Making online videos is a strategy that many webmasters and others use to make money on a regular basis. While video production has always been a way to share information and potentially develop traffic, videos can also be a lucrative way to generate income. That being said, let’s cover some basic ways on how to make money with YouTube videos.
The YouTube Partner Program
One of the most effective ways to generate income with videos is to become a member of the YouTube partners program. Once an individual has uploaded a video to YouTube and it has generated a sufficient amount of views, YouTube may inquire about the video owner becoming a partner. With the partner program, account owners can upload videos and get a share of advertising revenue generated from them.
When a video is watched on an online sharing sites such as YouTube or a similar provider, advertisements show up on the page in most cases. Advertisers pay for this ad space and popular videos have more ads shown than others. Because of this, the creators of these videos can sometimes generate large incomes from advertising revenue.
Making money with YouTube videos via the Partner Program is hard for newbies, at least in my opinion. Therefore, I recommend doing:
. Focus On Growth- Try to focus on growing your audience organically. Use YouTube regularly and leave comments on videos that interest you, but never beg or ask for people to subscribe to you. It’s all about growing your channel organically.
. Share via Social Media- After you upload your video to YouTube, make sure you share it via social media platforms. As a general rule of thumb, I recommend sharing to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. And then you want to choose 1-2 random social media sites. Don’t overdo it, just share a new video maybe 1-2 times per week to each social media site you belong to.
. Upload Regularly- You should upload regularly, preferably 2-3 new videos per week. If this isn’t doable, then aim for at least 1-2 videos per week. This is how you’ll build a following.
Those are very basic tips to help you gain a following, so you can eventually earn money via the Partner Program. Remember, you need a certain number of subscribers and meet other requirements if you want to be allowed to earn via the Partner Program.
Promoting Your Own Product or Service
Videos are also good tools to use in product or service promotion. With a video, the seller can demonstrate a product or service to show exactly how it works. The benefits and features can easily be demonstrated to potential customers. This makes it possible to do sales presentations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many businesses use videos to help promote their products or services.
During the sales process, it is important to evoke as many of the five senses as possible. With video, both sight and sound can be evoked throughout the process. This increases the odds of converting visitors into customers.
Using videos can be an effective way to promote affiliate products. Many online sales programs offer affiliate commissions for those who are interested. With this process, a webmaster get a commission if he recommends a product and a visitor makes a purchase.
In many cases, doing a video review of the product can help create some credibility in the eyes of the consumer. This way, the visitor knows that the affiliate did not just randomly throw up a link to the product on his site. He knows that the webmaster actually took the time to use the product and see how it works. This makes a product recommendation more believable in the eyes of the consumer. By doing a simple video review, it can improve the odds of success as an affiliate exponentially.
Make Money With YouTube Videos via a Video Portfolio
For those who work as affiliates or consultants online, video portfolios can be very effective. With a video portfolio or resume, and individual shows off some of his best work in video format. The video can then be posted on the individual’s website and can be viewed by potential employers or purchasers. A good video with professional production value can go a long way towards increasing credibility in the eyes of a potential client. Many freelancers have to continually look out for new work in order to stay busy. With a good video resume or portfolio, the problem of staying busy with new work projects may be a thing of the past.
Overall, there are plenty of ways to make an income from video creation. As long as video producers are creative, there is no limit to how many streams of income could be created.