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How Do People Make Money on YouTube? We Reveal the Secrets

How Do People Make Money on YouTube? We Reveal the Secrets

Want to make a ton of money simply by posting videos of yourself online?

One way to do it is by racking up tens of millions of YouTube followers and generating hundreds of millions of YouTube views. In recent years, so-called YouTube celebrities like PewDiePie, Whinderssonnunes, and Markiplier have turned posting YouTube videos into lucrative careers.

But you don’t necessarily need to transform yourself into one of the most popular people on YouTube to make money on the video-sharing website. If you’ve been asking yourself, “How do people make money on YouTube?”, here are some of the secrets to doing it.

Create High-Quality Videos and Run Ads on Them

The easiest way to make money on YouTube is by running advertisements on your videos. When people watch your video and click on the ads, you can earn a commission on them.

To take advantage of ads, though, you’ll need to partner up with YouTube first. You can do this by:

  • Signing up for Google’s AdSense network
  • Enabling monetization on your videos in the Creator Studio section of your YouTube account
  • Following YouTube’s guidelines for creating videos that can be monetized

Just make sure that your YouTube channel looks great before you start trying to monetize videos. You’re going to need to convince a ton of people to check out your videos to rake in a real profit.

Give your channel’s appearance a boost by using these YouTube banner templates from Adobe Spark. They’ll help set your channel apart from others and allow you to gain a faithful following.

Put Together Sponsored Videos for Companies

Outside of running ads on your YouTube videos, another way to make money on YouTube is by creating sponsored video content for companies. Reach out to companies that might appeal to those who watch your videos to see if they would be interested in teaming up.

A sponsored video could be something as simple as a review of a product in a video. But you can also try to find more clever ways to feature products and services from companies in your videos without being so blatant about it.

Use Videos to Promote Your Own Products

If you’re still asking, “How do people make money on YouTube?”, at this point because you’re not having success with ads or sponsored content, you might want to look for alternative sources of revenue.

One other way to make money using YouTube is by using YouTube videos to promote products that you’re selling. If enough people follow you on YouTube, they might love to have a T-shirt or hat with your logo on it.

Utilize your platform to give any products that you create a push. You might be surprised by how many people are interested in investing in your ideas.

Stop Asking, “How Do People Make Money on YouTube?”, and Start Doing It!

The answer to the question, “How do people make money on YouTube?” used to be complicated. It wasn’t always easy to monetize YouTube views, even for the most popular YouTube personalities.

But it’s never been easier to make money on YouTube as it is today. Consider trying to do it if you enjoy putting together YouTube videos.

Learn more about getting your YouTube views up by taking a look around on our blog.


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by Brian Perry // Brian Perry is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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