8 Tips on How to Profit from Your YouTube Videos

July 5, 2019

YouTube is a great platform for the non-highly tech-savvy. It is easy to use, allows you to discover videos from around the globe and sharing is a breeze. With a diversity of videos made every day, you will mostly find what you need using this platform.

You’ll find everything from travel, tutorials, commercials, missed TV programs and a whole lot more. According to a statistic, the total number of active users daily on YouTube for 2018 is over 30 million. With these numbers, it just proves that YouTube is one of the crowd’s favourite social media platform.


Did you know that you can profit from your YouTube videos?  Yes, you can! If you love doing videos so much or you are an aspiring vlogger, then why not turn your hobby into profit.

In today’s article, we will be teaching you the how’s of making money from your YouTube videos so read on!


1. Create Your YouTube Channel

If you already have a Gmail account, you can use this to log in to YouTube. One personal channel is attached to your Youtube account. If you don’t have a Gmail account, you can start creating one, now. Once done, name your channel to something that people will definitely remember. You can try creating a name that is line with what your videos ae about or you can just create a name that will stick to people’s mind.


2. Create Your Content

What are you vlogging about? Is it your travel, tutorials, videos showcasing your talents, your everyday adventures, humor or anything else? Whatever you are vlogging about, make sure your content is not super long, because your viewers may tend to drop out rom watching your videos especially if it becomes too boring. Ensure that you always follow this YouTube guidelines to avoid being taken down.


3. Build Your Audience

Once you have uploaded your content, promote it by sharing it with your friends or family. Share it on your other social media accounts, use tags to get discovered.

Also, when a viewer commented on your video, make sure to respond politely to good comments, but most especially on bad comments. Take the bad comments as a way to improve on your content.


4. Monetise Your Video

In order to monetise your videos, you need to turn this on. Enabling monetization tells YouTube that you want and allow ads on your videos. To do this, go to My Channel > Video Manager > Click Channel > Enable Monetization.


5. Meet the Requirements

Once you have turned the Monetization on, all you need to do now is to meet YouTube’s requirements You should at least have 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months and about 1000 subscribers on your channel to start earning money.

In order to monetise your video as you upload it, just click on the Monetization tab and tick “Monteize with Ads”

To earn after a video has been uploaded, open Video Manager then tick the “$” sign next to the video(s) you want to monetise. Then, check “Monetize with Ads”


6. Set Up Google AdSense

To set up an AdSense account, simply go to Google AdSense then begin creating your account. A PayPal or bank account is needed as well as a working email address to clarify who the money will be sent to. Keep in mind that you only get paid per ad click (and this is in small amounts) so the trick is to gain a lot of audience.


7. YouTube Analytics

To know how many views or how your videos are performing, you can check it through the Youtube analytics.


8. Join a YouTube Partner Program

To join the YouTube partner program, you will need about 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months and about 1000 subscribers. This will let YouTube to evaluate new channels and protect the creator community from spammers, impersonators, and other bad actors. Make sure to read their  guidelines, sign up for Google AdSense, enable Monetization, then get reviewed.


Now, you’re all set! Good luck!


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