Looking for a way to make money from your writing? Consider YouTube. Although some writers post book trailer videos, few writers use YouTube as much as they could.
Keep in mind that when you become familiar with YouTube, you can use it for your freelance writing clients as well.
Why YouTube? One reason. A BILLION unique users, every month. Do you think that some of those billion users might be publications and businesses which could use a savvy writer? 🙂
Let’s see how you can tap into them.
1. Are your favorite companies posting videos?
If you’re looking for writing gigs, consider your writing specialty, and then browse YouTube looking for related companies posting videos.
Any company using video has a content marketing strategy… and that means they need WRITERS.
2. Use YouTube to build your platform and brand.
I know that I go on about building your platform. I do that because it’s VITAL – it’s not a fashion, or a trend. It’s on-going. Writers build platform. The more readers you have the greater your success.
Yes, YouTube can be scary if you’re an introvert, but it’s huge fun too. You can post anything you like, videos of your children, for example, as long as you can tie “writing” into your videos in some way.
3. Promote your ebooks and other products on YouTube.
This is pretty much a no-brainer.
As 11 Creative Ways To Make Money On YouTube suggests:
Create products and promote them on YouTube.
If you’re creating your own products or would like to, YouTube offers unlimited ways for you to promote your products and make sales. Products you can create include ebooks, apps, art, and music. Create your products, and add them to a shopping cart. Then use YouTube to promote them.
Create book trailers, and overviews of your products.
4. Offer YouTube-related writing services to your clients.
Once you’re familiar with how YouTube works, and how to upload videos, you can offer YouTube-related services to your writing clients.
Consider: scripts, and product reviews and overviews.
5. Make money on YouTube promoting affiliate products.
Another no-brainer. If you’re promoting affiliate products, create brief review videos. Just give your impressions of the product, and include your affiliate link in the video description.
You’ll find more ideas on making money with YouTube here.
So, there you have it – five tips on tapping into a billion unique users. I’ll be devoting more time to looking at using YouTube in the months to come.
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