This is part 3 of www.naijatechhub.com‘s “How to Make Money Online” series.
You can find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here, Part 6 here, Part 7 here, Part 8 here, Part 9 here and Part 10 here
A lot of people have no idea that they can make millions uploading videos online, here is how you can do so.
- YOUTUBE PARTNER PROGRAM
You must have seen some adverts when you play several YouTube videos, whenever you watch an advert like that or click an ad during the video playtime, the owner of that video makes money. YouTube Partner program is a program which can put money in your pocket by creating and publishing videos on your YouTube Channel.
Each time someone views one of your videos, a banner display ad or a short TV commercial-style ad is played prior to or during your video playing and banner ads are displayed on your YouTube channel page automatically.
There are a number of people making tons of money through YouTube most especially youths, for example this 22 Year Old Nigerian guy, Olajide “JJ” Olatunji with YouTube username KSI made $4.5million in 2014 from YouTube. (http://www.bellanaija.com/2015/10/22/this-22-year-old-nigerian-british-vlogger-makes-4-5-million-a-year-forbes/)
Whenever someone views or clicks an ad on your YouTube Channel, you get paid for it. There a lot of factors which determine how much you make per view or click such as the type of ad. To make a lot of money uploading videos, you have to have a lot of views on your videos usually in tens of thousands upwards per month.
It is free to join but there are rules you have to follow to be accepted and retained in the program. Some of the rules are:
- Upload videos with completely original content – Your video must belong to you and not be copyright protected by anyone else, images and songs or music tracks in the video must belong to you or else you won’t earn any money on such a video.
- Do not upload pornographic videos, etc.
To sign up for the program, simply register for a Google account (Gmail) and use it to login to YouTube.com then create your channel, go to settings from there and click on Monetization and then click the Enable My Account button and follow the instructions.
- iReporters TV: com is a local platform in Nigeria where you can make money uploading videos like on YouTube. iReportersTV pays based on the number of views your video receives, they pay approximately $4 for every thousand views a video receives. So if your video receives up to 1 million views, you can earn up to $4,000 which is about 800,000 Naira, not bad!
They accept funny, educational and other legal videos, videos which usually get the highest views are those of people in authority breaking the law however they do not accept videos containing pornographic, disgusting, gory or extremely violent content.
Just like YouTube, they only accept original videos which are entertaining, informational or educational with newsworthy stories that are well written with proper grammar and title. To join and start uploading videos, go to ireporters.tv and click on the ‘Partner with us’ link.