How to Make Money on Youtube – Whitehat Style
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There are tons of ways to make money with Youtube, whitehat, blackhat, greyhat, and even more! Today I’m going to talk about the whitehat way that thousands of people are making some serious cash on Youtube.
You’ve heard about viral videos on Youtube, videos like “Charlie bit my finger”. This cute little video has gotten serious views (447 million as of right now). Do you know that the guy who posted this video has pulled in six figures? Six figures from simply posting the video. He didn’t have to do any work. He didn’t have to do any SEO, no social marketing, no youtube view boosters, nothing. Youtube has an advertising partner program. The catch is that you can’t just waltz in and sign up to it, you need to post original videos that generate enough views to get you invited to the Youtube partner program. How many views? Well that isn’t exactly known. I’ve heard if you have a video that hits 100,000 views in a week or less there’s a good chance you’ll get invited to the program.
There are people who do this for a living. They make videos, post them on Youtube, attract a following, and participate in the revenue share program. The Top Earners in this are pulling in seven figures a year… yes, that is millions of dollars. Now don’t think you can make a video of yourself because you think you’re funny, or you’re hot, or whatever and become a millionaire. A single viral video can pull in six figures for the video’s owner, but if you want to make a consistent living off this you need to put in some work. First, you need to make videos that will appeal to the masses. The more people that view the videos the greater the chance that they click on the ads or see the ads embedded within your video. Coming up with a niche to create videos in can be difficult. Funny videos are the best because it is the funny video that will go viral before all else. If you are an expert in something you could produce video tutorials. If you are an Einstein on cars you could create video tutorials on tons of different car issues that people have. If you have crazy Microsoft excel skills you could do some tutorials on that. You really need to put in some time and effort to find a niche that has enough interest in it to have a chance of success.
Now, if you take someone else’s video and post it you won’t be getting invited to the Youtube advertising revenue share program. You need to create your own content to be invited.
So buy yourself a Flip or some kind of mini video camera and make a video. Upload it to Youtube and see what happens. What’s the worst that can happen? You look like a fool and next thing you know the entire neighborhood has seen you making an ass of yourself online… but, in the event that your video takes off you can be laughing all the way to the bank.
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