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Surely by now you’ve heard of YouTubers making loads of money with their videos, and you might be wondering how you can do the same! In this post, we’ll be talking about how to monetize using YouTube and do what you love to make money!
1. First, find your niche
You need to find what you like making videos about. Making money on YouTube shouldn’t feel like a job that you hate. The whole point of being able to monetize on YouTube is to have fun with it and do what you enjoy! Try to find something that isn’t over saturated so that you have a better chance of getting views on your videos. Solve a problem, find what people are searching for, and create videos!
2. Set up your space and/or equipment.
If you’re going to have a dedicated space to make videos in, get it all set up once so you don’t have to do it over and over each time you want to make a video. This includes what you’re recording with, tripod, lighting, etc. If you’re starting out on a budget, use the equipment you already have. Don’t upgrade until the cash starts coming in! There are lots of DIY tutorials on Pinterest where you can find out how to make a great setup for cheap.
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3. Next, check your eligibility for monetization.
There’s a few steps you need to take to see if you’re able to monetize with your channel on YouTube. From Google Support:
- Sign in to your YouTube account.
- In the top right, select your account icon > Creator Studio.
- In the left menu, select Channel > Status and features.
- Under “Monetization,” click Enable. You’ll only see this option if your account hasn’t been disabled for monetization.
- Follow the on-screen steps to accept the YouTube monetization agreement.
4. Setup AdSense
AdSense is an ad network created by Google. You’ll need to be approved, so either create a new account or use an existing AdSense account so you can display ads on your videos and monetize using YouTube. Make sure to adhere to the AdSense standards and Terms of Service because if you get banned at any point, it’s nearly impossible to get approved again.
Check out some of the Barefoot Budgeting YouTube videos. We’ll be monetizing soon, add us to your channels and stayed ‘tuned in’ to how we do!
There you have it! Now that you know how to monetize using YouTube, what kinds of content do you want to create? Let’s discuss in the comments below!