Since the first Youtube video (entitled “Me at the zoo“) was uploaded by platform co-founder Jawed Karim in 2005, YouTube has become one of the internet’s most powerful search engines (second only to Google) and the third-most-visited website in the world, according to statistics gathered by Search Engine Land. Today, the video sharing giant claims over 1.5 billion active users worldwide, and thousands of magnetic video content creators, called YouTubers or YouTube influencers, have risen to prominence in the wake of YouTube’s exponential growth.
I. What is a YouTuber?
YouTubers are understood to be creative people who produce content in the form of videos shared on the youtube platform. In particular, these videos will need to be self-produced, creators of content on youtube must not reuse images and sounds without permission from the owner.
YouTube videos now revolve around a variety of topics about everyday life, sharing different perspectives on the issues of society. Videos that have since been uploaded to YouTube have become the main source of income for YouTubers. With an attractive source of income coming from youtube, it is not too difficult to understand that there are many people who want to move into this field.
II. How do YouTubers make money?
There are five basic ways you can make money from Youtube:
1. Make money from a YouTube Partner program
The most traditional way to make money on Youtube is to become a partner. YouTube will accept it when your channel is allowed to turn on monetizing (see conditions here). The ads will then be displayed on your videos. The amount earned will be calculated on the number of clicks on the viewer’s ad.
You will receive money through your adsense account. When the minimum payment limit is $100, Adsense will transfer money to you via Western Union and you can receive it at the Bank.
2. Make money by joining the network
Ads Network is an intermediary that will manage the content and distribute ads on your videos. It’s the same as being a Youtuber, but you don’t need an Adsense account. Vietnamese networks will pay you through your bank account. In Vietnam, you can join networks such as Yeah1, POPS Worldwide, Metube …
3. Make money from business, sales
YouTube is a video social network with a huge viewership. At the same time, YouTube is considered the second largest search engine after Google. This is a great opportunity for you to combine business, sales and branding.
4. Make money from direct advertising
If you have a large number of subscribers and viewers, you’re an influencer. Simple understanding means someone who has an influence on a certain community. At this point, brands will contact you to advertise their brand.
This is how to bring you the most money, a video is also likely to bring you a few million or several hundred million. The more people you influence, the more people watch the video, the more you get paid by brands.
5. Make money from the support of viewers
Calling for support and donations from viewers for video content is also a form of income that many youtubers and streamers use for themselves. You can ask viewers to donate money directly to you through video content or under the description in posted videos.
III. The road to becoming a Youtuber
YouTube allows everyone to create accounts and share their own videos with everyone. Anyone can become a Youtuber. However, to become a true Youtuber you need to be a content creator – Absolutely do not re-re-upload videos without permission. At the same time, follow youtube’s community policies and guidelines.
The way to get started is simple, many Youtubers with just a phone capable of recording videos are enough. They capture everyday moments and share them. Because everyday things for you can be an experience that others want to learn about.
It takes a long, time-consuming and effort to grow a youTube channel from scratch. A job requires hard work and passion, as maybe the first 100 videos won’t give you any money. You can appear on the video or hide your face, it’s important that the viewer feels interesting.
Can you withstand that disappointment? Maybe someone won’t like you and yell at you, can you have fun? Be psychologically prepared for these things! There will also be a lot of people who love and thank you, then ask you to make more video clips for them to follow!
IV. What do YouTubers need to prepare for?
1. Video recording device
Many people think that making a professional Youtube requires quality recording equipment. However, many youtubers today often use normal video recording devices such as smartphones, tablets, webcam laptops to be able to record videos. But if you want the video to impress enough, you should also choose cameras that are capable of stabilizing the image and sound to let the video quality be guaranteed.
If you have no experience in rendering, the ability to create content is the core factor to become a professional youtuber. First, try to choose a topic that you want to focus on, try to direct it according to a certain amount of public interest.
Currently, entertainment videos eating the hot trend of celebrities are the land that many Youtubers are targeting. As long as your creativity is to keep viewers in the video for a long time.
3. Production planning
If you want to make videos to make money, planning a video production is especially important. To be able to produce a good video on Youtube, you need to understand the stages such as pre-production, post-production to produce videos. It is better to invest in a human resources force specializing in these positions.
Hopefully, the above article has helped you understand more about what youtuber’s profession is as well as how to make money from youtube. We wish you success and become a truly professional YouTuber!
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