Many individuals would have probably noticed that the popularity of YouTube has been on a rise in recent months. The reason for its increasing popularity is due to a myriad of different factors. However, regardless of the various reasons for the increased popularity, I can still find one universal reason as to why people can get paid from YouTube. All of us can readily agree on that fact – the earning potential of YouTube is undeniably huge. However, just how can we earn money from YouTube?
First and foremost, there are two ways on how we can get paid from YouTube – pay per view and pay per action. Both of these options are different from each other because how much we pay per view will depend on how many views we got on our videos, how many subscribers we have, and how many times our video was viewed. Meanwhile, how do we get paid from actions will depend on how many actions were taken after having watched our YouTube videos. For example, if we get paid for endorsing a product or service, then we get paid per action. However, if we want to get paid by clicking on links, participating in discussions, voting and adding suggestions, then we get paid per lead.
Pay per views will remain to be the most common way by which YouTube members make money. In order to have better understanding on how pay per views work, it would be best to understand how YouTube works. Every time someone visits YouTube, a video will be uploaded into the site. The video will stay there until the member who uploaded it decides to take it down. However, he can do this at anytime by notifying the video’s operator that he is planning to remove the video.
As soon as a video is removed, a link to it will be displayed. If you are logged on to YouTube, then clicking the link will take you to the video’s operator’s page. Once there, you can do whatever you want with the video. You can use it as a link directory, provide comments or start your own video series. However, before you can do any of these things, you have to become a member.
As we have seen above, there are two types of compensation programs on YouTube. We can either become an affiliate of a company and promote their product or service via our YouTube videos or earn money from actions. Both these programs are free to join and there is no limit to how many YouTube channels you can have.
There are thousands of companies that have affiliate programs on YouTube. We can find these through the Affiliate Program Directory. However, you need to register and join their program before you can start promoting their products or services on your channel. This is how you can find out which companies have an affiliate program on YouTube and how to join them for free!