Do you know how to monetize youtube videos and turn views into profit?
If not, you are probably missing out on a big opportunity. The youtube monetization methods I share in this article will try to help you understand how much you can actually earn from youtube and how damn easy it is to do it.
So if you own a YouTube channel that gets a lot of exposure, I suggest that you continue reading this post because it will definitely change the way you see your YouTube videos.
5 YouTube Monetization Methods that YouTube celebrities and marketers use to make money on YouTube:
1. YouTube Partnership
This is the most secure way to monetize YouTube videos because, obviously YouTube itself is also making money out of the ads they run on your quality videos. However to be eligible for the youtube partnership program you need to have unique videos and a substantial audience. Read more about how to become a YouTube partner.
2. CPA Offers
CPA stands for Cost Per Action, basically you can earn from $0.5 – $50+ when someone clicks your referral link and completes and does the required action (subscribes, gets free trial, completes a servery or something similar)
If done correctly this is probably the most profitable way to monetize YouTube videos. This is pretty simple, you just need to find CPA offers related to the content in your videos, create your links and add them in the video description.
Some of the most popular CPA Networks (that will probably accept you) are:
3. Affiliate Offers
This one is similar to the CPA method but instead of registrations or surveys, the people you refer must purchase the product for you to get a commission.
Digital products like e-books, software and tutorials give the highest commissions, often up to 75% of the total product price.
For this I would recommend that you sign up on: clickbank.com and search for some related products.
4. Selling music on iTunes
If you are a musician, this is absolutely the best way you to monetize your videos. Just look around YouTube and you will notice that most of the “YouTube celebrities” have a link to I tunes in the video description of their songs.
Working directly with apple is way harder than going trough pre approved music distributors.
So it is best to use one of these services to help you with this:
5. Selling brand items (T-shirts, Coffee Mugs, etc…)
For some niches like comedy all of the methods mentioned above might be useless, especially if you can’t be a youtube partner because of country or content uniqueness restriction.
In this case, the only thing you can do is to sell branded items to your fans and this is something that you should bother to do only if you have a huge base of hardcore followers.
Ray William Johnson is a nice example for this type of monetization.