There are strategies with which you can earn money by creating videos. There are also others that give you the opportunity to monetize your blog by showing them to your visitors. So why not use both at once to double your income?
In this article I will show you the steps necessary to achieve it.
What will you learn here?
Step 1: Create a video
Do not know how to record professional videos? Do not worry. I have seen videos of funny kittens, recorded with a mobile, with more reproductions than the latest clip of Shakira. What really counts is an interesting idea and, as I will explain below, a good strategy to drive traffic to your blog.
You may want to use a program for video editing. I use Windows Movie Maker. It serves perfectly for all the basic tasks that need video creators like me who have other goals than to become Hollywood stars. If you use Windows, you already have it installed.
Step 2: Choose an online video platform
The best-known online video platform is YouTube. A good alternative may be Dailymotion. Both give you the opportunity to upload your videos for free and monetize them.
Which one to choose?
- The biggest advantage of YouTube lies in its large user base. Therefore, your videos can be found by many people thanks to its internal search. On the other hand, they will not allow you to start monetizing your videos right away. You have to wait until they have more than 10,000 views.
- Dailymotion does not have as many users, however, you can start monetizing your videos from the first moment. In addition, it offers the possibility to make money with videos created by other authors.
Step 3: Monetize your video
Upload your video to the platform you have chosen in the previous step. In the settings look for the option to monetize your videos. Follow the instructions on the page until the monetization is enabled.
Ads will be shown on your video. The online video platform charges advertisers for it and a portion of the revenue will pay you.
Step 4: Double your income with your blog
On pages like YouTube there are millions of videos. So why wait for someone to find yours?
- When you create a video, you will earn twice. For the first time, when reproduced by users of the online video platform. For the second time, when the readers of your blog watch it.
- If you show banners on your blog, you will earn for the third time. When your visitors watch the video, you will earn by displaying the ads on it and banners on your blog at a time.
Step 5: Multiply your income
In the previous steps you have created a video and earned some money with it. Now it is time to get down to work and repeat this process. Create more videos, follow the steps above and multiply your income this way.