If Your Channel is Eligible to Enable YouTube Paid Content Feature, You Can Open a New Channel and Offer Ad Free Videos to Viewers in Paid Model. Basic criteria to get YouTube Paid Content feature is having 1000 subscribers on the main Youtube Channel. This guide, YouTube Paid Content : Strategies To Make Money will offer you some basic idea to open more opportunities to make money from YouTube. Officially the criterions are an account is in good standing, your channel meet the general criteria for YouTube partnership, you have verified your account by phone, you have an approved AdSense account linked to your YouTube account, you own a channel with at least 1000 active subscribers. You should have all points with a Green Light to get the option active. You can read about on the official website :
YouTube Paid Content : Create Evergreen, Time standing Content
It is the most important factor for a paid channel to work. Unless the visitors are offered unique content without any freely available option, none ever is going to subscribe to the paid channel. Exactly like blog content, the videos must be of high quality and you must be aware to offer professional grade videos at regular interval. The way of marketing Free YouTube Videos will differ that from YouTube Paid Content.
We ran a small survey on Google Plus, we saw that – the readers actually want to pay a small fee to get rid of the Ads and get very good, unique videos. Millions of peoples might not subscribe, but even there is one subscriber – you must be careful to maintain the quality.
Like for example – it is not possible for every blogger to get HP Enterprise Cloud, HP Private Cloud Accounts and create useful content. For our free YouTube channel, we do not use professional voice over. It is near mandatory to add professional voice over and all the possible features.
YouTube Paid content will work in the same way people buys ebooks. Pricing must be kept within a practical range. The paid channels are listed separately :
YouTube Paid Content : Steps and Basic Setup Strategy
Paid Content can be for a new channel as paid channel, separate from the Free YouTube channel from which you actually got the option to activate the feature. We suggest to have a new channel as paid channel, instead of converting the existing account to a paid channel.
You can add your existing channel’s videos to this new channel as Ad Free premium content. This is called Packaging. But there are points which you must consider – YouTube offers 14 days Free Trial. If someone get the access to this Ad Free alternative option with 14 days Free Trial, they will not watch the Free YouTube channel with Ads. Ultimately, if this exploit can be easily found by many YouTube users and your revenue will get decreased.
So, a new channel, a new associated Google Plus page (this is opt out) together with your own custom tailored marketing strategies can make money from this way. YouTube Paid Content is not exactly new option, it is offered by YouTube since the last two years. Ad Free is the new option.
You should target the old, returning subscribers and readers this paid option. There is also video rental or purchase offer. Your way to engage must be honest and satisfy your audience. You can add the option of subscribing to this paid channel at the end of Free Video. You can add teaser video for free as lead for the paid channel. YouTube will be interested to promote you, as they will earn revenue from you. 50% is a huge money.
Hundreds of services are available on the Internet for marketing purpose. Quite practical matter – if paying a girl can make money, why bother? You have measure the conversion rate with girl video versus same video without the girl. None will view a girl showing cleavage when will find and subscribe for serious content about Cloud Computing. Hundreds of college students provide these basic voice over and other services. Google or YouTube has no problem if you show a girl showing cleavage and doing SSH.
It is quite intensive and difficult work to satisfy the clients. You must not push yourself to such amount of work that can eat the needed time to create and maintain your blog itself, it can destroy your blog. Unlike a Free Channel, paid channel should offer new stuffs at regular interval – everyday to once a week.
YouTube Paid Content : Why YouTube, Instead of Self Hosted Option
YouTube only will take 50% from your earnings. You need not to think about backup, server maintenance, on-page SEO and other technical matters. Streaming video from own server or CDN is not exactly an easy work.
We will not promote our paid channel on this post. This will lead to failure. We will only target the returning readers interested in Cloud Computing. You can read our other guides related to YouTube – What is YouTube Multi-Channel Network (MCN), What is Merch Annotations?, YouTube Live Events, Screencasting YouTube Live Event, YouTube Tips and Tricks for the Publishers and YouTube Channel Design.
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