A Complete Guide on How to Make Money on Youtube

You’ll need to make your own channel, get it verified and find a niche to make videos about. After that your videos need to be optimized for your audience and ranked properly to ensure their visibility.

First thing’s first, you’ll need a YouTube channel to start things off.

How to Make a YouTube Channel

To make a YouTube channel, you need to:

  1. Sign-in your account on YouTube (Sign-up if you don’t have a Google account)
  2. Click on the icon at the top right, then click on “My Channel”
  3. Give your channel a name then click “Create Channel”

Now that you have your own channel, you can now customize it and start uploading videos.

First, click on customize channel:

customize youtube channel

You can then change your profile picture and add channel art by clicking on them, giving your YouTube channel an identity:

For the channel art, YouTube recommends dimensions of 2560 x 1440 and also has a few options in the gallery.

How to Verify Your YouTube Channel

The next step towards making money on YouTube is to get your channel verified. Just like creating your channel, verification is also easy.

An important thing to note here is that you can verify up to 2 accounts with a single phone number, per year.

To verify your YouTube channel:

  1. Click on the icon on the top right in YouTube, then click on Creator Studio.
  2. From there, click “Channel” on the left then click on “Verify” underneath your channel’s name.
    verify youtube channel
  3. You would then be asked to specify your country and your phone number to send a verification code through a Call/Text message.Enter your number in the text field then click submit.
  4. You will receive a call or a text message with a 6-digit verification code, depending on the option you selected. Enter the code and click “Submit”.

With this, your YouTube channel will be verified and ready to go.

How to Find a Niche for YouTube

The next step is figuring out the kind of videos you’ll make for your channel. There are several niches or subjects you can make a video about. The easiest way to get started is to take this: YouTube Creator’s course.

Made by YouTube itself, the course helps you figure out what niche you should target and what kind of audience you can cater to.

There are several different types of niches for YouTube videos. These niches, in particular, stand out among others:

  • Unboxing/Unwrapping
  • Vlogging
  • Let’s play/Gaming videos
  • Recipe/Food
  • Makeup
  • Tech Reviews
  • Tutorials/How to’s
  • Challenge Videos
  • Top 5/10/X lists
  • Travel

One of the ways you can figure out a possible niche for your YouTube channel is by heading to the Trending section and seeing what kind of videos are featured there.

You’ll notice that most of them fall into the categories listed above with some off-shoots here and there.

Not surprisingly, the above the mentioned niches also get the most views on YouTube as well. So if you’re looking for a particular niche, these should be your go-to options.

If your video ends up on the Trending page, you can get guaranteed views and exposure for your channel as well.

How to Market Your Youtube Channel

It’s hard to find the right video on YouTube, especially with over 300 hours of video being uploaded every minute.

In this part of the guide, we will explain how to market your YouTube channel. This will help you gain more viewers and subscribers and give your channel much-needed traction.

YouTube also has a helpful course on how to properly advertise your YouTube channel. It contains info about how you can ads for your channel to advertise elsewhere. You can find the course here.

Here’s how you can market your YouTube channel.

  1. Give your videos attractive titles.
  2. Add custom thumbnails that viewers would click on.
  3. Engage more with your viewers through giveaways, contests, etc.
  4. Use appropriate search keywords from Google.
  5. Promote your channel by advertising it on your blog, social media etc.
  6. Encourage and allow people to embed your videos.
  7. Create a monthly/weekly/daily series.
  8. Make Top 5/10/X videos
1. Give Your Videos Attractive Titles

This one sounds obvious but works really well. If you’re making a video on, say, a Lasagne recipe. The best title you could go with is “How to Make The Best Lasagna, Step by Step”, or something along those lines.

Try not to go overboard with the titles and venture into clickbait territory. That’s when your videos are about something unrelated to the title.

Keep the titles short or medium length. If the title is too long it might not be fully visible in the search results and might get cut off.

Another thing to note here is that you can include search keywords like “Lasagna Recipe” or “How to Make Lasagna” in the title.

2. Add Custom Thumbnails That Viewers Would C

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