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Question: Regarding Blog and YouTube video

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by TheOneisBack, May 3, 2015.

  1. TheOneisBack

    TheOneisBack Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    So I'll get straight to the point! About a year and a half ago I found a niche and within that niche I found a certain semi-popular product and managed to create a tutorial based on that product; The tutorial was on a topic that no one had covered about it. I uploaded the tutorial to YouTube and monetized it. Within days it started to rack-up hits/views and pretty much now every month since making that tutorial I gain about $10 in my Adsense account. After the "semi" success of that video I tried making more tutorial videos but didn't gain anywhere near as many views/hits because those tutorials weren't as unique, meaning I got lucky with the first video, finding a niche on something which absolutely no one had covered.

    So like I said the video since uploading it racks up about $10 every month in my Adsense. I started a personal webiste/blog which I built from scratch and made a post in the blog section with "more information" about the tutorial and linked it in the description of the video on YouTube. Since doing that I've been monitoring the traffic on my website and that particular post seems to now be racking in quite a lot of traffic. The only monetization I've got on my website/blog is 3 Adsense banners placed in certain areas but they aren't really doing much. I guess the purpose of this post is me asking for advice on what I could do here to increase earnings using this traffic I'm now getting. I've got a a semi-popular video on YouTube that's now sending a bit of traffic to my website (or that particular post), what could I do next? I've got the post laid out with extra text information regarding the tutorial, Adsense banners on the sidebar and footer, an embed of the YouTube video and a comments section encase people want to ask me questions regarding the tutorial.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. TayaX

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    It depends on a lot of factors. The number of visits, the niche, etc.

    Now if you want some passive income, it's either adsense or find a CB product that you can promote on your site, which would be related to your videos.
    But I think the best option would be to create a business out of it; now that you have some sort of formula (since your video get a good amount of view), then decline it to other subjects, put links on your videos, on your website, blog about it. Possibilities are endless honestly.
     
  3. TheOneisBack

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    Like I said, I've got Adsense on my site.. One advert in the footer, another in the sidebar and another which appears after the first blog post. But they aren't converting anything, maybe 10c if I'm lucky. I've thought about CB but the issue here is the traffic im getting to my blog is mostly from the link in the video, so they are just clicking that link, visiting that ONE page/post and exiting again... they aren't really navigating around to other stuff on my website. My website has so much other content like articles I write, other tutorials I make, Film reviews, Music lists etc..
     
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    If the bounce rate on your site in bad, it means you designed it bad. You have to re-arange, split test, try other graphics etc etc to convert those visitors in regular visitors. That's the IM work, and that's how you will make money, converting those people in potential clients. You have the traffic but you have no knowledge of how to convert it, so maybe you should learn that first.
     
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    You seem content with the limited success you have achieved. Good to see you reach out and ask for help, but I think your ability to make more money with this model comes down not to the lack of earnings opportunity, but rather to the lack of duplicating the portions of the project that built the original success.

    That is to say - sure you probably got lucky on that video because nobody else was in the niche, or had tutorials on it, but does that mean you couldn't have another fluke or even bigger success if you had continued to make more videos?

    You really need to drill down a bit more and see what exactly made your 1 video successful, and then make it your habit of producing similar quality videos in similarly unpopulated niches. In my time trying video projects, I've made literally over 3000 videos in tons of different niches ... uploaded them to blogs, web 2.0's, youtube, every other video site imaginable. It seems you simply haven't worked this project effectively. Do keep in mind it will do you no good to make 3000 videos unless you are making 3000 videos based on other successful videos. Maybe that is the only element missing for your project's success ... actual working scale.

    P.S. Not all my thousands of videos are successful, but I can guarantee you they are based on all the successful tests that came before them. Try harder.