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How to monetize a gaming channel/fitness channel

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by alexistheboss15, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. alexistheboss15

    alexistheboss15 Regular Member

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    Tips on monetizing a gaming channel which will feature various games like Battlefield 4, Battlefield 3, Black Ops 2, Call of duty Ghost, Guild wars 2 etc...

    Videos will be average 5minutes long, with webcam on filming persons face, with full commentary, edited.

    Will be featuring, self-made fan trailers, walkthroughs, compilations, guides, reviews.

    How to monetize these?

    Also how to monetize soundtracks that are added to a video? if they are royalty free can you monetize them?
    How does it worked, searched everywhere couldn't find straight answers.
     
  2. vitern

    vitern Newbie

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    if you have many views, when you can choise better partnership like machinima,ign,.. if you have low views when socialblade or rpm
     
  3. rave12

    rave12 Regular Member

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    you can always link them to amazon and when they buy the game you get $$$$. For fitness maybe some clickbank products ?
     
  4. alexistheboss15

    alexistheboss15 Regular Member

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    no way clickbank, I will be making my own fitness ebooks/guides, I will be selling amazon affiliated/bodybuilding affiliate products.

    How do I join machinima if I am using fake views to get started?
    Shall I get started and once I get around 10k real views/day I monetize it?
     
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    TweetAutomator Registered Member

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    How many videos do you have? Whats the channel url?
     
  6. alexistheboss15

    alexistheboss15 Regular Member

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    I only have 2 videos, not giving out the URL, no reason too.

    I am getting started now, I will be uploading around 3+ videos per day until I go to the UK where I will upload 1video per day.

    All videos will be HD, well edited, really good gameplay, funny good commentary in HD with HD Webcam.
     
  7. freezeice04

    freezeice04 Power Member

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    You can try streaming on twitch.tv
     
  8. alexistheboss15

    alexistheboss15 Regular Member

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    You get money with that?
     
  9. vitern

    vitern Newbie

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    when you get enought views/day somebody contact you for partnership.
     
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    freezeice04 Power Member

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    right now you simply want to just make content and boost it. Later on when you have a audience you can join a network.
     
  12. alexistheboss15

    alexistheboss15 Regular Member

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    yea I'll join a network once I have great content.
    I am at 200k views today, I made a fantrailer and it ranks on page 2 for the name of the game and was uploaded 3 days ago, I think I have a chance in gaming, the trailer isn't even very good.

    Alright so this is how I will monetize it:
    -Join a partnership like machinima once I have enough content
    -Amazon Affiliate in every video in description leave some links and mention them in the video
    -PPD in all videos leave a guide (free) in the description for download and mention it in the video

    Is this enough?
    In future I could also build a website and sell games through there (aStore), and also do adsense.

    How much does machinima pay per 1k monetizable views?

    PS: Where can I find this fileice PPD thing which apparently pays really well?
     
  13. freezeice04

    freezeice04 Power Member

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    Don't use PPD unless you want to lose most your audience. People HATE doing surveys and they'll know you just want to make money from them.


     
  14. Baltar

    Baltar Newbie

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    The best thing you can do now is to build your channel, upload more content, get the subs, likes, comments, etc. Time is the best factor as the powers that be may not find your channel "active" enough from their eyes. No matter though just get the traffic and add the appropriate links and annotations within your video descriptions. Once you get partnered, you can get the annotations linked directly to your website (it has to be your website and not a 3rd party like amazon or what have you). You can expect a 3%-5% bleed off of that traffic over to your business site from YT viewers. Bold colors with action words in the annotation links grab the viewers eye. Gaming normally generates pretty decent traffic as the age range is huge, young pre-teens up to the 80s babies have the time, resources, and interest to go to your channel, so the niche is great!!! As long as the traffic is organic, or appears organic, then you shouldn't have a problem, just level out any boosting with organic traffic or you will have problems and lose your esnesad account. So, 200K views a day isn't a big problem, 1M views on a new channel with less than 3K subscribers each day will practically have Agent Smith knocking at your door.
     
  15. alexistheboss15

    alexistheboss15 Regular Member

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    I am doing around 30k-40k views a day spread across 2 videos.

    I will be doing a total of 250-300k views / 5k likes / 70 comments per day probably.
    Or something like that.

    Ok I will try to force my channel to go viral and then use partnership.

    On my other channel I am going to test ppd.