You can make money from YouTube!
You’ve probably heard that all kinds of people are creating YouTube videos and they’re making money from it. YouTube is paying them for their videos on their channels!
By enrolling your YouTube channel in YouTube’s Partner Program, you can make money from your YouTube channel, too!
However, they don’t accept all channel requests to monetize the channel (at least not right when the channel owner requests monetization).
But Udemy instructor Glory Borgeson’s three YouTube channels were approved for monetization within one day of her requests.
In this course, Glory fills you in on why her requests for channel monetization were approved quickly.
Then she shows you how to do the same for your channel.
Included in this course are tips for getting started with your own YouTube channel. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get started!
Even if you already have a channel, this course includes many ideas for:
YouTube’s Partner Program is a revenue sharing agreement between YouTube and their Partners (you!).
There are over 80 lectures in this course – designed to help you learn about building a YouTube channel and how to make money from it – without feeling like you’re drinking water from a fire hose.
Let’s get started helping you create a fantastic YouTube channel and making money from your channel, too!
(Udemy has a 30-day full money back guarantee. If you don’t like the course, let Udemy know and they’ll refund your money.)
How the instructor got approved for monetization on her channels within one day of requesting it from YouTube.
An overview of how YouTube chooses to accept YouTube channels into their Partner Program (“monetization”) and tips for how you can increase your chances of getting accepted shortly after applying for monetization for your channel.
More tips about how to improve your chances of getting your monetization request approved in a short time.
Ideas about how to proceed if Google / YouTube makes you wait to get your channel monetized.
Tips about what else you can do on your channel after your channel is monetized. The things YouTube allows a monetized channel to do will help to increase your views.
The basics that you need to get started with a YouTube channel.
Ideas for how to save money on a camera when you’re in the early days of your YouTube channel.
Ideas for selecting a background for your videos that will be appealing for viewers.
Your best bet for lighting when you’re new to YouTube.
Ideas for video editing software, including both free and paid software.
Discussion about whether you will need a separate microphone, when you might need one, and the types you might consider.
Ideas regarding what you can say and do in your YouTube videos.
Ideas for how to do voiceovers on your videos.
How to transfer the video files to your computer and an idea for making the video files smaller, using free software.
An overview discussion about thumbnails and banners.
Only certain music is allowed on the videos of monetized channels. Learn where to find the cheapest (and free) music.
How to bring music into your video editor and onto your videos.
Learn how to create an introduction that you can bring into all of your videos (or some of them).
Learn about an outside resource where you can get a professional-looking introduction for your videos.
A few more ideas you can use in most video editing software packages that will make your videos look more professional.
Learn how to make a simple end clip that you can add to your video files.
Learn how to create a YouTube channel from scratch.
Learn how to upload a video to YouTube.
Learn about a free resource you can use to find your more about your videos and about your competitor’s videos.
Find out how to use playlists to help your viewers enjoy your organized channel.
Learn how to create the best titles for your videos.
Your description text is crucial to YouTube and Google searches. Learn how to create the best description text and what the searches “love” in that field.
Learn how to create effective tags for your videos.
Find out more ideas for additional tags for your videos.
YouTube “suggests” additional videos to viewers while they’re watching. Learn some tips for increasing the likelihood that YouTube will suggest your videos to viewers.
Tips for creating great thumbnail files that draw in viewers.
How to use annotations to keep viewers looking at more of your videos.
Learn about a few of the other less-used annotation options.
Learn how to make a complex end clip for your videos.
Learn how to allow users to skip ahead to another portion of your video.
Learn how to add cards to your videos and how to position them so that viewers click them.
You get one chance to add a message to subscribers. Learn how to add the message and not miss the chance.
Learn how to schedule a video to publish at a later date and time.
Learn what you can edit after you’ve published a video.
A great place to start is to analyze other channel’s videos – and their thumbnails – and why you want to click them to watch.
YouTube has their own thumbnail guidelines. We cover those in this lecture.
People have analyzed what makes a great thumbnail that people tend to click. We review tips for making great thumbnail creation choices.
You’ll learn an easy and free way to create thumbnail files (and this way isn’t going to start charging you money after you’re hooked!).
Learn how to upload a thumbnail file to your video.
Learn about making banners for your channel.
Learn about your YouTube account status and features.
This is where you go to initially request that your channel be monetized. After it’s monetized, this page displays your monetization status.
Learn how to set various defaults on your channel to save you time later.
Learn how to set the “featured video” that plays at the end of your videos and also learn about all of the details that go into creating a Channel Ad.
Learn how to get a great branding watermark that will draw in more viewers to subscribe to your channel.
Learn how to set up the Advanced page on your YouTube channel.
Learn how to add more details about yourself to your channel that will help you downstream, especially if other businesses become interested in you and your channel.
Learn how to respond to viewer comments and the options YouTube gives you for flagging comments.
Learn about YouTube messages and how to use them.
YouTube provides a Subscribers page to help you learn more about your subscribers.
YouTube provides information about your most engaged viewers so that you know who they are and can make sure you communicate with them.
Learn about subtitles and closed captions.
Learn how to stop jerks and bullies from writing hateful text in the comments of your videos.
After I received a particularly menacing comment from a YouTube viewer, I thought I would show you how I'm taking extra steps to report this viewer to YouTube.
Learn about credits.
Learn the importance of watching other people’s videos and writing nice comments on their videos.
Learn how to read the statistics of your competitors’ videos.
Learn about one other place to check on your competitors.
Overview of YouTube’s data analytics.
After your channel is monetized, YouTube provides you with an estimate of your income for various timeframes and even by video.
A review of how YouTube provides information to you regarding your viewers’ watch time, their retention, when they stop watching your videos, and other data.
Engagement reports tell you how well viewers are engaging with your videos, beyond viewing, such as commenting, liking, sharing, etc.
The instructor shares how certain videos of hers come up as #1 in simple Google searches.
Glory Borgeson is a business coach, author of several business books, and speaker with over 25 years' experience in the business world. She works with corporate leaders who want to take their career to the next level and business owners who want to bust through their own plateau to the next level of growth.