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Just starting over with youtube

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by shady2990, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. shady2990

    shady2990 Newbie

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    I am following this forum and all I can say it's there's very much precious content, so I have really started to develop new idea, but first I want to know what you think before test them.

    So, I upload latest hip hop music to youtube, so i have ~ 15k views a day. But my big problem is I don't know what's the best way to monetise this traffic.

    1.Ringtone cpa . I doubt this will work, because rap and hip hop songs are not ringtone type songs, but I still hope that people clicking my link will buy another ringtones.

    2.Email/zip submits offer. I think iphones matches the best with this kind of music. What do you think, will work?

    3.Surveys. I think this is hard, I doubt people will complete a survey for downloading a song, maybe sharecash?

    Please tell me what you think match best for my videos (they only contain one picture and the song) or maybe you got another suggestions?

    Thank you !
     
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  2. Dayum

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    Actually rap and hip hop are easily the most popular genres for ringtones I think.

    in my experience email submits suck because there always shaved, here's stats of a ringtone offer and email submit offer I did with youtube

    Ringtone offer(flycell)- Clicks-165 Conversions-3 Made-$39
    Email submit(iphone)- Clicks-147 Conversions- 9 Made-$12

    So over those 2 I'd choose ringtone, and yeah most people know how to download songs free, I doubt sharecash will do too well.
     
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  3. S-Sheep

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    I don't think you should try survey for downloading music, as it was said most people know already how to download songs for free they won't bother completing one most of the times.

    ringtone should work well.

    Anyway, good job for your 15k views/day, that's a very good start.
     
  4. shady2990

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    Hey....thanks for these quick answers !
    Yeah, I will test all 3, and I will start with ringtones, as you said, it must convert the best.
    Anyway, I think I need a good landing page, how should this page looks like ?
     
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    Honestly with something like that I don't see the need for landing page, the youtube videos themselves decide whether or not they want the ringtone, I don't think they wanna jump through hurdles to get there. I just used a redirect to the offer.
     
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    Ok, so I'm starting today with this. I'll keep you updated with my progress. Thanks again :)
     
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    I'm a man of my words, so this is my result I'll tell you my results in of my test.
    Until now, I focused on selling ringtones. So, here are my stats:
    - 230K views
    - 107 clicks
    - 2 conversions (20 $)

    So, these results a lil' dissapointing for me, but I think there are several reasons why my videos convert so bad....

    First of all, I think my music is not the best to convert for ringtones ( I promote last hip hop music ).

    Also, I think ringtones offers are over satured + anybody know how to download a ringtone for free.

    For the next few days I will try sharecash, I hope it will convert better for me. In fact, this is the point where I need help, what kind of strategy should I follow to get my visitors complete the survey and download the song?

    I think of promising them a bonus code for an iphone or maybe I should tell them complete a survey for a personality test. Would these work ?

    Thank you !
     
  8. HostGator

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    Best way for beginners to earn from youtube is to get people to download your files after completing a quick survey.
     
  9. decepticon

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    You can say people that you have this music in HQ formats and protect links on your site with CPA getway. And don't host music directly on your site, use filesharing services.
     
  10. positivcriss

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    I have the same question as you :D. I have best Ice Cube - smoke some weeb video on YouTube and don't know how to monetize it :D.
     
  11. xenoz

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    Have you tried Pay Per Download type sites? The usually pay $1 - $1.50 per
    download....
     
  12. shady2990

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    Can you tell me some sites ? Because I've tried depositfiles, uploading and mediafire and they only pay 10 $ to 1000 downloads....