As someone who has made over $100,000 as a YouTuber, I can confidently tell you that making money off YouTube is very possible. It may not be easy at first, but with great preparation, executing & persistence anything is possible.
In this article we are going to show you how you can make money off YouTube on the side by breaking down the topic into 4 sections.
- Narrowing down your channel’s niche
- Preparing your financial seeds
- Creating a video uploading plan
- Making your first $100 on YouTube
We have a ton of information to go through so let’s get started!
Narrowing Down Your Channel’s Niche
Before you even think about making a time on YouTube, you first must narrow down your niche. Narrowing down your YouTube niche will make it so much easier to make money off your channel. It can help people of like minds easily find you, it will be easier to get sponsorships & charge them more and the list of benefits of on. This is why we recommend picking & sticking to one YouTube niche.
If you have a niche for your channel already picked out, feel free to go to the next step. If not, please execute the exercise below.
Make a list of 4 – 6 niches you would like to focus your channel around.
After you are done making this list, start scratching items off until you are down to 3 options. Next, read the statements below & pick 1 option that bests fits all 3 of the points.
There are more than 1,000,000 interested in my niche
I am an expert within my niche or have a lot of knowledge about it
I’m willing to sacrifice sleep to work on this niche
Congrats you now have a niche for your channel!
Preparing Your Financial Seeds
In my eyes, making money on YouTube is almost like being a farmer. As you may know, results on YouTube do not show up overnight. It often comes by slowly & may grow exponentially randomly at some times.
We want to carry this same mindset over when looking to make money on YouTube. I like to call this your planting financial seeds phase.
You are planting seeds now, knowing they will produce something tomorrow.
There are different types of financial seeds you can plant. Here go a list of the different ways you can do this.
Youtube ad revenue
1v1 coaching calls
affiliate links (Good one)
There are many more financial seeds you can plant on YouTub. these are just a few of the most common ones. Take a few minutes to brainstorm 3 different ways you can plant financial seeds on your YouTube channel.
After you are done doing this, we must create a plan to plant them!
Creating A Video Uploading Plan
When you look at all successful YouTube channels, they all will have one thing in common. They all have video uploading plans in place. This allows them to post regularly while planting financial seeds for themselves.
If you want to make money off YouTube, you must do the same.
To create a video uploading plan, do the following.
First you need to pick 1-3 days out of the week to sacrifice some time for YouTube. Once you have chosen these days, you know want to assign some video ideas next to them.
Keep on doing this until you have at least 1 month worth of content planned out.
It should look like this.
After you are done doing this, you want to now assign your financial seed ideas & assign one or all of them on each video idea you have planned out.
Doing this will allow you to have a video uploading plan so you know what & when you are posting it along with how you will earn $$ from it.
All successful YouTube channels do this.
Making Your First $100 On YouTube
Making your first $100 on YouTube will probably be the toughest. After this milestone is reached though, it will become easier to make your first $500, then $1000, then $10,000. Before you know it, you will be able to quit your job and focus on YouTube full time.
How great would that be? But none of this will be possible if you do not execute your video uploading schedule with exactness. Those who stick to it long enough will eventually see results from it.
Hopefully, this guide gave you a bit direction when it comes to making money off YouTube.
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