Did you know you can bring in some bucks by strategically using YouTube? Here are some tips and pointers on how to make money online creating videos and putting them up on YouTube.
Pick your niche
Just like any other type of marketing or list building efforts, you have to pick a pick a niche. That is the first step.
Next you have to select your keywords. You will want to have several keywords…you don’t want to build a series of videos just around one or two words, right? So find a bunch…some short, some long-tail…that fit your niche. Make sure when you are starting out that you pick keywords that aren’t too competitive or finding your video will be like finding a needle in a haystack.
Create a video
Once you have your niche and your keywords, you create one video that revolves around you main keyword.
One of your goals is to get people to subscribe to you YouTube channel, so you can actually have a request at the end of the video asking people to subscribe. This can either be you actually saying the words or by having text at the end that instructs the viewer how to subscribe and why.
Put your domain within your video! You want to drive traffic to your squeeze page, so include that URL in your video and a lot of people who watch your video will go there and opt-in.
Start with one video and then you can repeat the entire process after you are done.
Upload the video
Upload your video to YouTube and now you are going to use your keywords in your title, your description and your tags. A lot of people forget this step and it is one of the keys to successful video marketing.
Another thing people often overlook is the thumbnail. The title and the pictures are the first things that viewers look at-they use them to decide if they are going to open the video or not. So if your thumbnail is not the image, you will have fewer people looking at your video. Make both your title and thumbnail exciting, and appropriate, you will have better clicks.
Now it is time to get even more views–you can sponsor your video to a related video that is already getting a lot of views. To do this, search for YouTube videos that relate to one of your main keywords. Find some that are getting a lot of views and make a video response that has your video information in it. This allows you to leverage off that successful video’s traffic.
When people leave comments to your video you want to be sure to comment back. Google actually looks at your comments so when you are writing your responses try to add some keywords in.
Use social media like Twitter and Facebook to get traffic to your video. Also be sure to use social bookmarking sites…that will increase your traffic, too.
So now you have your video and lots of traffic…and you are building a list through your squeeze page. Now you can promote products, either your own or someone else’s to your list and that is how to make money online with YouTube video marketing!