YouTube is the most popular video-sharing site online. Many people have already benefited from its services. Talented individuals who used to be unknown in the music industry and show business have risen to popularity by simply posting a video on YouTube showcasing their special talents. Many businesses use YouTube to widen their product market reach. YouTube is indeed a free site and it gives many benefits to the people using it. Some of us may have read a few articles on how we could earn money from this site. Others may be totally unaware that earning through this site is possible. There are two ways on how we could do it – directly and indirectly.
This site is used as a channel by those who want to earn money online, from individual bloggers to highly successful internet professionals.
YouTube Partner Program – video producers whose created videos have gained popularity and those who consistently submit videos on a regular basis can apply for the YouTube partner program. YouTube also sends invitation to some active content producers to participate in this program. It is required that the video you submit is your original creation. Once accepted, you will have the opportunity to earn money from their revenue-sharing program. You will earn a share monthly from the revenue of the ads on your videos.
To make good money from your YouTube, your videos must be attracting good page views. It doesn’t have to be a high quality production nor you need a professional crew to produce a popular video. Even individual with a camera can create popular video. Magibon in YouTube is an example.
Video-sharing communities – there are also other revenue-sharing video communities online where you can upload your original videos or embed the available video from YouTube to that site. Embedding YouTube videos to other sites is allowed as YouTube is an open video community and a code is provided if members want to embed a particular video from it. Earning money through these sites is through Google AdSense therefore your AdSense publisher ID has to be submitted in order to earn money. You have to input your AdSense publisher ID at your profile page. You can track your earnings by adding a channel of the site at your AdSense account page. Sites with video revenue-sharing programs are Flixya, Nelsok, Videosense, Mediaflix, among others.
Movie Reviews – some people create blogs and post in them movies or movie trailers available on YouTube. Others are information or interviews about famous actors and actresses. A review about the movie and it’s characters are added then the video from YouTube is embedded. Many people search for this kind of videos and information most especially if the actor or actress has a recent movie. The movie trailer can be found in most sites like this.
YouTube provides income opportunities to people. Though not a lot of people know about this yet but it is making some people who are resourceful and patient enough to earn money from this site. An individual can make money from YouTube directly or indirectly and some people do really make money from it. YouTube has also helped some bloggers increase their site’s revenue by bringing in traffic to their sites. We know that the more traffic a site has means the more chances of earning. This is what professional bloggers are doing while a few new ones are following their footsteps. If you have a blog and is active online, it is best that you explore the earning opportunities of YouTube. You maybe missing out something valuable.