You have probably seen some very successful Youtubers who have tens of millions of views and millions of subscribers. These guys are making big money. They are famous. Have you asked yourself, “Can I Make Money on Youtube?”
Yes YOU can make money on YouTube!
Anyone can make money on YouTube!
It’s not a rocket science!
If you’re planning to make money on YouTube, the first thing that I recommend you doing is to install TubeBuddy to your browser because it will make the whole process much easier. (Read my Full TubeBuddy review here and see practical ways how it helps me to earn more money on YouTube).
Let’s start with good news: You don’t need to be famous to make money on Youtube. You don’t need a big amount of followers in the start. You need an idea, get started and keep on going. There is four kind of people:
1.Those who don’t have an idea about Youtube videos.
2.Those who have an idea but don’t start
3.Those who have an idea and start making videos. But then they stop before they earn income.
4.And then there are people who start with their idea and keep on going until they break through and start making good money on Youtube.
In which group do you belong?
Making money on Youtube is possible. If it’s possible for one. It’s possible for you. Now let’s think what are the ways to make money on Youtube.
This probably the easiest and the fastest way to earn some revenue on Youtube. However, you will not be earning very much at first. On Youtube, you can display ads on your videos. An ad will appear on the right, before the video or in the bottom of the video. When a viewer engages with the ad you get paid.
So you will not get paid every time when somebody sees an ad but when they click on it or for example watch the full video ad. The revenue on ads vary a lot but usually it’s something like $0,80-$7 per 1,000 impressions. One impression means that somebody has seen an ad once. So this shows that you need usually thousands of views to even get some little revenue with AdSense.
If you have made some products, you can promote them anywhere. On Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube… But the biggest benefit of Youtube is that in videos you can give the much more profound picture of your products. You can show how they work in practice. You can show the product looks like in real life environment and so on. Just create a video and put a link into description so people can go and buy your product. Or if your product is an event, you can invite people through your video.
If you don’t have own products this is an easier way to get started. You don’t need to care about product’s handling, shipping, customer complaints and so on. You just present the product and the company takes care of all the other things.
You just put a link to the description and when people click it and go to buy a product, you earn the commission. I have seen Youtubers who are making thousands of dollars with a single video when they put some links to their description.
For example, there is a guy who makes book reviews. Then he was asked what is your favorite book. Then he makes a video where he shows his 9 favorite books and explains a little bit about each of them. Then he put the Amazon links in the description. Every time somebody clicks and buys some of those books, he earns. In addition, if somebody clicks and ends up buying something else on Amazon, he earns the commission.
Those three ways are probably the most popular ones and easiest if you are a beginner. There are also many other ways how you can monetize your Youtube channel when you have gained a big amount of followers.
When you have lots of subscribers, companies get interested in you. They may contact you or you can contact them. There are websites where you can find companies that pay for example somebody who has +10,000 subscribers. When you can 11,000 subscribers, you can contact the product and then you make a deal.
When you have a big audience and people trust in you, they are more willing to buy the products you talk about. Many people may buy a product if you recommend it. Or even that you talk about and raise the awareness is beneficial for the company. The more subscribers you have, the more you get paid. The company can, for example, pay $100 that you make a short video about their product. But again, this requires lots of followers.
If your video are high quality and they have enough exposure, more and more people get interested in you. Sometimes companies want to use your video or a part of it to their commercials. Then you can sell the part for them and earn some good money. But this, of course, requires that your videos are good and people find them.
When you get famous on Youtube or people recognize that you have some good talent, you can get invitations. Some Youtubers get invitations to big conferences to speak about their expertise and teach other people.
There was a girl in Finland who published a video on Youtube where he spoke 14 “fake languages”, sang on some of her videos and played instruments. People recognized her talents and she started getting invitations to TV-shows and series. Then she got invited to Hollywood and she signed a contract with a music producer. Everything started with her Youtube videos.
Or then you can make a video about your skills and an employer sees it and invites you to a job interview. The bottom line is that with Youtube the possibilities are limitless.
There are three options:
1.Post 100 videos and wonder why they don’t get any views
2.Study and learn all the skills to become a successful Youtuber. But never get started.
3.Start posting videos and keep on learning at the same time.
Which one would you choose? There are people who keep on posting and posting. Then they think that competition is too high and it’s too hard to make money on Youtube. Then some people know what it takes but don’t bother to do the hard work.
In my opinion, the best way is to get started. First, make a plan. For example, decide to publish at least one video every week. Then get started. But don’t only do that but study how you could get better. There are many things that you can practice when you are making Youtube videos:
There are so many things that you can practice. Every time when you practice some of these skills you learn something. And when you learn something new, you are always one step closer to your Youtube-success. There is one thing that I have noticed among successful Youtubers:
95% of them have worked for years to achieve their success. And all of them started with 0 knowledge.
Everybody who is in the top today has started from the bottom. Every single one. And you are not different. If you want to make money on Youtube you need to start and keep on going. It will take lots of practice and probably lots of failures but those who never try, fail by default.
Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”. That’s why it’s important to make a success plan. It will help you to go forward even when you don’t feel like it.
What you will need for Youtube videos. A microphone or/and a camera. Start by buying those. Write down the deadline when you are going to buy them. Then make your research and when the day comes, you buy them.
Then publish at least 1 video per week. It’s okay to start slowly. Write down dates when you are going to publish your videos. If possible, write down also what will be the subjects of those videos.
Then every week learn something new. I have listed above 8 subjects that you can study to improve your skills. There are even much more but you can start with those. Decide what you are going to study and when. Write it down to your calendar to make sure that you will really do it.
Then start publishing 2 videos per week. I know a successful Internet marketer from France who is posting a new video every day. So 2 videos a week will be your goal. Again, write down dates when you are going to publish them. Then after some time analyze your results. Ask yourself questions: What have you done, what have you learned, what should you improve to get better results immediately and so on. Write down your answers.
Reach out to other successful Internet marketers to get help and learning even more. You need to become an authority. And when you create new content you are always learning something new. The best way to learn is by doing. So, make an action plan and stick to it. And remember that there is only one way to fail. That is quitting.
To be honest, I am not a specialist on making money on Youtube. I am planning to start learning more on about Youtube and making videos next year in 2017. I will use this post as a guideline and motivation to get started and keep on going. Then I can also report my progress here on YourOnlineRevenue.com.
Many principles that work on Youtube apply also to making money online in general. You need to learn how to get ranked and how to get traffic. You need to learn a bunch of skills.
There are much training regarding that subject and we have reviewed tens of different programs here on YourOnlineRevenue.com. Our #1 recommendation is Wealthy Affiliate. They provide the most comprehensive, in-depth and practical training. In addition, they have the most active and the best community for Internet marketers with more than 800,000 members.
When I am about to start my success journey on Youtube I will for sure ask other successful Youtubers in WA what are their tips and advice. Then I will save tens, hundreds or even thousands of hours because I don’t need to make the same mistakes that they have done.
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I started my online business when I was still studying in a college. That’s why I am going to share you 10 Reasons to Start an Online Business as a College Student.
If you have already graduated from college, don’t worry, probably many of these reasons will apply to you as well! Read until the end because reasons 9 and 10 are my favorites. Which reasons do you like the most?
If you are a college student, you don’t need to go to work 9 to 5. If you would be working from Monday to Friday for 8 hours it makes 40 hours a week. As far as I have seen, in most of the degrees, the work that you need to make in order to pass the course is closer to 20 hours/week than 40 hours/week. So you will have double the time compared to if you would be in a full-time job.
In addition, most college students don’t have kids or spouse. The family is a great thing and if you want to have one is definitely one of the best goals that you can have. However, if you don’t want to commit yourself when you are in a college, you will have much more time on other things like for example for building an online business.
Building any business requires TIME and EFFORT. Nothing happens without working your butt off. But especially in the online world, the success requires time most of the time. When you start a new website, Google doesn’t rank you very high. It takes from 3 months to a year to build authority in Google’s eyes. So it’s better to start your site early if you want to gain good rankings in the future.
Building an online business also requires learning. You need to learn certain skills to succeed. It’s often said that young people learn quickly. I believe that you can learn at any age but as a college student, you are surely in an age when you can easily learn new skills like earning money online.
Have you ever heard people saying, “I don’t like my job but at least I have something.” They are not satisfied. At the same time, they are too stuck in their job that they don’t have time and energy to search a new one. If you make a living online, your possibilities are limitless and you can choose to do almost whatever you want.
And when you are earning big sums of passive money monthly, you will have the financial freedom to decide if you want to go to a normal 9-5 job or not. If you have succeeded already before the graduation, you can have a year off after graduation and go to travel the world while making money online.
Many people are working at the same time when they are studying in a college or in a university. So did I at first. But why not to use that extra time for building an online business that you will have also after your studying times?
You can build an online business starting from $0 but it can become a “money making machine” that makes you thousands of euros per month. Imagine, how cool it would be to finance your studies with your own online business!
The founder of “Francais Authentique” Johan Tekfak who is teaching French online said that when he was young he didn’t have money but he had lots of time. But now when he is older he does have money but no time. At least that was the situation when he hadn’t quit his 9-5 job.
Then he totally broke through with his online business “Francais Authentique” and he quit a good paying job in a company. Nowadays he uploads 3 videos/week to his Youtube channel 118,292 subscribers and in his FB-channel there are 270,972 likes (3.10.2016). I believe that now he has lots of money and time as well.
The same reason is behind Pat Flynn’s online business. He earns $150,000/month online and now he has the possibility to spend time with his family as much he wants. Compare Pat and Johan to people who are working 12 hours in a day without a possibility to spend time with their families. Who do you want to become?
I have already before compared online business against offline business. We know that in online business, you need much smaller investments than in 99% of offline businesses. In most of the online businesses, you need thousands or even tens of thousands to get started. That can make the risk higher.
Your income will also be limited in an offline world. If you would, for example, create a taxi company, you can’t serve 1,000 customers in one day. In the online world, you can serve even 1,000,000 million customers in one day if they are watching/reading your content.
It takes $0 to start an online business but you can make +$10,000/month for example in a couple of years like these 5 guys.
In most of the colleges, the school provides computer classes where you can freely use their computers and internet connections. At least in our college the computers and computers were very fast. That’s why I sat many hours in our school’s computer class building my online business. I wonder what other students and teachers had been thinking because I was already accomplished my school tasks but still I was in the computer class every day! 😉
You don’t need to buy a fast computer yet because you can use the one at school. When you have graduated, you can buy a new one but then the prices have already gone down.
If you would be an employer and good candidates would come to an interview. The other one doesn’t have any professional experience but the other one has his own online business. Which one would you choose? The answer is obvious.
Building your own business shows that you are active. It also builds your character and makes you proactive instead of reactive. You don’t only react to situations around you but you make the things happen when you are proactive.
This is one of my of favorite reasons! You can work on a plane, on a beach, in a classroom, at your home wearing your underwear or sometimes even at work if you are on a night shift and you have nothing special to do there.
You can work online in Hawaii, Finland, South Africa, Spain, Indonesia, Hong Kong or literally anywhere you want. The only thing you need is a device where you can connect and an internet connection. That’s why the Internet can give us equal opportunities despite the country where we have born.
Are you a night person? Or do you like waking up early?
If you have an online business you can decide your work hours. I like waking up early and once I had a habit of waking up every morning at 5-6 AM and then immediately started working online. But you can also stay awake late and build your business even until 2 AM if you want.
Or if you have a boring lesson in a college you can probably open your laptop and start doing important things. Most teachers will probably just think that that’s very motivated student because he has a laptop with him so that he can make notes ;).
When I started building my online business, I saw even some younger people who hadn’t even started a college and they were already making big bucks online. I thought that I should have started earlier like them. But then I figured out that as a college student I am not very old you neither! I am still younger than most of the people that are starting their online businesses.
If you start today, you will gain experience every year and after your graduation, you will already have tons of knowledge about the making money online.
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I hope that you enjoyed this article. Have you already started your online business? At what age did you start? Were you still in college and what were you studying?
Every successful blogger should be constantly thinking “How to Drive Traffic to My Blog?”
More traffic means more engagement, better rankings and eventually more revenue. It’s much easier to make money when there are 100,000 visitors/month instead of 1,000 visitors/month.
Today I am shortly going to show how you can instantly drive lots of visitors to your website. Many of those visitors may become your subscribers and some of them may even buy some of your products.
By trying this trick the traffic is almost 100% guaranteed. I have tried it once and it’s the most read article on YourOnlineRevenue.com. The average time of that article is about 5 minutes. That’s a high average time! It means if someone has instantly gone away from the page, the other one has been on that page for 10 minutes.
The trick is called…
If you haven’t heard it before, I will explain briefly what do they mean.
Expert roundup is a post where you ask the same question(s) from many experts on a certain field. Then they give their answer and you collect all the answers, build one post which shows and summarizes all the answers.
For example, YourOnlineRevenue.com is all about internet marketing and making money online. One of the most important things in my field is to get ranked in Google in order to get organic traffic. That’s why I asked the experts, “How to Get Ranked #1 in Google?” (Read what 17 experts answered!)
I will give you examples further how to decide your roundup question and subject. But what are the benefits of the expert roundups?
Today in 2016 we have better ways to get in touch with any person in the world than ever in the human history. You have social medias, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, email and so on.
If you don’t know who are the experts, just make a few searches in Google and you will very quickly find people’s websites, contact forms and social media accounts. When you find one expert, you will soon find another one.
Then just send them your question. It’s just simple as that. You will be surprised how glad experts are to answer your question even though many of them are busy.
Remember these three things when contacting experts.
2.Keep your answers short enough.
3.Send a follow-up email if the expert doesn’t answer for the first one.
If you need more help on how to contact the experts, don’t hesitate to leave a question below in the comments.
Maybe you are wondering how people will notice your expert roundup. Let me give an example from my own experience.
One of the participants in my roundup was Chris Dreyer who has almost 100k followers on Twitter. After publishing my roundup, he shared the post on Twitter for his 100k followers. Then tens of his followers retweeted it and many of them clicked the link to see the post.
Many of the experts shared my roundup in Google+, Twitter and Facebook. They have tens thousands of followers who then shared it further and also clicked the link to read my post.
Experts want to share the article for many reasons
I think you are beginning to understand how many people will eventually see the roundup posts. 🙂
When I made my first roundup on YourOnlineRevenue I got an answer from 17 experts. Next time I am planning to gather more (50 or even 100) experts to get even more shares on social media and to drive even more traffic to my website.
Think how much traffic would even shares of 50 or 100 experts would give! We are talking about thousands or tens of thousands of visitors to one article.
The interview question must be very relevant and important to your website’s subject. If your website is about gym training, don’t ask about the best tennis rackets. Instead, you could ask for example, “What are your 3 favorite exercises in the gym?”
When the experts give their answers is easy to list their answer into a summary. For example in the following way:
Results from 20 experts. Favorite exercise in the gym:
1.Deadlift 15 points
2.Squat 13 points
3.Bench press 10 points
and so on.
If your blog is about traveling, you could ask 20 travel bloggers, “What is the best place where you have been in the world?”
If your blog is about losing weight, you could ask fitness bloggers or people who have lost weight, “What is the fastest way to lose weight?”
Use your imagination and make even better questions. I believe that you can make a wonderful roundup.
This is true. Making an expert roundup takes much more time than writing a normal article.
You need to send a question to experts, then send a follow-up to some of them, respond to their answers, gather their answers to one post and summarize their answers.
But everything worthwhile in life takes time. And think about the benefits.
I don’t know how many social shares you usually get by writing the normal article. But by making an expert roundup I can guarantee that you will get more traffic.
Think about the rewards: traffic, social shares, new connections with the experts, Google rankings, high-quality content and so on.
Probably you are somehow like me and you read lots of different blogs. Then you get many new ideas but forget them because you didn’t put it into practice right away. If so, let’s make the change.
Write down a plan and dates when you will
Write down the dates.
Then do it and let me know what kind of results did you get.
I hope this trick helps you to drive traffic to your blog. If you need any help or have a comment, don’t hesitate to leave them below and I will be more than happy to respond you personally.
PS.I got an idea to make a roundup from Wealthy Affiliate. Here is the article that inspired me, “A New Twist On Expert Roundup Posts – How To Get Hundreds Of Shares To Your Site“. If you don’t know what is Wealthy Affiliate, read my comprehensive review here.
Before, I didn’t even know that it would be possible to earn money online. The possibility was out there but I wasn’t conscious about it. Another thing that I didn’t know how easily I could find help if I want to earn money online.
Everything changed one day when I was searching from Google “how to make money online” and other search terms.
I went to the page which told me “Earn Money by Selling Products in Amazon.” The author of the website was probably about 25-30 year-old. He had started making a lot of money online and now he taught other people about the same subject.
I went to Wealthy Affiliate from his link and new opportunities opened to me. A lot of helpful people who already had succeeded online wanted to help in my journey.
Probably you have wondered that you would like to earn money online. Or maybe you haven’t been conscious about the possibility like I wasn’t. I can tell you today, It is possible to make money online! And many people are doing it.
First I thought that making money online must be probably something related to cheating other people. How wrong I was!!! Nowadays I know that most of the people earn online 100% legally by providing important value for other people. (Yes there are many scams online and I want to warn you about those. I write reviews of them to my site to “the Bad” -section.)
Actually those provide the best value for people, usually also success best.
If you don’t know personally yet anyone who earns online I can tell that in Wealthy Affiliate you can get to know many of those.
People in Wealthy Affiliate aren’t greedy or overlook but totally contrary. They are positive, encouraging, motivating and helpful. I am very positive person (Check my other blog YourPositivePower) but I was actually surprised how helpful people are in WA.
First I thought that it’s only hype of the founder and salesmen but it was true. People are friendly and they really want to help you!
Members in Wealthy Affiliate are from all around the world. I’m from Finland and I’ve met people from Asia, Africa, America, Europe and so on.
You can ask anything that comes to your mind and you will always get an answer. I have always got an answer to my questions (see the image).
I believe that many times the best way to learn is to listen to those people who have already walked the path that you are about to take (Read the text from my other blog). Now when they have experience, they know what are the typical mistakes and how to avoid them.
They know what they would have done differently if they could start again from the start.
Everyone has once started. No one was an expert in the beginning.
Many times in my life I have thought, “Oh, if I would have known this before I would have done differently. But hey! Now I can share my knowledge with others and probably they can benefit! from it”
That’s one important reason why I’m writing this blog. I want to help people to know the things that they probably don’t know yet. I didn’t know them before but after studying and working I’ve found out.
When you are running an online business, did you know that your friends can be some kind of experts also even though they wouldn’t have own experience about business?
Your friends can watch your business with the customers’s eyes. Would they buy from you if they wouldn’t know you but would be interested in the subject? They can give important insights what kind of thing they point out in your website and how they feel about spending time there.
Many times we are not conscious about the possibilities around us. I didn’t know how easy is to get help for making money online in Wealthy Affiliate.
That’s why it’s good that we spend time with different people, search from the internet and keep our minds open.
If you want personal help to earn money online I can fully recommend to start from Wealthy Affiliate.
Thank you for reading, I hope you caught a glimpse how easy is to get help to your online business nowadays!
If you have any comments or questions, feel free to share!