How To Monetize YouTube Videos Without 4000 hours and 1000 Subscribers (Make More Money)

How can a small creator that’s not in the YouTube Partner Program make money from YouTube?

Perhaps you want to get a new camera, upgrade your microphone or get a new gadget to hold your mic.

In the video below, you’ll discover seven ways to monetize YouTube videos without 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers.

Click here to get The One Blueprint That Gives You Step-By-Step Instructions On How To Grow A Profitable YouTube Channel.

Here’s another reason to make money from YouTube
without being a member of the YouTube Partner Program.

Recently, YouTube updated their terms of service to include the Right to Monetize rule. It says that you grant YouTube the right to monetize your content, but doesn’t entitle you to accept any payments, even if they place ads on non-monetized videos. This means if YouTube places ads on your YouTube videos, and you’re not a member of the YouTube Partner Program, you still won’t get paid.

Wow, that really sucks!

That’s a strong reason to find alternative ways to make money from YouTube besides AdSense ads.

Another reason is that you can make much more money from these 7 ways than from AdSense ads revenue.

Top 7 Ways To Make Money On YouTube without AdSense ads.

  1. Build an email list.
    I made this the number one method because it generates the most income from a YouTube channel. The beauty about building your email list is that you own and control a list. If something should happen to your YouTube channel, like you get three strikes and your channel’s terminated, you lose everything that’s on your channel. Instead, if you build an email list off YouTube, you will be able to own the list and still be in touch with those people.

    Another benefit of building an email list is that you can promote affiliate products or your own products and services.

    Instead of recommending one product, you can recommend multiple products depending on the interests of your subscribers.

    Here’s how it works…
    Typically, I’ll create a landing page that offers a free lead magnet or a free gift in exchange for contact information. A free gift can be a free report, free e-book, cheat sheet, or even video course. After a person submits their contact information, they’ll be on your email list. You can then follow up with the person by sending them a series of emails that offers more valuable information.

    If you have an autoresponder like AWeber, you can set up these emails to go out automatically. You don’t even have to be at your computer.
  2. Affiliate programs.
    The benefit of promoting an affiliate program is that you don’t have to create the product or the marketing materials. All you have to do is sign up to get the affiliate link, and then promote the link to get a 50% or 60% commission.

    The best affiliate programs are the ones that generate recurring commissions such as TubeBuddy. For those that are not familiar TubeBuddy, it’s my secret weapon for finding the best keywords that can easily rank in the YouTube search engine.


    Another great affiliate program to sign up for is the Amazon Associates Program. You can virtually promote any product in your niche using the Amazon Associates Program.

    All you have to do is sign up for the Amazon Associates Program, then find an Amazon affiliate link that you can place in the description below your video.

    When someone purchases a product from your link, you get a small commission. Even if they purchase another product from Amazon within 24 hours, you will receive a commission from them purchasing a product.

    Here’s a hot tip….
    If you can’t find an affiliate program to promote related to your niche, just enter the keyword plus affiliate program in Google and you’ll find plenty of affiliate programs. Later on, I’ll share a hot tip about making more money from YouTube when promoting your own products or affiliate products.
  3. Sponsorships, and brand deals.
    A sponsored video is where a company pays you to promote their product in your video. You can review the product or demonstrate the product, or do both.

    The reason that they want to pay you for a sponsored video is that they want to get in front of your audience. It’s a great way to make an extra $500 to $1,000 per month from your channel.

    Click Here watch my video on how to get sponsors for YouTube videos.

    I highly recommend creating a one-page media kit for your channel before approaching a brand about sponsoring a video. You look more professional and it’ll be easier to negotiate a price with the company.
  4. Patreon.
    This is where you can charge a monthly membership fee in exchange for exclusive content from your channel. It helps you to build a predictable revenue stream that doesn’t rely on ads or algorithms.
video creators

Here are some examples of video creators that are
generating a monthly income from Patreon

Patreon gets 5% of the earnings plus payment processing and you get the rest. Wow, that’s a pretty good deal.

5. Merchandise.
You’ve probably seen the merchandise shelf that appears under the videos on creators channels. Unfortunately, you need to be a member of the YouTube Partner Program and have at least 10,000 subscribers on your channel.

A way around that is to set up a store and then link to that store in the description of your video. You could simply create a web page that displays all the products that you use to manage your YouTube channel, then place the link in the description below your video.

6. Sell your own products and courses.
If you’re an expert in your niche, then you probably know more than most people about the topics you cover on your YouTube channel.

If you sell your own product or course then you get 100% commission instead of the 50% commission you might only get with filler products.

For example, here’s the landing page for my YouTube marketing blueprint. The product is a 200-page e-book that shows you step by step on how to start and grow your YouTube channel.

I also have a Tube Traffic monthly membership course that teaches you how to master YouTube.

The beauty about creating your own products and courses is that you can tailor them to suit the interests of your viewers. The more products that you create, the more money you’ll make.

7. Coaching and Consulting.
I’ve discovered that some people who purchase your products prefer one-on-one help, such as a one-on-one coaching call. This is a great way to offer personal help to your best clients.

For example, I offer a one-hour coaching call for people who are struggling to grow their channels.

I can quickly identify the exact areas you need to improve to grow your channel. Click here if you want to book a coaching session with me.

“Herman, how do you promote your products on the YouTube channel?”

You can promote your website in the description below your video, just make sure it’s on the first three lines below your video so it’ll be visible while people are watching the video. Also, make sure that you use the full website address.

If it’s a sponsored video, make sure you check the box that says paid product placement.

You can also promote your product on the comments by pinning it to the top of your comments. When someone posts a comment, they’ll see your comment that’s pinned to the top of the comments.

You can also add your website to your channel banner. All you have to do is click on the customization link in YouTube Studio, then click on basic info. Under links, click add link then enter your title and URL of your website. After you’ve done that, click publish and your clickable link will show up on the channel banner.

Just keep in mind that if you want to link to the website that you own and the card or end screen of your video, you have to associate your website with a YouTube channel.

In order to do that, you have to become a member of the YouTube Partner Program which requires 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers in the past 12 months.

Click here if you want to know how to get 4,000 watch hours quickly on YouTube.

Here’s a hot tip to grow the revenue from your YouTube channel….
If you bundle several of these methods together, you’ll eventually make enough money from your channel to go full time on YouTube.

“Hey, Herman. Is there any disadvantage in promoting a product in every single video?”

I’m glad you asked because YouTube rewards videos that keeps viewers longer on the YouTube platform. If you always direct viewers off YouTube by sending them to your website, it’ll hurt the audience retention of the YouTube video.

Instead, I recommend keeping viewers on the YouTube platform as long as possible and only sending viewers off YouTube in every third or fourth video.

“Herman, how can I quickly get into the YouTube Partner Program?”

Watch this video to easily get 4,000 watch hours on YouTube. You’ll discover 10 ways to quickly and easily meet the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program.

Click here to get The One Blueprint That Gives You Step-By-Step Instructions On How To Grow A Profitable YouTube Channel.

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