Ever wonder how people make money on YouTube?
Whether it’s your favorite recording artist or the girl who does make-up tutorials, almost every video on YouTube has the potential to generate income. There is a common misconception that you have to have millions of views or subscribers in order to make money on YouTube. Not so. Whether you have 10 views or 10,000 views it is possible generate money using YouTube.
Youtube blogger Lisa Jean-Francois (Lisa a la Mode) recently shared 5 ways she has been able to monetize her YouTube views, plus tips on how to get more subscribers and more below:
1. Sell Your Own Product
Even if you have 100 subscribers, that is PLENTY to start talking about your brand as a product. If you are an expert in a field, why not create an e-guide or e-book to help others to learn what you know? and then sell that e-book, e-guide, to your followers? Set up a mailing list for your subbies, ask them to sign up, and email them every time you have a new product. Everyone is always looking for tips and tricks. Why can’t that be you? YouTube is a FREE platform. Use it your advantage.
2. Google Adsense.
Once your YouTube channel is verified, you can begin monetizing your videos through Google’s ad netword, Adesene. You’ll have the option of having advertisements run during your video. If viewers click on those ads you’ll make money. The more viewers you have the more clicks which then translates to more $$$.
3. Affiliate Linking
There are tons of affiliate networks you can apply to join such as Sharesale, Commission Junction, ShopSense, Rewardstyle, Amazon, and Rakuten. Here’s how it works: Whenever Lisa discusses or mentions a product in a video, she places the link to where her viewers can purchase said item in the description box. This link is usually an affiliate link so she earns a commission if someone buys a product from that link.
Once you start making videos it’s likely you’ll start getting emails from companies requesting that you make a video on their behalf. Most of these companies will want to pay you in product, which is fine. But you have every right to instead ask for a flat fee for your video. Some companies will contact you directly, offering to pay you to make a video. Otherwise, you can use websites like Famebit.com where you can apply for paid sponsorships.
5. Influencer Networks
Influencer networks are well known in the blogging community. Companies hire these companies to find vetted influencers for their campaigns. Influencers must first apply to join these networks. Then the influencers apply for brand campaigns, and then it’s all $$$$ if said influencer is chosen for the campaign. Mode Media, BlogHer, Social Fabric, and Tapinfluence are a few influencer networks to look into
For more tips and tricks be sure to set up a clarity call with Lisa Jean-Francois. She can do a walk through of your channel and, if you’d like, you can hire her for a channel review. No matter where you are in your blogging/youtube career you can certainly position yourself for success.
If you’re earning on youtube right now, be SURE to comment below with how you are making that income. There is room/money enough for everyone!