you will be the next Justin Bieber or the “never heard of again” Rebecca Black. Does this mean you should not try a career as a YouTube blogger? With slim chances of becoming successful, most people will be discouraged about embarking on a career on YouTube.
If you do not take a chance, how will you know it will not work out for you? All you need is a plan or an agenda of what character you will play on the channel. Will you teach people how to cook? Will you talk about your day? Will you review the latest movies and TV show?
The lists of occupations you can take on YouTube are endless, and the success of your channel depends partly on your luck and partly on your technique. Is a career on YouTube a lucrative one? Keep reading to learn the technique to how to get there and the rest will be up to your lucky stars.
The YouTube Get Rich Scheme
Did you know people are making millions on YouTube? However, do not expect that to be your initial salary, as it takes years for people to reach that amount. However, if you follow these steps, you will be making money, enough to keep you motivated to produce more videos:
Establish a YouTube Account
If you do not have a YouTube account already, establish now. Start by adding relevant keywords related to what your channel will be about in the “advanced section”. The keywords you add will increase the chances people stumbling onto your channel. Make certain the username you choose rolls of the tongue easily.
Sit in front of the camera and begin to create a video. You do not want to produce a low quality view, which is barely audible and viewable. You can even ask for assistance from a friend to control the camera. At first, your videos might not garner any real attention, but with time, they will. You just need to keep updating your channel with video and tagging relevant to it to increase its exposure. This way you will hone your skills at producing videos, just do not give up!
With your first video upload, you will not gain several subscribers. Therefore, on your end, you have to make an effort to advertise them on your other social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. Encourage your friends and followers to share your video. If you manage to get a couple of people hooked on to your videos and they leave comments, good or bad, reply to them. Ask them for suggestions and listen to their requests to make a video according to what they want to see.
It’s time to make some money! Even though viewers hate ads, you have to let YouTube put ads in your video, as this is how you will make money. The more people see your video with the ads placed by YouTube, the more money you will earn. Click on the “Monetization tab” and check the “Monetization with ads” box. If your videos are a worthy watch, viewers will not mind the ads.
Establish Google AdSense
Google AdSense is free to sign up and you can do it directly from their site. So, how will signing up for Google AdSense help you? First, you need to be 18 or older and if you are not, ask someone older to help you make an account. Next, you must have a back account or PayPal and a mailing address.
Each time people will click on your ad, you will make money. You will not make a lot of money if you have a few subscribers, but if you have a lot, you will rake in the cash and overtime, it will add up to a lot.
Keep Track of Analytics
This part is the most important to understand, as knowing your analytics will help you see if you are on the right track with your videos. In the Channel menu, you will see the “Analytics” option, click on it. It will bring up results of the number of views your videos are receiving, demographics, earnings, performance of ads, and more. If what you are currently doing is not working in your favor, you might want to change tactics in terms of marketing and the type of videos you put out.
Partner Up with YouTube
When you partner up with YouTube, you will get a host of different advantages that you won’t normally receive. You have the chance to win prizes, receive tips, have access to the latest video creation tools, and more. However, there is catch. You can only apply for partnership once your channel has earned 15,000 views in the last ninety days.
How to Become the Next YouTube Sensation
Here is a list of things you can do on YouTube to earn money:
- Make videos to attract people to your blog or website.
- Develop product (clothes, jewelry, etc) and promote them on the channel.
- Sell another brand’s product by collaborating up with them. However, this will only work to your advantage if you have a wide reach.
- Create a web TV series, TV show, or sketch show, but keep the duration to fifteen minutes as per the rules of YouTube.
- Showcase your talents by becoming a YouTube personality.
- Make tutorial videos such as teaching people to put on makeup.
What other things do you think you can do on YouTube? Choose the talent or YouTube occupation you are more confident about or try more than one to see which one works best.
Here is what the pay scale for a YouTube blogger looks like, if you become a big star (1 million subscribers):
Pay per Month
You can expect to make $8,000 to 10,000 per month.
Pay per Year
You can expect to make $100,000 to 130,000 per year.
Are you ready to test your luck out?