With YouTube videos, you can view almost any subject you want information about. YouTube is the second largest search engine, second only to Google. YouTube processes over 3 billion searches in a month. About 100 hours of videos are uploaded every minute.
YouTube has millions of videos, you just search for any keyword and this search engine will give you a list of videos related to your keyword.
Companies and individuals upload videos to YouTube frequently in order to promote their brand, products and services.
Most Nigerians who are into making money business on the internet know about Amazon affiliate and clickbank. Making money by uploading videos to YouTube has not been well utilized in Nigeria.
I have met some Nigerians who are making incredible amount of money from YouTube videos every month. It is a niche people do not talk about here.
How to make money from YouTube videos
Open a YouTube Account
To make money from YouTube videos, you need to open an account with this video search engine. It is very easy to open an account with YouTube. Just go to www.youtube.com, click register and fill in your credentials (email address, password and name). Once you are done with the filling of the account opening form, YouTube will notify you through your email address that your YouTube account has been opened.
Before you create any video, you need to find niches that are not saturated. It is better to create videos in line with trending stories, current news, trends and what people are currently actively searching for on the internet. Keywords research will guide you in choosing less competitive niches.
Research keywords in your chosen niche
You need to invest in some tools to help you with keywords research. As explained above, you should research keywords related to what people are actively searching for on the internet. KWFinder and Keyword Revealer are good tools you can use to look for the competitiveness score of any keyword you choose.
Better to choose keywords whose average competitiveness score is less than 30%.
Create a lot of videos
To make money on YouTube, you need to upload a lot of videos daily. 2-5 videos per day will do. If you can upload more than 5 YouTube videos per day, you will increase your chances of making more money.
Animoto is a fantastic tool you can use for your YouTube videos creation. With Animoto, the process of video creation is automated.
You must not use copyrighted images or information on your YouTube Videos. You can get images free from copyright on Pixabay or on Google Image search. To get images free from copyright on Google Images, you need to do an advance search and look for images that are free to use or share, even commercially.
Once you click free to use or share, even commercially on the advanced search tab of Google images, a list of images that are free from copyright will be displayed by Google.
After getting the copyright free images, you can use Animoto to create nice videos with the images.
Upload the videos
After the creation of videos, you can now upload them on YouTube. You need to use search engine optimization techniques to make the video rank well on YouTube.
Some of the titles you can use on YouTube are How to + your keywords, reviews + your keywords and tutorials = your keyword etc.
You should have six or more keywords per video. Your keywords should be embedded in the video title. The description and tags on YouTube must have your keywords.
Market your YouTube Videos’ links
You can share the YouTube links on social media so that the possibility of you getting backlinks will be increased.
You can monetize your YouTube videos using affiliate schemes like Clickbank, Cost Per Action (CPA) and even selling your own products and services.
How some Nigerians have made money from YouTube videos
Clickbank is one the leading companies running affiliates scheme in the world. When you help Clickbank to sell a product, you can get a commission as high as 70%.
Participating in Clickbank’s affiliate programme can be very profitable if you get it right.
You can use YouTube Videos to promote Clickbank’s products and make money. There are instances of people using Youtube videos to market Clickbank’s products and they make $1,000 – $10,000 every month.
Yes, most people make money from Amazon affiliate by designing a website to reviews and market Amazon’s products. Some people use YouTube videos to do this same work and they earn good money.
Though the commission on Amazon products is low but the wide acceptability of Amazon as a brand will make you sell huge volume of their products.
You can also use YouTube videos to make money through CPA (Cost per Action). CPA is not common in Nigeria buy you can use some strategies to open and operate US Paypal account and earn from this internet business.
Products and services
Are you a business owner? You can use YouTube videos to market your products and services. I know business owners in Nigeria that solely relies on YouTube when it comes to digital marketing. A young man once told me that he gets customers for his drip irrigation tapes through YouTube.
Dig deep and explore. There are several ways you can make good money from YouTube videos. Do not waste your time searching for white collar jobs that are diminishing every year.