A Big Thank you to all who have subscribed
If you don’t already know, for the past 2 years I have been working hard on building up my YouTube channel. I actually started my channel way back in 2015, but up until about 2 years ago only had a handful of tutorial videos on it. But in 2018 I decided to do more with it. Over the years that followed I uploaded more tutorials, photography vlogs in the field and some travel videos too. My first milestone was of course to meet the YouTube monetization requirements, so I could start making some money from the channel. This, of course, would mean I could justify putting more time into it and start creating more content.
Well, I made it, and here’s how. In April 2020 I reached 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours watch time, which are the requirements to apply for YouTube monetization. Thanks to everyone who has subscribed, and in this video I talk a little bit about the journey, how long it took to get there and how I was able to monetize my YouTube videos in 2020.
I give you a few tips and ideas I picked up along the way that may or may not help you. I don’t profess to be an expert on any of this, I’m simply telling you what I learned and did along the way. Hopefully you can get something from it to help yourself.
In this video I talk about:
2:40 How I got to the threshold for monetization
8:15 What I did along the way
9:54 Why it’s good to think commercially
10:57 Using Tube Buddy
12:59 Using music in your videos
14:03 Making Money before YouTube monetization
15:27 Some good affiliate programs to join
16:21 Getting subscribers
20:24 Joining Facebook groups
22:51 Staying away from fake subscribers
Here are some links to affiliate programs and websites I mention in the video.
Watch the video here
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