YouTube gets more than one billion unique users per month.
Even if you only get seen by a fraction of a fraction of that audience, you can build a very nice income in 7 different ways, like this:
1: Send traffic to your website.
If your website is built to create income, you can use YouTube to get traffic to your site. Repurpose your older content into videos, and create new videos, too. Place your website URL in the first line of your video descriptions and funnel your new traffic straight to your website.
Killer trick: Inside your video, offer a content upgrade found on your site. For example, if your video teaches how to get clients using LinkedIn, offer an email template on your website that professionals can use to get those clients.
2: Sell your own products.
If you’re creating your own products, such as ebooks, courses, apps, music and so forth, you can use YouTube to promote them.
Add your link to your product in your video’s description so viewer’s can check it out.
3: Make your Kickstarter campaign successful.
If you’ve got a great idea for a product or service but you need funding, create some videos and encourage viewers to comment.
You’ll find out what they like and what needs improving, or if your idea is even viable. Tweak your idea until you get it right, and then launch on Kickstarter.
4: Do affiliate marketing.
There are hundreds of thousands of companies that would love to pay you a commission for sending them buyers.
Review the product you are promoting in a video or create a “how to” use the product tutorial.
Place your affiliate link in the YouTube description to get credit for the sales.
5: Join the YouTube partner program.
When you’re ready, you can make money simply by getting a lot of views by sharing in YouTube’s advertising revenue.
You might create your own YouTube series.
For example, you could do a talk show, drama, comedy or whatever you’re good at. Keep making new episodes and getting people to subscribe.
Or become a personality. If you’re passionate about your interests and love talking about them, why not? You could be the next YouTube star.
6: Create tutorials.
Are you good at teaching? Then show people how to do things, such as apply makeup, build birdhouses, baking cakes and so forth.
Monetize with affiliate links or AdSense or even by linking to your own products.
7: Build your brand and have fun.
Regardless of your niche, or even if you have a niche yet, it’s a great idea to build your brand. Make videos of whatever works to your strengths and interests, have fun and see what works for you. You might even turn yourself, your pet or your child into a star simply by being yourselves and seeing what you can make happen.
And if you start getting tons of views, then you can choose how to monetize your newfound fame and audience.