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[GUIDE]: How I Made $57,938 from 1 Single YouTube Video [2019]

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Focused99, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Focused99

    Focused99 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What's up, guys. I've been lurking for a long time, and finally decided to make a post for the newbies out there who want to learn more and get a better life.

    But first, I'll stop talking for a second. Here's screenshot proof:

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    Watermark is so other people don't steal it to promote their "guru" courses and shit.

    Here's another of my YT analytics:

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    That's just from one video, by the way. One source of revenue, over $57k.

    Now, let's talk about how I did it... but first, we need to dispel some common myths.


    3 Biggest LIES About Making Money With YouTube

    There's a ton of myths about making money on YouTube that I want to dispel, mainly because I bought into them when I first got started. Unfortunately, most of these myths will destroy any newbie's chances at success with YouTube, so please pay close attention.

    Myth #1 - Ads Make You Money

    Most people think the best way to make money from YouTube is by running ads, but at BEST ads will make you around $7 per 1,000 views.

    There's been a lot of talk about doing YouTube re-upload methods lately, especially with Avengers fight scenes, car crash compilations, etc.

    See these threads for more info:
    There's a few problems with these threads, but the biggest one is that they're making pennies and acting like it's a big deal. $10/day is nothing. My one video makes $300-500/day.

    The second problem with this method, is that of all the ways to monetize a YouTube video, ads are the WORST. Don't get me wrong, you should still do them, but they pay almost nothing.

    On average, YouTube content creators make $5 per 1,000 views. I didn't even monetize my video for the longest time, because it would've only made me like $3/day or something.

    The best way to make money on YouTube is through AFFILIATE ADVERTISING.

    I'll talk more about this later, but for now understand that even with viral fight scene videos, affiliate advertising will make you more money than ads.

    AND that's assuming that you can even re-upload Avengers' End Game fight scenes or whatever without getting a copyright strike.

    Myth #2 - Re-Upload Method Works

    I'm probably going to get a lot of shit for saying this, but the re-upload method is garbage most of the time. Yes, there are rare occasions where for whatever reason, you just hit the right niche at the right time, and you make a lot of money. These occasions are far and few between, however.

    In any marketplace, there is a barrier to entry. This is basically how hard it is to get into the marketplace and start making money.

    The lower the barrier to entry, and the easier it is to get into the marketplace, the more competition you're going to have. So, with this in mind, let's talk about the re-upload method again.

    How hard is it to rip some DVD's and re-upload them onto YouTube? How hard is it to find some car crash compilation video, increase the speed by 5%, add some music, and a watermark so it doesn't get flagged for copyright infringement?

    IT'S FUCKING EASY.

    So your competition is going to be doing this, and it's virtually impossible to get a foothold unless you've got an established channel that's been doing it for half a decade.

    The method I used was NOT re-uploading a video. It was 100% unique. I'll explain more about this in a second, but first understand this, because it's REALLY important.

    People have a tendency to think that you can "trick" YouTube or Google, which is 100% bullshit. I'm not saying that PBN's don't work, because they do. BUT, there's no "one magic pill" or "one quick fix" that's going to blast your rankings to #1.

    It's going to take consistent effort, consistent link-building, and constant work. This is a good thing however, because 99% of people aren't willing to do this, so if you are, you're only competing with 1%.

    Myth #3 - YouTube is Hard to Rank

    Now, here's another big myth. One reason people stay away from YouTube is because they think it's hard to get views and/or rank. This is only true if you don't know what you're doing.

    90% of ranking on YT comes down to three things:
    1. KILLER Thumbnail
    2. Great Title & Tags
    3. Engaging Content
    That's it. If you can master these three things, YouTube will basically give you free traffic. My video has been getting 1,000+ views/day for months now, and while this might not be the "viral video" that people want, it's better to have steady income than a spurt of $3k here and there.


    How I Did It (3 Steps)

    Alright, now onto the good part. Let's talk about the 3-step process I used to create this video, and start making money while I sleep.

    Here they are:
    1. Find A Profitable, Low Competition Niche
    2. Find A Good Affiliate Program
    3. Record, Edit, & Upload The Video
    That's it. It's not that hard once you get the hang of it, and you can easily keep doing the same thing over and over once you figure out how to do it.

    With that in mind, let's talk a little bit more in-depth about how to do this, though.

    Step #1 - Find A Profitable, Low Competition Niche

    The problem I see most newbies having is they go after niches that are WAY too big. This has been said 10,000 times on BHW already, so I won't harp on this too much.

    A great tool you can use is Ahrefs though, to see how many people are searching for specific keywords. Keep in mind that Google is now showing videos in their SERP's as well, so if you perform well on YouTube, they may rank you for the Google search results, too.

    Here's a quick snapshot of their tool, which you can use to find keywords:

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    While 1,000 may not seem like a lot, in reality, it's going to be a LOT MORE than this. The first reason why is that this doesn't include long tail keywords.

    It shows that 1,000 people are searching for "best gaming desks" each month, but that's not including 600 people searching "best desks for gaming setups" or other people searching for specific gaming desk reviews, which your video can rank for.

    Long story short, find a keyword that's getting less than 5,000 searches/month for that specific keyword on YouTube, and then go from there.

    Step #2 - Find A Profitable Affiliate Program

    Depending on your niche, you may want to spend some time researching affiliate programs. A good way to do this is simply google your keyword, and see who is promoting which sites.

    If the top 3 results for example, all promote a specific affiliate, it's a good bet that they're the best converting and best paying affiliate.

    A word of caution, though: be VERY careful here. I have been ripped off over $100,000 from affiliates in the past, because I didn't do my homework. ALWAYS TEST AFFILIATES!

    Anyways, there's basically two types of affiliates:
    1. Company Direct
    2. General Seller
    Depending on your niche, either one can work. The first example, would be like a specific company that sells gaming desks. The advantage of this is they usually give you a higher commission rate, like 15% or 20% or even up to 50% if you give them a lot of sales.

    The second option for affiliates, would be a general seller, most notably Amazon. The downside of this is they only give you a 5% commission (on average), but the benefit is that you get that 5% of commission on everything they buy, plus Amazon has a VERY high conversion rate.

    Step #3 - Record, Edit, & Upload The Video

    Here's the most important part. You need the video to be ENGAGING, otherwise people will just click away and watch some other video.

    Here's my 3-step process for creating an engaging video:
    1. Open With STRONG Hook/Proof
    2. Show Authority/Credibility
    3. Answer Their Questions
    That's basically it. So, if you're reviewing the top gaming desks, for example, open with a strong statement like: "Hey guys, it's John Doe from Best Gaming Desks (dot) com, and after trying out 15 different gaming desks, here are the top three."

    With an opener like that, there's no way somebody couldn't keep watching. It establishes a strong hook (you're going to give them the best gaming desks), and establishes authority (brand name YT channel, and you've tested a ton of desks before).

    Then, just answer their questions, and put links to the affiliate in the description. When done right, you can make some serious BANK using this method, because it specifically targets the people who are LOOKING to buy! This is why "review" videos are so powerful. They capture someone at the end of the sales funnel, who's already a hot prospect.

    For the thumbnail, make it eye-catching. Avoid using more than 3 words, and try to copy what the top 3-5 videos are doing when you search for your keyword.

    You can also use a tag extractor tool (I use this one) to see which tags your competitors are putting in their videos. Just use their exact same tags, and pull some extra LSI tags from Ahrefs.


    Conclusion

    The bottom line is that anyone can do this method. Yes, it's a lot harder than typical methods, because it requires you actually record a video and do some research, but in my opinion, this is the only type of thing that will ever actually yield good long term results.

    Anything that's too easy is not going to make you money, for exactly that reason. It's too easy. Everyone's already doing it, so your competition is through the roof.

    Basically, it just comes down to four steps:
    1. Find A Profitable Niche
    2. Sign Up For An Affiliate
    3. Promote w/ Engaging YouTube Video
    4. Profit
    As I said before, be careful with certain affiliates. Sign up for whichever one the top 3 search results are promoting, because it's most likely that they're the best one (otherwise the top 3 people wouldn't be promoting them).

    Create an engaging video that actually HELPS the viewer make an informed decision, and then they'll be 1,000x more likely to actually buy the product you recommend.

    I hope the image attachments work, because it looks like they're glitching out for some reason, but maybe the mods can help with that.

    Anyways guys, I hope you enjoyed my post, and if you have any questions, be sure to let me know in the comments section and I'll give you a reply.

    All the Best,
    -Focused99
     
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  2. NicolaeP

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    Nice start on BHW. Thanks for tips!
     
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    Wow this is really great! Awesome info. So glad that you shared.
     
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    Read that with a lot of pleasure. Thanks for the sharing.
     
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  5. Eat You

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    Very nice guide, very helpful and to the point.
     
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    Nice one :)
    Just remembered I have an old youtube channel with millions of views that I quit when I was young because youtube disabled my beloved monetization lol
    (Unfortunally it is in a weird niche with not many affiliate opportunities, but I'll try to sort something out)
     
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    Great guide..

    i'm too shy to record my face, also english isn't my native language.. will try later if i want it :D

    thanks for sharing.
     
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  8. Focused99

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    Of course, thanks for reading :)

    You could try doing voice overs in your native language, that might work well. All it takes is some decent recording gear (I use the Yeti microphone, it's only $100 and is very common for YouTubers).
     
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    Are you currently Still Earning using this Method? How long have you been doing this mate
     
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    So do you actually buy the product and do a full video showing the product or are you doing a voiceover with a slideshow or a faceshot or what? I have a mic and I've considered trying Youtube but honestly I'm not too keen on showing myself off
     
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    Guys, I searched "best gaming desks" for search volume and got this:

    ubersuggest - 8100 search in US
    kw finder - 7500 US and 10,500 global

    but Ahrefs shows 1000 US and 1100 global.

    Really this much difference? Which one is accurate? Neil patel's kw tool is bogus?
     
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    Thank u for the share brother posts like this are always amazing wish u all the best in life
     
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    Yes, been making me money for about 7 months now.

    You could do something like that, yeah. If you're afraid to show your face, that's not a good sign. People won't trust you if you aren't even willing to put your face out there. You might be better off doing a review website and PBN if that's the case.

    The Ahrefs metrics are from my $399/month membership so I trust those over Neil Patel's stuff.

    Honestly, I'm losing faith in him a little bit. He doesn't give any no-BS advice, it's basically just everything that Google SAYS to do.

    Don't get me wrong, he has good advice - but he keeps his audience extremely naive to the reality of PBN's and paid guest posts.
     
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    Nice tips.

    BTW some of images ain't working.[​IMG]
     
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    Great post, I haven't made that much from videos alone but I know that you can for sure make bank from uploading videos in the right niche and targeting the right long tail keywords. Great stuff!

    How long did it take you to generate that much income though? and how many videos?
     
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    Came here to tell you this was a great thread and will be very inspirational to a lot of people. You hit the nail on the head when you said that most people try and make money on YouTube via ads. I see some people making hundreds of times what they can make with ads with very little effort such as yourself.

    Also FYI I just quoted the posts above to let you know you can use the multi quote feature. You can reply to multiple posts in one comment, just click on quote on all the posts you want to quote and they will all show up in one post like above. Good luck and thanks again for the share :)
     
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    Nice share thanks for tips.
     
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    Thanks, and yeah, I noticed that. I uploaded them twice, so they're there, it's the same image.

    Thanks, man. Well it took like 2-3 years, but that was because I was learning how to do it right.

    Now that I know EXACTLY how to do it the right way, my income is growing very fast.

    Most of the "progress" is just learning. It doesn't take 2-3 years to GET success. It takes 2-3 years to LEARN how to get success.

    Then, it's easy.

    LOL yeah, sorry about that. Like I said I'm new to posting here ;)
     
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    I am thinking of applying something with YouTube along similar lines so bookmarking this!
     
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    nice. maybe amazon aff site saturated, this gonna be a good alternative
     
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