YouTube is a place where you can all sorts of videos- from entertainment to educational ones. Therefore, what do you think of YouTube? A place to learn or a source of entertainment? On the other hand, like others who think of it as a waste of time? Another group of people who think of YouTube as a great source of income. In fact, 8 years old child, Evan makes almost $1 million per year with his channel EvanTubeHD playing with toys in front of the camera. Making money with YouTube takes a huge dedication, which will pay you pots of money.
Step 1 of 5- Creating an Account & Turning on AdSense
The first thing you need to do is to sign up on YouTube with your Gmail account. If you do not have any Gmail account then better, get one Gmail account. Once you have done this, all you need to do is go to the YouTube account page. After this, you will find your YouTube account up and running. Next, you need to link an AdSense account. This advertising placement service by Google will help you to earn money from your videos. Here, you need to create an AdSense account and to do this; you need to provide payment information and tax reporting information.
Step 2 of 5- Making videos
On the next step, you need to create your own videos. You may think that with what type of camera you should capture your videos. Well, there is no fixed model on YouTube. Whether you can use your smartphone or any digital cameras or for the best performance use DSLR camera. No matter what type of camera you use, video with high quality always draws the attention of others.
Once you have finished your recording, you need to edit it. To do this task, you can use Windows Movie Maker or iMovie. To get some professional touch, you can use Adobe Premiere. Although YouTube provides some free basic editing features, it is better to use the above-listed Softwares. While editing be sure not to use any copyrighted music, which will ban your AdSense account. So be careful about this.
Step 3 of 5- Uploading to YouTube & maintain SEO
Now you need to upload your video. To do this go to the YouTube upload page. You can drag and drop videos into the uploader or you can add them individually by clicking on the upload arrow. This process may take time according to your video size and internet connection.
You can upload multiple videos at a time as long as the upload page is kept open. While uploading, you can fill out information about the video. Keep in mind that, YouTube is the second largest search engine. So a good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is required to increase the viewer number.
Step 4 of 5- Promoting video
At this moment, your video is open to all. Nevertheless, you need to spread out the information about your video to invite others to check it out. Social media helps you the most in this case. Sharing the videos anywhere online like blogs, forums and message boards also helps. You can embed or link your video on other sites to gain some more viewers. However, be careful, spamming may decrease your viewers.
The most important thing about AdSense earning is that you need to have more viewers to earn more. You mainly receive money when someone clicks on the advertisement shown on your video. Here click on the ads are important, but gaining more viewers brings more possibility of clicks on ads. You will earn more from a fully watched video than a video clicked away after a few seconds.
Step 5 of 5- Bottom line
You will be paid as long as your videos are being watched. Make a series of similar videos to have some more viewers. This will not only increase your video library and viewers but also your income. Also, keep marketing for your channel, finding ads useful for your videos and maintaining a variation of taste in your videos.
All these steps will gradually turn your YouTube channel into a popular one and gradually your payment rate will increase with every video of yours that’s goes viral. Keep a professional touch and provide the elements of public attention into your videos and you’ll succeed for sure.