Earn a decent weekly income simply by uploading your videos to a site very similar to YouTube.
In my previous articles about online money-making, I’ve restricted myself to discussing ways in which you can make money through writing. But there’s no denying it – that can be a frustrating process, because earnings are usually linked to the number of page views your writing attracts, and in most cases that number will be relatively low. And I must admit, I never know whether to be pleased or irritated that a YouTube video that took me little more than an hour to put together has somehow racked up five times as many views as my blog has over the entire three-and-a-half years of its existence, in spite of the fact that I’ve slaved my guts out over the latter project!
But perhaps that comparison should tell us something? As it’s so much easier to entice a large number of people into watching a video than it is to get them to view your writing content, and since it can in any event be so much less labour-intensive, perhaps that’s the avenue we should be looking towards in our efforts to make money online? The only snag is that, although there is a mechanism that allows YouTube users to earn from their video uploads, it’s extremely cumbersome – you have to wait to be ‘invited’ to become a ‘partner’, which will only happen once your video reaches a certain (fairly high) number of views. Until then, you won’t be earning a penny, and there’s no guarantee you’ll be earning anything after an invite either.
Fortunately, there is an alternative. About two or three months ago, I stumbled across a site that works in exactly the same way as YouTube, except for two important details – you start earning from the moment you upload your videos, and you get paid direct by the site owners to your Paypal account. The number of views your videos require to earn a significant amount of money looks quite daunting at first glance – the maximum amount possible is $30 for every 10,000 views. But just remember how much easier it is to get those kind of numbers for a video than it is for an article – and if you have any doubts about that, simply browse through some of the videos at YouTube, and you’ll be amazed how many have well over 100,000 views! You’ll also learn about the kinds of subject-matter that attract the most video views – basically, you’re looking to post anything that’s funny, or quirky, or sexy, or celebrity-focused.
Because the site you’ll be using isn’t as well-known as YouTube or the other obvious alternatives, you’ll also need to actively promote your videos to ensure you get a significant number of views, and thus boost your earnings. This really isn’t as difficult as it sounds – in fact, you’d be amazed how much easier it is to promote a video than an article you’ve just written! For instance, if it’s a celebrity video, simply head over to a few of the many hugely popular celebrity forums, and post the link there. Or if it’s a TV-related video, there are any number of TV forums that will do the same trick. And if you’re in any doubt about where to start, a Google search will swiftly give some clues about the forums other uploaders on the site use. Incidentally, you’ll also discover how much other people are earning from the site, and I can promise you that your jaw will drop to the floor.
And once you start earning, you won’t have long to wait to get your hands on the cash – payouts are weekly, and the minimum threshold to request payment is a relatively modest $20. So if you enjoy making videos, why not earn a decent weekly income from your hobby? Click HERE if you’d like to get started now!
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