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9 Different Ways to Make Money Online with YouTube

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If you are looking for a free and easy way to Make Money Online with YouTube, then this guide is for you

There are lots of resources out there about making money online and some of these articles and videos you see on the internet are not always accurate and this can be frustrating

You know why?

I have been there before…

If you want to make money online my dear friend becoming a YouTuber could be a good choice if the best for you to get you started.

The truth is, YouTube gets over two billion unique users a month: and you what?  that’s a huge audience for any business to leverage on

Many people are already making money with YouTube, Nigerians included

It will interest you to know that with every 1,000 views a video on YouTube gets, you will be able to get an approximate return of $1-$25 depending on your niche

This might not seem a lot of money, but if you consider making one hundred(100) videos with five thousand(5,000) views each, that would already be $1,000-$2,000. And this my friend would be a decent amount of money.

However, it is not that easy at the moment.

You know why?

YouTube has applied a rule to the partner programme.

In other to qualify for the YouTube partner program and start monetizing your videos, you’ll need to hit 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch time hours over the last 12 months on your channel and this is as an effort to remove bad actors in the community.

If your target is to have a million view per video know now that having a million views on a video is nowhere simple.

But, income from your videos does not flow only from YouTube ads revenue, there are also other ways which am going to highlight in the next few paragraphs.

To make money online as a YouTuber, you need to see YouTube as a facilitator to make money, not a monetizing platform.

Your mindset towards things in general matters a lot

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If you want to start a journey on YouTube or you’ve already started, do not see it as a monetizing platform, rather, view it as a catalyst to further your income source.

Before we jump into other ways of Making Money Online with YouTube, here are some of the Most Profitable YouTube Niches you can explore today

5 Best and Profitable Niches to Make Money Online with YouTube Includes

  • Beauty/Fashion
  • Gaming
  • Food/Cooking
  • Fitness/Health
  • Unboxing/Reviews

9 Different Ways to Make Money Online with YouTube

  1. Use YouTube to Get Traffic to Your Website and Blog.

If you have a website or blog about your business or hobby which brings you income, you need traffic.

Traffic is as important to your blog or website as food is to your stomach and that is why companies pays a lot in advertisement to get traffic.

If you want to build your email list, sell products whether physical or digital products or you just want people to read your blog you need traffic and YouTube is your best bet which will in turn make you lots of money.

All you need is to make sure that the link to your own blog or website is in the first line of your video descriptions, so you can channel your YouTube traffic to where you want it to go.

  1. Affiliate Marketing (Selling other peoples products)

“Affiliate marketing” means selling other peoples products in exchange for a commission.

Hundreds of thousands of companies offer attractive deals to affiliate marketers who promote their products, including huge companies, like Amazon and eBay, as well as smaller companies

Additionally, there are many affiliate networks you can join out there. These networks includeExpertnaire (for Nigerians), Commission Junction, JVzoo, and Warriorplus, ClickBank, and

To make money online with YouTube videos as an affiliate marketer, all you need do is review your affiliate products on video, or create “how to use such product” tutorials.

And by so doing, you can then add your affiliate link to your product in your YouTube descriptions and each time someone follows the link and purchase, you get a commission which ranges from 1 to 100% in most cases depending on the platform.

  1. Create Products and Promote Them On YouTube.

If you’re already creating your own products or planning to do so, then leverage on your videos to sell them fast.

YouTube offers unlimited ways for you to promote your products and make sales.

Types of products you can create include eBooks, apps, art, and music physical products included.

So, to get started, create your products, and build a landing page with a shopping cart attached to it. Then use YouTube to promote them. Add a link to your product in your video’s description, so that viewers can follow the link and buy.

  1. Monetize Your Videos with The YouTube Partner Program.

Once you’ve had enough videos on your channel, it’s time to then join the YouTube Partner Program.

To do this, you just need to do is enable your channel for monetization, and you’ll receive your own share of the income from advertising on YouTube.

Just as all the YouTube stars do, you’ll also get paid for each thousand views on your videos.

  1. Create a Web TV Series.

If you love telling stories, then this is for you

YouTube lets you create your own online TV shows. The only limitation here is your imagination… and your budget.

You can create a comedy series, a drama series, or your own talk show.

Search online on how to get started and you’ll see a lot of materials to guide.

Be aware that YouTube limits your show’s length to 15 minutes. To upload longer videos, you’ll need to increase your limit.

You can get a few friends together, and record your own TV shows. You never know. If you get lots of views, you may develop a new career.

  1. Teach: Share Your Knowledge with Tutorials.

Tutorials are huge on YouTube. You can subscribe to my channel here for free tutorials.

If you have ideas you’d want the world to know of or let’s say you know how to do something, you can teach others, and make money from your videos via YouTube.

Beauty videos are popular. A lady called Michelle Phan, for example has over 1.3 million views on her beauty channel you can check it out. So, start sharing your knowledge today using videos on YouTube and make money from it

  1. Test-Run Your Products.

When it comes to market research, YouTube is an amazing resource– if you start making videos about your ideas you can soon discover whether your brilliant, innovative idea is likely to be profitable or not.

Let’s take for instance you’ve got an idea for a product, but need funding, you can create some videos before you create a funding campaign.

Then the views and comments on your videos will tell you whether your idea is viable in its present form or not. The YouTube audience can even help you to make it viable, so that your efforts to get funding becomes successful.

  1. Build Your Brand Using YouTube.

Whatever business you’re doing, and whatever your job is, YouTube can help you to become well known for your strengths, and you can make money online with YouTube.

Even if you don’t have a clear idea on how you could make money online on YouTube, get started creating videos about your interests.

You could just stumble across a gold mine… just as the people who turned their pets into stars have done.

Above all, consistency is key, just be determine and consistent and you’ll breakthrough in no known time.

  1. Seek Sponsorship

One of the best ways curators make money online with YouTube is via sponsorship

There are lots of company nowadays who provide sponsorship to YouTube channels for direct advertisement.

Once you build up a follower-ship who trust and love your content, companies will be more than willing to pay you huge amount to advertise to your audience

The good thing about this is that you can directly receive the sponsored amount rather than sharing it with YouTube and this my friend is awesome

If you have a larger audience on YouTube already you can make advances to get companies sponsor your videos.

To reach for a sponsorship you might need to work on a detail proposal about the things you are able to provide to the company. Make sure you know well about your audience and the brand you are approaching.

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Be Creative

The quality of your content is always the key to attract viewers on YouTube. And to have high quality content you have to be creative.

The truth dear friend is that the internet is changing very fast that a trend can come and go within a week.

New ways for you to gain extra revenue could pop up without you noticing.

So be creative with your use of resources. Always explore new ways and ideas for production in other to get have unexpected returns.

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