Earn money with YouTube the right and easy way!! I suppose everyone is familiar with YouTube, but if you are new to it this is just a brief overview of what it is. YouTube allows its, users to upload, watch, comment, and subscribe to other users. It has made it convenient for people to learn, entertain and earn money. Are you a few of those people who have little engagement and subscribers on your channel? Or are you hoping to start a new channel then read till the end.
Monetizing your channel can take you less time if you are guided on the right steps, and best practices to follow. More also for you to succeed on YouTube, you must create value for your target audience in other to build a community of fans who will always support your work.
We see individuals like Ryan kaji, Dude Perfect; Anastasia Radzinskaya, and the list continues to roll. These are people who have earned a lot of money from YouTube. If they can, there is no reason why you cannot do likewise.
The sky is large enough for all to fly despite you are not the only one offering that kind of content, but everyone is different in their own way. This is your selling point make the best out of it.
Before I tell you how to monetize your channel finally, let us look at the type of content that can help you achieve this.
You should understand that people use YouTube for several reasons it is important to make sure your content suits their needs their needs this needs could be:
- For Education
- For Entertainment
- Following Trends etc..
To earn money with YouTube, you have to apply and be accepted into the YouTube partner program (YPP)
Their requirements include:
- To follow YouTube monetization policies
- Live in a country were YPP is available
- Have more than 4000 valid public watch hours in the last 12months.
- Linked an AdSense account
- Get reviewed
- Have at least 1,000 subscribers
SETTING UP YOUR CHANNEL
If you don’t have a channel already this section will guide you through. YouTube is a service by google so before you get your account up and running you need a Gmail account. If you don’t have one you need to sign up. Click here to signup for a Gmail account But if you have an account already, just log into your browser, enter the URL YouTube.com. But If your account is not signed in already, you can click on the sign-in icon at the top right-hand corner of your screen.
You can now sign in with your email and password. When you are logged in, navigate to Settings, and click on the channel status and features, to verify your channel. After that, you are now going to move to the next step.
Still, on settings, tap on “create a channel”. Also, you will have the option to choose if it is a personal channel or a business channel. Likewise, select a category and input the name you desire.
You can also add keywords by navigating to the advanced section for your channel settings to add words that are relevant to your channel.
WHAT IS KEYWORDS
According to Moz an SEO tool, keywords are ideas and topics that define what your content is about. Keywords are also words related to your niche that describe the content on your channel. So when people search for these keywords on YouTube, your channel can be ranked. When starting up you should select a niche and develop content around it. Let me tell you how to go about it.
This is the beginning of your success on Youtube. For your channel to start getting views organically, you should target keywords with low search volume, thus, gaining authority on the network. because at first, it is will be difficult to rank for the top keywords as a new channel, or if you have not been using these keywords.
You can start your research by typing this word on the YouTube search bar, this will show you options of related keywords people are searching for, then you work on such content.
Also, you can use Google trends to search for keywords within your niche to get a list of trending topics to develop content on.
You can also use Ubbersuggest to search for keywords, and check the search volume this will guide you in selecting keywords to rank for.
Creating quality content will help you retain subscribers because you offer them value. Consistency is key to help you maintain the steady growth of your channel, To maintain engagement post at least three times a week. And make sure you promote your content within 24hrs, to gain much engagement, for it to rank better. This will increase your chances to earn with YouTube.
Creating content consistently can be very daunting at times because you might run short of ideas. Always search for trends in your niche because they have a high search volume. You can also check what others in your niche are doing and create similar content as well, and make it even better. So let’s look at some content ideas that you can consider in your vlogging journey.
- How to’s
- Case study
- Story Boards
- Challenge etc.
Lastly, remember to use keywords to rank your video and exquisite captions to encourage clicks on your channel.
This refers to the quality of the footage you upload. Uploading quality videos with good audio is something you should work on. You don’t want to be the one posting low-quality content. Before posting a video, you can use this checklist to guide you.
- Good video quality
- Sound quality
- Well structured environment
- Use relevant keywords
- Exciting captions
MONETIZING YOUR CHANNEL
Before you get paid by YouTube, you must meet some requirements which are, when you have about 4000 watch hours, and 1000 subscribers within 12months. So, you need to do a lot of work to meet this requirement. Then you can now start earning.
So, after your channel has been verified for monetization, to monetize a video after posting, by now you should have been conversant with the YouTube environment, on the YouTube environment locate and click on “creator studio” select the channel and click on monetization. Google pays per click on ads displayed on your channel, and previews, when they show ads to your viewers.
After you must have earned from your YouTube channel, you need an AdSense account so Google can pay you (only one ad account is needed). Setting up an ad account is free you just need to fulfill these few requirements by google so you can earn money with youtube they include:
- Age must be 18 above or a guardian for those who are not up to
- Payment medium
- A valid mailing addresses
These are the basic requirement so google can confirm your identity so you can earn money with youtube.
PROMOTING YOUR VIDEOS
If you want to reach the earning requirement on your channel fast, you should work tirelessly to bring people to your channel. And encourage them to support your channel by asking them to like and subscribe to their channel within the video so they don’t miss out on any new content.
This is something everyone those and you can even sound better or do it differently. And lastly, I suggest you use paid promotion, and should not only depend on organic views you get from your targeted keywords,
- Share on your social handles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.…
- Drop on groups
- Contact groups admins for promotion
- Ask friends to share and subscribe
- Share on your website
- Mail to your subscribers
Above all, consistency in the promotion will help you build your audience, develop your brand, and furthermore gain authority. And before you know it you’re an influencer in your niche!!
P.S you can also look at paid promotion; by hiring a freelancer with digital marketing skills to promote your channel. Paid promotion is one of the fastest ways to sell your channel to a lot of people.
I hope you have learned a lot from this article? Good luck!! On your quest to earn money with YouTube.