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How to earn money from YouTube by Uploading Videos
You’re going to learn how to earn money from YouTube by uploading videos. Are you interested in making money online? Want an easy, free way to start an online biz? You can break into YouTube! YouTube influencers are making a killing. This 7 year old will make $22 Million this year playing with toys! It will really make you think, what am I doing with my life? Ha.
Well, you won’t be left in the dust. Keep reading to learn these killer tactics to earn money from YouTube by uploading videos. These exciting opportunities will get you so hyped up, you won’t even finish reading this article. In case that happens, bookmark this post and pin this for later…
Ok, so here’s the scoop. YouTube is a goldmine. People love consuming video and tons of creators are taking advantage of it. There are so many ways to monetize your YouTube channel. Let’s explore, shall we?
Become a Video Creator
Becoming a video creator is the first step in your YouTube journey. You visit YouTube, sign in with your Google account and start setting up your channel. You’ll want to go into this with a theme in mind. It’s very important that you add a thumbnail, banner and fill your channel out. You want it to look like a real channel not a hobby project where you upload videos here and there.
Here are a few ways to earn money with YouTube uploading videos:
Vlogging is the next hottest thing. It’s like watching a reality TV show for real. It’s unscripted real life. People love vlogs because they are relatable. They are real life kind of things like baby Johnny throwing his cheerios in the air, mama losing it, how people really cook at home, and other real life stuff. And, it’s entertaining.
Not only can you get insight into the lives of others, but you’re entertained along the way, too!
Need some examples?
Here are some popular vlogs to give you an idea:
There are vlogs built around so many themes. The options are endless:
- Family life
- Living with a chronic condition
- Saving money
- Making money
- Going to school
If you want to break into vlogging, it’s so easy. First, you need a recording device. This can be a camera or your cell phone. Then, record your life. Record more than you think you need, then go back and edit. It’s a lot easier to over record then not getting enough content and trying to stretch out what you have. Make sense?
Have you ever seen viral videos like Dads changing poopy diapers or Dogs coming to the rescue of their owners? These compilations are mashups of existing videos on the web. They are super popular and can gain a lot of attraction.
If you wanna do YouTube without showing your face, compilations are the way to go. Top compilation channels are earning five to six figures each month!
Here are some best practices for starting your compilation channel:
- Give credit
- Try creative commons
- Make the compilation better than the original video
You don’t want to get a copyright strike because it can shut your channel (and your revenue) down! To avoid this, make sure to give credit. You’ll see some compilation videos listing each source in the description. Not a bad idea. You also want to make sure you credit any copyrighted music you use. When in doubt if you should pass credit or not, just do it.
Creative commons is a license on specific videos on YouTube. You can actually search Creative Commons in YouTube search. These videos have given permission to share. That means anybody can share the video WITHOUT copyright strike. How cool is that?
So, you grab the CC video and use it how you like on YouTube.
You want to provide value and make your compilation better than what’s already published on YouTube. This will help you get views, reach an audience, and potentially go viral.
Avoid copy and paste. It’s easy to do, especially with CC videos, but you want to change it up so viewers who are interested in the content and may have already seen the originals, will clickthru to your video. Make sense?
You can create videos without having to do any recording! What’s next…
Tutorials and DIYs
Tutorials are so big on YouTube. People crave to learn. Think about your skills and how you can teach others on video. Here are some examples:
- Music lessons
- Teaching a different language
- Teaching forex and trading
You can create a themed channel, like just vegan cooking or you can create a multi-themed channel. There are so many neat ways you can earn by uploading videos of tutorials and DIY.
Mukbangs have become the next thing. It’s so easy to create a mukbang and it’s because it’s trending, it’s a cool way to grow your channel fast and make money.
If you search “mukbang” on YouTube, you’ll see hoards of videos of people eating. That’s exactly what a mukbang is!
You will do a video broadcast eating a ton of food and engaging with your audience. You’ll see mukbangs of seafood boils, Taco Bell feasts, Cheesecake Factory desserts and everything inbetween.
People eat these up (pun intended) for many reasons:
- They want the social engagement of eating a meal with someone else. Many will eat their meal watching a YouTube mukbang.
- They are dieting and want to live vicariously through someone indulging on food.
- It’s entertaining to watch people eat.
A recent new channel I discovered grew to just under 200K subscribers in less than 6 months, with mukbangs. Another video creator shared their YouTube earnings and went zero to $2,000 in the first 4 months, thanks to her mukbang video!
This niche is definitely one to grow your channel and earnings fast.
ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. Sleep.org defines it as “a feeling of euphoric tingling and relaxation that can come over someone when he or she watches certain videos or hears certain sounds.”
Basically, if you hear specific sounds, it triggers a feeling of relaxation. Some describe it as a feeling of gentle tingles. You can feel it in various parts of your body.
Not everybody experiences ASMR. But, if you do experience it, you may connect with the definition a bit more.
The relaxing feeling produced by ASMR helps with anxiety, sleep and more benefits.
Here are some examples of ASMR that people respond to:
- Tapping on a hard surface
- Watching massage
- Hair brushing
- Eating sounds
ASMR videos are an emerging trend, too. It brings peace to a lot of people. Many have a hard time falling asleep so it is particularly useful to those who have problems with sleep, restlessness, and anxiety.
If you want to break into ASMR, you can record with your camera or cell phone. You’ll want a very sensitive microphone that can pick up all the sounds on video. Give it a try and watch your channel grow.
Benefits of going on YouTube
There are a ton of benefits of joining YouTube. It’s a free platform that you can use to express yourself, vent, teach others, gain an audience, make friends, network and more.
It can become pretty addictive from the subscriber point of view and the content creator point of view but, in the best possible way.
Do you want to earn money from YouTube by uploading videos?
Here are some best practices:
- Set up your channel fully (we touched on this above, briefly)
- Be consistent
- Follow, comment, show love to other ‘Tubers
- Treat it like a business
- Follow the rules
Setting up your channel
Your banner, bio photo, description, are all key parts that should be addressed and set up. If you’re not a pro in copywriting or graphic design, no worries. You can create channel art for free using Canva.
If you want a super professional touch, just outsource it! Outsourcing can help with so much. Consider it an investment. Here are some ways you can outsource your YouTube biz:
- Channel art
- Channel description and video copywriting
- Keywords for title and description
- Thumbnail art
The key to success with YouTube is simple. It’s consistency. You don’t have to post new videos daily but you do have to post on a schedule, may it be once a month or once a week. Subscribers follow you on YouTube because they like your content. They want to follow your video schedule so establishing consistency is so important to keep subscribers, earn more subscribers and get video views!
Engaging with Others
IF you want to jumpstart your channel growth, you want to engage with others. Here’s an easy hack to help you get your first few hundred followers fast.
Subscribe to a big YouTuber in your niche and turn on the bell notification. When you hit the bell notification on a creator’s channel, whenever they publish new content, you’ll be sent a push notification to alert you that they published a new video.
So, when this happens with the big YouTuber you’re following, you want to aim to be the first commenter. You’ll leave a comment in hopes of being seen and your comment will look something like this…
“Hey big YouTuber, I love your channel. Everybody follow this YouTuber. You have inspired me to create my own channel on this niche that I love.”
That’s it! Make this statement your own. Your goal is to get people to follow you and check out your channel but you don’t want to ask them to do so. Does that make sense?
The best way to do this is to leave a positive comment complimenting the big YouTuber. You might even get a comment back from that YouTuber, who knows?
Try this little hack to boost your channel.
In general though, you want to comment, like and support other channels. It’s a great way to get your name out there. Don’t wanna do this? Outsource it! Head to Upwork or Online Jobs and hire a freelancer to do this work for you. It’s totally worth it.
Treat it like a Business
Do you want to earn from YouTube like you would from a full time, thriving business? Then, treat it like one! If you treat your channel professionally, like a real job, you’ll get better results.
Edit your content well, reply back to commenters, wite keyword-rich headlines and description, be consistent and treat YouTube like a business. Best advice ever.
Follow the Rules
So, you’re doing all these things to earn from YouTube uploading videos and you’re pretty happy then all of a sudden, your channel gets suspended. This does happen.
Because you broke a rule. Follow the rules. If you’re uploading good content that’s original, you won’t have a problem. If you break into compilations or reposting others content, just make sure to give credit where due. After all the hard work you put into your channel, you’ll really feel broken for the rug to be pulled out from under you.
There you have it! These tactics will help you build a thriving YouTube channel and earn money from videos online. YouTube is a super fun venture and a great hobby that pays, literally.
Here is a quick line up of our favorite tips to help you build your channel up fast and make tons of money as a video creator:
- Pay attention to keywords (Try TubeBuddy, it’s free)
- Model success (look at other successful ‘Tubers in your niche and model what they do)
- Mirror your most successful videos
- Pay attention to analytics/stats
- Monetize once you hit the YouTube threshold
- Promote products and affiliate links for additional income
- Do brand collabs for additional income
- Share your channel everywhere
I hope you found some great value in this post. Do you have something to share? Or, are you a YouTuber with some advice to add? Comment down below so we can continue to expand on this!
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