Most people use the YouTube video platform for entertainment. In general, the most viewed videos are comedy or entertainment ones. However, did you know that you can actually earn money using YouTube?
There are three simple steps to make money using YouTube. First, you need to create a video of interest to a particular special interest group or niche. You should use keywords for that niche in your video title to maximize views. Secondly, you must sign up as an affiliate marketer for a chosen product in that niche or you must already have a website where your product is sold. Third, you must place a hyperlink in the video description field at the beginning and end of the description (under “more information”). Your hyperlink should take the user to a sales page where the product you are promoting can be purchased by the viewer.
The key to making money online is driving traffic to your video. Therefore, the most important elements are typically: (1) video title with searchable keywords included; (2) appropriate tags; (3) number of comments and ratings; and (4) great video content that people love to watch. Remember that you are only trying to attract those people who are looking for the niche you are promoting.
To be able to make money online, you need to focus on increasing the traffic or views of your video. So most of your efforts should focus on this outcome. Many people don’t realize the importance of dedicating the majority of their efforts to marketing rather than focusing on the actual video content.
Since driving traffic or views to your videos and links is a key element to your success, you should use any ethical technique you can think of to achieve your goal. For example, email your friends and family to post comments and ratings on your videos. Share your videos via social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Publish a blog post about your video. Leave a comment on someone else’s blog and include a hyperlink to your video. There are hundreds of creative techniques you can use to drive traffic so you can start making money online today.