The idea of making millions off of videos the way YouTubers like PewDiePie famously have certainly seems like a pseudo-new-American Dream. And while not all of us will reach internet stardom with our videos, it might be worth looking into how you could make a few dimes from the popular platform. So, how do you make money from YouTube, and what will you need?
Ezarik and many other YouTube stars are often paid as a brand “ambassador” or “influencer.” After all, if a popular YouTube personality has direct access to millions of fans — who could watch their videos anywhere, anytime, and on a multitude of devices — a sponsorship or endorsement arrangement could be smart for companies big and small. And it could be extremely lucrative for the YouTuber, too. With TV viewership on the decline, millennials are turning to YouTube in big numbers. YouTubers can be creative on how they integrate products or services into their videos. Ezarik has worked with major brands including Mattel, Microsoft, Ford, GE, Intel, Sharpie, Doritos, Taco Bell, eBay, P&G, Banana Republic, Samsung, AOL, and Carl’s Jr.
Whether you use Amazon or Reward Style, affiliate links can be a great way to monetize your channel. If you run a beauty or fashion channel and you are constantly recommending products, affiliate links are a must-have. When you use an affiliate link, it is easy to make money. Basically, if someone buys something using the link you shared, you will get a small portion of the proceeds from the product purchase. So be sure to sign up for an affiliate program this year and use the links in your description box.
The great thing about sponsorships is that you don’t have to give YouTube a cut. Plus, you can negotiate whatever contracts you want based on impressions and the size of your audience. In most cases, the amount of revenue you generate from sponsorships is substantially more than YouTube ad revenue. (Meanwhile, you can still generate ad revenue. So it’s like having two sources of income from the same video.)
Remind your YouTube viewers to subscribe to your channel, during or after the video plays, and in the description or comments section. Tag your videos with relevant keywords, so people can find your work. Push traffic to your YouTube channel from other social platforms. “Boosting your subscribers won’t happen overnight, but keep it up. Consistency is key, and you can reach out to other creators for advice or collaboration,” adds Ezarik (YouTube says collaboration is critical, too). Interact with your viewers by responding to comments.
YouTube offers some useful analytics in your Channel menu. Here you can identify your audience’s age, gender, geographic location and watch time. You can see the number of views on each video and your traffic source (how your viewers are finding your videos). After you’ve monetized your channel (more on that soon), you will also be able to view estimated earnings and ad performance.
How to Make Money on YouTube: Best Tips from Bright Side channel. YouTube allows creators from all over the world to not only share their ideas and work with the public but also earn money from it. You can become one of those bloggers and channel owners and get rich legally with YouTube. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps you’ll find out in this video.