Youtube is the second largest search engine after Google. So it pays to have a presence in this site. And making money with Youtube is just as simple – you need to have a presence before even dreaming of counting paychecks.
Your Presence on Youtube
The only problem is that some people feel intimidated about producing videos especially since videos contain sound. You can just record a powerpoint presentation and convert it to a video by doing a Google search for free powerpoint to video convertors. Or use a free tool I mentioned in creating video files. What about the sound? Well you can record your voice or you can leave it silent. Or add a music clip from Youtube’s own collection.
The Thinking Behind this Method
To win in video marketing, it’s basically a numbers game. The more videos you upload, the more views you get. More views mean more people and more potential customers. So you must now think of monetising your Youtube views.
To get the largest possible number of views you must rank highly for the keywords your video is all about. And the easiest way is to copy the keywords of your competitors. Until some time ago Youtube used to show your competitors’ keywords. Not anymore. But how can you do this if Youtube does not display these keywords? Simple. Find the 1st video that shows up for your keywords and right click on anywhere on the page. Then click on “View Page Source” and look for the following tag: meta name=”keywords”. Those are the keywords you want as tags in your video.
Still not getting enough views? As I said before, more views equals more visitors and more visitors equates potentially more cash! Find a video that is getting a lot of views such as 10, 000 +. Or find the top video for the keywords you want to compete. Then do a video response. What is a video response? It is basically your response to the video you are watching. Look for the link that says post a video response and choose your video as a response to the video you are watching. Now when someone finds this particular video they will see your own video. Guess what? Some will click on your link and then watch your video. It’s just a little way of hijacking someone else’s traffic!
With these tricks that are easily mastered, we will now see the many ways of making money with Youtube.
Ways of making money with Youtube
The easiest way is to insert your affiliate link in the description. If your video is about promoting a product, then insert your affiliate link as the first words in the description. Test it and make sure it works!
Another easy way is to use Google Adsense. Just allow Youtube to show ads when uploading your video to Youtube. Then when someone watches your video, a window will pop up with suggested links and if someone clicks on these links you earn money.
You can also insert a link to your blog page that is promoting an affiliate product or your own product. Remember to use paid webhosting to avoid these things happening to you. If in doubt what to use as web hosting, check out this article comparing the 2 most popular web hosting services.
If you are into email marketing, then create videos and send them to your squeeze page. Here they will hopefully subscribe if they liked your videos and your squeeze page. Then you can send out emails with relevant content and once in a while send a promotional email promoting your products or affiliate products.
See how easy it is to start making money with Youtube. Do you know other methods?