Since you are reading articles on this blog, we believe it is safe to assume you are looking to generate revenue. In this article, we are going to offer you an alternative (yet related) channel to make profit: YouTube.

Of course, this is not suitable for every blog, but, for many, it will work wonderfully. We are creating Facebook pages, Google+ pages and Twitter accounts to promote our content, so why not YouTube?

What will I upload on YouTube?

Many of you believe you have to have a camera recorder and film yourselves. Of course, you can do that if you like the idea, but it’s not necessary. For instance, if you have a tech blog, you can film unboxing, testing sessions etc. If, however, you don’t have a video camera, you can just add sliding images and talk over them. If you are a gamer, download a screen recorder software and capture one of your gamer sessions. A guy called Pewdiepie started like this and now has 28 million subscribers. Can you imagine that? Are you a makeup artist? Record or photograph your sessions.

Why would I do that?

Because you promote yourself and you make money at the same time!

How do I monetize my YouTube channel? Show me the money!

Upload your video and submit it for monetization. Upon approval, YT will insert ads. Depending on their value, you will earn sums that are directly proportional to your success.

After linking your AdSense account, money will start coming.

Are all videos eligible?

Well, no. First and foremost, you need to make sure you have all the rights to commercially use all the visual and audio elements. Don’t copy, don’t steal!

You may be asked to submit a written approval (from the holders) to support your claim of having the necessary rights. Just saying you have them won’t suffice, you will need concrete evidence!