It seems the economy is getting better than it has been a few years back, but almost everyone you talk to is still searching for “the next big thing”. It may be tough finding a job you actually enjoy doing, but it’s even more arduous finding one that thrives in the long run. Have you ever heard of YouTube? Of course you have. In case you have been living under a rock for almost a decade, I’ll fill you in. YouTube is a video-sharing website that has exploded across every aspect of social media since it’s been created in early 2005. This is about how to earn money using YouTube, so I must tell you about these guys. Three young men and former PayPal employees thought of the genius idea to “broadcast yourself”, and the rest is history. It’s quite entertaining to watch silly videos of pranks, celebrities, and funny pranks, but I bet you never knew you could actually make a buck participating. It’s true! I’ll list just a few of the numerous ways to start raking in the money by posting videos.
YouTube was sold to Google almost a year after its birth for close to $2 billion dollars. It is currently operating as a Google subsidiary, and almost every human being from babies to seniors have become stars in the making just by simply posting a thirty second video for the world to see. If we can find the time to escape from our daily lives watching an online video that makes us chuckle, provoke creative thoughts, or teaches us a lesson or two, we certainly can find the time to make one. All you need is an internet connection and video editing software, which can easily be found through your smartphone, laptop or desktop computer. Oh, and you also need an idea. It could be something that’s effortless, or it could be difficult. Either way, shoot it, post it, and start earning extra cash fast.
Creating the actual video is probably the hardest step before you actually begin collecting cash. Start by coming up with an idea. If you have any sort of talent or skill, it’ll be a no brain situation to record it as a video tutorial. Show me how to cook the perfect scrambled egg, teach me how to use liquid eyeliner even if I have a shaky hand, instruct me how to ask how to go to the bathroom before I head to Mexico… the possibilities are endless! And, if you’re lucky enough to know how to edit videos, you very well could master short, animated stories, or popular, catchy tunes with recognizable characters that will go global in a matter of days! Just remember to keep in mind that it must be unique, one-of-a-kind and include lots and lots of fabulous flair.
If you have a website, that’s a big plus. Because you have the opportunity of adding a watermark which will direct users to your website instantaneously. Most websites like Google Page will invite you to utilize the tools needed. Enhance your website by placing ads and affixing content which relates to your video(s). The entire point is not to keep viewers lingering at your site, but getting them to click the plethora of ads displayed. Fortunately, if you do some research, there are plenty of internet firms which will happily target your users based on content alone, and will pay you for each click. It may not seem like a lot in the beginning, but the more traffic you draw to your website and YouTube videos, the more money will accumulate at a quickening pace. Don’t forget to link your website in the video, and most importantly, in the description page.
Besides taking advantage of the many websites which could help you make extra money, YouTube is always there for you, too. YouTube can add content to your website, and will assist you adding a variety of advertisements. Take your time, browse the YouTube site and find what interests you. It does not matter if they’re not yours, they just have to have some sort of link or relation to what you are trying to “sell”. Focus on out of the ordinary hobbies, politics, or anything that could merely accompany your video. It will bring a ton of traffic, which in turn, will click on the ads posted, which again, in turn will have you collecting a check in no time at all.
Let’s say you don’t have a website as of now (What the heck are you waiting for?!). If you decide to just place your video on YouTube alone, there is still a way to make fast cash with ease. Simply set up your YouTube channel, and opt to have the small ads shown on and/or before your video. YouTube will pay you every single time the ads are clicked by curious viewers. A new, independent user who is bold enough to post a video can make a little over $2.00 per 1,000 views. That does not sound like much, and it may not pay the rent, but it adds up very fast. For example, if you make about 200 videos in the course of a year, and each one gets 5 views a day, that adds up to the $2 just mentioned. And, it’s simply money earned by not doing much work. Which will leave plenty of time attempting to unearth a new idea for another video. The earnings eventually slowly trickle in, but you will still receive a paycheck nonetheless. Imagine if your trendy video is all the buzz, where just about everyone talks about it around the water cooler. Now, that’s not so far-fetched, but it could very well happen. And, if so, 1,000 views could easily turn in to millions, and that $2.00 seems like just a drop in the bucket now. It’s not unheard of to make well over $50 to $100 a day just by spending 30 seconds or more in front of a camera.
Start by making a video, and then watching it. Chances are you’ll hate it. Make another, and another until it is perfected. Flaws are good sometimes because they can be perceived as quirky, which normally gets many hits on the YouTube channel. That’s how to earn money using YouTube. Do That But, continue to strive for the best possible, ever. Even then, it could be humorous when you’re trying to be serious. And, don’t forget to pick interesting titles for your videos. “How to Properly Clean a Litter Box”, or “Making a Butterfly Net out of a Paper Bag” just won’t cut it. The whole point is to grasp the viewers’ attention from the get-go. If they’re not interested, their fingers won’t click to watch your video, and you’re still making the same old paycheck you have been complaining about for far too long. Talk to friends, co-workers, relatives, fellow YouTube users, and don’t be afraid to visit the forums. They’ll prove to be very helpful in the long run, and extremely beneficial. You can put as much time in to this, or as little as you want. You’re the star. You won’t make any money just sitting around thinking about giving it a go. Give it a shot, you’ve got nothing to lose! You are taping this by the way, right?