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Updated on January 31, 2011

Producing Your Own Videos And Sharing Them Online Can Earn Income

You love watching youtube videos. And you love making videos. You know how to upload them to youtube, but did you know you could make some money every time it is viewed. There are several ways you can make money from your youtube videos.

Guidelines For Creating Compelling Video Content That Generates Money

First of all, make sure your videos are of high quality. A simple camcorder should be fine but audio and video clarity is essential to keep viewers glued.

The video content should be completely original.

Short and precise videos ( 5 - 7 minutes) hold viewers attention better, although you can upload upto 15 minutes of video content.

Pick on content that stays fresh for all time. Tutorials and how-tos are a good bet.

Make sure the title is interesting-definitely not misleading.

Add as many tags as possible, since this brings you relevant traffic.

Use annotations,etc to make it more interesting.

Always place your website link in the description so as to lead viewers to your website. This is the easiest way to generate traffic to your blog or website.

Enable comments and video responses. This will bring you further traffic.

Earning From Your Youtube Videos

Once your video has significant traffic sign up for the youtube partner program.

Engaging meaningfully with the youtube community, regularly producing quality videos for a large audience or commercially viable videos and having a large number of subscribers is essential to be accepted for the youtube partner program. All countries are not accepted either. And you must comply with the youtube terms of service. But, there are other ways to use these videos to earn you some money.

Earning From Google Adsense : Placing Google ads on your video helps you earn revenue out of it. You earn two ways from Google adsense. Those played at the bottom and alongside your videos and those on your blog or website to which the traffic is flowing. This is for those inducted into the partner program only.

Rent your videos for streaming.

Earning From Affiliate Programs : Make videos selling affiliate programs giving your affiliate link at the end. When viewers click these, you make some money.

Sell Online Products : Amazon products or a book can be reviewed in the video and your amazon associate link on the video will generate leads. Alternately, tie up with local businesses to help sell their products through your videos.

Embedded Players : Your videos can be embedded in other people's blogs leading to a further earning, due to increased views.

Email your videos : To your subscriber list along with a strong sales letter for quick conversion to sales. This is particularly useful when the video content is about a product or a sign up for a newsletter or a book or movie review.

If you know of newer ways to utilize youtube to generate a significant increase in income, you are welcome to share your ideas in the comments section below.

Sharing your video content with the world not only gives you a standing as an expert in your field, but also helps you earn out of it.

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    • Psycho Gamer profile image

      Psycho Gamer 

      7 years ago from Earth

      i ve heard some of those ways before ...but most of them were new to me...i was hoping for some kind of guide...but hey ...i shouldnt be greedy

      i ll stick with that just for now...thanks for the info

    • RTalloni profile image


      7 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for these great tips!

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      Laura Writes 

      7 years ago

      This is a great idea for people that don't mind putting themselves out there! Voted UP/useful :)

    • chspublish profile image


      7 years ago from Ireland

      Great ideas and very encouraging to making You Tube videos.

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      Definitely gonna bookmark this hub. I've had a u-tube account but havn't done much with it. Thanks for the great information here.

    • SUSIE405 profile image


      7 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

      Thanks for this great information. I will use it in the future

    • prasetio30 profile image


      7 years ago from malang-indonesia post useful information here. I am glad to know this from you. I never knew about these programs on youtube. But I believe this is become a great option for us to get money online by posting video on YouTube. I'll bookmark this one. I am glad to follow your guidelines. Vote up. Cheers...

      Blessing and hugs,

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      Linda Crampton 

      7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a very useful hub! Thank you very much for the information. I’ve never thought about using YouTube to earn money. You’ve given me some great ideas.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a great informative hub as I knew nothing about how you make money on YouTube. Thanks so much for the information.


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