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Ideas and practices for making $3 - $10K per month on Youtube - LEGIT, LEGAL tactics only.

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by spineblaZe, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. spineblaZe

    spineblaZe Newbie

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    This thread is for the artists and content creators who need help marketing their brand!

    This is **NOT** a get rich quick thread, not a thread on how to steal and profit from other people's content, not a thread for trying to get your striptease vid to go viral with bogus keywords and screenshots of boobs, etc.

    This thread is for aspiring Youtubers making their own quality content to discuss legal (not against youtube/google user agreements) strategies for making money from your youtube channel as your base of operations. The goal of this thread is to provide a solid strategy to make a living ($3000 per month for a single person, $10,000 per month for a team of 3, etc) from making youtube videos. According to Youtube's agreement, you can't disclose how much you're making, so keep things general. Also feel free to discuss Multi-Channel Networks (Fullscreen, etc), your general number of subscribers and views each month, etc. Just don't get too specific.

    Example: I'm making just enough per month to make a living - OK
    Example: I made $3,167.75 from my channel last month - NOT OK

    ADSENSE - Money from your youtube account
    MERCHANDISE - Sell your brand - tshirts, etc
    ITUNES - Sell your music
    SPONSOR LINKS, ETC - Drive traffic to your home page
    OTHER IDEAS
    MARKETING - Get real, honest traffic from Reddit, Facebook, blogs, etc.



    *EDIT* I will keep this original post updates with my own findings. I'm an artist and good at making videos, bad at making money. I'm currently barely making any money from my channel, even though I have about 40,000 views per month. As I figure out how to make more money (my goal is a liveable wage) I will update this post.
     
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  2. spineblaZe

    spineblaZe Newbie

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    Here's my goal:

    I currently put out 1 video per month. Sometimes two. My content is really good (high production value) and I get about 40,000 views per month on my channel, and I have about 7000 subscribers (constantly growing, slowly) . I'm not making enough from adsense to make a living though, not even close. I'm spending more time and money on making my videos than I'm earning from them. I get some itunes sales, but again, not enough to go full time.

    I feel like lesser channels are making more money than me. What can I do to earn more revenue? I want to be able to earn at least $5K per month, how can I get there? I'm barely making anything right now.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    Your revenue methods are not bad, however, I do not understand what the fuzz about adsense is all about.
    Get private advertisers... that'll give you a lot more money than adsense.

    BUILD EMAIL LISTS. Send offers.

    Increase your network outside of youtube... build a page, rank it, get in all social media sites, upload your videos everywhere, etc etc etc

    My recommendation would be to start with offline marketing as well.
     
  4. spineblaZe

    spineblaZe Newbie

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    What do you mean by private advertisers? Can I use those along with adsense in my youtube vids?

    Thanks for the help, I'm an artist and make quality content, but my marketing knowledge is severely lacking.
     
  5. mrsharz

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    i agree try offline merketing too
     
  6. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    Private advertisers means any and everyone who wishes to advertise within your page. For example, if I have a page about cookies, I might consider emailing some of the big companies with an offer such as (this space for this time vs $$$ money).

    You can also upload a video of an advertiser to your utube, example, if ive got a cookie youtube page, someone pays me to put their ad as a video on my page.

    (if you wanna thank me just hit the thank you button rather than thanking me =))
     
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  7. OMGWTFISTHIS

    OMGWTFISTHIS Power Member

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    Can't ask for thanks.
     
  8. oplaopla

    oplaopla Regular Member

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    If you PM me your channel, I could give you some ideas on what you could implement to monetize those views :)
     
  9. Night Owl2

    Night Owl2 Junior Member

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    I was making $XXXX before current Youtube Updates, Now working on some strategies to dominate Youtube.

    You must have Quality Content to get some noticeable views on your videos.
     
  10. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    Great marketing material for this thread.

    As far as I am aware, the reason why I asked him: "if you wanna thank me just hit the thank you button rather than thanking me =)" was because he thanked me, so I said, if he wanted to thank me, instead of doing so by typing, he could do it by hitting the thank you button. Dot.


    @Spinblaze, if you need some more ideas, specially for offline marketing, hit me up via pm, I run an offline mkt company myself so can give you some hints.
     
  11. spineblaZe

    spineblaZe Newbie

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    I've been browsing this forum trying to learn some things, and my website gets about 100 views per day, so I'm going to focus there for now. I signed up for clickbank and added some links, I'm also going to sign up for google affiliates to use along with adsense on my site (been using adsense for a while now). I'll keep this thread updated as I go. I'll be sure to link back to my website from all my youtube vids.
     
  12. carrepairs12

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    thank you