Everyone knows that movie producers make big money, but how do you make money making videos if you don’t have your foot in the industry’s door?
After years of experience making online videos, I have some great ways for making money online with your videos.
1) Use videos to generate affiliate revenue
Although Google controls YouTube link overlay ads, you can still add boxes with ads to your own videos. Use these text boxes to direct users to the video’s description.
User-created text box overlays can’t contain links but you can put links in your video’s description. You’ll get a cut of each click, sale, or lead you generate if put affiliate links into your description. If you have a video about, say, cooking, you can have an affiliate link to an online recipe site and get paid for everyone who registers the recipe site.
2) Place ads directly into your YouTube videos
One drawback about Google’s YouTube text ads is that they’re easy to X out and they don’t draw viewers’ attention very well. The only way to get a creative ad on YouTube via Google’s official advertising solution is to pay for an ad that appear before a video and those aren’t cheap.
That’s why some companies will pay you to put ads in your YouTube videos if your YouTube channel has a lot of viewers in a targetable audience. Unlike Google’s ads, these ads will stay in your video forever since they’re part of the same video file. The ads can either be banners that run on top of the screen (Google’s text ads block out the bottom) or video commercials at the beginning of your video.
3) Make crowdsourced videos with Playkast
With Playkast, you get paid to make ads, webcasts, and other types of videos, all from home. It works by following the crowdsourced video model: First, a company requests a video on the Playkast website. Then, film entrepreneurs submit videos and get paid $50 if the company uses your video. It’s that simple.
The crowdsource model is great for newer film makers because you can do it from home without any connections in the film industry. It’s a great opportunity to get paid to do film, develop your portfolio, and make connections.
Some of these methods are more or less universal but others don’t work for everybody. For example, if your YouTube channel has a particular untargeted audience, you probably should not get advertisers to buy banner ads in their videos. On the other hand, anybody can sign up with Playkast and get paid to make videos online.
Guest Post by Murray Newlands
Disclaimer: I do blogger relations outreach work for Playkast.
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
I love helping others learn how to start working from home on the internet free to supplement their current income.
I also blog at Productreviewmom.com
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