Immensely popular YouTubers can make billions of money through video traffic with just camera and speaking skills. Then a question arises, how do they gain profit from YouTube?
AdSense or advertisements that are displayed during the video may be the first that crosses your mind. But are there other sources of income?
Let’s discuss further below.
6 Ways Youtuber can Earn Money from YouTube (Besides AdSense).
Some YouTubers are now starting to sell some original merchandise such as t-shirts, posters, mugs, souvenirs, and so on. This method is considered effective for boosting the income of a YouTuber.
The original merchandise sold also highlights the identity of YouTuber itself. Along with its membership launch, YouTube also launched a merchandise shop feature.
Through this feature, YouTubers can now easily manage sales from the merchandise they produce.
Some brands that endorse YouTubers usually requires the Youtuber to post their official link on the video description. And if this link is “clicked”, it will certainly boost sales or awareness of the brand. Which will automatically increase the commission that the Youtuber receive.
Aside from the total view, YouTubers can create “unboxing” videos to upsell a product and Youtubers are entitled to get a share of the profits from the sale of the product they are reviewing by 5-20%.
Another way to get money from YouTube is to look for alternative advertising media. Beside Google Adsense, there are still other advertising media that provide income from videos that you have uploaded on YouTube such as AdRev, Fullscreenmedia, VidGenX, Film Section, and Maker Studio.
The requirement to join the alternative monetization is not difficult because you only need to have a PayPal account and the revenue will be based on shared commission (revenue sharing).
If you are a musician or a stand-up comedian who is also a YouTuber you can hold an Offline Tour to supplement your income. You can collaborate with several parties including the Event Organizer.
You can also hold the event on locally or internationally. But not only someone who is a musician or stand-up comedian can do an offline tour.
If you are a sports activist, sports coach or zoologist, any kind or jobs can organize offline tours with its own spin, as long as you’re creative about it.
Next is to collaborate with sponsors of famous brands so their products can be reviewed and marketed through your own Youtube account, both directly and indirectly.
Just like a television channel that opens advertisements for famous brands. You can make a review video or you can use the product and pan the brand name occasionally in the video.
Examples of well-known YouTubers who gain money from their videos are Ryan Toys Review who reviews famous toy products. Because of its popularity, Walmart, which is one of the largest department stores in the world, also requested his services.
The amount of funds that you can earn from this sponsorship collaboration can reach up to ten times the amount you get from Google AdSense.
Original Web series.
You can also produce mini episodic TV Series or Web Series. You can explore your ability to act, become a director or even the cinematographer. Through this TV Series, it will polish and add to your experience before plunging into the film industry.
After your production is complete, you can increase the number of audience, make another TV Series, and continue to improve the quality of your film.
After you’ve earned the fame, you can submit a sponsor request or work with other brands for their promotion, so that your income will continue to grow.