Many people want to know how to make money on YouTube videos. This is not surprising because YouTube is known and used in many households throughout the civilised world. It is actually the third most used search engine in the world. Enough video is uploaded every three minutes to play non-stop for more than a week. And then that video is watched in 39 countries in 54 languages. There are different ways to make money with YouTube videos. This article is about one of the easiest ways to generate money with YouTube, and that is by joining the YouTube Partners Program.
The YouTube Partner program was created in 2007. Joining this program is super easy and once it is set up it doesn't require any extra effort on your part. In fact hundreds of YouTube Partners are earning more than 6 figures in income each year. But even though this amount of income is obviously attainable by some, most people are very happy to earn much less than that. And why shouldn't they? The money is there for the making and it can be gained for very little effort.
So what is involved in making money this way?
Joining the YouTube Partner Program
This is a simple step by step procedure for starting on the YouTube income ladder:-
Open a YouTube Account.
If you aren't sure how to do that, just open up your internet browser and type in or copy "how to open a YouTube account"
Click on one of the links that opens up and then follow the directions.
Once you have completed your details and created a gmail account (for receiving and sending emails) you will be directed to your own YouTube Channel.
Upload a video to your new YouTube account.
The video does not have to be of a high technical quality.
Uploading a video that you have recorded on your phone, your camera or even on your webcam is quite good enough.
The most important thing is that your video is interesting, amusing or informative so that people will want to watch it.
You also need to make sure you own all the necessary commercial rights to the visual and audio elements of the video.
The main problem occurs when someone includes a pop song in their video, for instance. And that pop song is copyright. Or there could be a song playing on the radio or TV when a video is being recorded, for instance. Just make sure that you are not recording anything that is copyright and you will be alright.
And, if you prefer, YouTube has a wide collection of music that is free to use and it is a simple thing for you to change the soundtrack on your video once it is uploaded and before it is published and made public.
Obviously, if your video includes someone talking you won't want to change the soundtrack. But if a music background is part of your recording, then you can easily use YouTube's selection.
Publish your video.
When you upload your video to YouTube the default setting is to make it "public". This means that the general public will be able to watch it.
If you prefer, you could change that public setting to Private or Unlisted, but since you want people to watch your video so that they can click on your advert, you will prefer to leave it at the default public setting.
And finally you can take the:
Join the YouTube Partner's Program.
In order to join the program you need to have at least one video approved for monetisation, and so, providing your video was acceptable then everything should proceed easily.
Simply go into the Channel Settings on your YouTube Channel, open the Monetization section and apply for the Partner's Program.
Finally, to make sure that you are the one who receives the money from the "clicks" on your video, you need to open up your own Google AdSense Account.
To do this, simply paste or copy the following into your web browser "how to open a Google AdSense Account", follow the links that come up and get your own AdSense Account
After that, enjoy your video making and start to record and upload your videos as often as you want to.
Your videos will be there, on the internet, for people to watch and click on the adverts, and bit by bit, your income will start to build up.