5 creative ways to make money on YouTube

Updated on: 27 August 2015

With an estimated 1 billion unique users in a single month, you can never go wrong with focusing your advertising on YouTube and making money from it. It’s an open secret that people love watching videos more than they do reading texts. Videos nowadays is a very popular form of online marketing and they tend to capture the attention of many people unlike reading a large block of boring texts. As much as the statistics on YouTube videos are appealing in every aspect, many people are left asking how they can make money using the YouTube platform. Making money from YouTube is not rocket science. We are going to look at a number of ways through which you can make money using the YouTube platform.

Increase traffic to your business website through YouTube

If you own a blog or commercial website through which you get some form of income, it’s about time you thought of YouTube to increase traffic and bolster your income. At a time when websites are reeling from Google Hummingbird, Google penguin and Google Panda hits, there is no better way to keep traffic flowing through YouTube. You can turn some of the content on your website into videos and link the same to your website. By so doing, you can regain traffic if you were hit and keep your income steady.

Promote others products as an affiliate marketer

Affiliate marketing is a popular way through which people make money from promoting other peoples products. While there are a number of ways you can do the promotion, the use of YouTube is without a doubt one of the best. Companies offer attractive commissions to affiliate marketers to promote their products. You can create short videos showing how you can use various products of the companies you are marketing and link to your products. Every time people buy the products through your link, you make money from the commissions you are paid.

Make tutorial videos

If you are knowledgeable in something that might be of help to others, you can make “how to” short clips and make a lot of money through YouTube. People are always looking for instructional videos on say how to hard reset a phone, how to fix a computer problem and many more.

Join the YouTube partner program

After creating your channel and getting substantive views, it’s about time you joined the YouTube partner program and monetize it. Once accepted, you get to earn $7 for every 1000 views on your channel. The more views your channel attracts, the more money you make.

Sell your own products

YouTube is a great platform through which you can make money from selling your own products. You can make tutorial videos and thereafter make good money from the sales of your products. If you are experiencing low sales and don’t know how to bolster the same, it’s about time you started selling your products on YouTube.

The aforementioned are not the only ways through which you can make money. There are indeed numerous ways you can use YouTube to make money for yourself. You simply need to think outside the box!