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    • Skinnylatte
    • By Skinnylatte 24th Nov 12, 4:22 PM
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    20 per day and rising from Youtube
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    • 24th Nov 12, 4:22 PM
    20 per day and rising from Youtube 24th Nov 12 at 4:22 PM
    I thought I'd share this with you as it's getting quite exiting!

    About 2 years ago I started a youtube account. One of my videos started to do quite well and youtube asked my to become a partner and monetise my videos with adsense.
    I did this and started to receive a very low income from this. However over the last year I've been posting new videos and have purchased software to do my own animation. I now have over 80 videos and have a daily income of more than 20, and it's rising by about 10% each month.

    If you think you can make compelling videos and have time to invest in exploring the system then it's worth having a go.
    1. Think of a topic you are passionate about, and something you can make videos on - for example 'how to make cards'
    2. Go to google keyword tool and do a word search on 'make cards' or what ever your passion is. This will bring up lots of phrases that contain make cards. Spend alot of time thining about your topic, it needs to be profitable and you don't want to get fed up of it in 6 months.
    3. Sort this by Global monthly searches and choose phrases with a medium or low competion. These are phases that are easier to rank high on google with that the 'high competition' ones
    4. Open your youtube channel and name it something relevent like 'how to make cards for free' or perhaps something more original!
    5. Start to make really good quality videos using the best keyword phrases fron your google keyword search. For example 'how to make pop up cards' 'how to make valentines cards'. Make sure you are not infringing any copyright and you have permission to use the content of videos if you don't own it. For each video make sure you name it with the keyword, use it in the title, and also in the description and the tags box. Write a good amount in the description box.
    6. Support your youtube channel with facebook and twitter. Lots of social media and building relationships with people (actually I haven't done this bit yet!!)
    7. Like other peoples channels and videos. You need to get lots of subscribers to your chanel. you get this by providing quality content that people want to see
    8. Apply to become a youtube partner and to monetise your videos (all info is on youtube under creator and partners) - you will need an adsense account
    9. Keep creating great videos and increasing your audience

    This is not a get rich quick scheme by any means. But has proved a fun way to earn a part time income for me, and the best bit of it is that while I go to work in a 'proper job' the pennies roll in by the minute 24/7.

    Adsense, for those who don't know, is the google program responsible for the annoying adverts on youtube videos! When ever any-one clicks on the advert (and no you can't click on your own) you are paid a small amount per click depending on how much the advertiser is paying for the advert to be there. Some catergories and keywords pay more than others.

    You need to be carefull choosing your subject, it needs to be something that you can make lots of videos about and that people will want to watch. It's also helpful to write about a topic or words that advertisers will want to associate with.

    Anyway I though I'd put my tuppence in. It's all part of my grand master plan for a very comfortable retirement!

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  • AdamKels
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    • 24th Nov 12, 9:07 PM
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    • 24th Nov 12, 9:07 PM
    Thanks for this post, very informative and helpful. Im happy for you, 20 pounds a day is a decent income for doing something you enjoy!

    Congratulations, and thanks for sharing your wisdom!
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    • wiorika
    • By wiorika 25th Nov 12, 7:40 AM
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    • 25th Nov 12, 7:40 AM
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    • 25th Nov 12, 7:40 AM
    thanks for posting this i always wandered how people make money from youtube, 20 pounds sounds really good
  • Hoody
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    • 25th Nov 12, 8:31 AM
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    • 25th Nov 12, 8:31 AM
    Some people make a lot more than that tbh, not sure how true it is? but i heard reports of payouts being around $2 per thousands views? so if you are doing guides and playthroughs of a popular game and get the videos out there you could see a nice return from these. If you go to some of the popular gamers channels it's not uncommon for them to have subscribers that number in the tens of thousands, and to have 15 million+ video views. They also often do live streaming with companies like twitchtv or own3d who also pay you x amount per thousand ad impressions, so if you take it as being $2 per thousand ad impressions and say play 4 ads and hour this can soon rank up. Several people on there have viewer counts above 5k a times which would work out at $20 per hour which isn't a bad payout really?
    • Skinnylatte
    • By Skinnylatte 25th Nov 12, 8:59 AM
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    • 25th Nov 12, 8:59 AM
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    • 25th Nov 12, 8:59 AM
    Some people make a lot more than that tbh, not sure how true it is? but i heard reports of payouts being around $2 per thousands views? so if you are doing guides and playthroughs of a popular game and get the videos out there you could see a nice return from these. If you go to some of the popular gamers channels it's not uncommon for them to have subscribers that number in the tens of thousands, and to have 15 million+ video views. They also often do live streaming with companies like twitchtv or own3d who also pay you x amount per thousand ad impressions, so if you take it as being $2 per thousand ad impressions and say play 4 ads and hour this can soon rank up. Several people on there have viewer counts above 5k a times which would work out at $20 per hour which isn't a bad payout really?
    Originally posted by Hoody
    Yes, some of the gaming channels my son watches have millions of views daily. I understand that some make 200000 plus per year, particularly channels like 'The Annoying Orange' (not a gaming channel obviously!) A friend of mine makes a full time living out of this.
    I get about 15000-20000 daily views at the moment so this is about right with $2 per 1000 views. I have a plan to incease this by 10% each month, and use it all to pay off my debts, and then start on the mortgage. My kids are totally embarrassed at Mums hobby!!
    Last edited by Skinnylatte; 25-11-2012 at 9:05 AM.

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  • Hoody
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    • 25th Nov 12, 9:10 AM
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    • 25th Nov 12, 9:10 AM
    One thing that may be worth looking for, is to find out if there is a "network" you can join? a lot of the gaming channels have joined one usually on a 60/40 or 70/30 profit basis in your favour. (you obviously need to read the small print and details) but these can drive a lot more traffic to your channel.
    • Skinnylatte
    • By Skinnylatte 25th Nov 12, 9:21 AM
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    • 25th Nov 12, 9:21 AM
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    • 25th Nov 12, 9:21 AM
    One thing that may be worth looking for, is to find out if there is a "network" you can join? a lot of the gaming channels have joined one usually on a 60/40 or 70/30 profit basis in your favour. (you obviously need to read the small print and details) but these can drive a lot more traffic to your channel.
    Originally posted by Hoody
    Cool thanks, I don't know what a network is but I'm off to find out! In fact I did get approached by a company called 'Full Screen' earlier in the year, but when I just read that they wanted 30% of my profits I took it no further. I guess they must be a network?

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  • Hoody
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    • 25th Nov 12, 9:24 AM
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    • 25th Nov 12, 9:24 AM
    Not sure? but could be? Be careful who you sign up with though some networks are better than others. And some are not much more than outright scammers. So research them well before signing up with anyone.
  • johno80
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    • 26th Nov 12, 4:39 PM
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    • 26th Nov 12, 4:39 PM
    That's awesome. I didn't realise you could make money on youtube - I just thought it was for wasting time when you were supposed to be working

    Can we see one of your videos?
  • shmeeko69
    That's a decent amount and something to build on for 2013.

    I totally agree with you regarding videos of interest and producing compelling stuff that people will be genuinely interested in, as they more likely to click on the adverts. The keywords you use are also important and will determine your video positioning with You Tube. Another useful addition is in having a link to your blog/site directly below your video and an excellent way to gain extra traffic.

    You Tube has and probably always will be an effective marketing tool for gaining additional income.

    All the Best
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    • Skinnylatte
    • By Skinnylatte 27th Nov 12, 2:46 PM
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    That's awesome. I didn't realise you could make money on youtube - I just thought it was for wasting time when you were supposed to be working

    Can we see one of your videos?
    Originally posted by johno80
    i don't think I'm allowed to post links on here - sorry

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    • sequence
    • By sequence 27th Nov 12, 3:36 PM
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    sequence
    I make around 10 a day from my youtube, I only have 3 million views too. It's perfectly possible to make a decent amount on there.
  • Hoody
    i don't think I'm allowed to post links on here - sorry
    Originally posted by sophie.christie
    You can't throw a link in a forum post, you are allowed to ad one into your profile though.
  • AcesGalore
    Can anyone give ideas to what sort of videos would be popular?
  • Hoody
    Guides are always popular, this can be guides on how to do things in a game. Or guides on how to do practical things in real life. Obviously try to make something that will appeal to a wide range of people though. Not a lot of point of uploading a video if only one bloke and his dog are likely to watch it?
    • Annie021063
    • By Annie021063 1st Dec 12, 6:09 PM
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    I tutor for the 11+ and 12+ exams, could this be a good topic for videos??
    how do you start though? How can you video yourself showing how to work something out?
  • Hoody
    If you want to film your face, use a decent webcam or digital camcorder. If you want to record whats happening on screen use some screen capture software. Fraps is good but costs twenty or thirty pounds iirc? or there are a few free ones out there not quite as good though? take the files you have saved from fraps or camcorder and make a vid using windows movie maker, sony vegas or some other software that is available and upload it to youtube?
    • Skinnylatte
    • By Skinnylatte 2nd Dec 12, 10:49 AM
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    I just did a youtube search for 'how to' and there were an amazing array of how to videos from how to trick people into thinking you have big boobs, 17 million views to how to charge an ipod using electrolytes and an onion 9 million views and how to be a ninja 36 million views!!
    All these videos are way more successful than mine so I guess these people are making substantial amounts.
    If you want to get started then I would type your interest into youtube and see what other people are doing, and what gets alot of views.
    Use the google keyword tracker tool to find good keywords for a video. I searched 'how to play'...results below show loads of ideas that would be easy to make a video about if you knew anything about these things







    how to play drums

    Low


    74,000

    8,100

    0.50



    how to play avi files

    Low


    74,000

    9,900

    0.21



    how to play mkv files

    Low


    74,000

    9,900

    0.21



    how to play bridge

    Medium


    60,500

    9,900

    0.31



    how to make play dough

    Low


    60,500

    8,100

    0.17



    sudoku how to play

    Low


    49,500

    4,400

    0.17



    how to play sudoku

    Low


    49,500

    4,400

    0.16



    how to play acoustic guitar

    Low


    49,500

    6,600

    0.30



    how to play uno

    Low


    49,500

    2,900

    0.34



    how to play the harmonica

    Low


    49,500

    5,400

    0.24



    how to play a harmonica

    Low


    49,500

    5,400

    0.24



    how to play harmonica

    Low


    49,500

    5,400

    0.25



    how to play checkers

    Low


    33,100

    2,900

    0.29



    how to play dominoes

    Low


    33,100

    2,900

    0.38



    how to play guitar for beginners

    Medium


    22,200

    2,900

    0.29



    how to play the guitar for beginners

    Medium


    22,200

    2,900

    0.29



    how to play bass guitar

    Low


    18,100

    2,400

    0.30



    how to play cribbage

    Low


    18,100

    2,400

    0.20



    how to play canasta

    Low


    12,100

    480

    0.32



    how to play euromillions

    Low


    8,100

    4,400

    0.30



    how to play go fish

    Low


    8,100

    880

    0.79



    how to play the stock market

    High


    6,600

    720

    3.13



    how to play crazy eights

    Low


    3,600

    140

    0.28



    how to play the harmonica for beginners

    Medium


    1,000

    170

    0.26



    how to play bridge card game


    Annie021063, you could have a maths tutoring or lessons channel showing tutorials on specific problems, search 'how to maths' for example on youtube and theres lots of videos on there showing how to solve a specific problem. most of them are just videos of people showing the solution on a wipeboard, that wouldn't be hard to do. (Infact I just watched 1 and it was rubbish!)

    The key is to make videos people will want to watch and get alot of views. Yesterday between my 89 videos I got 17,676 views and made 19.50. it's also important to make videos that people watch until the end, my videos that do best are the one's where more that 50% of people watch it til the end, so it's important to make them compelling.

    Pleasse don't think you can just upload a couple of videos and make money. (unless it's charlie but my finger!) I had my channel for about a year before I started making money, so it takes time, but once it's rolling the money just keeps coming in (for now anyway!)

    Sophie


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    • morganedge
    • By morganedge 2nd Dec 12, 10:56 AM
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    If you go into you video manager and 'monetise' the video, it gives it a green square with a dollar sign in it.
    However, do you then need to do something else?
    It really isn't very clear on their site, and i've never really understood all of teh 'adsense' stuff etc.
    • Skinnylatte
    • By Skinnylatte 2nd Dec 12, 11:02 AM
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    Skinnylatte
    If you go into you video manager and 'monetise' the video, it gives it a green square with a dollar sign in it.
    However, do you then need to do something else?
    It really isn't very clear on their site, and i've never really understood all of teh 'adsense' stuff etc.
    Originally posted by morganedge
    You need to create an adsense account with google, go to this page when you are logged into your youtube account https://www.youtube.com/account_monetization
    this should guide you through the process

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