If you are thinking about starting a YouTube channel and want to know how to make money from it then we at Patient Computer Help are here to give you the information you need. Anybody can start a YouTube channel, but you will need some technical information if you want to monetize your videos and start getting paid. Here is what you’ll need to do:
Create a Google AdSense Account
YouTube is a Google-owned website, and so the first thing you have to do to start making money on your channel is create a Google AdSense account. When you set up an account, Google places advertisements in the sidebar of your website as well as in the beginning of your videos. The advertisers pay Google to display these ads and in turn, Google pays you based on how much traffic comes to your channel. The longer people watch your videos with ads, the more money you will make. We at Patient Computer Help will gladly answer any technical questions you have about setting up an AdSense account.
Start Monetizing Your Content
Uploading a video to YouTube does not automatically mean it begins to make money. You will have to go into the settings of your video and choose to monetize it, either with sidebar advertisements, in-video advertisements, or both. Once you have selected this option, the video will begin making money based on view-time. We will help you navigate this option if you are having difficulty, and can help you setup your account settings so that each upload is automatically monetized.
Follow YouTube Guidelines
YouTube has their own set of guidelines, and if you don’t follow them your video won’t remain monetized. The most common way for videos to break guidelines is by using copyrighted music. If a copyrighted song appears in your video then YouTube will leave it up on your channel, but the money it draws in from advertisements will go to the owner of the copyright instead of you. Avoid this by visiting YouTube’s Audio Library, which contains free music that you are able to include in your videos without worrying about copyright infringement.
Attract Traffic to Your Channel
Monetizing your videos doesn’t do you any good if nobody clicks on them. There are a few things you can do to attract traffic to your channel. The first impression that people get of your content is the video thumbnail. Hundreds of videos of the same subject matter pop up when somebody does a search on the YouTube homepage. Your thumbnail is your chance to stand out from the other videos and make people want to click on your content. Create engaging images that immediately let viewers know what the subject of your video will be. Additionally, make sure that your video is of good quality. With so many options on the internet, people won’t hesitate to find a new video after just a few seconds if your quality is no good. Put effort into your channel and drive traffic by promoting your videos on other social media sites.