YouTube is the biggest video sharing website in the world and it’s totally free to use. Over 30 million people use YouTube daily and people are constantly uploading videos to YouTube.
So many people have been making hundreds of dollars from YouTube and you can too with the right knowledge. So here, I am going to show you how to start making money from YouTube.
CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITH YOUTUBE:
You have to sign up with your Gmail account. By default when you sign up, you have a channel already but you won’t make money from just that. Follow the steps below to set up your YouTube channel properly:
- On the YouTube website’s interface click on the bar close to the YouTube logo on the left.
- Click on “My Channels”
- A box with the heading “Set up your channel on YouTube” pops up.
- Check to update your channel with your personal information.
CHOOSE YOUR NICHE:
Choosing your niche should be inspired by your passion and what you have good knowledge of. This will determine how long you stay, also it is much easier to do things you have passion for. Try to choose a name that is easy to remember and related to your content as this will help fans to search for you.
ADD UNIQUE CONTENTS TO YOUTUBE:
It is time to add contents – your content should be unique and of high quality. Even though your contents are not of high quality in the beginning, don’t give up with time there will be improvements. Consistency is key and there is always enough room for improvement. Try to make your content as short as possible yet comprehensive. Remember to tag your content with relevant keywords, it will help people to find your contents.
- ATTRACT AUDIENCE:
This is what will determine how much you make from your YouTube channel. The strategy to attract viewers and get audience is very vital in this trade. Consistency is important if you want to keep your audience, so you should add contents regularly while also making them interesting. Choose your titles wisely, make them eye-catching as possible.
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- MONETIZE YOUR CONTENT:
To start making money, you have to turn on monetization on your channel. When you do this, it means you have given YouTube permission to place ads in your content.
How to turn on monetization on your youtube channel:
- Visit youtube here and click “My Channel” on the youtube webpage.
- Click on “Video Manager”.
- Click on Enable Monetization.
That’s it, your channel is ready for monetization but not yet monetized. The next thing is to meet the requirements.
- REACH THE REQUIREMENTS:
To start making money, you need to have at least 4000 hours watch time and 1000 subscribers. All you to do is to check the “Monetize with ads” box as you are uploading a video you wish to monetize. Monetizing a video after it has been uploaded is quite easy, go to your “Video Manager” and click the dollar sign “$” then check the “Monetize with Ads” box.
- APPLY FOR GOOGLE ADSENSE:
Just visit the google Adsense site to sign up for Adsense for your YouTube channel. You make money as viewers click on your ads while viewing your content and also for views. You will need a PayPal account or a bank account to receive your earnings from Google.
- SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS:
- Yes, probably your making videos about something good and beneficial. Share your video links on different platforms like social media, other video sharing site and you can even start a blog for your YouTube channel. All of these will increase you channel’s view which will in turn increase your earnings.
Finally, you need to find the working formula or what works better. Interact with your viewers using the comment section and try to fill their needs, that’s how you will know what they really want to see on your channel.