If you have ever wondered about how people earn money from Youtube videos, then you are not alone. There are countless times when we all had this thought while watching our favorite videos. You probably get inspired by them and envy how one video is being viewed by millions of people across the world.
You often think how you can achieve the same but get confused about how to start it all. And you probably have a hundred questions in mind about the actual process of setting up a YouTube channel.
So, let me break down the whole process in 8 steps for you to start a channel of your own.
The first step is to register by using your Gmail account or any other account that you prefer. When you are signing up, it is important to give some thought to your username as people will remember your channel by this name.
It should be relevant to the kind of videos you want to make, but at the same time, it should not be dull, boring, repetitive or copied from anyone else. It should sound fun, interesting, unique and should be easy to remember.
The second step is where you upload your content or videos. Remember that the videos should be of high quality, and it’s best if they are shot with HD cameras. It is important to keep your videos unique, so people remember you and come back for more otherwise they will end up watching someone else’s channel which is posting videos in the same niche.
The length of your video is critical; it should not be so long that it becomes boring and not so short that people don’t enjoy themselves.
You will only get better with time so don’t lose heart if your first few videos don’t generate the kind of response you are looking it. All the famous YouTuber’s have been posting for an average of 5-8 years to get to their level.
Add videos regularly and don’t forget to mention tags in each videos description box.
Next, you would want to think of ways to get people to subscribe to your channel. It will help you if you share your video on other social platforms such as your Facebook account, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
You will get more subscribers with time if you keep uploading good quality content. A key point to keep in mind is to always reply to comments, queries and questions from your subscribers. And it is a good idea to make a video about something that your subscribers are requesting from you.
Now comes the financial gain that you can get from making videos that are only yours. It means if your videos are original and you have their copyrights, you can monetize that. You have to give Youtube permission to put advertisements in your video, and you can do this by checking the Monetize with Ads button.
If you have already uploaded some videos and want to earn money from them then just click the $ button and that should do it.
If you are 18 or older, you can also use Google Ad Sense to make more money out of your videos. You will be required to have a valid email address, a bank account or Paypal account to sign up for Google Ad Sense. You will be asked to provide other information as well to verify your account.
Once you have set it up, this will allow you to earn money per click (only a small amount) and a little bit more per video view.
this is probably the best time to get to know the YouTube analytics tool. It will measure how well your videos are doing so you can make better videos which will keep your audiences engaged.
What more can you do with your videos, well for one, don’t keep them just on Youtube? Share their teasers on other social platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. so people are intrigued to watch the full video.
If you have managed to complete all the above steps successfully and had a lot of subscribers then you can become Youtube’s partner, and you will get yourself more perks and prizes than regular YouTubers.