Making money from Vlog’ing
Vlog’ing (Video Blogging) has been around for a while, but can you really make money from creating videoes and putting them up on Youtube and other social media sites? Surprisingly the answer is yes, in this post I will reference some well know Vloggers who have made it big and do not really have jobs outside of their vlogging. So how do they do it?
Youtube has a program built into their platform called Youtube partner. There are strict rules to join this program. Once you are accepted into the program you will have access to these benefits.
- Share revenue from relevant InVideo ads overlaid on your videos and banner ads running next to your videos to earn money
- Share revenue from rentals of your videos.
- Participate in co-marketing & branded entertainment opportunities with top brand advertisers.
- Utilize your own sales to sell your own ads.
What is needed to be accepted into the program.
- You create original videos suitable for online streaming.
- You own or have express permission to use and monetize all audio and video content that you upload—no exceptions.
- You regularly upload videos that are viewed by thousands of YouTube users, or you publish popular or commercially successful videos in other ways (such as DVDs sold online).
Source : http://www.youtube.com/partners
Other ways of monetizing your vlog’ing would be to create a website/blog and put adsense onto the page. Google AdSense is a free program that enables website publishers of all sizes to display relevant Google ads and earn. I used to run 3 automotive forums www.quad4forums.com, www.ecotecforum.com, and www.emanageforums.com. While I was running the forums I had adsense running on there in multiple locations and once everymonth I would be collecting the payment from google for advertising. Essentially you are selling space on your site to Google to advertise on your site.
Creating a Viral Video can allow you to cash in on your 5 mins of fame. Viral Videos can open up doorways to bigger and better things. One example of this is Sam Tsui. A fresh-faced a cappella singer at Yale, Tsui has an impressive voice, but the real draw is the electronic wizardry that allows him to harmonize onstage with five digital versions of himself. Glee, meet Attack of the Clones.
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