These days it seems that everyone is trying to get famous through YouTube. If you don’t know what YouTube is by now you must be living in some underground shelter, 500 feet below with no internet access. Even still, YouTube is a website that allows people to upload videos for free to share with the world. Some trying to have that next viral video or maybe just their own vlog (video blog or video log). Maybe even make their own cartoons or animations. Either way, any of these can be used to generate a stream of income through it’s viewers. That being said, there are two points that i would like to cover in this article: the content and the method.
The Content. First off there’s the matter of content. Quality and quantity play a key role here. Quality a little more than quantity, but both being severely important. You’re going to need to find you’re niche or your “thing.” It will be a lot easier to make high quality videos if you actually enjoy making them. Nothing is harder than trying to force content out of no where. Now on to why you always hear “quality over quantity.” This is simply because you can make 100 terrible videos and have a less viewers than someone with 10 good videos. At the same time we can’t just rule out quantity. Obviously the more videos you have, the better chance you have at reaching more viewers. More videos also give you a chance to cover more topics which gives you a more diverse audience.
The Method. For the purposes of this article, the method is how you decide to put your revenue plan into play. For most YouTubers, this solely consists of Google AdSense. I’m not saying that AdSense isn’t a viable means of income, I’m just saying that it doesn’t have to be your sole method. You can use CPA (cost per action) or CPL (cost per lead) advertisements in your video descriptions to get users to possibly generate commission and lead revenue. These methods assume you are only using the YouTube website to show off your videos. If you bring your own website into the equation you can change the game in your favor. You can have your own website tailored to show all types of ads. Of course this doesn’t mean you have to buy a website. You can head over to Blogger or another free host and place ads of your own choosing that might work better for you.
Final Thoughts. To conclude this, let’s just say that we don’t always have to fall in with the standard to be successful. Use YouTube for what it is, a tool. A tool to share your skills with the world. A tool to bring more money into your bank account. A tool to bring more visitors your way. And a tool to make your life easier.