Step-by-Step Guide for Making Money on YouTube
Youtube is one of the most visited sites in the world and it also act as second biggest
search engine. And that means lots of opportunities. You can take advantage popularity of Youtube
to make money. Here is a simple yet powerful step by step guide for making money using Youtube:
This method is all about going local, though when you master this method you can take
it to the next level and go national as well. But if you wanna get your share of youtube money
quickly, focus on your local area. Usually ranking locally for a keyword is much easier, and
that is why this method works best with local businesses. We will use YouTube videos to rank
well for the keyword since YouTube videos are hot and rank easily for their keywords. Here
is what you need to do to make money with youtube:
Find a local Business
The first step of making money with youtube is to find a local business. It doesn't matter
what kind of business, it could be a restaurant, car repair shop, hair salon, bar, thrift store
or whatever. But, this method works best with businesses that can be best presented visually.
For this guide lets assume you choose a local bar.
Make a video of the business
Go to the bar owner and tell him or her that you would make a free advertising video
for the bar and upload it on YouTube, which will help him gain more business, IF he lets you
shoot a short video of his bar. Most local businesses will have no problem with that. In fact
they will be happy to let you advertise their business for free.
Take your camcorder and shoot a short video of the bar and what its all about. Be creative,
you want to make it as interesting as possible. Maybe ask the owner about any special event
they may have, like a karaoke night or free beer for ladies night or what have you and plan
to shoot your video that night to capture how people are having fun and are happy and blah
blah blah. Remember, you want to make people want to come to this place.
But what if you don't have a camcorder or cant shoot a video for some reason? No worries,
you can simply take a few photographs of the bar and the crowd. Capture what you can about
this place in a few pictures. Keep it simple and short.
Make a slide show
Use a free tool like Animoto to turn your photos into a professional video slide show.
You can also use this tool to enhance your video (if you were able to shoot video) and make
it more professional. you can add music, headlines and etc. This free tool lets you crate professional
looking slide shows easily. You don't have to be a geek to work with this thing.
Important: Don't forget to place your name, website, phone number or any other info in
the beginning and at the end of the video, This is how people can find you if they want a similar
video made for their business. This is how you will be making your money!
Upload your video to YouTube
Now, take your video⁄slide show and upload it to YouTube. After all, the question
was how to make money on youtube! To get the most out of your youtube video, use rich keywords
that describes the video, like local bars in Chicago, best local bar in Chicago, bar in
Next, write a very descriptive summary of the bar and what it is all about. Simply write
a review of the bar and link to the bar's website, twitter page, Facebook Page and etc. Most
businesses have a website and a page on most big social networking sites these days. If your
targeted bar doesn't have it, you just found another opportunity to make some money, offer
to create a simple website or Facebook fan page or what have you. But that requires another
article. Lets focus back on what we were doing.
Build a few backlinks to your video
Just like many other money making methods that are promoted online, making money with
youtube require a little bit of link building. Though, in most cases you don't have to do much.
As I said, ranking locally is pretty easy. So, your video with good keywords and description
will likely rank high for its keywords. But, to be on the safe side, you can build a few backlinks
to the video to help it rank higher. All you have to do is write a few articles related to
bars and include a link pointing back to your video (of course with your keyword as anchor
text) and submit to a few top article directories. You can also upload your video to other
video sites as well.