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Make Money With YouTube? Is It Possible

I’ve done a lot of posts on how to make money on the Internet. They include everything from having a niche site, like my lottery sites, Buy Online Lotto Tickets and Get Online Lottery Tickets, to monetizing your blog with LinkShare. Some posts are honest reviews of sites and tools that I’ve used to help me make money online. Others are tips and tricks on how to increase your online revenue.

Its Not Easy To Make Money Online

Forget about all those sites that tell you making money online is easy. Don’t believe them when they tell you they have a product that will make you thousands every month, because if you do you’ll be lining their pockets not yours. Making money online requires a hell of a lot of effort. Even though the lottery sites I’ve mentioned above are bringing in a increasing source of revenue they’ve taken a lot of time and effort to get them to a money producing stage. They also require a lot more time and effort if I want to increase their monthly revenue.

How To Make Money With YouTube

I’ve been producing videos for YouTube for awhile now but it wasn’t until recently that I’ve been uploading them to make money rather than to increase traffic to my sites. Naturally I still use them for traffic generation, I’d be silly not to. So how do you make money with YouTube? Well the first thing you need is to have an Adsense account and you can’t do that unless you have a Google account. That link will take you to the Google Adsense signup page.

Once you have your Adsense account you will need to upload your videos. Once you’ve uploaded your video you need to monetize them by activating the monetize icon as in the image below.

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So, that’s it? That’s all you have to do to make money on YouTube? If only it was that easy.  :ponder_tb: Uploading your video and activating the monetize button only releases it’s potential to make money. You won’t make a dime unless you get people to view your video. The second arrow in the image is pointing to the most important factor for making money with YouTube, traffic. If no-one is watching your videos you’re going to remain penniless.

That arrow is also pointing to one of my most popular videos, Walkthrough For Candy Crush Level 147. I created that video on August the 18th 2013. To date it has received 21,196 views. That video has overtaken what used to be my most popular video, Freestyle Motorbike Stunts. The beauty about those two videos is that they’re, so far, consistently earning $20 per month each. If I could put 100 such videos online I would be earning $2000 per month! 

How To Get Traffic To Your YouTube Video

Like blogging there are several ways to drive traffic to your videos. The  most important is using the right keywords that you know people will search for. I use these in the keyword fields that YouTube supply, and when I remember, in the video description section.

You should also share your videos with as many social circles possible, including popular ones like Facebook and Twitter. Pinterest is also another that I have used successfully. You can access most of these from YouTube itself, once your video has gone live.

There are other tricks and tips that can be used but I reckon I’ll use them for another post.  :smoke_tb:


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  1. Good post!
    Like you said, Adsense is a great way to monetize YouTube videos. But there are also many other ways to make money from Youtube, like Affiliate marketing, CPA and PPD methods.

    I’ve seen many video which advertising their affiliate links under in description or even dedicate to make all videos for these. These guys use YouTube SEO techniques to rank their videos on 1st page for the most searched keywords.
    Thanks for explaining the way to rank videos at the end!
    Nice written.

    Best regards and everything best for Christmas holidays!
    – Peter

    1. Twitter:
      Actually, YouTube is getting ready to shut down affiliate links in videos so that’s not a recommendation that will last long. I guess there were a lot of complaints because they weren’t being identified as such, and of course they take money out of Google’s pocket.
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      1. I’m pretty sure the only links you can place within the actual video is to another video on YouTube. You could probably place them in the description below the video but I reckon, like you said Mitch, that their days are numbered.

        I prefer to link to individual blog posts that add value to the video.
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  2. Great article! I never even thought to use YouTube to make money while promoting my business!

    1. That Motorbike stunts video has over 34,000 views. :smoke_tb:

      Perhaps my next post should list my more popular videos stating why I believe they’re getting the traffic. I may even list the less popular ones stating what they have earned over time. All in all, whatever they make they all add up.
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  3. Great article! Is there a significant investment in equipment and software needed to produce quality YouTube videos?

    1. Not really. You could use your smartphone to take videos. When I do my ‘hot to’ videos or even when doing my laughaholics video I use Camtasia to capture the computer screen.
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  4. A lot of people make money on YouTube. In fact, it’s their full-time job to just make entertaining videos everyday.

  5. Love the post! You are right that it is hard to make money online. Ive tried for 8 yrs and just recently started making a few dollars.I have bought many tools from the so called “Gurus” totalling hundreds of dollars some work some don’t. Anyway thanks for the tips on how to make money using youtube. I am going to apply them to my videos. I learn something new everytime I go online!

    1. Yeah, I’m a bit like you David, I’ve tried heaps of stuff to try and make money. The funny thing is I didn’t need any of it. I just needed the right niche and now the right videos to get going. All I need now is time to grow them.
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  6. It is easy making money online!!

    If you’re lucky that is. :P It’s actually very easy with a bit of luck. Actually. Scratch that. With a lot of luck. If you get lucky, for example the guys who made YouTube, it’s easy. If you’re not lucky you just need to work hard. That said, I agree with your post. Quite well said.

    Keep in mind, most of those sites just want to fool people to buy they crap. ;)

    1. It’s actually not all luck as much as being at the right place at the right time with the right product or service.
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  7. Yes it’s possible. However, you need to have a good amount of traffic and subscribers. It’s not an easy job. Unless you are a good marketer.

  8. i think is possible to make money by youtube , but u need personal videos , that’s gonna be so great , thanks for this article

  9. Yes its really possible to earn money from youtube videos. If you are sharing the unique and amazing stuff, then you will definitely make money from your Youtube Channel.

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