We’ve all heard the stories and the buzz about people making money through publishing videos on youtube, and no one really explains exactly how its done. Today am here to tell you, that this is VERY possible and true. While earning thousands of dollars probably isn’t realistic, you can start earning money very quickly, especially if you have a strong following.

First of all, i must say, it just doesn’t happen overnight. Earning a living on YouTube is not as easy as you might think. There are a lot of hurdles to overcome in the process. It’s definitely not a way to get rich quick. However, if you have a hobby you are really good at and would like to help people, may be your videos teach, or even if you just want to have some fun, YouTube is a great option to cash in some extra cash doing something you love. The following are the steps you can take to get started;

 1. Youtube Account.

First of all, you must consider setting up you youtube account. this is very easy especially if you have a google account. Each YouTube account has one channel attached to it. A YouTube account is the same as a Google account, and creating a YouTube account will grant you access to other Google products, such as Gmail and Drive.

Create your account or use your existing one. Add keywords to help people find your channel. You can add keywords by navigating to the Advanced section of your Channel Settings. Make sure that your keywords are relevant to your content.

 2.Add Videos or Content.

When uploading videos you should try to add content that is of high quality. no one wants to watch a low resolution video. high quality videos always attract very many views. and consistency is important. upload regulary, it will keepyour audience engaged. Even if your content isn’t great at first, keep at it. Practice makes perfect. Try to make each video better than the last. You will often learn as you go. People are more likely to subscribe if you add content on regular schedule, and maintain that schedule as much as possible.

3.Build an audience.

Building an audience is key to increasing your monetization. You need people to watch your videos in order to make any money off of them. There is no one secret to getting more subscribers, just make the best content that you can and they will come to you.Share your videos on social media especially facebook and twitter soon you will see your audience grow.

 4. Monetize your videos.

 In order to start earning money on your videos, you’ll need to enable monetization. This means you are allowing YouTube to place ads in your video. This also means that you acknowledge that there is no copyrighted material in your video. Remember its not good to monetize videos you dont own. you may get banned because this is a violation of copyright.

 5. Setup Google AdSense.

You can setup Google AdSense for free at the AdSense website. you need to link your youtube account with google adsense so that you can be able to receive your earnings.

Some Tips to Follow.

Audience.

The key ingredients for a profitable YouTube channel are a loyal, engaged community and great videos. Most creators find that before you can earn money with your channel, you first need to grow your audience and make consistent videos that you enjoy and your viewers love to watch. Then, think about monetizing.
Whether your goal is to earn back some of what you spent making your videos or to become a sustainable business, YouTube’s platform lets you make money with successful videos.

Get your channel ready to earn:

Step 1: Enable your channel for monetization.
Step 2: Connect your YouTube channel to an AdSense account in order to earn money and get paid for your monetized videos.
Step 3: Take a minute to get to know the kinds of videos you can monetize and the different ad formats.
Step 4: Select “monetize with ads” for your videos and choose which ad formats and videos you want from Creator Studio app and in video manager.
Step 5: Keep making great videos that your community loves to watch!

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