Making Money on Youtube: How To Get Started

Making money on YouTube has never been easier. Just like anything else, time has to be spent getting set up. The objective of this post is to teach you how to get started with making money on Youtube. What are the things you need to get set up? They are:

  • Picking a niche and affiliate offers
  • Creating the actual channel itself
  • Customizing your channel

Let’s begin

1. Picking a niche and affiliate offers

This is very important as it helps build both credibility and authority. While you can be a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ type of video marketer, it’s better to have laser focus. Select a niche and create videos that are relevant to it. Some niche examples would include:

  • dating
  • network marketing
  • internet marketing

Of course you can segment these markets into smaller and more specific niches; however, you should know that the smaller and more specific you get, the harder it may be to find affiliate offers to promote. If you’re worried about not being able to find something to promote, then start by picking an affiliate network and browse through the available products. To do this, you can start with the main affiliate networks: clickbank, commission junction, and share a sale.

2. Creating the channel itself

When creating and naming your channel, you have a few options. You can either name it after the niche you’re focusing on, or brand the channel with your name. Which is better? That’s for you to decide. I know a lot of people in the dating niche on youtube and a lot of them don’t want to branded with the things they are selling.

To create your channel, click here:
www.youtube.com/create_account

3. Customizing your channel

Now the fun begins. On youtube, you have the unique opportunity to be as famous as you want to be. Nothing is going to stop you from creating videos and getting views. There are 3 things that every channel must have:

  • A custom background
  • Animation
  • Sound
  • Captions
  • Filled out descriptions

If you don’t do these things, then your videos are going to be, what I call, average Joe bobble head videos. Keep in mind that we’ve been watching tv, movies, and shows our whole lives. Our expectations for good videos are high. When you combine all of these elements, you’re giving your viewer the best experience possible. When they have a good experience with one or more of your videos, they esteem you as a leader.

When you’re esteemed as a leader, you start making money on youtube, building your list, and creating a massive fan base. What would those things mean to you?


16 thoughts on “Making Money on Youtube: How To Get Started”

  1. Jason James says:

    Nice. I still think blogging is the best way to make money on youtube. You still have to market your videos with cash, no matter how talented you may be. Nice job guest posting John Rampton

    1. Seconded, great blog post John! When choosing the channel name on YouTube, won’t it help to do some keyword research for SEO purposes? If this is all about making money then you want as much traffic as possible, right? Just sayin’ …

  2. Hassaan Khan says:

    Well, Youtube and other videos sites are good sources of making money. If you can make millions of views from your videos, you can surely earn a lot.

  3. Raplus says:

    Good start john. I am waiting for this kind of post. (Make money with Youtube)

  4. Dean Saliba says:

    Good beginner article here John, I would be interested in a follow up article on how to generate traffic to your videos. 🙂

    1. Rich Blogger says:

      Generating traffic for youtube videos would be essential. Maybe also some hints about production of the video, what software do You use John?

  5. Johnson says:

    Thanks so much for sharing, am seriously getting ready to make money on YouTube and as for picking out a NICHE i have done that already and i should find a good deal on fiverr to customize my channel, after my first video am also thinking of buying my first genuine 5000 views which i think should be a good start. Please share more update on how so setup adsense for YouTube if you don’t mind thanks.

  6. Richard says:

    Nice article for any beginner. I haven’t ever tried to make money form YouTube. Any idea how much one can earn from YouTube as compared to adsense website?

  7. Ololade says:

    Very interesting and educative! Am interested.

  8. faisal says:

    Make awesome videos, that alone is enough.

  9. Julian King says:

    Making money with YouTube sounds really tempting, but from what I’ve read we need to keep adding videos to get a constant income.

  10. Mike says:

    there other ways to make money on youtube. for example you can leverage the power of an existing popular channel and ask them to promote your producst, offers or even your own channel in their description box or directly in the video. of course you have to pay them or you can go for a % model.

  11. Great tips to start your own YouTube channel.

    I have mine setup already but it’s not customized as yet and I need to start doing some videos so that I can help to promote my blog and services.

  12. adrika says:

    I started my youtube channel couple fo weeks ago. Have 4000+

    http://www.youtube.com/user/AdrikasTeacher?feature=guide

    views but that is not enough I guess. How do I increase views to earn ?

  13. adrian says:

    nice article. so much more in you tube marketing to discuss..Dating would be niche hmm, how could it be popular today. do you think ellen de generes will invite me for doing the videos about dating. hehehe

  14. Timon Weller says:

    The good thing about youtube marketing is this, not many people are doing it, all you need is an account a hd cam or handcam and then post videos with some funny entertainment in it about products and then place a link down the bottom to buy.. So easy, not to mention, views and likes are the ranking factor so all one has to do is spread the video around and ask there friends to like..

    Quite simple business plan really, even if one did it with amazon products, the profits are almost limitless if done right..

    Regards,
    Timon

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