In today’s age we practically eat, sleep, and breathe virtual content. So why not become a part of creating that content and getting paid for it.
YouTube is one of the largest video-sharing websites on the internet, having roughly 60 hours of video footage uploaded every minute. In order to form a partnership with this virtual video hub and make money there are certain things that must be done.
Create Amazing Videos
To attract attention you have to make high quality videos with engaging and interesting content. No one will watch a video that does not educate or entertain. Define your target audience and theme for your videos, and regularly upload content for your viewers. Think about what you are passionate about and make a video of it.
If you have amazing videos with interesting content, fans should come naturally. Once you start gaining fans, interact with them so they stick around. You can gauge your popularity through:
- Video/Channel Views
- Fans’ Interest Point
- Fans’ Location
Create a Partnership with YouTube
Once you have a generous following of fans (about 2,000 subscribers) and your videos have a consistent amount of views (about 50,000 per channel, and 1,000 per video) you are ready to form a partnership with YouTube. Forming a partnership can be a lengthy process and will not be completed overnight, but you can start the process here. Documents will need to be filled out and contracts will need to be signed.
Despite the long process, being a partner with YouTube provides great opportunities. YouTube will pay you for the videos you create in exchange for the right to place ads at the beginning of them. The more views you have, the more money you will make (most people make between $2.50-$5.00 per 1,000 views).
The potential and possibilities add up fast if your videos have millions of views. A YouTube partner will generally make $.01 per channel view, so if your channel has 1,000,000 views, you will make $10,000. Happy creating!
You may also want to read our Recipe for Viral Video Success.