Making Money From a Blog on YouTube? Is It Still Real And Effective Today?
With social media platforms competing over how to provide users with better options for making money while utilizing their online and/or web app facilities, the question needs to be asked: can you make money on YouTube today?
The short answer? Yes. Here’s how.
4 Easy Steps To Make Money On YouTube
1. From Quality Content To Building Followers, To Member Subscription
The point we want to emphasize is the latter part of the subtitle— “member subscription”. But this can take place after you’ve already established a good following. A good following is what will eventually entail YouTube channels that provide quality content. It all comes full circle like that.
The first thing is building your channel. What is it about? What’s your channel name and brand? Then let your content reflect this. Besides quality, quantity should be in the mix, too. YouTubers won’t think twice to skip out on profiles that have a mere one, two, or three videos posted.
Create quality videos and post them as regularly as you can. It may seem like a slow process from here on out. But it’s a steady one and has been proven effective. Soon, you’ll be able to have a steady stream of followers to invite to cash-out for membership. This will give them access to members-only perks and content. You can seek the aid of a YouTube growth service for an expert and compelling approach regarding this.
2. YouTube Partner Program
The YouTube Partner Program is your ticket towards accessing special features that can enhance your channel and widen its reach. This program’s aim is to monetize any content you post.
The social media and video-sharing giant offers partners at least 45%— your revenue-cut from advertising. This may vary depending on your allotted CPM or “cost-per-thousand” computation. That’s a lot, to say the least, when you add up the numbers, looking into the long run. More so when you continue to amass subscribers.
You may even receive a percentage from YouTube Premium. When premium members come across your content, YouTube will pay you a share (as taken from members’ subscription fee).
3. Your Merch
Merchandising. Contrary to what many believe, YouTube is a viable option for selling your own merchandise. That’s right. It has transformed into an online selling platform as well. And it’s actually quite simple to do.
Talk about your merch in your content. Having said that, content that’s solely about your product might not be such a good idea to push, especially if your brand is the new kid on the block. Alternatively, follow how YouTube influencers seamlessly mention their brands, products, and/or services. A few seconds in a clip and that’s it. It’s up to you where you’ll place ads within your videos.
Once in your intro, another at the halfway mark of your clip, and a brief reference in the outro, kind of like a call to action.
4. Sponsored Content
In case you’re not up to the bargain of splitting fees with the social media platform, choose to have your content sponsored instead. You will be negotiating directly with businesses and/or brand carriers themselves. No intermediaries.
Brands that are in line with your own are more likely to be interested in pairing up with your channel. Hence, do a bit of due diligence in seeking out brands you can work with. Formulate a pitch (have your growth service firm assist you with this) and send it to them.
With the right pitch, you just might be surprised at the replies you’ll receive from potential sponsors.