There are at least a dozen ways to make money online. These include blogging for money, affiliate marketing, earning from AdSense, and so on.
But if we were to choose the best 2 options to make money online, blogging is usually number one, followed closely by monetizing YouTube videos.
Why Not Use YouTube as the First Online Money Option?
When a person decides that their primary source of income will be earned online, they need to think about how best to achieve this. Most people take blogging as their method for earning online income. Maybe it’s because they are lured by CPC values of certain keywords in interesting niches, or maybe they just like writing.
But there’s another very good option and this is Youtube. You may be surprised to hear that YouTube could help you earn more than you would from traditional blogging. This is particularly true in the first phase of your online stride.
Let’s examine why YouTube may prove to be a better monetization method than blogging.
1) No domain and hosting investment.
The biggest advantage of YouTube is that you do not need to buy a domain or hosting package to get started. Instead, you can make your online presence known simply by the virtue of your channel.
The YouTube channel is where a user will see all of the uploads and recent activity of the uploader. If the uploader has enabled certain settings, visitors can also see the uploader’s interactions.
In a nutshell, YouTube can allow you to earn money from the comforts of your home with zero investment.
2) It is possible to earn on the very first day with YouTube
The most beautiful thing about earning with YouTube is that you can earn from your video content on the very first day. You can simply make a YouTube account and upload a video (any video which does not violate YouTube or AdSense terms and conditions)
3) AdSense approval via YouTube is easy
Most third world bloggers wait for a while to get their account approved. But if you apply for AdSense via YouTube, getting approval is easy. However, this AdSense account will be “AdSense for content hosts”, which functions differently than the traditional ads shown on blogs.
But you can always add your blog or website to this account once you think you fulfill all of the criteria to get an approved site.
4) Big audience and ready-made platform on YouTube.
Once you upload your video, it will be instantly available to billions of YouTube visitors. If your video is catchy and turns out to be sensational, it can certainly catapult you to popularity and earn you a substantial amount of money.
People have rocketed their YouTube views in a matter of a day or two and earned thousands shillings in a very short time.
How to make money on YouTube?
There are people out there who make a lot of money with YouTube. There are even some artists who are earning over $1,000 every day from their YouTube videos.
There are a variety of ways to make money on YouTube.
These three are the easiest and most popular.
You can monetize your YouTube channel with AdSense. AdSense shows contextual ads on your videos and you earn money whenever a viewer clicks on the ad. This is by far the easiest way that YouTubers are making money.
This works great when you have an established and popular channel. You can get sponsors for your videos who will pay you to show their advertisement at the start or the end of your video.
If your channel is popular, this is one great way to earn huge from YouTube.
This method will let you earn a large amount in a very short time. All you need to do is pick the right product, create a video around it, and put the link in the description. You earn per sale and usually (depending on the affiliate partner) the payout is pretty nice.
In a nutshell, YouTube can help you earn money if you don’t have a blog or if you are still in the process of building one. And once your blog is all set to go, you can put the video version of your blog posts on YouTube to earn some extra bucks.
YouTube can also benefit you by getting website visitors who are not using Google as their primary search engine, but who found out about your site from one of your videos.
YouTube supports almost all video formats and you can post videos in a wide range so if you have content that you think people will like, try it out.