How to Make Money on YouTube
Many people want to know how to make money on YouTube. This is not surprising because
YouTube is known and used in many households throughout the civilised world. It is actually
the third most used search engine in the world. Enough video is uploaded every three minutes
to play non-stop for more than a week. And then that video is watched in 39 countries in 54 languages.
There are different ways to make money with YouTube videos. This article is about one
of the easiest ways to generate money with YouTube, and that is by joining the YouTube
The YouTube Partner program was created in 2007. Joining this program is super easy and
once it is set up it doesn't require any extra effort on your part. In fact hundreds of YouTube
Partners are earning more than 6 figures in income each year. But even though this amount of
income is obviously attainable by some, most people are very happy to earn much less than that.
And why shouldn't they? The money is there for the making and it can be gained for very little
So what is involved in making money this way?
Joining the YouTube Partner Program
Open a YouTube Account. If you aren't sure how to do that, just open up your internet browser
and type in or copy "how to open a YouTube account" Click on one of the links that opens up
and then follow the directions. Once you have completed your details and created a gmail
account (for receiving and sending emails) you will be directed to your own YouTube Channel.
Upload a video to your new YouTube account. The video does not have to be of a high technical
quality. Uploading a video that you have recorded on your phone, your camera or even on your webcam
is quite good enough. The most important thing is that your video is interesting, amusing or
informative so that people will want to watch it.
BTH Webmaster message: To find out which are YouTube's most popular videos,
visit Charts where you can choose, from
the drop-down list, the most viewed videos of the week, the month, or of all time. The type of
videos that attract the biggest audience are funny videos of cute kids and⁄or animals.
For example, an amateur video of a baby biting his older brother's finger received over 50 million
views and made a half-million dollars. Instructional and tutorial videos are also very popular.
You also need to make sure you own all the necessary commercial rights to the visual
and audio elements of the video.
The main problem occurs when someone includes a pop song in their video, for instance.
And that pop song is copyright. Or there could be a song playing on the radio or TV when a
video is being recorded, for instance. Just make sure that you are not recording anything that
is copyright and you will be alright.
And, if you prefer, YouTube has a wide collection of music that is free to use and it
is a simple thing for you to change the soundtrack on your video once it is uploaded and before
it is published and made public.
Obviously, if your video includes someone talking you won't want to change the soundtrack.
But if a music background is part of your recording, then you can easily use YouTube's selection.
Publish your video. When you upload your video to YouTube the default setting is to make it
"public". This means that the general public will be able to watch it.
If you prefer, you could change that public setting to Private or Unlisted, but since
you want people to watch your video so that they can click on your advert, you will prefer
to leave it at the default public setting.