How to monetize a YouTube channel
The world-famous Youtube video hosting provides us all with a unique opportunity to watch any video at any time of the day. In addition, we can create our own channel and start uploading our own videos, revealing our inexhaustible inner potential and thus solving the pressing issues of self-realization.
If your channel already has a thousand subscribers and at least four thousand hours of views, then it’s time to think about monetizing it. The word sounds pleasant and looks familiar and understandable. However, some clarification is required.
First of all, you should know that several parties will be involved in this process, namely, the advertiser, the author of the video, the viewer and, in fact, Youtube. And, in the event of a successful completion of the process, each of the parties will have to receive a very specific benefit. The advertiser expects an increase in the number of consumers of the advertised product. The author of the video is a pleasant satisfaction from his own demand supported by a total increase in income per unit of time spent. The viewer is an endless viewing pleasure. Youtube is an endless expansion of its own boundaries.
The simplest way to monetize can definitely be called the connection of advertising to content. At the same time, you need to understand that they will pay not for views, but for clicks on ads.
What exactly needs to be done to enable monetization?
First you need to make sure that you have reached all the necessary indicators to connect monetization and monetization is available to you. This can be checked in the “Monetization” tab.
Technically, setting up monetization is not difficult: you need to go to the channel settings, select the section of the same name and enable ads.
After that, all paths will lead to the media network. This is such a special service that will take care of the selection of advertising, provide the necessary assistance in design, provide access to the necessary libraries with a musical product, resolve all copyright issues, and the like to make life easier for the blogger.
There are several proven services with which it is recommended to work. This:
- VSP Group
- X Media Digital
In addition to helping with technical difficulties, they will also promote the channel, not without benefit for themselves.
The next stage in the life of a blogger, covering more and more audience with his work, will be something like setting up the release of branded goods with the channel logo. Here, competitions and prize draws will be used to further enhance activity. You will have to start thinking about who you would like to have as your accountant and whether your marketer will need an exclusive pedicure.
However, in any case, you will have to comply with certain YouTube rules that apply to everyone without exception.
What should not be published?
- Obscene language and profanity.
- Videos promoting violence of any kind.
- Video for adults.
- Shocking videos.
- Causing harm to health, as well as broadcasting actions that threaten life and health.
- Discrimination based on race, gender, and so on.
- Offensive statements.
- Drug propaganda.
- Materials related to firearms.
- Events that require a delicate attitude.
- Humiliating and provocative materials.
- Promotion of smoking tobacco products.
What about the prices on YouTube? They are all in dollars. They are anywhere from $0.25 to $15. The price depends on the country from which the channel is viewed, and on the age of the audience.
There are a number of services that can provide statistics for a particular channel. among them, socialblade.com and WhatStat are the most popular. This information will go a long way in helping you further improve anything that can be improved.