💸 Make $4k/mo on YouTube without showing your face
PLUS a step-by-step guide
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RELAXING & LOFI BEATS ARE IN
I've been seeing a lot of people on the internet saying that you can make money on Youtube by going to sites like Chosic that have non-copyrighted music, slap a few photos on a video, and upload it to YouTube as a side hustle. This is simply not true.
YouTube has a policy where if you use repetitious content your channel is flagged and demonetized and since there are hundreds of thousands of people using the same non-copyright music, all these channels are getting demonetized... this will make you no money.
Instead, you're going to create this YouTube channel with all your own music, without ever making a single beat, monetize all the music because you own it, and make this into a decent side gig.
There are some channels out there that do this and have millions of subscribers and make millions of dollars a year.
But there's also ones like this channel, that only has 54k subs and makes $4k a month 👀
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN DO THIS TOO
1. Hop on Fiverr
Instead of you going on one of these websites to download non-copyright music, you're going to go to Fiverr and find your own producer.
I guarantee this is how a lot of people are doing this.
In most cases, I can bet, the person who is making most of the money from the channel is not actually making the music, they are paying someone else to do it.
When you're looking for people on Fiverr consider how and what you want to pay them.
You could offer a % of the profits the YouTube channel makes to incentivize them more and give them something to work for. If they work harder and put out better music, the channel will grow faster and you both will make more money. This is how you align incentives.
When you're starting off, this is exactly how you're going to find cheap producers:
Filter on Budget for $40 or less - you gotta spend money to make money and you can even get a cheaper rate by offering a certain % of profits in the future
Filter Seller Details to "New Seller" - these are the people that are willing to do it for cheaper because they need reviews so they can rank higher and charge more on Fiverr
This is exactly how I found this person that does 15 songs for $20, which is a steal. From my findings though, you're usually looking at around $20 per song.
Be upfront with these people. Tell them you'll be using it for YouTube and you want to have the rights to this music to ensure they don't use any copyrighted music that will get your channel flagged.
When you find someone, give them a link to a relaxation channel you enjoy listening to and ask if they can make something similar to it.
2. Pexels for videos and photos
Once you've found your rockstar producer, the next thing to do is get the visuals to go along with the audio.
Don't use Fiverr for this, there's no need. Everyone is going to be doing exactly what I'm about to tell you, so do it for free instead of paying for it.
You're going to go to Pexels.com and search "nature", "beach", "waves" or anything that sounds relaxing to you.
You'll see there are a ton of videos and photos that can you use... and they're all free! I'd use both - put a video for 30 seconds then a photo for 30 with the Ken Burns effect (zooming in or out) then another video and keep flip-flopping.
This way you won't get flagged for repetitious content because there's slim odds someone else put their videos and photos in the exact order as yours and plus, you'll have you're own copyrighted music from your producer.
3. Go into iMovie
Now you've got your audio and you've got your visuals - it's time to do some magic in iMovie and put the video together for YouTube!
Keep it simple, drag and drop the audio your producer gave you and overlay the videos and photos you downloaded from Pexels onto it.
If you're a total newbie at iMovie, here's a user-friendly YouTube tutorial you can watch to learn the basics.
4. Create a YouTube channel
Now that you have your awesome video put together, it's time to fire up your YouTube channel!
YouTube makes it simple - just create an account if you don't have one and click "Create a Channel" and name it (Put words like "relax" or "lofi" in the name for search optimization!)
There are some things you'll want to perfect in your channel like an about page, channel art, and channel trailer, so here's a Buffer article on how to set that stuff up and make it look professional.
Remember: YouTube is a long game, you can't start monetizing until you reach 4,000 hours watched and 1,000 subscribers.
This will 100% be the hardest part (as it was for me) but just push through it, you'll be surprised how much money is waiting for you on the other side 👊
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That's a wrap! Enjoy the weekend :)
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