Ways to earn money from Youtube without adsense

A great way to earn money with Youtube is through Google AdSense which pays you for display ads before, during, and at the end of your YouTube videos.

However, in order to become qualified for it you have to have at least 1,000 Youtube subscribers and 4,000 valid public watch hours.

That does not mean you cannot earn money from youtube without Adsense! Leveraging YouTube is a great way to earn more. Here are 7 ways you can make money from Youtube!

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Seven ways to make money from Youtube without Adsense

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1. Create Digital Products

Creating digital products such as books, courses, templates, and guides is a great way to earn more with YouTube videos!

You can record videos on a specific top and towards the end of the video offer your course or book if they want to learn more about that topic.

For example, I sold my Just Face It beauty ebook through my youtube videos. I would create easy makeup tutorials and At the end of the video, I would let my audience know that if they wanted more in-depth information on applying the foundation to reference my ebook. I earned a nice chunk of change that way! Check out my blog post on 4 digital products you can sell and create this weekend.

2. Affiliate Links

When someone buys the product or service you recommended on your youtube video, you earn a percentage of that sale.

It doesn’t matter if you talk about fashion, relationships, yoga, business, or anything in between. You can use affiliate links no matter what stage. ⁣⁣⁣⁣For example, if you provide business tips, why not provide the books you’re currently reading with affiliate links to each book. If someone clicks that link and purchases the book, you make money too!
As far as affiliate programs I like Amazon associate, RewardStyle, sellAShare, Target, Walmart, and eBay Partners (all free to join).⁣

The great thing about Amazon Associates is that you earn on the total purchase, not just what someone clicks on from your link. So if someone buys a lipstick you recommended on your youtube video, but also has mascara, a pair of shoes, and a phone charger in their cart, you’ll earn a percentage on all those items!

7 ways to earn money from Youtube without adsense


3. Provide services

You can get people who are watching your videos to become your client!

For example, create a video on how to budget and then at the end offer your accounting services for those who would just prefer to have someone else do it!

Another example is creating videos on different exercises to lose weight but also offering your personal coaching as a service if they would like to work with you.

The great thing about services is you can make a lot of money even with a small audience! For example, if you are a business coach and charge $3,500 a package. You only need 3 people a month to join to hit $10,000 month!


4. Sell physical products like shirts and bags

Did you know you can create custom apparel such as shirts, pants, and bags?

If you have a funny saying, you can create a shirt with that quote and sell it to your audience by using print on demand websites such as Printify (my favorite!!!) and Printiful.

What’s print on demand? It’s a process where you work with a supplier to customize white-label products (like shirts or tote bags) with your own designs and sell them on a per-order basis under your own brand.

This means you don’t pay for the product until after you’ve actually sold it! This is great because it prevents you from having to buy in bulk or hold any inventory yourself. Plus it’s usually free to use!


5. Donations

You would be surprised how much of your audience enjoys you and wants to see you succeed!

Another way you can make money with YouTube without ads in through donations. You can have your audience donate directly through YouTube, Paypal, and stripe.

You would be surprised how much of your audience enjoys you and wants to see you succeed!


6. Memberships

Create a membership site for your viewers to access more of you!

For example, if you’re a DIY YouTuber you can create a membership site where members can get access to even more crafts and plans.

If you’re a fitness Youtuber, you can have a membership site where members get access to food plans to go along with your YouTube fitness videos.

Memberships are great because they are a source of reoccurring payment for you.

A website that allows you to have memberships as a content creator is in Patreon.com


7. Sponsorships

Work with brands to promote the products you already love and get paid to do it!

A common misconception is that in order to work with brands, you must have a large audience and that simply is NOT true. You can work with brands with a small following.

A few ways to get sponsorships is by emailing pitching to brands for paid sponsorships or joining influencer networks.

I’ve earned thousands of dollars working with brands with my YouTube channel. If you’re interested in the pitch templates I use to snag paid sponsorships as well as a ton of other influencer goodies, check out my work with brands bundle which includes a media kit template, plug and play pitch scripts, modules to help you negotiate better and determine your rate!


So here are seven ways to earn money from Youtube without Adsense or 4000 hours of watch-time! Are you a new YouTuber looking to create a profitable youtube channel? Share your channel below!


In my next blog post, I’m sharing 4 types of digital products you can sell and create this weekend!

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The 6 best video editing software for YouTube on desktop

Editing is just as important as recording when it comes to having a successful YouTube video. It also can be one of the scariest things for beginners when it comes to starting a YouTube channel. Today, I’m sharing six different desktop video editing software for YouTubers!


What is the best software to edit videos for YouTube?

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1. Filmora Wondershare

If you’re a beginner and want great graphics for your video, I highly recommend Filmora wondershare! It’s super beginner-friendly and has great effects priced under $100 [desktop]⁣⁣⁣

You can apply transitions, use filters, add music, add special effects, and even use a green screen with a simple drag and drop face! Another great thing about Fimlora is it’s available on Windows and Mac and can be used for YouTube videos, IGTV, Instagram posts, and more with the resizing feature.


2. Final Cut Pro

This is currently what I use. It’s a little pricey, and there’s a learning curve, but it gives you so much video editing power and options. I highly recommend for intermediate and up who want a little more power when it comes to things like color grading and different video formats.


3. iMovie

Don’t sleep on the free video editing software, iMovie, if you have a mac!

iMovie does everything you need for basic editing including cutting, cropping, and adding text. While the special effects leave much to be desired and there’s a small learning curve, it’s FREE!


4. Adobe Premiere

#honestyhour while I’ve had Adobe Premiere on my computer for years, I never used it. There’s a learning curve that I didn’t want to commit to ??.

The mobile version is easier but it’s Adobe, so its a little pricey. It’s supreme video editing, though, and therefore, I recommend for advanced and up [desktop & mobile]⁣⁣⁣⁣. A lot of movie editors use Adobe Premiere, and it takes cinematic videos to a whole new level because of all the options and video editing freedom


5. Windows movie maker

Most computers come with free video editing software. For mac’s, it’s imovie, and for windows, it’s windows movie maker [pro]. It allows you to do basic things like cropping, cutting out parts of a video, adding music and text effects, which makes it perfect for new YouTubers and beginners who don’t need a lot.

It’s a great video editing software to start off with if you have a windows computer.


6. Hitfilm Express

Hitfilm is a free pro video editing software that has a friendly interface and allows you to any editing task. Special effects, adding music, transitions…it does it all! They do offer a full version, and it’s available for both mac and pc.


Which video editing software do I recommend the most?

When it comes to my favorite video editing software for YouTubers, I highly recommend filmora. I started off using this and it’s perfect for beginner and intermediate YouTubers who want great videos but don’t need all the bells or whistles (or want to commit to learning advance video editing).

Another great thing about Filmora is you pay a one time fee for the video editing software and as an add-on you can pay an additional $7.99/month for premium special effects, videos, and royalty-free audio music with their filmstocks!

Another reason why I recommend filmora is you can make videos horizontal or vertical which means you can also post your videos on Instagram, IGTV and more.

Here’s a video sharing Filmora wondershare:

So here are my top 6 video editing software for Youtube! If you’re a new YouTuber or thinking of starting a YouTube channel, I have a free ultimate YouTube checklist that goes through everything you need to create a bangin’ YouTube channel!

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In my next blog post, I’m sharing my favorite YouTube tools for growth!

5 awesome websites to find brands to work with

If you’re new to the influencing world, you’re probably wondering how to find brands to work with as a youtuber or blogger. If you’re looking for tips on how to work with brands, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’ve been at this for years or days, I want to share my top 5 favorite networks to find brands to work and secure sponsorship opportunities! Some of us are about our money (no shame… because that’s me!) and these are my favorite places to go to get PAID!

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1. Aspire IQ (Formerly Revfluence):

Aspire IQ is one of my favorite influencer marketing platforms! It’s easy to use, and they take into consideration ALL of your platforms (not just Instagram…. or YouTube… or your blog).

They give you a “suggested” rate for your engagement and following on the platform, but you can choose however high or low you want to go which means you get to negotiate!

2. Influence.co

One of my biggest paid sponsorships came from Influence.co. They offer paid collaborations and you can also negotiate with brands on the platform.

3. Brandbacker

I know a lot of bloggers who have had a lot of success with Brandbacker. The great thing about this platform is there are a lot of brands you may not have even considered. There are free campaigns as well as paid and campaigns are not restricted to US only.

4. Tapinfluence

Tapinfluence has raised over $8.3M to date for influencer marketing so it’s definitely a platform to consider. If you’re looking to work with bigger brands with bigger budgets, I recommend looking into tap influence. I’ve secured 4 figure deals from brands through the platform.


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5. Famebit

Famebit is one of the first platforms I joined as a YouTuber. You can negotiate with brands and search through different opportunities. They have expanded into other platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and even Tumblr. There are a lot of campaigns in specific categories and I’ve had great luck securing sponsorships on the platform.


HONORABLE MENTION: In-person (and events)

Seriously! Attend influencer and social events like create & cultivate where you’ll be able to meet with brands directly. Go to local events in your area where you can mingle with local business owners!

This is a GREAT way to find sponsorships because you’re able to directly connect with the person and build a rapport. I recommend having business cards that address you’re a blogger/influencer and letting people know that’s what you do!

I have a friend who scored an awesome sponsorship with a local restaurant after striking up a conversation with the owner at an event. This led to over a $1000 brand deal (and she had less than a 1000 followers!).

Don’t be afraid to meet people IRL (In Real Life)! Yes, influencer network websites are awesome but in-person is absolutely one of the best ways to find brands to work with as an influencer.


If you’re interested in working with brands as a YouTuber, I create a mega bundle full of scripts I use to pitch to brands and secure thousands of dollars in brand sponsorships! Additionally, this bundle includes a media kit template, modules to help you negotiate, what to charge, and MORE! Learn more about my Work with brands bundle here

>In my next blog post, I’m sharing 7 tips to email pitch to brands.

Are you making these 7 painful youtube mistakes? I bet you’re doing #6!

You record your first YouTube video and publish it. Suddenly, thousands of views start rolling in. Comments Galore. You blink and your subscribers go from 4 to 40,000. Yeah, Okay.

While that does happen to a few, it may not be your truth… and if you’re on video upload #25 and still feel like you’re not getting anywhere then this may be the post for you because we’re talking about youtube mistakes you’re making growing your channel in 2020.


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1. Not being consistent

How often do you post? Once a week? Great. Twice a week? Awesome! 1-2 times every 6 months? NO MA’AM (or sir).

You can’t eat one healthy meal and expect to lost 30 lbs. You have to be consistent with it, right? The same applies to your YouTube channel. You MUST be consistent and I don’t just mean consistent with the day you post. You also must be consistent with quality. One video can’t be 4k quality, hilariously entertaining and the next upload looks like it was shot on your 2006 Motorola Razr flip phone. ew.

If there’s one HUGE mistake I’ve made over the past few years its hands down inconsistency. Up until 2017, I would post videos weekly… then life happened and I would legit go months (3-8 months ?) without a single upload. My channel has definitely suffered for it and it’s been hard to grow back up the viewership I use to have.

Right now, I’m working on a video schedule that works for me and trying out different timing frequencies to get into a flow that’s realistic to me. I recommend the same for you. Commit to posting at a certain frequency. That could be weekly. That may be bi-weekly but it cannot be weekly for one month and then we don’t hear from you for another 5 months.

Your subscribers WILL forget about you if you don’t post content consistently. I’m telling you this from experience.


2. Not looking at your analytics

Some people love analytics. They love knowing the average time someone spent watching their video. They love knowing how their subscribers found their videos. They love knowing the average amount of clicks they received on their video.

If you love it, great. If you don’t, get over it. You MUST look at your analytics these days so you can improve.

Look at how long people watch your videos. If 50% of viewers are dropping off at the 2-minute mark for your videos, is there a reason why? At the 2 minute mark did you bust out in song and dance so viewers decided to close out the video?

Are most people finding you via Youtube search? Is YouTube recommending you through the watch page? These are things you want to know so that you can improve your channel and the eyeballs on your videos.

Interested in figuring out your Analytics? Here’s a great video by The Content Bug on reading your YT analytics.

YouTube Analytics is super in-depth these days and it’s something I wish I would have paid more attention to. Had I looked at my analytics, I would of saw trends, opportunities for growth as well as areas that I lacked in. If you’re not looking at your analytics, it’s one of the biggest mistakes you’re making growing your YouTube channel!

For example, a large percentage of traffic for some of my videos comes from Pinterest… especially my DIY videos. This is valuable information because it lets me know where I should spend my time marketing and promoting my videos!

Had I known that over 50% of my traffic for some of my videos comes from Pinterest, I would have known to create more Pinterest pins for videos instead of heavily promoting on Instagram and hearing crickets.
Absolute chirping crickets.



3. Your thumbnails are trash

It doesn’t matter how delicious the cake taste… if it looks gross, we aren’t tasting it.

The same applies to your videos. If your thumbnail is awful and doesn’t make the person want to click then guess what? The person WON’T click!


Here are a few tips when it comes to creating awesome YouTube thumbnails:
1. Photos should be of high quality.
2. Photos should be the correct size. No one wants to see those ugly black borders around the thumbnail.
3. Thumbnails should include fonts that are readable.
4. Thumbnails should be on brand and consistent with your brand image.

I create my thumbnails in canva. It’s super easy and you can use their YouTube templates for even more convenience.

Don’t let ugly thumbnails be the reason your videos only get 2 views.

4. Not batching videos

One way I stay consistent with my YouTube channel these days is by batching videos…. something I didn’t even realize I could do back in the day.


Batching videos is basically when you create multiple videos in a timeframe (usually 1-2 days) and schedule those out through the month.

For the longest, I would create YouTube videos every single Saturday, edit on Sunday and publish on Tuesday. My social life…. oh, my social life.

That was my life from 2014-2016. A lot of time goes into video creation and it would have been a lot easier if I batched 3-4 videos in a day and then scheduled out (I probably would have been more consistent too!). If you’re creating the type of videos that can be batched then PLEASE DO IT.

Trust me on this.

5. Your content does not engage, educate and/or entertain

How many times have you typed “how to…” or “how do I” inside of Youtube or Google search?

A lot huh?

How many times have you watched a video and 1 hour later found yourself down a rabbit hole of that user’s content because they were so engaging?


You want people to love your content so much that they get lost in it. You want people to watch your videos and feel an emotion. That emotion can be empowered, informed or hey, just in a good mood. However, your video should be entertaining. People will click out of a video within 3 seconds if they don’t like it (and you’ll know because you’re now looking at your Google Analytics…. right?!).

Hook them at the beginning and continue to do it with things like:
1. Jumpcuts: varying in camera position. Here’s an example of a Jumpcut
2. Showing your awesome personality
3. Engaging and smiling with the camera

6. Comparing yourself to others

Seriously, don’t do it.

No. Don’t you do it!

Don’t compare your growth to someone else’s growth. It’s okay to learn from others and be inspired by them but please don’t constantly compare. It does nothing but robs you from joy and you NEED that joy. Your viewers and subscribers NEED that joy.

I compared my growth to a lot of my peers and ultimately it caused me to give up. In 2017, I MAYBE posted 5 videos for that entire year. I was over creating videos and I wasn’t getting the views or engagement I use to get compared to others… so I just stopped creating videos altogether (unless I felt like it or a brand sponsorship came through).

The thing about giving up is we give up during the times where we should push harder. I wish I didn’t throw in the towel and kept at it!

Who knows where I would be now?!

Keep going. The numbers will come. The views will come. The subscribers will come if you continue to work hard, be consistent, and strive to be 1% better each time!

Comparing yourself to others could be one of the biggest youtube mistakes you’re making growing your channel. It was, personally, one of mine.

7. Not using the right keywords

Your video title should accurately describe what the video is about and also use keywords that people are using to search Youtube.

Your titles should make the reader want to click on the video BUT at the same time be easy for Youtube algorithm to read.

ie: Your youtube title is “How to make the most delicious chicken noodle soup ever
Youtube knows the video is about cooking chicken noodle soup. So if someone searches “chicken noodle soup recipe” your video should pop up.
This video also makes people want to click it because who doesn’t want to make the most delicious soup ever?!

Now let’s see some examples of some trash video titles:
ie: Video #1
Terrible. What is the video even about?!

ie: Me At the club
Huh? At what club? The baseball club? The night club? The 90’s bestselling book, the babysitters club? WE NEED MORE INFO!

ie: My life on may 6th
Nobody is clicking on this…. unless you’re Beyonce or already have 500,000 Youtube subscribers.

Youtube isn’t a social media platform, it’s a search engine. You want people to search and find your videos.

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7 painful youtube mistakes you’re making growing your YouTube channel

You should be using keywords in your title, in your description, and the tags. This is how Youtube figures out what your video is about and how to rank.

Oh, if you’re not using Tubebuddy to grow your channel then it’s definitely one of the mistakes you’re making growing your YouTube channel.

Tubebuddy allows you to fully optimize your channel. They provide the best keywords and topics to use for videos. They tell you if your title tag is too long or too short. They provide more in-depth analytics and a ton of other things.

For example, let’s say I’m doing a patio decor tutorial. By using the “keyword explorer” in Tubebuddy, I find the best topics and keywords.

Searching “patio decor” and Tubebuddy gives it a 9 rating (out of 100… which is awful)

Tubebuddy will tell you if the keyword is searched often (a good thing) and if there’s a lot of videos already created (a bad thing).

You want people to type in “Patio decor” and your video shows up on the first page… because let’s be honest, how often do you click on page 2 or 3 when searching for something on Youtube? Rarely! You usually click whatever is on page #1! So you want to choose keywords that allow you to show up on page number 1!

Another thing I love about Tubebuddy is that they give you similar keywords on the side. I have the upgraded version so I can get unlimited keyword suggestions. I highly recommend it if you’re committed to these Youtube streets.

Now, let’s try “cheap patio decorating ideas” using keyword explorer:

Tubebuddy rates this a 62 which is great because it means you’re more likely to rank on YouTube and get more views!

The higher your videos rank, the more people will see your videos. Ranking increases your visibility which increases your subscribers, views, and *ahem* money from Adsense.

Another awesome benefit of Tubebuddy is you can even use the keyword explorer against your own specific channel to see if the keywords are a good idea based on your previous videos and how well they performed.

There are a ton of perks with Tubebuddy and they have a FREE version that’s awesome!

Listen, if you’re not using the right keywords for your videos, it’s definitely one of the youtube mistakes you’re making growing your channel!

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My advice when it comes to growing your YouTube channel

1. Have fun

A YouTube channel is a lot of work. Planning, recording, editing, and marketing. If you don’t enjoy your YouTube channel then it will just feel like a lot of work. Enjoy it and share things on your channel that you enjoy.

2. Focus more on building a community, and less on numbers

It’s easy to get hung up on numbers, I completely understand. However, I encourage you to focus on the people. Focus on building a community of like-minded individuals who enjoy your content and find value in the content you create…. if you do that, I know the numbers will come!

3. Leverage analytics and tools

Use tools like Tubebuddy to keyword research, stay up to date with YouTube trends, and help grow your channel. I use Tubebuddy every single time I plan and upload a video.

You can also try out Video IQ.

Are you a Youtuber? If so, what advice do you have when it comes to starting and growing your channel? According to this list, what are the biggest youtube mistakes you’re making? I would love to know below!

On my next blog post, I’m sharing 7 proven ways to stay motivated as a YouTuber


30 easy ways to make money on the side from home

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Are you trying to make a little (or a lot) of extra money on the side? There are a ton of ways you can make money online and I’m sharing 30 ways you can make money at home (*woot *woot* for not even having to leave the house!). All of these side hustle ideas you can start today and they’re perfect for bloggers, influencers, YouTubers, and content creators.

30 side hustle ideas to make money online (and all can be done at home)

1. Write a book, guide or create a template

We’re all an expert at something…. why not write a book or guide about that topic and make some extra cash? With the Amazon Kindle store, anyone can publish an eBook and make money.

This month I released my Influencer With Income Toolkit a vault of resources to help aspiring & current influencers work with brands! Every day I’ve made a sale!⁣⁣

Your books don’t have to be 500 pages sharing how to solve world hunger either! They can be as simple as how to flirt, how to drive a car or your favorite 10 recipes.

2. Affiliate income

I love affiliate marketing. Seriously.

Affiliate marketing is basically when you earn a commission for marketing another person’s or company’s product. This month I’ve had an increase in affiliate income simply by linking my outfits in a blog post and sharing my ebates link on my YouTube videos!

The great thing about affiliate programs is that you don’t need a large following to start. My top 4 favorite affiliate programs for influencers: Amazon associates, Magiclinks, Reward Style, and Shareasale,

The majority of affiliate programs are free to join and if you already love the product and rave about it, why not earn a commission from it?

3. Host a virtual event

Yup, that’s right! Host an event that doesn’t even require you or attendees to leave the house! I’ve paid to attend virtual conferences and workshops and it’s a great way you can make money online.

If you’re an expert at something, why not host a virtual conference teaching that expertise? For example, you can host a “branding for bloggers” virtual workshop!

4. Design your own swimsuits, shoes, shirts and more!

Are you great at designing clothes? You can easily design shirts, swimsuits, shoes and more by using print on demand websites such as Printify (my favorite!!!) and Printiful.

What’s print on demand? It’s a process where you work with a supplier to customize white-label products (like shirts or tote bags) with your own designs and sell them on a per-order basis under your own brand.

This means you don’t pay for the product until after you’ve actually sold it! This is great because it prevents you from having to buy in bulk or hold any inventory yourself. Plus it’s usually free to use!

5. Trade Stocks

Did you know many millionaires started with day trading as a side hustle? Stock trading has unlimited earning potential and can be very lucrative! When starting off I believe a key to successfully trade stocks is to get access to a free broker account (if you have a tiny amount of money to invest).

I like Robinhood because it’s completely free to use and has ZERO COMMISSIONS. It also does not have a minimum account balance – which trust me is awesome!

Use my link to sign up for Robinhood and get a free stock (I’ll get a free stock too!).

6. Create a course

Did you know online courses are a billion-dollar industry? Yup, you heard right! Just like writing a book, you can create a course on practically anything!

Create a blogging course, cooking course and yes, even a how-to flirt better course. Create courses can be as simple as recording on your phone, uploading to course websites like Teachable and getting paid whenever someone enrolls in it!

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7. Sell your stock photos

If you’re a blogger, Youtuber or influencer who takes your own photos and records your own videos, why not sell extra footage and photos?

People are always looking for stock photos and videos they can use. You can sell on websites such as iStockPhoto, Dreamstime, Shutterstock, 123RF, or Getty Images.

8. Write blog post (for others)

Love writing blog post? Why not write for others! You can make $100+ writing articles and blog posts for other businesses!

I recommend signing up for upwork and looking for available writing work to make money online.

9. Edit videos (for others)

Are you great at editing videos? Just like writing blog post, you can also edit videos for others! Again, I recommend joining upwork to look for available work!

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10. Sponsorships

Yall know sponsorships are my jam.
I feel like this one is pretty obvious for bloggers, YouTubers, and influencers but sponsorships can be pretty substantial. You can get paid to post and promote products/services.

Use influencer marketing platforms and don’t be afraid to pitch to companies. If you’re a new influencer then I recommend starting off local. Reach out to local businesses and restaurants for brand deals.

If you would like to learn more about sponsorships, I highly recommend my Influencer with Income toolkit.

It includes a ton of resources, templates, guides, videos and even scripts you can use to pitch to brands!

11. Speaking engagements

I know what you’re thinking…. Breonna, I thought you said these are gigs we can do from home and make money online from?
Guess what? You can also do speaking engagements at home too! Last year I got paid to speak at virtual conferences and teach different webinars for companies. You can too!

12. Coaching & consulting

This is how I earned a bulk of my money last year for Breonna Queen. I work with entrepreneurs and influences who want to monetize their expertise online.

If you can solve a person’s problem, why not provide them 1-on-1 services such as coaching or consulting? One way you make money online consulting is meeting with your clients via Zoom, google hangouts or Skype.

Oh and #shamelesspromotion here…. if you would like 1-on-1 help monetizing your expertise online then you can totally book a session with me. I have over 10 years in the game as a marketing expert and have worked with countless companies and individuals to elevate their brand!

13. Run ads for others

Are you great at running ads? There are always companies looking to run ads on Facebook, Instagram, Google, Youtube and even Pinterest!

Leverage that expertise and run ads for others! This can be a very lucrative side hustle and I know individuals who quit their full-time jobs just to run their own ad-agency!

If you’re not that great at running ads but would like to get paid to run ads for others, I recommend taking a course Skillshare. They have tons of courses on running ads on different platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Google & more!

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Are books more of your jam? Check out kindle unlimited for tons of ebooks on running ads
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14. Proofread from home

Did you know there are many people who work from home as editors and proofreaders? If you have a good eye for errors in text and know your grammar inside and out then proofreading can definitely be a great side hustle for you!

You can start your own proofreading side hustle, join websites like upwork to find people looking for proofreaders or join proofreading websites such as American Journal Experts, Cambridge Proofreading, and srcibidi.

15. Teach English to kids online

Did you know you can get paid to teach English to kids online?

Generally, you’ll need to be fluent in English and have your bachelor’s degree to get started but the perk is you can make your own schedule and can get paid well! Check out websites such as Teach away, VIPKID, and gogokid.

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16. Manage other social media accounts

If you’re on social media all day…. why not manage others and get paid? Being a social media manager can be lucrative and I have plenty of blogger friends who made so much managing companies social media profiles that they were able to quit their job, pay off debt and more!

Check out these courses on how to start/run your own social media agency! Sign up using this link and you can watch these courses for free!

17. Create a dropshipping store

What is dropshipping? It’s basically a business model where you sell a product to a customer, but the supplier stores, packages, and ships the product to your customers on your behalf. You don’t have to think about storing inventory or shipping the item yourself.

Sell items on Amazon and use the dropshipping method where you don’t have to physically ship out anything yourself. You can also use sites like Oberlo which gives you access to millions of products that you can add to your dropshipping store.

18. Get Paid for searching the web

Pssstttttttttt…. there are search engines that will actually pay you to search the web?

For example, Swagbucks in known for surveys, polls, and videos, but did you know that Swagbucks will also pay you to search as well? Search by setting Swagbucks as your default browser, or search directly from their website. Swagbucks will award you based on certain keywords and if you happen to search the right keyword, you’ll get rewarded with swagbucks!

Just make sure to download the Swagbucks mobile app and their browser extension so you can easily see your earnings!

You also use these other websites to get paid to search:

  • Bing Rewards
  • iRazoo
  • QmeeYou’re already searching online… might as well make money online from it, right?!

    19. Take online surveys

    Taking paid surveys online is an easy task way you can earn money in your spare time. Survey companies work with businesses that need insight and opinions on new ideas before they hit the market. You earn cash for answering questions that will help the businesses improve.

    Here a few websites that pay you to take surverys:

  • Swagbucks (one of my favorites!)
  • Survey Junkie
  • InboxDollars
  • LifePoints
  • PrizeRebel
  • MyPoints
  • Panda Research
  • Opinion Outpost
  • Survey Club
  • Vindale Research
  • Pinecone Research
  • American Consumer Opinion

    20. Do small gigs on fiverr

    You can do quick gigs on fiverr such as creating pinterest pins, updating wordpress websites, provide relationship advice and even doing voice overs

    You can change $5+ and it’s an easy side hustle that allows you to make your own hours!

    21. Get cash back

    Yes, I’m one of those people who think saving money is a form of making money! I’ve earned hundreds of dollars using sites like ebates, honey, dosh and Ibotta

    22. Sell your crafts and paintings on Etsy

    Are you great at making crafts?
    Maybe you create beautiful paintings?

    Why not sell them on websites like Etsy?! I love Etsy because you don’t have to market as much as you would with a freestanding website story and there are so many perks like reviews, coupons, shipping deals, and even email marketing options! Etsy allows you to make money online selling your items without needing a fancy website or tech knowledge!

    Click here for 40 free listings when you start your Etsy store.

    23. Lease your music

    Do you produce amazing beats? Are you the stuff when it comes to creating music? As a fellow Youtuber, I can tell you that I’m always looking for Royalty-free music that I can add to my videos.

    Get paid to lease your music on websites such as LuckStock, Sounddotcom and Audio Jungle. This a great way you can make money online leveraging your talents.

    24. Do one on one tutoring

    Did you know you can tutor kids and adults alike online?!

    Here are a few online platforms you can find tutoring jobs on:

  • Tutor Me
  • Chegg Tutors
  • Tutor.com
  • Yup
  • Cambly

    25. Do Transcription Work

    Earn money from home by transcribing and captioning videos with websites like REV and transcribeme

    26. Sell your clothes and shoes on poshmark

    How often do you clean our your closet and get rid of items you no longer wear? A great way to make a little extra money and declutter your closet is by selling gently used and brand new fashion items on poshmark!

    27.Become an Extreme Couponer

    Yes, you can use coupons to help save you a few dollars but you can also use coupon websites to make money online For example, Coupon Chief offers a Pays to Share program where you’ll receive 2% of sales from the coupons you share on their platform. You’ll just have to add coupons that haven’t already been shared and in return, you’ll make a 2% commission back. Over $1.4 million in commissions have already been paid out!

    28. Sell Domains

    If you regularly buy domain names (*cough* guilty *cough) and then don’t use them (*cough* guilty *cough), you can always try to sell them for a profit.

    One-word domains, trendy terms, and words that have high search volume sell extremely well. You can sell your domains on Go Daddy’s Domain Auction.I recommend looking through the domains with the highest bids to see what type of domains sell well!

    29. Create an audiobook

    Create audiobooks and sell them on iTunes and audible! You can create audiobooks around your expertise, fiction, and nonfiction. Just like regular books, audiobook ideas are endless and an awesome way to make money online.

    I recommend ACX for turning your book into audio format.

    30. Become a Pinterest virtual assistant

    This is something I’m actually considering doing because lately, Pinterest has been my jam! Pinterest is now the third-largest search engine and if you’re great at Pinterest, you can definitely leverage this expertise to make money!

    Common task for Pinterest virtual assistance include:

  • Creating pins
  • Optimizing images
  • Developing a Pinning schedule

Doing keyword research

So here are 30 ways you can make money online and at home! Do you know anyone who would like to earn some extra cash on the side without having to leave their home? If so, be sure to share this post with them!

What are some ways you earn extra money? Which side hustles on the list do you currently do or interested in doing? Let me know below your recommendations when it comes to how you make money online!

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How to negotiate MORE money working with brands

Today, I’m sharing 5 different things you can negotiate and make money working with brands. If you’re a content creator (ie: YouTuber, influencer and/or blogger), don’t be scared to offer more when working with brands! It could potentially increase the amount of money you make!

1. Bundle it up

Instead of just offering an Instagram post… offer to bundle it with an Instagram story too. Instead of just a YouTube video also offer to include a blog post with the video. By offering other formats and other social media platforms, you can negotiate a higher rate!⁣

This is also why it’s super important to grow more than one platform (preferably a blog or podcast -something you own!) because if you put all of your eggs into one basket and something happens (Instagram deletes your account) then you’re back at grown zero.


2. Change the duration of the campaign

Instead of just one Instagram post, offer a package where they get 3 Instagram post over the course of 3 months. ⁣

By negotiating a longer duration of the campaign, you can increase the amount of money you earn with the campaign too!


3. Negotiate Photo rights

You own the rights to your videos and photos (or your photographer). Offer the brand full rights to your photos at an additional price, so they can use your photos for their marketing campaign. ⁣This is a great way to make money working with brands and increase your rates!


4. Exclusivity

Working with a hair brand? Offer exclusivity (ie: you won’t work with any other hair brands or competitors for the next 2 months. You’ll only work with them and advertise their products). Just be sure you give a specific date for when the exclusivity expires.


5. Referral links

A referral link is a link that is given out to you to participate in their referral program and earn affiliate income. Every time you promote that brand’s product or service and you generate a sale for the company (through the referral link or code), you get paid.

When negotiating with the brand, can they offer you a promo code and when one of your followers use it, you get a percentage of that sale (affiliate income). This is a great way to make $$ with it!⁣

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If you’re interested in working with brands as a YouTuber or blogger, I create a mega bundle full of scripts I use to pitch to brands and secure thousands of dollars in brand sponsorships! Additionally, this bundle includes a media kit template, modules to help you negotiate, what to charge, and MORE! Learn more about my Work with brands bundle here


In my next blog post, I’m sharing The secret sauce to become a social media influencer: 6 awesome tips!


Here are 7 tips to email pitch to brands so you can have #sponsored content

So you’re ready to work with brands and create sponsored content?! *Gives you a high-five*

…BUT Before you send out a mass email to every brand, and they momma’ that you want to work with, there are a few things you should include when you’re trying to pitch to brands. I’m sharing six must-haves.


1. Provide Your Name

Starting off your email with “To whom it may concern” will generally land your email in the trash bin. Address the person by name who you’re writing to.

You can usually find out who to address your email to by doing a quick LinkedIn search. I like to look up the brand + influencer marketing and see who works within that field. It’s a great place to start off when trying to find contacts within a brand to pitch to.


2. Introduce yourself

Who are you? Seriously?!
Introduce who are you and what you do briefly.

ie: I’m Breonna, a Tampa-based lifestyle blogger.

ie: I’m Breonna, a beauty YouTuber.

3. Link to ALL profiles where you have an audience

So you have 8,000 followers on Instagram? Awesome! Where’s the link?

Don’t make people chase after you and hunt down your social media accounts. Be sure to link ALL of your social media accounts in your email.

4. Provide Your collab idea

You love ELF’s new aqua lipstick? Coo, coo. Who doesn’t?
Give the brand a brief idea on how you’re going to use it

ie: I am creating a beach-friendly makeup tutorial on my YouTube channel and would love to feature your new Aqua lipstick in the video!

5. Add your  stats

Brands actually do care about your stats and if you have a larger audience than you def want to include them.

ie: My YouTube audience of over 45,000 loves content focused around simple beauty and everyday looks.

6. Provide a short and sweet paragraph of why you’re interested in the company

Don’t overdo it with this one, girl.

Tell why you want to work with the brand. Butter them up a little and make it personalized.

ie: I love the ELF mineral black eyeliner and use it often in my makeup tutorials. The quality is amazing which is why I’m super excited about the launch of the new ELF aqua lipstick!

Want to know the exact scripts I use to pitch to brands and land 4 figure sponsorships? Get that plus a ton more inside my Influencer starter bundle.


Do’s & Don’ts


  • Address the person by name in the email to make it personal
  • Have a catchy subject line
  • Follow-up if you don’t have a response for the first time. Brands get busy too!


  • Send out the same email to everyone with a generic email. Personalize it!
  • Have grammatical errors. yOu aRE a pRofESSinaw.
  • Be rude
  • Commit to things you know you can’t deliver 

In my next blog post, I’m sharing 5 awesome websites to find brands to work