How to make money on youtube? That’s the question which answer everybody wants know about. We all know YouTube as possibly the best online platform for watching shows, videos, songs, lectures, etc. Did you know that apart from the entertainment you could earn as well on YouTube? Well, that’s right. In this article, we will learn simple steps on how to make money on YouTube.
Before we deep dive into a money-making, let us see some facts about YouTube and why it is a suitable online platform to make money on. YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world, after Google and in terms of the traffic. It is the third most visited website after Google and Facebook. As per statistics every minute around 500 hours of videos are uploaded, and in total, more than 1 billion hours of videos are watched by users across the Globe which is more than Facebook and Netflix together.
In order to make money the first step is to create a YouTube channel. You need to create an account on YouTube and then create your channel which will fetch money.
The second part is to create content for the YouTube channel you have created. Every YouTube channel requires content. You must be wondering how a common man could sponsor and make fancy videos to upload on the YouTube channel. Well, you don’t need to have any fancy videos. People these days are sharing their hobbies, or passion which could be simple mathematics videos, life hacks, fashion advice, cooking videos, comedy, etc. You need to find one such passion and convert it into YouTube lessons/videos.
Now you need to monetize this channel and the content on it. You need to share the content with the maximum possible people in order to increase the number of views. This includes sharing it on various social media platforms. For this, you can use the YouTube marketing tool Buffer with which you can schedule the sharing of your content. Now in order to monetize your videos, you need to go to Video Manager on YouTube and then in your channel and enable Monetization. This means you allow YouTube to display ads on your channel videos and YouTube in return will pay certain dollars depending on your subscribers, viewers, video content, etc. Also, you can enable/disable the ads display on each video. Once you enable ads your Google AdWords account will be created and you will get a customer ID.
You can increase the income by making better viral contents, using YouTube Marketing tools like YouTube search filters, SerpStat, Brandcast, etc. to increase the traffic. You can also use Google Keyword Planner which suggests you keywords that people are using and if those keywords are related to your content you can use them. This will increase the traffic of viewers on your channel.
Along with the above idea, you could also earn from Affiliate marketing i.e. Big brands using YouTube channels to promote their products. This includes direct marketing of certain products where the brand would pay an amount based on your subscriber base. Or you can also have paid video, where certain brands might approach you to share their content on your channel.