YouTube was established on 14th February 2005 by Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim, and Steve Chen. Currently, it is the second-most visited site in the globe. About five billion videos are viewed on YouTube every day, and the total number of visitors is more than 30 million per day. The total number of YouTube users as of 5th January 2019 was 1,300,000,000. This means there is great competition when it comes to making money from YouTube videos.
With all the videos from tutorials, funny videos, animal videos to so much more content, competing for views; earning money from your YouTube channel may seem like a very tough task. However, if you follow some tips tricks on monetizing a YouTube channel, that task may prove to be more achievable.
1. Enable Monetization
To be able to earn money from your videos, you will need to start by enabling monetization. By so doing you are allowing YouTube to post ads in your video and you also acknowledge that there isn’t any copyrighted content in your video. To enable monetization, go to your YouTube account and click on “Channel”. Thereafter, click on the link labeled “Monetization”, accept the YouTube Partner Program terms, link a Google AdWords account and start earning money as soon as your channel is approved.
2. Set Up Google AdSense
To be able to set up a Google AdSense account, you need at least 1,000 channel subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in a 1-year period. To gain an audience of at least 1,000 subscribers you need to make the best content possible, share your videos on other platforms, and interact with your viewers. You should also master Search Engine Optimization for YouTube, meaning you should use the appropriate keywords and hashtags to drive greater traffic to your videos.
3. Create Unique Products and Promote Them on YouTube
If you have created your own products or would like to create them, YouTube provides endless ways for users to promote their own unique merchandise and make sales. Create your products (e.g. eBooks, applications, artwork, music, mugs, bags etc.), add them to a shopping cart, and then promote them on YouTube. You should link your merchandise so that visitors can buy them.
4. Promote Other Brands as an Affiliate Marketer or Influencer
As an affiliate marketer, you sell products for other companies in exchange for a commission. Many companies such as Amazon and eBay provide great deals to affiliate marketers who help to promote their goods. You can also join affiliate networks such as ClickBank and Commission Junction. To make money as an affiliate on YouTube, review the affiliate merchandise on video, or make tutorials for the products. Always remember to link your products.
5. Make A Web Series
If you love to tell stories, then you can make Web TV shows on YouTube and generate money from them. You can make a hilarious comedy, captivating drama or an educative talk show series. However, YouTube limits the length of shows to 15 minutes; to upload lengthier videos, you will be required to increase your limit.
With all the mentioned tips, to earn money on YouTube you will need to spread the word about your channel. Online applications such as Callmart can help you to earn money by connecting you to a worldwide audience, all you need to do is to download the application, post your services, and get connected to worldwide clients.