How to make money on YouTube

YouTube is one of the most popular platforms in the world. Five billion videos are watched there everyday with an average user spending around 40 minutes per session. A lot of people use YouTube as an advertising platform and a lot of people make money on posting content on this social media platform. Nowadays, anyone can start earning money by posting videos, they just have to be interesting to the users. However, it is not that easy. The competition is huge – 400 hours of video from all around the world are uploaded to the platform every minute. We got your back though. Here are some tips on how you can start making money on YouTube in 2019.

Become a YouTube partner and earn from ads

Ads may be one of the obvious income source for most YouTubers. And no wonder most people make money by placing ads in their content. First, you need to become a YouTube partner and make money from ads on your videos, channel memberships, and Super Chat features.

To become a partner you need to meet certain criteria in 12 months period.

  • Have at least 4000 video watch hours
  • Have at least 1000 subscribers

There are no other restrictions on how and when to receive these views and subscribers.

Once you became a partner you can start making money on what you post. A green “$” in your video Manager shows that you can do it.

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Using affiliate links

Networks such as Sharasale, CJ and Impact offer you to join various affiliate programs. Then by encouraging your viewers to visit these affiliate links you can earn your commission on every person buying a product you recommended. You can post as many links as you want. However, be careful not to overflow your content with links recommendations. You should be considerate of what you recommend to gain trust and respect from your viewers.

Funding from your fans

You can use platforms such as Patreon or Tipee to help you receive funding from your fans. If your content is interesting to the viewers you can let them subscribe for special benefits at a rate you choose.

Improve your YouTube SEO

If you have a vast YouTube audience, you can make money by mastering your SEO. Explore the high-value keywords and use them in your video title, description, and video tags. Improve the activity on your content considering the number of comments, video length, subscribers after watching a video, click-through-rate on the YouTube search results, and other factors.

Make the most of the YouTube marketing funnel

YouTube is a separate marketing tool but using it together with the blog you can improve your sales funnel. Choose the right niche, become a YouTube partner and start referring your viewers to your blog to earn commissions and build blog readers.

Become an amazon influencer

The Amazon influencer program allows you to review and recommend products and direct your viewers to Amazon by using affiliate links. Viewers get a product and you get your commission.


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