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How To Monetise Your YouTube Channel

YouTube has a lot of financial potential with the top earning YouTube stars raking in MILLIONS. I can not promise you millions but I can provide some tips on getting started on earning those coins from your channel. 

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Join the YouTube Partner Programme. This is how you'll get those adverts that show up just before your videos. You will need to apply and your channel needs to have reached 10,000 views before your application will be reviewed. The program works by paying out a commission based on how many people view/click on those ads. This is the easiest and most passive way to earn an income via YouTube. Focus on producing great content and as your audience grows so does your commission. 

Sign up to an affiliate programme. There is no reason you shouldn't be earning from products you mention in your videos. Post links in your description box and direct your viewers there. Depending on the programme you are signed up with, you will earn a commission based on sales and/or clicks. You can also share these links on your social media channels.There are loads of programs to choose from but the most popular are AmazonShopStyle Collective and AWIN.  

Sponsored content. As your channel grows, you may want to start working with sponsors. Sponsored content for your channel can take the form of paid reviews, product endorsement and product placement.  You can be creative with the type of sponsored content you provide so it feels organic to your channel just be sure to include a disclaimer in the description box. 

Sell your own products. There is no harm in thinking big, right? This will come much later when your personal brand is established and your audience will invariably ask for it. This can be merchandise inspired by your content or a product line that relates to your content. You could team up with an established brand for a capsule collection. 

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How To Stay Consistent on YouTube

Consistency not only relates to how often you post but also in the quality and tone of your content. Once you have figured out your personal style, it is time to ensure you deliver that consistently to your audience. These tips will help you stay on track.

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Time yourself. Figure out exactly how long it takes you to produce a video from scratch. This includes prep time, filming, editing, making the thumbnail, description, tags etc. Knowing this will help you decide on a realistic schedule. 

Keep an ideas log. You want to keep all your ideas in one place and if you are so inclined, you can split them into categories. This is a space you can also use to fine tune your ideas so your content is always on brand. 

Create a realistic content schedule. Schedule up to a month in advance the content you are planning to publish and when. Aim to release videos at roughly the same time so your audience knows when to expect new content. Once your schedule feels set in stone, you can advertise this by including it in your banner, channel description or including it in the intro of your videos. 

Get an editorial calendar. An editorial calendar differs from a content schedule as this is a more detailed lists of the tasks to be completed to produce each video. Spreading the tasks out across the week will save you so much time when it comes to filming. 

Write a script. This doesn't have to be BAFTA award winning, it can just be notes to make sure you cover everything that needs to go in the video. Nothing is more frustrating than editing a video and realising you forgot a crucial point. 

Film videos in batches. Your editorial calendar should make it clear when there are overlaps in your content ideas which means you could film multiple videos in one day. If you are wary of your audience noticing, change your clothes and/or the background. 

Have a back up video. There will always be times when life gets in the way and you aren't able to put out content to schedule. Having a back up video that didn't make it on to your regular schedule will save you.

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