4 Ways To Make Money With Original Online Video Content

Have you always wanted to earn money doing what you enjoy? If you fancy trying to earn some extra money from online videos, then this article is just for you. I can pretty much guarantee that you have spent a considerable amount of time watching and liking other people’s YouTube channels, no doubt via the app on your smartphone,  you have probably left comments and you might even subscribe to a few channels, there is so much information available through videos on YouTube that there is pretty much a video that has been made to cover nearly every subject and question that you might have about topics that you might have an interest in, it has become a massive source of information, a search engine in itself.

Technically, YouTube is now the most popular social media site on the web, although not always thought of as a social media site, according to this article on The Guardian, YouTube has on average over 240 billion views per month.

Yes, 240 billion. Per Month. WOW!

EARNING MONEY FROM YOUTUBE

The top earner on YouTube is currently PewDiePie, you can view his channel here, his last annual income from YouTube was in the region off  $7.4 million, his own channel generated views of approx 4.1 billion views alone in 2014. Of course, that is a huge amount of money and an extreme example, but what is to say you could not generate yourself a few hundred pounds or dollars per month from creating your own YouTube videos? Keep your targets more realistic and you are more likely to

Keep your targets more realistic and you are more likely to achieve the growth that you desire.

In this video on YouTube, James Wedmore provides 4 simple strategies for to use to earn an income from creating your own videos:

So, what are the main ways to earn money from YouTube videos?

Here are some ways you can earn money if you love making videos and love uploading them to YouTube.

Google Ad Sense

The way this works is that you simply activate YouTube monetization from your account settings. As result, your viewers will see ads that play in between your videos or before your video starts, above suggestions and on top of the video. And YouTube or Google will start paying you for the views that you get. However, care should be taken when choosing the number of ads displayed to the viewers as going overboard may drive some of your views away. Earnings depend on the number of views that you get so proceed with caution.

However, care should be taken when choosing the number of ads displayed to the viewers as going overboard may drive some of your views away. Earnings depend on the number of views that you get so proceed with caution. More viewers means more money – Cha Ching!!!

Affiliate Products

Companies like Click Bank, Amazon and Commission Junction, can help you get paid to create videos promoting, recommending, as well as reviewing the products that you use in your life. This is done through an affiliate link which these companies provide you with. You don’t have to use or come up with your own products and will still earn money this way. This is an example of affiliate marketing in more concrete business terms.

Product Sponsorships

Ok, this is when you have gotten really popular in your YouTube community. When you are swimming in views, companies approach you and ask you to wear t-shirts, shoes, and other merchandise, and show it off in your videos. They strike a deal with you and pay you a mutually agreed upon sum or as the deal dictates. But you would probably have to have a large enough following to get businesses to approach you. And it may lose appeal for you if you have a fan base already.

Lead Generation

This one doesn’t make money on YouTube, to be honest. Assuming you have made a lot of videos, and are knowledgeable about the topics that you do your videos on. Then video content can be used to establish yourself as an authority and indirectly sell your services. Lead generation uses the video as a means to an end. At the end of your video, leave your audience wanting to learn more about what you do and then provide

Lead generation uses the video as a means to an end. At the end of your video, leave your audience wanting to learn more about what you do and then provide them with an easy way to have consultations, use your services of purchase your products, all for a fee, of course. If you are a business you can use this to approach them, to get quotes and advice from you, as well. You can get them off YouTube and into the real world to help them. Make you sure collect as many email address’s as possible to build up your email list.

CONCLUSION:

If you really wish to start creating and uploading videos to YouTube but are on a tight budget, then you can start creating and shooting videos straight from your smartphone, it really is that easy, so no excuses!

Remember, as with anything online related, content is king, if you have great content and can start to get a lot of views and subscriptions on your channel you can then worry about upgrading your equipment at a later date. The important thing is, as with all money earning ideas, is to make a start, you can then employ the above tactics to earn a revenue from your videos once you have enough of an audience to do so.

 

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