An individual attempting to earn an income online isn’t easy! One begins the endeavor with working many hours and receiving no pay for an unknown length of time. Not such an appealing job offer! 😁 But persistence and determination will pay off.
I had a plan when I first started uploading videos and that was to share the way I try to live simply with a large family and our backyard homestead. A lot has happened since that first video and I’ve learned a little about earning income along the way which is what I share with you in this video.
The quickest and easiest way to begin earning an online income while creating videos, is to set up an Amazon Associate account. Whether you link directly to the amazon.com home page or add product links to your description box, a small percentage of each sale will earn you money. Another advantage to setting up an account is that amazon has no minimum threshold so if you make as little at $10 in one month, they will direct deposit that $10 into your bank account. They also provide many resources and other programs to help you earn more income so whether you have a website, youtube channel or both, begin taking advantage of this income opportunity.
Adsense and YouTube are both owned by Google and used to begin paying out from ads as soon as you set up an account. Unfortunately it’s not that way anymore. Websites now need a certain number of posts, show consistency in posting and a minimum word count in each post. Channels now need a minimum of 1,000 subscribers, 4,000 viewing minutes and 10,000 lifetime views. Not only that, the payout doesn’t occur until the earned income reaches the $100 threshold. So when you begin posting blogs and/or vlogs, prepare yourself by not focusing on the numbers. Focus on your content and creating the best posts you can.
Once you reach a certain number of followers on your blog or subscribers on your channel, individuals and companies will begin to reach out to you. My advice, never accept an agreement or contract you’re not comfortable with. If you are comfortable accepting the agreement, do a little online research before you sign the contract. Find out who else has contracted with them, read reviews about them and verify their name and location.
I hope that information helps you on your creative journey and if you have any other questions about this topic, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. The video above dives a little deeper into the negative side to blogging/vlogging as well so be sure to watch it until the end. Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a beautiful day!