How To Remove A YouTube Community Guidelines Strike After Your Appeal Was Rejected

I’m really excited this morning because I’m expecting some sales. Let me check my email.

What’s this?

“Your content violated YouTube’s Community Guidelines and has been removed. Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our harmful and dangerous policy. We’ve removed the following content from YouTube. How to download videos from YouTube on iPhone or Android.”

Wow, that’s depressing. I was expecting some good news.

What content did I violate?

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“How your content violated the policy.”

I watched the video several times and even ran it by some YouTube friends. They determined that I did not violate YouTube community guidelines. The content clearly states you need a YouTube Premium subscription to legally download videos to your iPhone or Android device.

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How To Appeal YouTube Community Guidelines Strike

Under the Community dashboard, you’ll see Channel violations. When you click on Appeal, you can appeal the decision. When you click on Appeal. It says, “Please explain the reason for your appeal.”

What this means is that you get a human review of your content. Typically, the YouTube bots first flag your content for violating the community guidelines. I’m really hopeful that when I submit my appeal that my video will get reinstated. After you fill out the box, you just click Submit.

Let me check my email….
“Drost Video, we’ve reached a decision on your appeal. We have reviewed your appeal for the following content. We reviewed your content carefully, and have determined that it violates our harmful and dangerous policy. We know this is probably disappointing news, but it’s our job to make sure that YouTube is a safe place for all.”

Wow, I was hoping to get my video reinstated

How’s this going to affect my channel?

“How this affects your channel. We won’t be putting your content back on YouTube. If your appeal was for a warning, you will not be given another warning in the future. If your appeal was for a strike, the strike will remain on your channel.”

Keep in mind that if you get 3 strikes on your channel, your channel will be terminated. If you get one strike, then you won’t be able to upload any new videos or go live for one whole week.

It really sucks because if you get two more strikes during that week, your channel will be gone.

How can I remove the community guidelines strike even after my appeal was rejected?

Here’s a tweet that I sent the Team YouTube…

“Please check why I received a community guidelines strike for my video tutorial. I explain how to use a premium subscription for authorized downloads. My appeal was rejected. Thanks.”

Here’s the reply I got back from TeamYouTube….

“Thanks for the info. We’ve passed this along to the team to get a closer look. We’ll get back to you once we have an update from them.”

I’m hopeful, but I’m not holding my breath.

One day later, I get a reply back from TeamYouTube. Let’s read what it says….

Following up, we’ve heard back from the team, and we’ve reinstated the video.” Moving forward, you can read more on the importance of context through this Help Center article for additional information. We’re here if you have any other questions.”

Whew! What a relief.

I got to say I wasn’t expecting my video to be reinstated so I’m really glad that I reached out to TeamYouTube.

Post in the YouTube Community Forum

Another action that I took after the appeal was rejected by YouTube was to post in the YouTube community forum. Here’s my initial post on YouTube community forum.

I got a reply from Andrew S., who’s a Platinum Product Expert, that says,

“Can you share the link to the removed video from YouTube and a screenshot of your Studio showing the rejected appeal?”

View the screenshot of my rejected appeal in the above video.

Then Andrew said, “Okay, there isn’t anything I can do while the appeal hasn’t been rejected yet.”

After my appeal got rejected, I posted again to the YouTube community forum.

I said, “The appeal got rejected. The tutorial clearly explains that YouTube Premium is the only legal way to download videos to your phone. Alternatively, save them to a playlist to watch later.”

Here’s their reply:

“Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our harmful and dangerous policy.”

Here’s a reply from Andrew S:

“Thanks for providing this. I see there’s another escalation created for you for the same video, so I’ll keep track of that rather than creating a duplicate escalation.

He does give me a tip by advising to put YouTube Premium in the title. I also reached out to Captain Rob Lee who’s a Gold Product Expert. I want to thank Andrew and Captain Rob Lee for helping out.

After the video got reinstated and strike removed, Captain Rob Lee posted a recommended answer in the YouTube community forum.

“Glad to hear the video has been reinstated. I agree with Andrew. I strongly suggest you reword the title. And you probably should review the description and tags to make sure they are not misleading.”

Here are a 4 tips based upon my experience of getting community guidelines strikes.

  1. Make sure you have a clear title, description and tags that represent the content in your video. The YouTube bots may flag more videos as more content is uploaded to YouTube.
  2. Appeal the strike if you feel your video hasn’t violated the community guidelines.
  3. Tweet @TeamYouTube if your appeal is rejected, then , and also post in the YouTube community forum.
  4. Avoid creating videos on topics that might get flagged by YouTube.

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How To Use TubeBuddy Click Magnet To Get More Views On YouTube

Do facial expressions and your thumbnails such as happy, sad, surprised, calm, affect the click-through rate of your videos?

In this video below I show you how to use TubeBuddy’s hot new tool called Click Magnet to get more views on YouTube. You’ll be able to quickly identify what your audience is craving and what style of thumbnail drives the most clicks. Stay tuned throughout the video to learn how to use Click Magnet to grow your channel faster.

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Here’s how to get to the Click Magnet tool

  • Click on the TubeBuddy icon,
  • click launch,
  • click Magnet Now. It says, “expand your audience and drive more meaningful views by turning your videos into click magnets”.
  • I’m going to click get started.
  • There’s four main features to Click Magnet. We’ve got Power Rankings if you want people to watch more of your videos and create content they crave. We’ve got CTR Opportunities, which get the most bang for your buck when focusing on improving these videos. Element Inspector discover which elements of your video packaging are actually driving clicks, and Advanced Analytics where you can view and export a variety of advanced metrics and video data.

Power Rankings

This shows you your top-ranking videos based upon CTR, which has clicked through rate, watch time, and number of clicks. In a dropdown box, you can also select YouTube Search, so you can see your CTR, watch time, and clicks for YouTube Search. Suggested videos. You’ve also got CTR, watch time, and clicks and browse features, which is the traffic that comes from your home screen. You also have metrics where the green is the 90th percentile, light green, 80th percentile, gray, 70th percentile, and so on.

If I go back to YouTube Search, these top-ranking videos have a high click-through rate, high watch time, and a high number of clicks. This tells me if I want to do better on search, I need to focus on making videos similar to these top-ranking videos. If I select Suggested Videos, these are top-ranking videos for suggested videos if I’m trying to better these suggested videos that I need to focus on making videos similar to these top-ranking videos.

If I select Browse Features, these are top-performing videos and browse features. If I want to improve the videos to get more subscribers then I need to focus on making videos similar to these top-ranking videos.

CTR Opportunities

These are the videos that are performing well on my channel, but not enough people are clicking on the videos to watch the content.

For example, they have great watch time, impressions, average view duration, but they have a low click-through rate. Click Magnet has identified these CTR Opportunities so I can change the thumbnails and titles so more people can watch these videos and receive my content. That saves me a ton of time going into my YouTube Analytics to identify the videos that have high CTR Opportunities.

YouTube says that if you want to get more of your content in suggested videos, they needed to improve the click-through rate and the watch time.

Element Inspector

This tells you what kind of thumbnails are driving the most clicks. We’ve got face or no face in the thumbnail. We’ve got emotions and we’ve got sizes. We also got text or no text and words on the titles.

If I click on face, no face, then I can see that 3.9% click-through rate is from videos that have faces in the thumbnails. The majority of my thumbnails have faces, so the no faces doesn’t really apply.

Let’s look at the next one, which is emotions in the thumbnails. If I use a happy phase, then I get 4.15% click-through rate. I don’t use any sad faces in my thumbnails, so I won’t have any data for that one. I’ve got surprised faces, which is 2.5% click-through rate, so it’s not as high as happy faces.

Then I’ve got calm faces, which is 2.34% click to rate, so it’s not as high as happy faces, which gets 4.15% click-through rate. If I click on sizes, then I got 5.72% click-through rate for a long shot. This is where I stand further away from the camera. Then I got medium shot, which is a 2.3% click-through rate, only two matching videos. Then I’ve got a close-up, which is 4.04% click-through rate, 38 matching videos, so that’s a good sign.

Then I got mixed-size faces, which is 3.31% click-through rate. Most of my videos have close-up faces.

If I want to improve the click-through rate on my thumbnails I need to have a close-up of my face that is smiling and ideally with no text.

Let’s look at text or no text. When it contains text, I get 2.86 click-through rate. When it contains no text, then I get an 8.36% click-through rate.

That tells me that I have to use less text or no text in my thumbnails.

Let’s look at words and titles. If I use the word shorts in my titles, then I get 6.81%. If we use make, I get 5.77% click-through rate. If we use 2021, I get 4.75 click-through rate. If we use how, I get 4.3% click-through rate. If I use YouTube, I get 4.08% click-through rate. If I use subscribers, I get 3.4% click-through rate.

Obviously, if I use shorts in the titles like a short videos, it gets a high click-through rate currently, but I can also make more videos that have make, 2021, how, YouTube, and subscribers in the title to get a high click-through rate.

Advanced Analytics

This shows the top ranking videos on my channel based upon clicks and impressions, views, clicks per views, average view duration, watch time per impression, and click-through rate.

You can see the top video has 9.91% click-through rate. Typically, the click-through rate for YouTube videos is between 2% and 10%. Ideally, you want to get closer to 10% than 2%. That’s over the lifetime, but I can also do it over 24 hours, 48 hours, seven days, and 30 days. If I do 24 hours, then the top-ranking video is, How to Monetize YouTube Videos Without 4,000 hours and 1,000 subscribers in 2021.

No traffic source available for this one, but I can also do impressions so I can choose one impression, 100 impressions, 1,000 impressions or 10,000 impressions. Let’s choose lifetime, then I can also choose traffic source. Let’s choose suggested, and then I’m going to choose 1,000 impressions. This video, Are You Losing Subscribers has a click-through rate of 4.61%.

I probably want to make more videos of that type of topic. I can do the same for search, lifetime search, I’ve got How to Make YouTube Shorts On Your Computer. I’ve got a click-through rate, very high click-through rate of 11.73%. Then I’ve also got a high click-through rate on YouTube Notifications Not working. I probably want to make more videos on those particular types of topics.

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Thumbnail Split Testing Tool

This is a handy feature that compliments the Click Magnet Tool. To get to the thumbnail split testing feature, click on the TubeBuddy icon, scroll down and you click create A/B Test Now.

As you can see, I’m currently split testing multiple thumbnails. For instance, in this one, I’m testing this left-handed thumbnail with this right-handed thumbnail. On the data analysis, it says based on the total number of impressions and clicks, we are 78.55% sure that your variation will perform better than the original. The blue bars represent the variation thumbnail.

We’ve got click-through rate, we’ve got impressions and clicks, watch time per impression, daily impressions, daily clicks, total views, average view duration, and total minutes watched. Overall, the variation thumbnail is doing 78.55% better than the original thumbnail, so that’s the thumbnail I would choose for this particular video. If I want to create a new test, I just click on Create A/B Test, then I can select any of these thumbnails.

For instance, this one, select Thumbnail CTR Test, select the number of days, so I can select 14 days and click continue. Then I just upload a new thumbnail and start the test. That’s all there is to it. If you’re currently using TubeBuddy and you want to upgrade to legend option so you get the Click Magnet feature and the thumbnail split testing feature, then use promo code hermansbuddy at checkout. I’ll place a link to TubeBuddy in the description below this video.

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How To Get In Contact With A YouTuber (10 Best Ways To Connect With Other YouTubers)

Have you ever wanted to get in contact with a YouTuber but were unsuccessful?

In the video below, I show 0 different ways to get in contact with other YouTubers.

I’ll also discuss why you may not immediately get a reply and some common mistakes you need to avoid.

Keep in mind that most YouTube creators are very busy, so you may not get a reply right away plus it also depends on what help you need.

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Here are some ways to get answers to general or specific questions about your YouTube channel.

This doesn’t include business inquiries.

  • The best way to get a reply to a specific question about the content in the video is to ask the question in the comments. Most creators will reply to questions that are asked in the comments.
  • Another method is to ask your question in the community tab. All you have to do is go to the homepage of a YouTuber and click on the community tab. Scroll through some of the posts and see if your question is related to any of that content, then post your question.
  • Another popular way to ask a question to a YouTuber is to post your question in the Facebook group. I like this method a lot because if it’s a popular question, it can also help other people in the Facebook group.

    Click here if you want to join my Facebook group, TubeVideoBootCamp. There’s over a thousand like-minded creators in there that you can interact with. I also share tips and tricks on the group that are not included in my videos.
  • Another way to ask your question to a YouTube creator is to reply to the YouTube Stories. For example, I share a 15-second tip on YouTube strategies every day on my YouTube stories.

    If you want to receive those tips, make sure you subscribe to my channel and check all notifications.

    Let me ask you a question. Have you ever tried to contact a YouTuber privately and got a reply? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and I’m sure others would too.
  • The best way to contact a YouTuber privately is to go to the About Page on their YouTube channel. Just click on the About page, click view email address next to business inquiries. Make sure this is a business inquiry like a collaboration or creating a sponsored video.

    When you send a message through this email form, make sure it’s not a spammy message. Otherwise, it’ll go to spam or it won’t get replied to you.

    Keep in mind that big YouTubers often receive hundreds of emails from companies and individuals, so you may not get a reply right away and you may have to exercise some patience.
  • Some other methods to contact a YouTuber is through their social media sites. You can often see their social media links on the About page or in the description below their videos. For example, if they have a Twitter account, you can send them a tweet. If they have an Instagram account, you can follow them on Instagram and send them a direct message. If they have a LinkedIn account, you can request to be part of their network and contact them via LinkedIn.
  • Another way to contact a YouTuber directly is to go to their website or blog. Visit their contact or About page to see if there’s an email address. There may be a contact form that you need to fill out to begin the communication.

    For example, on my About page, I invite people to fill out a form to have a one-on-one coaching call with me. By the way, if you want to book a one-hour coaching call with me to discuss how you can grow your channel this year, click this link.

Here are 3 mistakes that people make when trying to contact a YouTuber.

  1. Asking sub for sub.
    This is where a person asked you to subscribe to their channel in return for them subscribing to your channel. This is against YouTube’s terms of service and may result in the termination of your channel.
  2. Sending an email that is not a business inquiry.
    Specific questions can be asked in the comments, community tab, or on the Facebook group. Personally, I prefer questions to be asked in the Facebook group so other people can benefit from the answers.
  3. Avoid sending spam emails.
    If you email on YouTube about doing a collaboration, make sure you offer great value first, instead of just saying, I want to do a collaboration. They’re not going to do a collaboration with you if the content doesn’t offer value to their audience.

What are the best ways to contact YouTube support?
Just watch this video on how to contact YouTube support via live chat, email, Twitter, and YouTube help center.

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How To Contact YouTube Support (live chat, email, community forum, twitter, feedback form)

Hey, YouTube, are you there?

How come you’re not answering?

Contacting YouTube support by phone is impossible. In this video, I’m going to show you how to contact you to support via live chat, email, YouTube Help Forum, and @TeamYouTube via Twitter.

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Contacting YouTube via live chat and email is only available to those creators who are members of the YouTube Partner Program, which requires 4,000 watch hours at 1000 subscribers.

YouTube Help Forum

Here’s how to access the YouTube Help Forum so you can get help from YouTube even if you’re not a member of the YouTube Partner Program.

First, go to support.google.com/youtube.com At the top, you’ve got YouTube Help, Help Center, and Community. You can describe your issue and then you’ve got all these helpful articles from different topics.

You can also learn and share in the YouTube community so you can join the discussion, where you can get in touch with community experts and others in the YouTube Help Forum. Then you’ve got top contributors are the most active and knowledgeable people you’ll find in the forum. You also got YouTube help videos and also got YouTube non-issues.

The easiest way to get quick help is to just look at all these particular articles. For instance, if I want to get help with monetization, I can just choose monetize with YouTube Partner Program, and then I just say like, earn money on YouTube, then I’ve got all these helpful articles.

Now, if you want to join the discussion, ask a question. click on join discussion or I can click the community tab. Let’s click “join the discussion” so that I can describe my issue.

I can get recommended answers, and then I’ve got all these different topics. You can select from all these topics in the different categories.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can try asking the help community. Keep in mind that the answers to your questions will come from other users in the community as well as YouTube staff.

Click “ask now” so you can create your question. For instance, how to monetize my channel, click continue. Then you’ve got related content that might answer your questions. Then you can select category. Say, for instance, monetize with ads, memberships, merch, and more, platform iOS, select “I’m a viewer or creator”. I’m creator, then click continue. I’ve got to describe my post. I’d like to monetize my channel, check the box which says subscribe to updates, check I’m not a robot, and you can click post.

Now, your question has been posted to the YouTube community forum.

Most questions will receive a reply within 24 hours and you’ll also receive an email notification when this happens. You also receive an email that your question has been posted.

If I click on the three dots over here, I can get the link, I can edit it, and delete it. I’m going to delete this. Pick delete. You’ve also got other posts that might answer your question like the recommended answers here.

Live Chat Support

Let’s talk about how to get live chat support from YouTube. Keep in mind you have to be a member of the YouTube Partner Program in order to access live chat, support or email support from the YouTube creator team.

There are two ways to get live chat support.

  1. YouTube Help Center.
  2. Within your YouTube Creator Studio.
    If I go to support.google.com/youtube and scroll down to the bottom, you’ll see contact us at the bottom right. Tell us more and we’ll be ready to get you there. If I click on contact us, then all I have to do is follow the prompts. I’ve got the drop-down here, channel, memberships, one-time purchases, tell us what you need, confirm your issue, then you’ve got contact options.

    Alternatively, I can live chat or email the YouTube Creator support team via the YouTube Studio. If you log into YouTube dashboard and click on the live chat icon, or you can click on the help icon, click contact YouTube support team, you can contact them via computer, Android, iPhone, or iPad. Just click the drop-down next to chat, select your language. I’ve got English. There’s chat with a member of our team, put your channel URL on there, and then just click start chat. Your contact options include chat and email if you’re a YouTube partner.

Email Support

If you want to get email support within the YouTube Studio, click the help icon, scroll down, click contact us, choose from the dropdown, tell them what you need help with, click next step, choose an option. I’m going to click other. YouTube gives you some recommended articles, click next step. Now it’s going to be community because there’s no email. It’s only given me the committee option at this time because the email option is currently unavailable.

Normally you’ll see both the chat and email options. I can ask my question in the YouTube Community Forum or I can send feedback.

Feedback Form

Here’s how you can send feedback to YouTube that includes a screenshot of your computer screen. Click the profile icon, just click send feedback. You can include a screenshot. You can click the highlight or hide info. If I click the screenshot, then draw using yellow to highlight issues or black to hide sensitive info. I can use the yellow to highlight issues and black if want to hide sensitive issues and just click done. After done that, just click send.

If you still have trouble getting hold of YouTube, use the send feedback option.

Here’s a testimony from MTH Vlogs who used the feedback option on their mobile app to get help from YouTube. “I go to my YouTube mobile application at the top, feedback option available. There I type if I have a problem, then send. Simple.”

Send Feedback via YouTube Mobile App

Here’s how to use the YouTube mobile app to send feedback to YouTube.

  • Make sure you have the YouTube app installed and tap the YouTube app.
  • Tap the icon at the top right of your screen.
  • At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see, send feedback right here. Taps and feedback.
  • It says, “Have feedback? We’d love to hear it. Please don’t share sensitive information. Have questions or legal concerns, try help or support.” If you want to send a screenshot, tap the screenshot. You can also write on the screenshot by tapping one of these icons at the bottom.
  • Let’s tap on this one and we’re going to black around there.
  • After you’ve finished with the screenshot, tap the check icon.
  • Just tap send feedback. That will send feedback to YouTube.

Let me ask you a question…Which contact method worked best for you when trying to get help from YouTube as a creator?

Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

Get Help From YouTube Via Twitter

Let’s talk about how to get help from team YouTube via Twitter.

  • Go to twitter.com/teamyoutube.
  • You’ll see all the latest tweets from YouTube.
  • You’ve also got some news here like channel memberships are now available to eligible creators with 1000 subs.
  • Check if you’re eligible. It aays, “Creators: we’re bringing the ability to manage, sort, and view your Community posts into Studio on Desktop.
  • If you want to send a tweet to YouTube, just click tweet,
  • Enter your message, where it says, “Everyone can reply,”
  • You can also add images, emojis
  • When you’re finished, just click tweet. That’s all there is to it.

Snail Mail or Fax

The last contact option is snail mail or a fax if you still own a fax machine. I’ve never tried this option. There’s no guarantee that you get a reply.

Which option is the fastest and easiest way to get help from YouTube?

Live chat if you’re a YouTube partner, YouTube Help Forum, Twitter, or the feedback forum if you’re not a member of the YouTube Partner Program.

How can I get 4,000 watch hours so you can live chat with the YouTube support team?

Just watch this video to learn how to easily get 4,000 watch hours on YouTube.

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How To Build An Audience On YouTube Step By Step To Grow Your Channel

YouTube says that the algorithm follows the audience, but how do you build your audience on YouTube when you’re just starting out?

In this video you’ll learn how to identify your target audience, how to get your audience to find your videos, and how to keep them coming back for more of your content.

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Let’s first talk about how to identify your target audience.

Your target audience are the people that are interested in your content. One of the ways to find your target audience is to see what search queries people are entering into the YouTube search engines.

For example, if I enter, “How to tie a tie,” into the YouTube search engine, I get a bunch of different suggestions. These are all search terms that people are entering into the YouTube search engine to find out the information that they seek.

If you create videos that contain the search terms and the title description tags, then these videos are more likely to appear in the YouTube search engine.

Ideally, you want to find less competitive keyword phrases because they’ll be easier to rank for especially if you’re a small channel or just getting started.

If you want to know how to find low competition keywords with a high search volume, watch this video.

Another way to find your target audience is to do a survey or a poll. If you have an email list, you can survey your subscribers. If you have a Facebook group, you can create a poll.

If you’re lucky enough to have the community tab on your YouTube channel, you can also create a poll on the community tab.

One of the best ways to tap into the mind of your target audience is to read the comments under the videos. You can read the comments under your own videos or even your competitors’ videos. I often find great questions from viewers in the comments.

When you make a video, you can also ask a question to your viewers in the video and pin that question to the top of your comments. When your viewers go to post a comment, they’ll see your question pinned to the top of the comments.

If you want to know the frequently asked questions that people are asking in your niche, use Answer the Public. It’s a free chrome extension that compiles all the questions in their alphabetical order.

If you have the chrome extension keywords everywhere installed, it will give you the search volume and cost per click of those questions, this is a great time saver.

If you’re like me, and you are your own target audience, then just think to yourself what kind of questions you would ask about your particular niche. If you already have a channel that’s getting a lot of traffic, check your traffic sources for the videos that are bringing the most traffic. You can see what keyword phrases people entered into YouTube search to find your video.

Under suggested videos, you can also see the keyword phrases that contributed to the traffic for your video.

If you have a high view velocity in the first 24 to 48 hours, then your videos will get surfaced to other people’s watch pages. In order to do that, you want to promote your video on social media sites, in your description, pin it to the top of your comments and also place it on your channel home page. The more places that you promote your video on YouTube and off YouTube, the higher probability you’ll get a lot of views from your target audience. 

Let’s discuss how your target audience is going to discover your videos on YouTube.

Whether it’s through search or suggested, they’re going to discover your videos based upon a great thumbnail and a great title. The keyword phrase that you research, you want to enter into your title description and tags. If your viewer doesn’t find the title and the thumbnail compelling enough to click on it, then they’re not going to watch a video and you’ve wasted all that time making your video for nothing. Therefore make sure you create a title that motivates the viewer to click on your video.

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Also, make a thumbnail that stands out from your competitor.

Click here to learn how to create a clickable thumbnail.

Basically, your title, thumbnail, and description should also be highly relevant for your video to get found in the search engines. The best scenario for your video to be discovered by your target audience is that YouTube promotes it to other people’s YouTube watch pages. In order to accomplish that, you have to have a high click-through rate and a high watch time.

A high click-through rate will happen if you have a great title and a great thumbnail. YouTube says that the average click-through rate is between 2 and 10%, the higher the better but just keep in mind when people first watch your video, it’s going to have a higher click-through rate because most of the people that watch it in the beginning, are your subscribers.

Your click-through rate will decrease as your videos get surfaced to a wider audience. Keep in mind that click-through rate is not the only factor that affects the rankings of your videos. You’ve also got watch time, average view duration, and average percentage viewed.

A high watch time means that your audience remains engaged throughout your video. These two factors will increase the probability of your video appearing in search and suggested videos. They’ll also get recommended on the home screen of your viewers and subscribers, and will appear in browse features in YouTube analytics.

Let’s talk about how to get your viewers to keep coming back for more of your content.

There’s three types of viewers, new, casual, and returning viewers.

New viewers are viewers that have discovered your videos for the first time. They may have discovered it by YouTube suggesting your video on the right side of the watch page. They can also discover your video in up next, which is the next video that plays after the video they’ve just finished watching.

Casual viewers are viewers that watch a few of your videos but don’t often return to watch more of your content, for example, a viewer might have entered the search query how to tie a tie, watch the video, and they’ll never come back to the channel. You might have experienced this on your own channel where you get a lot of new subscribers but they don’t often return to watch more of your content.

Returning viewers are people that frequently return to watch more of your content. These are usually your biggest fans because they like your content and the way that you deliver it. For most channels including my own, the majority of people that are watching the videos are non-subscribers. A small percentage of viewers are subscribers which are generally the first ones that comment on the videos and drive the view velocity for the videos.

Let me ask you a question, what percentage of your viewers are non-subscribers?

Post your answer in the comments below, I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

What are some ways to increase returning viewers so they can watch more of your content?

One way to get more returning viewers is to create a video series. Focus on a theme for your next few videos, then focus on topics that are related to that theme for each new video. When a viewer is watching one of your videos, link to the next video in the series so they’ll watch more than one video. This will motivate them to keep returning to your channel to watch more of your content.

Another thing you can do to keep them returning is to deliver consistent value. This means you have to create videos on topics that they like and are interested in. You can discover the topics that your audience is interested in by looking at YouTube analytics.

Go to the reach tab and look at your traffic sources. You’ll discover the search queries that people use to find your videos. Write down those keyword phrases as ideas for your future videos.

Another thing you do to attract returning viewers is to have a consistent upload schedule. If viewers know how many times you’ll upload a video each week, and what days you’ll publish it, they’ll keep returning to your channel to see more of your content.

For instance, I usually upload new videos at least twice a week, once on Monday, then do a live stream on Friday.

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Here’s another tip to keep viewers returning to watch more of your content,

Go live. When you go live on your channel you have the ability to connect more deeply with your viewers and subscribers, by answering their questions. It gives them an opportunity to know you better as well as you getting to know them better. As a result, they’ll want to keep coming back to your channel.

Here are three big takeaways on how to build an audience on YouTube. Your main focus on YouTube is to attract new viewers and retain the ones that you have.

  1. Think about the people that were attracted to your channel in the first place and how you can bring them back to watch more of your content.
  2. Create a video series so you can drive viewer loyalty. Instead of a viewer watching a solo video, give them the opportunity to take a deeper dive into your content by watching more videos around the same content.
  3. Attract repeat viewers by delivering consistent value instead of chasing trends and views. If your video topics consistently contain content that your viewers want to watch, they’ll keep returning to watch more of your content.

Here’s a bonus tip to build an audience on YouTube…

Make sure you reply to viewer’s comments. Your viewers took the time to respond to your video so reward them by replying to their comment.

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How To Make YouTube Shorts On Computer (edit, upload, optimize, publish)

If you want to gain more views and subscribers on YouTube channel quickly, make a YouTube Shorts video on your computer.

You don’t need to use the Shorts feature on your phone, and you can upload a short video even with zero subscribers.

In the video below, I how you how to make a YouTube Shorts video on your computer, how to film the video using a camera, how to edit the video using the proper dimensions, how to optimize the video on YouTube so to get found in YouTube search and how to publish a video so to be seen by the public.

Click here if you want to know how to make a shorts video on your phone with the Short feature.

Film Your Video

Adjust the camera to a vertical position so you record a vertical video instead of a landscape video. Remember the edge or external audio and turn the camera on so now you can record the video.

After you’re finished filming the Shorts video on your camera, it’s time to edit the video in your video editing software.

Transfer The Video Clip

Now I’m removing the SD card from my camera and inserting it in my iMac computer.

Edit Your Video

Now I’m ready to edit the video using the video editing software ScreenFlow. So now I’m inside my ScreenFlow video editing software and I go to create a new document. I’m going to go to File, New. From the drop-down here, I’ve got to select the right dimensions. These are vertical formats or iPhone 7, 8 dimensions. The main thing is that you got to use the portrait mode or vertical format. I’m going to choose this one.

You can see the dimensions are 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. It’s 1080 width, and then the length is 1920. Click the new document and here you can see that I’ve got the vertical format.

Now I’m going to transfer the video clip from my SD card to the timeline in my video editing software on the computer. I’ve got to rotate the video and fit it into the window. I’m going to click on this icon, rotate it so it’s like 90 degrees. I’m going to scale it so it fits the window. Here’s my vertical video. I can expand it if I want in my video editing software. I want to have a little bit of space at the top above my hat and my face in the middle.

I’m going to select the best section of this Shorts video where I articulate what I wish to see. If I play the video I can see it’s really good.

Now I just have to publish the video and save it on my computer so it’ll be ready to upload to YouTube.

Just go to File, Export.

I’m going to call it Test, select fastest, and then in the resolution, I’m going to change the resolution from 1920 to 1080 which is a regular video, and go to how to 100% of original which is 1080 by 1920.

Click Export. It’s processing. Now, it’s finished.

Check the video.

Here’s how to upload and optimize a YouTube Shorts video.

Log in to YouTube channel. Click on the create icon at the top of the page. Click Upload videos. Click Select video. Select my test video. Click Open. Now it’s uploading.

Now you’re going to add an optimized title. The keyword phrase that I optimized the YouTube Shorts video for is how to make YouTube Shorts on the computer.

I can use the curiosity phrase at the end to get viewers to click on the video. I could say something like without using Shorts feature. Then I can enter description. Just go ahead and make YouTube Shorts on your computer without using the Shorts feature.

The thumbnail is already selected, but YouTube just chooses a frame from the YouTube Shorts video to use as a thumbnail.

Alternatively, you can upload a custom thumbnail for your Shorts video so it integrates with the thumbnails of your regular videos.

I’m not going to add it to a playlist. For audience, I’m going to say no, it’s not made for kids. Click next. It’s not a paid-promotion.

I don’t really need to add any tags for Shorts videos. Then the rest you just leave the same as you do for a regular video.

Click next. You can add an end screen and you can add a card for short videos. Click next.

Visibility

I can choose when to publish it so I can choose private, unlisted public, or schedule it. Choose public if you want to make it visible to the public right now or choose unlisted if you want anyone with the video link to watch your video. I’m just going to choose unlisted for this test video and just click save.

Promote Your Video

I could choose to share the link, embed the link, or share it on the social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, blogger, Reddit, Tumblr, et cetera.

If I copy the URL, then I can view it on my computer to see how it looks. That’s how the vertical video appears on my computer with the bands to the right and left of the video.

Let’s take a look how it appears on my phone. This is how the YouTube Shorts feature video appears on your phone.

How do viewers find your Shorts videos?

If they have a Shorts shelf feature on their phone, they can visit the homepage on the YouTube app.

One way to check if your Shorts video is appearing on the Short shelf on people’s phones is to look at YouTube Analytics. If your analytics show Shorts, that means your Shorts video appears on the Short Shelf. They can also find the Shorts videos on the what to watch next module. They can also find the Shorts video by searching YouTube. They can also check their subscriptions’ feeds.

If you want to know how to get started with YouTube Shorts watch this video. You’ll learn the pros and cons of using YouTube Shorts to grow your YouTube channel.

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How To Upload YouTube Shorts From Your PC

Why on earth do you want to upload a YouTube Shorts video from your PC when it’s easier to upload it from your phone using the YouTube app?

Here are a few reasons…

  • Perhaps you don’t own a phone, but you have a camera and computer.
  • The videos you film on your phone are low-quality compared to the videos you film on your camera.
  • You can make a high impact video using a camera and video editing software.
  • You want to edit and save the video on your computer.

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Let me ask you a question….

Are you currently creating YouTube Shorts for your channel? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would, too.

  1. Film your video.
    If you’re filming with your phone, make sure it’s in the vertical position. If you’re filming with a camera, like I often do with my GoPro when I’m outside, make sure it’s also in the vertical position. If you don’t do that and film in a horizontal position, then you won’t be able to create a Shorts video.
  2. Import your Shorts video in your video editing software.
    Just make sure that you have a vertical document of 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels. After you’ve edited the video, save the video to your computer so it’s ready to upload to YouTube.
  3. Upload and optimize your Shorts video.
    Here are a couple of optimization tips….
    – Include your main keyword phrase at the beginning of your title. Your title is one of the main ranking factors for YouTube Shorts videos. You also want to add the hashtag Shorts in the title or description. The rest of the description and tags are not really ranking factors for YouTube Shorts videos. If you didn’t create the video using the Shorts app, then you can make the video up to 60 seconds long. If you use the Shorts feature on the YouTube app, then you can only make it 15 seconds long.

    Here’s how to do it…
    – log on to YouTube channel,
    – click the ‘Create’ link at the top.
    – click ‘Upload Videos’,
    – click ‘Select Files’, or drag and drop a file to upload.
    – I’m going to drag this file, “How to increase watch time on YouTube in 30 seconds.”
    – Now it’s uploading. I’ve got my title in there already, because that’s what I named the file.
    – Add a short description. Make sure you include the hashtag #Shorts in the description or the title. Here is the thumbnail frame that YouTube chooses from your video to add to the Shorts shelf.
    – You can upload a custom thumbnail, but it’s not necessary unless you want to integrate thumbnail with your regular video thumbnails.
    – Under ‘Audience’, select ‘No, it’s not made for kids’, no age restriction.
    – Click ‘Next’. I’m not going to add an end-screen or a card.
    – Click ‘Next’.
    – Under ‘Visibility’, you can choose private, unlisted or public. For the sake of this demonstration, I’m going to choose ‘Unlisted’, but if you want to make it public, choose ‘Public’, or you can schedule it.
    – Click ‘Save’.
    – After you finished optimizing YouTube Shorts video, publish it.
  4. Publish and promote your YouTube Shorts video.
    Promote your Shorts video by sharing it on your social media sites. Now, you can share it on your social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Tumbler, LinkedIn, etcetera. or you just grab the link.

    Click ‘Close’. Click ‘Content’ to view your video. Here it is. You can see it has the back bars next to the video.

    Let’s take a look at how the YouTube Shorts video appears on your mobile phone.

    Here is a tip to increase watch time on YouTube so you can get more views on your videos.
    You can also add a section to YouTube channel homepage so it shows up on the Shorts shelf on the mobile app,

    Simply go to ‘Customization’ in your dashboard, click “Add Section’, select ‘Short Videos’. It says this section is only visible in the YouTube app.

    Therefore, I highly recommend adding a Shorts section to your YouTube channel homepage from a computer, so your Shorts videos will appear on the Shorts shelf.

    Where do Shorts videos appear?
    As you can see from these real-time statistics, my YouTube Shorts video appears in suggested videos, YouTube search, on the Shorts shelf on the YouTube app, and also in external traffic sources like Google search.

    Does that mean my Shorts videos can be discovered just like regular videos?

    Absolutely. They can also appear in the subscription feed on the mobile app.

    Are there any best practices for YouTube Shorts?
    Absolutely. Start the first two seconds strong by using motion. Secondly, structure your video correctly by using a beginning, middle, and strong ending. You can even add a surprise somewhere in the middle. Lastly, make sure the YouTube Shorts video is accessible by creating it in a vertical format and adding the hashtag Shorts in the title and description.

    How do I make a Shorts video on my iPhone or Android device?
    Click here to watch this video on how to make a Shorts video on mobile while using an iPhone or Android device.

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How To Increase YouTube Ad Revenue And CPM (6 WAYS TO MAKE MORE MONEY)

Imagine, if you could give yourself a pay raise on YouTube. You could go on vacation, upgrade my YouTube gear or pay off some bills.

Watch the video blow to see how a video gets a CPM (cost per thousand views) over $165 and an RPM over $92 compared to another video that only gets a CPM over $5 and RPM over $2.

Obviously, the first video will generate more ad revenue than the second video with the same number of use.

The video below shows you 6 ways to increase your ad revenue and CPM so you can make more money from YouTube.

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Identify Videos With High CPM and RPM

Here’s how to find the videos on your YouTube channel with high CPM.

  • Log into YouTube channel and click on analytics and YouTube dashboard.
  • Click on revenue
  • Click See More.
    This will show you all the videos that generate the most revenue for YouTube channel. If you want to add the CPM metric, click the plus sign, select CPM. Now you’ll see the cost per thousand views for all your videos. You also have an RPM which gives you the revenue that you make after the 55-45 split.

    For example, this video has a CPM of $122.30. The video that has the lowest CPM is this one with $5.42. Obviously, if I want to generate more revenue, I’ll choose topics that get a higher CPM. I also want those videos to get a lot of views because the more views you get, the more money you’ll make.

Select Top Geographies By CPM (Cost per 1000 views)

The AdSense program use a geotargeting to serve ads on your videos. The ads are specific to a user’s region and language based upon their IP address. This means the ad served to a person in Australia will differ from the ad served to a person in the USA.

As you can see from my graphic the top geographies by CPM, including the United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and Netherlands.

Let me ask you a question….
What’s the highest CPM you’ve ever got from a video on your channel?
Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

If you want to generate more ad revenue, create videos on topics that target the viewers of those countries. Keep in mind that AdSense will target ads and the appropriate language of your content. As you can see from the graphic, the countries that speak English have the highest CPM.

Choose The Most Popular Ad Types

Ad types also determine how much money your channel generates.

According to my channel, skippable video ads get served the most. These are the ads that typically appear when you first start playing the video. You can skip the video in the first five seconds, or if you skip it in the first 30 seconds, the advertiser doesn’t pay for the ad.

Here are all the types of ads that you can display on your videos. You have display ads, overlay ads, sponsored cards, skippable video ads, and non-skippable video ads.

You can maximize your earning potential by turning on all the ad formats, but just keep in mind you don’t want to turn off your viewers by having too many ads on your videos.

Make Longer Videos

YouTube recently reduced the length of a mid-roll ad from 10 minutes down to eight minutes. This means if you create an eight minute video, you can put multiple ad breaks in the video. All you have to do is click on manage mid-roll ads.

You can have YouTube to place the ads automatically throughout your video, or you can do it manually. I highly recommend placing the ad breaks manually instead of placing them automatically. Typically, I’ll put them at the end of a sentence, or when I change topics.

If you have a live stream video that’s typically 30, 40, or 60 minutes long, you can add more than a few ad breaks in that video. Just make sure that you don’t overdo it, so there’s not too many interruptions for your viewers.

Increase Click Through Rate and Audience Retention

YouTube says that “you can increase the chance of YouTube suggesting your content by increasing your click-through rate and your watch time.”

If you want to increase your click-through rate, you have to design a clickable thumbnail that stands out from the competitors thumbnails.

If only a few people click on your thumbnail, you’re going to get a lower click-through rate. This will send a message to YouTube that not many people are interested in your content, so they won’t serve your video to more people’s watch pages.

One of the best ways to improve your click-through rate is to split test different thumbnails. I’ve discovered that making one small tweak to a thumbnail can improve its clicks right over another thumbnail. For instance, you might change the color, the text, or have no text at all, but split testing two different thumbnails, you can quickly determine which thumbnail gets the highest click through rate and gets more views and subscribers.

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As I mentioned earlier, you can increase the chance of YouTube suggesting your content if you increase your watch time.

Okay. B ut how do you do that?
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When more viewers click on your thumbnail and watch your video all the way through, you’ll generate more revenue from your YouTube channel. This is because you’re attracting a larger audience and keeping them engaged on your videos.

Research Topics With High Cost Per Click (CPC)

Not all keyword phrases are created equal. As I showed you previously, this topic gets a CPM over $165. This topic only gets a CPM over $5. I discovered that How To tutorials generally have a lower CPM than business tutorials. That’s why topics such as how to promote a product on ClickBank gets a higher CPM than how to make a playlist.

One of the best tools for seeing the cost per click of a keyword phrase that you’re researching is Keywords Everywhere.

If I enter the keyword phrase “how to promote ClickBank” in YouTube search, I get all these suggestions. The highest cost per click is this keyword phrase how to promote ClickBank products without a website with free traffic, $8.63. The lowest cost per click is this keyword phrase how to promote ClickBank products on Pinterest, which has zero cost per click.

As you can see, the keyword phrases that you use oin the titles of the videos will determine how much ad revenue you’re going to generate for that video.

Another tool you can use Ubersuggest. If I entered the keyword phrase how to promote ClickBank products, you can see the cost per click ranges from $9.82 down to $0. If want to generate more revenue from a YouTube video, I choose a topic “how to promote ClickBank products” over the topic “how to promote ClickBank products on Facebook ads“.

Just keep in mind the amount of views you get will determine how much money you make from that video. Obviously, you’re going to make more money from a video that’s getting 50,000 views every 28 days than from a video that’s getting 2,000 views every 28 days even if it has a higher CPM.

Therefore, a high click-through rate and a high watch time is going to make a big difference on the amount of revenue you generate from your channel.

Factors That Affect Ad Serving

Google doesn’t guarantee they’ll always display relevant ads on the YouTube videos. For example, they may not serve ads for a specific search query. Alternatively, if you swear on your videos, that might prevent ads from being displayed on your videos because they’re not family safe. No ads means your video won’t generate any revenue.

Enable Personalized Ads

Make sure you allow personalized ads to be displayed on your videos. Go into your channel settings, select Channel, Advanced Settings, then make sure the box that says Disable Interest-based Ads is unchecked.

If you check the box, it says turning off interest-based advertising may result in fewer ads being eligible to show in your channel and potentially less ad revenue. Other factors, as mentioned earlier, include ad types, geography, language, number of ads appearing in your videos and a view like clicking and watching your videos.

How can I make money on YouTube when you’re not a member of the YouTube Partner program?

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New YouTube Monetization Rules 2021 (Small Channels Not Getting Paid For Non-Monetized Videos)

Below are the new “right to monetize” rules, that were added to YouTube’s Terms Of Service Nov 18, 2020. I’m going to explain how it affects you and what you can do about it.

You grant YouTube the right to monetize your content. This includes displaying ads on or within your content, or charging users a fee for access. This agreement doesn’t entitle you to any payments.

Any payments you receive will be treated as royalties, such as payments under the YouTube Partner Program, channel memberships, and Super Chat. Google will withhold taxes for such payments.

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YouTube will begin slowly rolling out ads to a limited number of channels that are not in the YouTube Partner Program. This means you may begin seeing some ads displayed on YouTube videos even if you’re not in the YouTube Partner Program. You also won’t receive a share of the ad revenue that’s generated from these ads.

Here’s my take on this new rule….

YouTube is a free social media platform that allows you to spread your message to thousands or even millions of people across the globe from the comfort of your own home.

They also provide a free hosting service for all the videos on your channel as well as free analytics so you can track the performance of every single video.

Another huge benefit is that YouTube content is evergreen. It’s working for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year after year. For example, I have videos on my channel that I created years ago that are still generating traffic, leads, and sales on autopilot.

YouTube updated their terms of service so that any payments from YouTube to US creators are now called royalties. Some creators may be required to submit tax information or AdSense for the sake of withholding taxes under US law. YouTube says that US creators will be generally unaffected by this withholding taxes as long as they provide valid documentation.

Keep in mind that YouTube has been splitting ad revenue with creators for many years. Google keeps 45% of YouTube advertising and you get the remaining 55%. That’s a pretty good deal.

How you quickly monetize my YouTube channel so you can claim some of that ad revenue?

If you want to get paid by YouTube, 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 to watch my video on how to get 4,000 hours watch time on YouTube channel quickly.

Here are a couple of ways that have been very effective for me for quickly gaining watch hours and subscribers.

  1. Go live.
    For example, if you go live for one hour on your channel and you have 10 people that stay for the hour, you get 10 watch hours on your channel. If you go live every week, you’ll soon accumulate those necessary 4,000 watch hours.
  2. Increase upload frequency.
    If you’re currently uploading once a week, try uploading two times a week. The more videos you upload, the faster you’ll meet the threshold of 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers. If you combine the watch hours and subscribers you get from regular videos with your live stream videos, you’ll get there faster.

    Click here to discover the other methods for quickly getting 4,000 watch hours on YouTube.

    How can I block or turn off ads on YouTube videos?

    The best solution for blocking ads on YouTube videos is to subscribe to YouTube Premium. You can get a one-month free trial to try it out and if you like it, you’ll just pay $11.99 per month. If you’re a student, you only pay $6.99 per month. If you’re a family of up to five members, you only pay $17.99 a month.

    How can I block those recurring annoying ads if I don’t want to pay for YouTube Premium?

    You can use the ‘Blocking controls’ on your Google AdSense account. You can block ads from individual advertisers, block sensitive categories, and even block general categories.

    Watch this video to discover how to block specific ads on YouTube.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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“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.

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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.

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