Youtube is the biggest platform for videos online, and there is an opportunity to turn this to your advantage and starting earning money from them. I will say it isn’t as easy as you might think, but don’t let that put you off too much. it just takes time and effort to become successful
With written content on the web, it needs to be engaging, relevant and answering a question or need that the reader is looking for. Guess what, the same is really important with video.
The advantage you have with video is, that if you are confident with it, it is an easier and quicker way to add content, as we tend to talk quicker than we write.
You need to Concentrate on Building your Audience before the Income
With youtube the way to earn income is through advertising, so you need an audience to see those adverts to start earning money from them. So you will need to concentrate on building content that gets people interested and that way in turn build the numbers of viewers.
It is also really key to keep your videos High-Quality, Short, Relevant and to the point. Think about how many videos you may have seen that you have got bored due to it not getting to the point. Typically you want to aim for less than 5 minutes.
Youtube actually states shorter videos are more likely to get more views than longer ones. Remember it is the number of views that makes the difference, not the length.
So How do You Make Money from Youtube?
You join their Youtube Partner Program, Set up an approved Google Adsense account and then choose videos you want to monetise. Sounds simple, there is a little more to it then that.
There are certain restrictions to videos you can advertise on, for example movie clips, live sports, etc. anything that is copyrighted. But they have educational material to help you avoid anything that might impact you.
Advertising is where the money comes from
So you then allow Youtube to advertise on your videos, and your channel and if your viewers click on the advert, that is where you get paid. You do need to get a high amount of views before you start to make any real money.
You also need to get approved with Google Adsense, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. But no real problem if your channel is offering High Quality Content that is highly relevant.
There are 2 ways, general advertising and revenue from Youtube Red. This is a subscription service that people can pay for and they don’t see any advertising. So if someone views your video and they are a youtube red subscriber, you get a % anyway.
Some helpful tips to be successful with Youtube
- Upload Short High-Quality Videos Regularly
- Share your Videos on Social Media to build up that audience
- Allow Youtube to place advertising in your videos
- Set up Google Adsense and link to your channel
- Keep it relevant
The Help Centre is really helpful and the tools available to creators help you get started.
If you have a website you could use Youtube to drive traffic to your website and make more money through affilate links
It makes sense to use your videos to promote your website and get visitors and make additional revenue through affiliate marketing.
Thanks for reading, if you have any experience with Youtube please share your views. Also any questions or comments leave them below