I have recently written a couple of articles about becoming a YouTube Partner and profiting by creating videos that you upload to YouTube which you then get a share from the revenue that they generate from the advertising on and around them.
There are many people who are making a lot, and I do mean a lot, of money from this incredible opportunity. the last article I wrote was aimed at giving people ideas on how they could start a YouTube business by creating quick and easy videos that were not complicated or required expensive equipment. You can read that article here…
In today’s article I wanted to give a few more examples of what ‘easy to make‘ videos are out there and show you that you too could be making videos like these. If you were sat thinking that you cannot create any decent videos that are good enough for people to watch then I want you to think again, the following examples will show you that YouTubers really will watch any old thing.
People Really Will Watch Any Old Thing.
I wanted to share with you these videos that prove that people will basically watch any old thing on YouTube. I really want to say any old crap but there are many who think Nora The Piano Cat is brilliant.
Horrorcirdan: The Game Of Thrones Fan
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First up we have this video which has been seen nearly 12 million times… what is so special about this video? Nothing really, people have recorded themselves watching a specific episode of the popular Game Of Thrones TV show.
The video above is nothing more than a compilation of these videos showing people’s reactions to that episode where, I am told, a lot of people get killed.
The video owner Horrorcirdan has taken other YouTube users videos and added them all together making a compilation which has now been seen 11,858,958 times and is in my opinion… very dull. He has 72 other videos on YouTube.
Nora The Piano Cat
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The second video is of a cat playing the piano, as I mentioned earlier, this is Nora The Piano Cat. She plays the piano… well ok she hits the keys along with the music… but she has become an internet sensation and has 28 videos online.
As you will see from the screenshot above, that one video has been seen by over 9 million people and she has her own well thought out channel. Her channel has had over 11 million views in total and she has a zazzle store connected to her account meaning that she is selling her own merchandise.
I guess she also designs as well as play the piano… what an incredible cat.
These examples should motivate you to believe that you too can use YouTube to generate money. As you have seen there are many people who are using YouTube who are not part of a giant business.
Take these two girls, they are known on YouTube as ChiqueGeeks and they create videos of themselves… watching the TV while drinking alcohol… yes I kid you not.
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Ok so this really baffles me, the ChiqueGeeks have 15,929 subscribers and they have 78 videos. Over 15K people have subscribed to their channel and are willingly waiting to be notified when a new video is uploaded!
OK so I don’t think they are YouTube Partners due to the nature of their material as Google are not big fans of promoting alcohol but what these two girls do is record themselves watching popular niche TV shows while drinking alcoholic drinks and they do what they call a Drunk Reaction Video.
Why I am using these two girls as an example is that they have a fairly large following, they have quite a lot of views on their videos (the video above has had 376,456 views) and the videos they make are extremely simple to do.
We believe that that one video which has had 376,456 could have generated hundreds of pounds on views alone. All they have done is sit on a comfy sofa and watch the TV while having a drink which is what most of us do regularly just that they have recorded it by either using a standalone video recorder or a webcam connected to a laptop.
This is an interesting YouTube channel, this is Greg and it would seem he has a bar in his home or garden and Greg likes beer. As you can see from the image above Greg has 1,776 videos and an incredible 16,659 subscribers.
His videos do not individually get a lot of views, but the two most popular videos have been seen over 70,000 times which is not bad. Add all the views up from 1,776 videos and he does get quite a lot of views over his whole channel.
But as you will see from the image below he has a specific style to his videos, he has a camera set up facing him as he pours and drinks beers from behind his bar.
If there was ever an example of a simple easy to make video then Greg’s beer review videos are it. The length of each video varies but he basically stands, sups and talks and that is it. How hard is that?
Epic Drone Videos
This next example gets me excited; I see so much potential for a great YouTube channel using drones. Modern technology has come to a point where we have access to great quality digital cameras, editing software on tablets and small drones which can go virtually anywhere.
Incredible aerial shots were once only done by expensive camera crews flying around in seriously expensive helicopters but now for a few hundred pounds people can buy drones and create stunning aerial and hard to reach close up shots of areas that were just not accessible to people.
This does require some investment to buy the equipment and it isn’t particularly cheap but compared to several years ago… it is. Ten years ago trying to do aerial shots like these would have cost you a small fortune, but now you can pop a drone in your car or even a bag, go to your chosen location like the beach, mountains or abandoned town and throw the drone in the air and begin to record great videos.
Epic Drone Videos has 17,624 subscribers and 39 videos online which have had a combined viewing of 2,238,252.
I can imagine a lot of wonderful and easy to make videos using drones.
If you do a search of YouTube you will see videos similar in style to the Drone ones except they were taken from the dashboard of a car. People drive around towns and cities documenting the areas which themselves become historical. I don’t think these will get a huge amount of viewers but those that capture car accidents or bad driving will especially if those incidents have been compiled into better ‘fail’ or ‘incident’ videos.
YouTube should not be seen as a place where everything has been done or a place where you have several styles of videos only but more of a free platform that allows you to create your own TV channel where you can share your videos and… generate money from.
still short of a few ideas?