Did you know that you could make money on YouTube? Well, the concept is not completely unheard of but most people do not know exactly how YouTube can help them earn a steady income. There are many people out there who have earned thousands of dollars via YouTube and their videos. The process is not an easy one and there is nothing trivial about it, but once you get the ball rolling, you are sure to earn good money.
In a nutshell, you can make money on YouTube by becoming a YouTube partner. Once you are a partner, YouTube lets you display ads on your videos and you then start earning a percentage of the total revenue that is generated by clicks received on the ads. This is more or less like AdSense, only earning the right to place ads is a little more difficult. There is definite earning potential here. You might start out slow, but the money will become better.
Here is what you need to do in order to make money on YouTube:
1) Get an AdSense Account: Although the process which you have to follow in order to be able to display ads on your YouTube videos is quite different, what you earn and your total stats will go hand-in-hand with your AdSense account. So before you set out to apply for a YouTube partnership, ensure that you have an AdSense account. It is mandatory for you to have an AdSense account if you are a YouTube Partner. Better get this out of the way first.
2) Expand your YouTube audience: When you apply for a YouTube partnership, the most important thing that YouTube will use to evaluate your request is the audience that your videos are able to pull in. More the audience,the better of your chances to make money on YouTube. Now, there is no specific number given in this regards but it is always good to have at least 5,000 subscribers and 50,000 channel views.
3) Give your videos a unique branding: There are hundreds of videos uploaded to YouTube every hour. What makes your videos different? Is there a specific niche? If yes, you must know that there are many other video up loaders trying to get a footing in the same niche. You need to make your channel unique, and not just in terms of the video. Get your own website, come up with an eye catching logo for you channel and customize the channel so that it stands out. When you turn your channel into a brand, it is bound to pull more viewers and help you make money on YouTube.
4) Make sure that you video content is unique and contains no copyrighted material: This is very important if you are looking to make money on YouTube. Partnerships are only awarded to up loaders who have unique content in their videos. It is illegal to use copyrighted material and violates YouTube’s user guidelines. When you have applied for a partnership, your videos will be scrutinized and if any copied material is found, your request will be declined and you might lose your whole account.
After all these steps, it is time to apply for a YouTube partnership. This is done thorough the official YouTube Partner Program page. The processing of the application could take some time but once it is done, and you are approved, you can begin to display ads and make money on YouTube right away!