Make Money Online with YouTube

It looks like Google’s $1.65 billion takeover of YouTube is about to pay some dividends. YouTube is rolling out a new video unit with Google ads embedded into them. Publishers who run the unit will get a share of the income generated.

From the looks of things, publishers will be displaying videos from Google’s choosing – you will not be able to earn money showing your own videos in the player. YouTube is claiming the video content will be targeted to your site because you can choose the categories or have Google choose the video based on your site content.

I checked my Google AdSense control panel but so far the new video unit has not appeared. However, YouTube has already put up an information page about it.



73 thoughts on “Make Money Online with YouTube”

  1. Ed Lau says:

    Oh man, I didn’t believe it when you sent me the link…

    1. Thanks ohn for this info,

      The U Tube would explode beyond imagination when this comes on stream. Everybody would want a bite of the pie of the Google Billions, mabe it is a 9th birthday anniversary gift by Google to the web.

      1. You won’t make any significant money with this Youtube thing. But it is worth a try. John might make a lot with this because he has got tonnes of viewers.

    2. Shaun C says:

      HOLY COW, that is like … the coolest thing ever. 😀

      1. I think this is the end of YouTube, who wants to sit and watch commercials before the video is actually played. I will not for sure… It is terrible decision on Google part and there is a lot of talk already about user backlash.

        1. Phil says:

          I think you didn’t read well. Those are not pre or post roll ads. They appear outside of the video content so I think it might work. Let’s hope Google implements this for people who use their own embedded player.

  2. Shawn Knight says:

    Interesting. I was wondering how long it would be until YouTube added ads.

    I wonder, will you get paid based on video plays, or will the user be required to click the ads in the video or something totally different?

    1. lyricsreg says:

      I believe they have to click. There might also be a small amount for impressions

    2. Googlelady says:

      You get paid when someone clicks on the ad but if the advertiser choose to advertise in your site, you receive per impression. Anyways, this new advertising method you have to pay per impression and not per click.

      1. Kemal Inanc says:

        I agree. Most users would avoid from the site if there is forced clicks. Google will not risk its investment, i think.

  3. boring bro says:

    Interesting but I really don’t understand about how to generate income..
    Still wondering whether it is useful or net..

    1. You may get a few bucks but this will be nothing major.

    2. Googlelady says:

      Depends on your niche it will be usefull. Now some vblogs will be more than happy to use adsense (Tip?) 🙄

  4. Zeila Rich says:

    How timely?
    I was about to launch Adsense Resurrected, of how I made Adsense come back alive again. Well, proof of earnings on my blog. Made $50K since August 2007 from just one account.

    With YouTube Adsense, I think our earnings will just keep on adding.
    Thanks for that.

    I think it’s about knowing how to use Adsense right. They could be coming up with so many new formats, but if you don’t know how to use them right, and profit from Google’s billions of advertising revenues (and increasing), you will lose out.
    Look at John Chow. He uses Adsense for the wrong niche. Most of his readers already know Adsense. We are so used to seeing Adsense Ads.

    Well, if you are interested, you can join our mailing list to be notified when we launch. There’s even a chance to win the book without paying for it. My blog has more information.

    Thanks for the info John. Now I have to update the book before we launch.

    1. bob cobb says:

      Yeah, I’m gonna have to call BS on that. Seems like a tactic just to try to sell books.

    2. GPT Sites says:

      I’ve never heard of you.
      I doubt you made that much.

      1. Zeila Rich says:

        I am not doing a hard sell here, as I don’t have too.

        I use Google Adwords most of the time for my business.

        IF it kills the cat, like curiousity does, you can have a look at my blog, and see for yourself the proof of earnings. I know it’s not easy to tell people that, look here, I made so much, unless you show them.

        By the way, did you happen to notice that John Chow didn’t show any proof of earnings for August, except listing down how much he earns from each stream of revenue? And yet, you believed him.

        Well, it’s fine. We started out underground. We make money from adsense, and not on Internet Marketing. So we are unknown. But it’s ok. We don’t need the fame to make money from adsense using our tactics.

        For John, he has too. He has to be famous to make money, not us.

        Tactic to sell books? If I could just let you guys download it for free I would. But most people will not take action, unless they feel the need too, especially after they pay for something. We give most of the price of our products back to the ones who referred us. We used the profit margin to pay off the bandwidth and production costs, that’s about it.

        Believe it or not, it’s up to you. We’ve learnt to move on. But at least give yourself the benefit of the doubt, and check out our blog. We have not launched though. If you really want, I could give you the book for free, when we launch. Just email me.

        Reach for the Riches!
        P.S. Remember, Shaz bought for us the AD on johnchow. We are the owners of that site, and Shaz is the marketing agent for that.

  5. Thought this would be coming soon, could be a lot of fun to see how it works out. Checked my account I don’t have it activated yet either.

  6. Money Socket says:

    This looks very interesting. I can imagine it will be beneficial for both publisher and advertiser. A video attached to an ad seems more appealing to the plain ol adsense, which everyone is immune to now anyway. First smart move I’ve seen with this youtube acquisition.

    1. Yeah, hopefully this new blood will inject some life into adsense earnings.

      1. lyricsreg says:

        Neah … video ads don’t pay squat … nothing’s changed

  7. Yeah, I’m confused. How does this earn us income?

    1. Israel says:

      simple. you serve adsense based youtube ads. depending on googles metrics you get paid. just like adsense.

  8. Israel says:

    this is actually cool. now all google needs to do is buy out wikipedia and serve adsense ads on that.

    1. lyricsreg says:

      Oh yeah … now we’re talking money ! 🙂

    2. Klaudio says:

      Dammn, then I will not say internet. I would say ggg 😯

    3. GPT Sites says:

      Oh wow, that’d be crazy.

  9. Wow, that’s a cool feature. Video ads in more opinion are so much better than text link ads.

  10. dcr says:

    I’d rather be able to choose the videos I display on my site, and then get a percentage of the ad revenues for ads shown in that video. As poorly targeted as I have seen textual AdSense ads, I don’t really trust Google/YouTube to display videos that match my content.

  11. AdSense is a lost cause now isn’t it?

    1. Zeila Rich says:

      Anyone who thinks like you should read my blog of how I resurrected Adsense… Adsense is not dead.
      50K a month from one account is a lost cause?

      Guess not… 🙂

      1. GPT Sites says:

        Self-promotion 🙄 .

        1. Zeila Rich says:

          not really, i rather promote through Adwords

          It’s serendipity. We were about to launch, and John Chow talks about a new format in Google Adsense Program.

          Since, I am adding content to this blog, I might as well, benefit myself too from commenting on his blog.

          Don’t you think? Isn’t that what you are doing too? No worries, I will be getting a ReviewMe by John Chow too, so I hope by then you don’t call it self-promotion.

          1. Phil says:

            Hey, we’re talking about videos ads, so stop spamming the comments with your lame self-promotion and your lame website. You make money on the net? Woo-hoo! So do we. Now get lost.

  12. TBO says:

    sounds cool, but not sure if it fits the theme of my site.

    1. You should be able to change the layout

  13. TBO says:

    btw…if anyone can use 1000 bizcards for free…sign up for my newsletter.

    1. One comment that didn’t make sense and a second promoting the VistaPrint affiliate offer I presume… tsk tsk

  14. Xacur says:

    I think it will be like the video ads of AdSense, well it seems a better way to get clicks, but the question is how well related the videos will be. BTW, I’ve just seen a blugrush link and I tough it was to this same web, but when I clicked it was, hehe, my mistake.
    I hope this video unit thing comes soon.

  15. Kemal Inanc says:

    Very interesting. When I heard that google and youtube agreement, i was wondering how the $1.65 billion come back to google in a short term. But this is a good idea i think, why am i not think that? 😛

  16. lilian says:

    I’m earning 15,000 Malaysian ringgit ! dollar to dollar , vis-a-vis u’re not anything better than i do ! damn !

  17. It is very easy to understand how it will earn you money. But there are doubts of how much it will earn you. You will have to have a massive amount of audience in order to earn a little money.

      1. Kemal Inanc says:

        We can not know this without trying out.

  18. goldfries says:

    bah. sounds like it’s gonna be annoying. 🙁

    well, I’m just hoping youtube doesn’t spoil the user experience.

  19. I know other video sharing websites are paying their users on a CPM basis. $3-4 CPM. Which I think is better than this, and they have the ad at the beginning of the video that is being played.

    1. Israel says:

      can you email me these websites. i would like to learn more.

  20. CKacey says:

    Adsense is using our computers like ad agencies use television. The advertising agencies pay a premium for high traffic time slots. Perhaps sometime in the future we can demand our own rates based on a similar idea.
    I think many of us are underestimating our own potential/power and that of this medium to bring financial gain. This move by Google is a step in the right direction if, we utlize it correctly.

  21. Text ads are one thing but the load time delay from this might just be a little too much for my users. Will be good for those of you running video and MM based websites though.

  22. Neven says:

    Hi John!
    Here’s an idea for your next post… Go to Agloco blog, they’ve made a distribution plan… which is hmmm… very crapy? to say the least… I’d love to see your perspective in all of this.
    Greetings from Croatia!

  23. It makes sense that advertising revenues have to come in to keep the service operational. How much of the advertising will be the right mix with viewing area will make it worthwhile or not.

  24. Collin says:

    Wow can you say Google is one day going to rule the world.

  25. Interesting, but not relevant for all bloggers sadly.

  26. Karol Krizka says:

    Has YouTube been making any profit up till now?

    Btw, what’s propeller? I saw “Submit to Propeller” in your footer thing.

    1. Israel says:

      its netscapes version of digg.

  27. Sounds like a great idea but I doubt that I will be able to put it to use on my current sites. But for an arcade/funny picture sort of site I bet this would probably work real well!

  28. Teddy says:

    I am not using a gmail account for my adsense service. Can I join it in the future ?

  29. Sounds interesting kind of advertisment. I am wondering what would be the CTR.

  30. Neil says:

    More than happy to give it a try. Maybe not so much the personal blog but i have a great niche that`s really getting some legs now.

  31. Deepak Dutta says:

    My Adsense account does not show any video unit

  32. This is great news for me! 😀

  33. admin says:

    I am looking forward to this coming online it has some great potential.


  34. admin says:

    I am looking forward to this product being made available it has great potential.


  35. Techman says:

    Thats cool John,
    Your inspirational articles have changed my way of thinking biz. We better be at a watch-out to what google is heading us to. Thanks John!

  36. simon says:

    Seems YouTube delete the page! The page is not available any more.

  37. I was looking for something beautiful from Google. Adsense sucks. Takes away all visitors. hope this will keep the good looks apart from making money too

  38. People make money from Metacafe.. Now youtube .. thats great

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