Monday, July 4, 2011

YouTube Partner Program

Everyone’s buzzing over the article about YouTube stars making six figures per year that Yahoo Finance posted last week.

This has sparked questions about my income earned from my YouTube channel that now has over 25,000 subscribers.

I hate to disappoint you guys, but my YouTube Partner earnings aren’t NEAR six figures. Some months I don’t even pass $100.

As I reported in some of my YouTube videos, I earn way more from the contextual AdSense ads on my sites than I do with the partner program.

This may come as a shock since I have over 25,000 subscribers, but here’s the deal…

I hardly display the ads on my videos anymore. So that’s a big part of the reason my YouTube partner earnings are so low. I don’t like how intrusive they are and many of them are unrelated to what my videos are actually about.

To me, it’s not worth the annoying, unrelated ads across my face just to make a few extra bucks per month. So if I do display the ads, I opt to only show the banner alongside the video.

Also, every niche is different. My niche has a lot of banner blindness, but I know of a few people in the hair and beauty niche who are doing well with the partner program.

This doesn’t surprise me because the ads in this niche are often very relevant and enticing. However, the ads aren’t performing as well in my niche.

It’s amazing how many people beg me to help them become a YouTube Partner. I’ve even been offered money to help people get approved. Some are so anxious to get in because they assume it’s their instant ticket to hundreds or even thousands of dollars per month.

For some channels, it may be. But getting accepted as a YouTube partner is not a guaranteed gold mine. Just like the regular AdSense program, how much you make depends on number of clicks, ad relevance and traffic.

I think the YouTube Partner Program is a great opportunity for popular channels, but I also believe it generates a lot of hype and unrealistic earnings expectations.

You will never know how much you are going to make until you get accepted and start displaying the ads. Also understand every niche performs differently, so you can’t base your potential earnings off someone else’s.

If you do become a YouTube Partner, great! But don’t lose sleep if you can’t. Some people do very well with it, but it’s not an instant income generator like many people believe.

In my personal experience, AdSense text ads on my websites perform much better than banner ads on YouTube. Of course, everyone’s experience will be different. This is just my story.

YouTube Promoted Videos

Launched last year, YouTube’s Promoted Videos program allows publishers to place bids for keywords in order to get placement on relevant YouTube search results pages, similar to Google’s auction mechanism for publishers via ads.

Now, the Promoted Videos only showed up alongside those search results as well as periodically on the YouTube homepage. But YouTube just closed the loop by adding Promoted Videos to related partner watch pages in the Related Videos section, adding a Google AdSense analogy to the revenue-sharing equation.

With the new change, now Promoted Videos are contextually matched to YouTube partner pages (simply YouTube’s term for an individual video’s page) based on the content of the video and text on the page, giving publishers an extra promotional boost on video pages that are naturally related to the audience’s interest.

The new system also shares with AdSense its revenue-sharing power: both the publisher of the Promoted Video and the partner channel whose page it appears on will share a cut of the advertising money with YouTube. The net effect is to make the Promoted Videos program more effective overall by making its videos visible not just on active search results pages but on passively related partner pages as well.

The Promoted Videos show up in the Related Videos column in the right sidebar, clearly marked with a yellow background and a text tag. It’s a relatively small change with big implications for publishers making use of the Promoted Videos program, who will now benefit from the increased exposure to their videos. Other YouTube partners benefit as well, by getting a cut of the revenue from the Promoted Videos featured on their watch pages.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Make Money On YouTube and Google Adsense

Advertising is how to make money on You Tube. The entertainment platform is a good way to earn some ad revenue. There are several ways to use YouTube to earn ad income. This way focuses on using a Google Adsense account and a blogspot account. If you are using another website or method it's pretty much the same process. So get ready to make money online by using ads and You Tube!!

You Tube is a great source for Internet promotion. It's free and uploading videos bring in thousands of views on videos on the site. It is convenitent and all you need to do is type the keyword or term on  the search box and you will instantly be able to view videos you are interested in. If you are good at creating stimulating videos, you can make money from You Tube with the affiliate program. Post shorter videos that people will want to see and complete watching. Once you become more popular you can post slightly longer videos. You can make thousands of friends on You Tube and subscribers keep coming back. The more traffic the more income!

You Tube is the best source for Internet promoting. You can promote affiliate products on You Tube and make money. If you promote products from Amazon, Click bank, Commission Junction and EBay you will get paid. If you are having your own products you can also promote them over You Tube. If you are trying to earn from Google Adsense, you can use YouTube to drive huge organic traffic to your site.You can even make money by selling ebooks, promoting niches of interest.