How to Become a Book Tuber and Earn Money Online?
If you ask me honestly, what is the one thing that excites me the most? Than my straight answer to this question is only an amazing idea gives me the feeling like nothing else. And after hearing the idea, if I can visualize the bigger possibility for my life than I can immediately feel so much rush inside my blood.
This has happened to me so many times in my life. And I am happy to inform that those were the best moments of my life. So, today, I want to share one such idea which I believe has the potential to generate income for us. But as I always tell there is no short cut. Actions are required to get the desired results. So, let me share that idea and I hope you can too see the bigger picture.
Who Is A Book Tuber?
I am sure you will agree that reading books makes us intelligent. It gives us knowledge. But do you know by reading books you can earn money? Well, there is a system and anybody who can combine the power of digital marketing and reading books can generate income.
So, who is a Book Tuber? Well, if you have heard this word for the first time then let me simply tell you. Book Tuber is a person who makes YouTube videos based on books.
When I say they make videos then there are many possibilities within this opportunity. I will share at least two ways through which you can earn money by using this system. And the best part is neither you have to step out of your home nor you have to do any heavy investment.
So, if you are good at speaking, writing and hungry to make a career and business by using this system, then read this article. It will guide you and this article will act as a complete blueprint for you.
Start A YouTube Channel - Initial Stage
As per data, there are almost 300 million video viewers in India alone. It is expected to grow by 340 to 360 million next year. And if I talk about worldwide numbers then there are more than 1 billion viewers in a month. Yes, I am talking about the biggest video market place i.e YouTube.
So, in the first stage, you have to start a channel. As it is your foundation stage, you have to decide what will be the format of your videos. There are three formats through which you can start your channel. In the first format, you can show your face and do the book review.
In the second format, you can record only your voice and show images to make your videos. In the third format, you can use animations and make videos. So, decide the format first. This is the most crucial stage.
In this stage, you also need to decide what kind of books you will review. Whether you will review only business books or motivational books or Novels or Science fiction books etc. So, in this stage, you need to decide two things i.e format (animation, video or audio), and type (review or summary etc).
Ideas On Topics To Make Videos
Now, you have started making videos on a regular basis. And you are looking forward to earn income through this. But before, I explain how you can earn, let me give more ideas as what all things you can do within this channel. I want to show the bigger picture and possibilities before we jump to the earning part.
So, below are the list of activities which you can do for your channel.
1. Book review
2. Book summary
3. Book of the month or week
4. Best 10 books (for example, best 10 business books of the year)
5. You can do how-to videos (for example, how to read fast, how to understand a book, how to write a review of a book etc)
6. Collaborate with other Book YouTubers (for example, take their interview through webinar)
7. Inform the audience about adapted movies from books
So, these are some ideas which you can implement and make various versions of these.
How To Earn Money With Such Channels
So, if we talk about the income source then, in the beginning, we have two options through which we can generate money. These are viewership (ad revenue) and affiliate marketing. Now, let’s understand these sources in detail.
Income Through Viewership
YouTube is the only social media platform where you have something called a magic button i.e monetization. But to start earning through this process you have to fulfil three most important criteria. These are:
1. Need to have at least 1000 subscribers
2. Need to complete 4000 watch hours
3. Videos should include either your face and voice or voice at least and it should be your original videos. Plus there are other YouTube guidelines which you need to follow.
After you fulfil these criteria you will be get paid as per your viewership which includes ad revenue. So, the simple rule is higher the monthly viewership higher will be your income.
Income Through Affiliate Marketing
Do you know videos are one of the best marketing tools to present information about any product? And by using this video method chances of customer conversion increases. So, how does an affiliate marketing will be used under this technique?
First, let’s understand what is affiliate marketing? Well, affiliate marketing simply means you promote a product and once a customer buys that product through your referral link, you will earn some commission in return.
For example, you’re an Amazon affiliate marketer. So, you made one video on YouTube and gave a review about a book. And under the description of your video, you shared that book’s affiliate link. So, when someone buys that book after watching your video, you will get the commission.
Many people don’t start such channel as they feel who will watch such channels or how this channel can help me to earn money. Well, if you ask me there are so many opportunities we can create by the help of digital platforms. You just need to start, belief in your dreams, keep learning and results will come soon or later.
Now, if you want to grow even bigger than go ahead start applying for sponsorship and even write your own book. Once you will grow your channel then you will no longer be an individual but you will become a brand. And always remember the price of a brand is always higher than a product.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Vikram Brahma