So you love making videos and you want to know if you can use your skill to make some cash online, then you’re in the right place.
It’s exciting to know that there are so many opportunities on the internet to make money. If you have a skill or two you can turn them into a money-making venture.
According to LinkedIn video production is one of the most highly demanded technical skills of 2019. That’s great news for you!
Are you ready to get started? Here are 4 ways you can earn money through online videos.
- Place ads in your videos
Got a YouTube channel with a couple of thousand subscribers? You’re in luck!
YouTube has a program for content creators which give them the opportunity to make money off their videos. This program is called the YouTube Publishing Program.
There are certain requirements you have to fulfill and one of them is to have at least a thousand subscribers. Once you’re in this program you’d be notified by YouTube and you can start earning money off ads placed on your YouTube videos.
- Affiliate Marketing
If you thought affiliate marketing is only for bloggers than you’re wrong. You can be an affiliate marketer on YouTube or other video streaming platform.
What you need to do is to sign up to be an affiliate to a product. Next, you make a video where you encourage your viewers to buy the product. When someone buys the product through your affiliate link, you make a commission.
Make sure that you’re an affiliate to a product you know, like and trust. You wouldn’t want to misinform your viewers about a product you’ve never tried before.
- Make videos and /or edit videos for others
If you’re really good at creating videos then this is something that may interest you.
There are a lot of content creators out there who actually struggle with editing their videos or simply want to outsource the filming and editing because they’re too busy.
As a video editor, you can offer your service and make money off your skills. You may even offer to provide extra touches to the videos you edit.
For example, your client may want you to add subtitles to their videos. If you feel afraid that it will overburden you, then you may make use of subtitle services to quickly get that done for you so that you can focus more time on editing the video.
- Create and sell royalty-based videos
Did you know that there are people out there who are willing to pay for pre-recorded videos?
Platforms like iStockPhoto, Shutterstock and Fotolia are the best place to look if you want to sell any of your pre-recorded videos. People who want to use the short video clips from those platforms pay for the subscription to use those platforms.
By simply submitting your videos you can make money. All you need to do is to get creative with the kind of videos you put up for sale.