If you’re on my blog, there’s a 83% chance that YouTube brought you here (or at least that’s what my analytics say).
I haven’t posted a new YouTube video in over a month (I’ve been a little busy)… yet this month I made over $1000 from YouTube videos, blog ads and affiliate links. Some months I can obviously make more with sponsorships and new videos but the fact that my videos still continue to make me money each month (even when I don’t post new content) shows that you really can make money while you sleep (and do other things… like travel!)
Here’s how I did it (Youtube):
Affiliate links (shown: Amazon Associate)
I also made an additional $150 through other affiliate programs like siteground and shareasell.
Here are my 3 tips to help you start making money with Youtube:
1. Create evergreen content (long lasting content)
Instead of posting trendy videos that will be old news in a month, post videos that people will still be searching for 5 years down the line. Share things that will be relevant for a while.
A news article is not evergreen content because it will be outdated a month from now. A video such as “how to cut an apple” will still be relevant and searched for years from now because it has no expiration date.
My “smokey eye for beginners” video is literally 5 years old and I still make money from it because it continues to be relevant long after the published dated.
2. Use Affiliate links
I love affiliate links because it allows me to make money off of the purchases. For example, in my $150 kitchen renovation video, I share all the products I used. If viewers are interested in purchasing any of the products, they can click on affiliate links for the products. When they purchase the product, I get a percentage of that. Amazon Associate is the most popular but there are other affiliate programs such as Ibotta (I’ve made over $200 in with Ibotta), dosh, share a sell, ebates (another one I’ve made lots of $$ from) and more!
3. Leverage Products
Leverage your YouTube channel with products and services. I have a cosmetics boutique and I LOVE using Youtube to advertise it. For example, if I’m rocking a lipstick in a DIY video or a beauty video, I can direct viewers to my cosmetics line. You can also do this with things like shirts. Design a shirt, create a great video wearing your shirt and then tell viewers where they can get your shirt. You don’t have to wait for brands to sponsor you. You can sponsor you!
I love Youtube because making money on the platform is endless. Even with this blog, most of my traffic is from YouTube (which means MORE money for me because of blog ad revenue)!
If you’re ready to start a Youtube Channel but haven’t yet, I encourage you to start today! It’s a great way to make some extra money and impact lives daily!
If you’re feeling nervous, that’s normal. I’m starting a FREE 6 week LIVE challenge next week alllllll about leaving your comfort zone and fears behind so you can make more money and influence online! Join this challenge here
oh, I get a ton of questions from people asking what equipment I use for my channel. Here’s a link for that too. No, you don’t need the best to start off (I started off with my phone) but producing quality videos that’s visually appealing helps your channel too!