How to become a YouTuber and Make Money
Do you remember the viral video you laughed at last night on YouTube? That video might have earned the creator thousands of dollars. It seems so enticing to so many people, to belong to the YouTube community. You make quick vlogs once a week about an event, topic, makeup or challenge, and suddenly millions of people want to be your friend, while interested companies throw money, free products, and trips to book an appointment with you.
YouTube is a video sharing site that allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. The site gets more than one million unique users every month. Successful YouTubers make it look easy. Before you know it, they have tens of videos and thousands of followers, and laughing all the way to the bank.
How to Create a YouTube Channel and Make Money
Set Google Account
With a Google Account, you can watch, like, share, upload and subscribe to YouTube content. All you need is to create a YouTube channel. Your channel is your personal presence on YouTube. You should essentially have an idea of the type of videos that you want to upload.
Monetize with Google AdSense
After setting up the account, the next step is to enable monetization and sign up with Google AdSense. Monetization pins you to upload videos that you have the rights for and agree to the set rules. With Google AdSense, you set up your payment information to get paid.
Become YouTube Partner
The next step is to become a YouTube Partner . YouTube partner is a program that lets creators monetize content on YouTube in many ways including Paid Subscriptions, Advertisements, and merchandise. After you become a YouTube Partner, you can expand your earning potential, gain flexibility through non-exclusive agreements and track and manage your performance.
Now that you have the monetization setup along with Google AdSense and YouTube partnership, you are ready to go. Use your creativity to post interesting, fun or educational content.
Strategies to help Creators Build Audience on YouTube
You have got a YouTube channel set up, you’ve been uploading videos, but you are not getting the views you think you deserve. What could be the problem? Does it mean that your content is not interesting, engaging or worthwhile? If your content is great and you are not getting the right views, there is a big bet that you have not adequately put the time into building your audience. Here are some vital tips to help build your YouTube audience;
- Be authentic, creative and original and let your passion shine through.
- Engage with the community. As a creator, you need to have a direct communication with your viewers through comments and video responses.
- Embrace cross promotion – Working with other YouTubers who create similar content is an excellent way to be introduced to their audience and vice versa. Not that YouTube is not a competition platform, but a community place.
- Use YouTube Tools – YouTube provides tools such as annotations which can be used for asking viewers to make the subscription, like and comment on your videos.
Making money on YouTube may not be as easy as many think. You need to be creative and have a strategy, a strategy aimed at building a community of audience. Above are some of helpful and proven strategies to help one become a successful YouTuber. Good luck on your journey to becoming a successful YouTuber!