Make Money With Your Own YouTube Videos
By Stephen Bucaro
By posting videos on YouTube and configuring your channel to enable monetization,
you can make money each time someone watches your videos. To generate more views
and make more money, you can promote your videos on social sites. But the first
thing you'll need to do is create a video that people want to watch.
The hottest topics on YouTube include cutesy videos of pets and babies. Also
popular are how-to videos on topics such as cooking. Of course, if you're a
pretty young girl, sex talk videos are also big on YouTube, as long as you
can do them tastefully. And any video that is so weird that people think you
must be crazy will also draw lots of viewers.
When your first video is ready, sign up for a free account at YouTube. Go to
account settings and click "Create a New Channel" and give your channel a name
that will identify your topic. Then add some artwork and a description that makes
your channel more interesting.
When recording your videos, make sure you do it in a place with good lighting
and no noise interference from other areas. Avoid zooming and moving the camera
around too much because this just confuses people and make make them nauseated.
Once you have a completed video, add it to your channel by clicking the "Upload"
button. The best file format for YouTube is MP4, however YouTube accepts many
other video formats such as MOV, FLV, and AVI.
To monetize your YouTube channel, go to google.com/adsense/start and open a
free account. Then in your YouTube channel settings, on the Monitization tab,
click "Enable My Account". Follow the prompts to complete the setup. Google
will place ads with your videos, and will pay you once your earnings reach
the $100 minimum.
To make more money you'll need to generate more views, and the best way to do
that is to post links to your videos on social sites like Facebook, Twitter,
and Instagram. The highest paid YouTube video creator ever is 29-year-old
Michelle Phan who made $50 million posting videos about how to do makeup.