I have concluded that I will only be distributing videos on YouTube Monday, Wednesday, and Saturdays now. This way I will finally have time to focus on creating more posts to help people out through my blog. In this post, I would love to dive into growing your YouTube channel organically through blogging.
Build a Website. Get Ranked.
As most of you know, Adsense is a service that you can add to your website to publish ads for revenues. Adsense also works with YouTube but in order for you to start earning anything through ad placement on YouTube, you will have to have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 views or watch time. Something in that vicinity. With Adsense, you can sign up for it and once your website is advertisement ready, you can start monetizing your site. Sounds simple right?
I think, and correct me if I am wrong – with YouTube, you get paid if someone watches the ads on your video all the way through. With Adsense, they pay you in different ways but I do not believe they will pay your site if it’s just a page view since most of the ads are not visual and it is basically just a banner or link text. Viewers would actually have to click on the ads to make it count. That’s why it is important to modify what type of ads you will accept on your website so this way, the advertisements will match your content.
READ MORE ON HOW ADSENSE PAYS HERE: How Much Does Adsense Pay?
Once you create your website, you can rank it or brand it so that this way, you stand out. Create great headlines that are relevant to your YouTube video that you want to share. Start gaining authority and this way you will be first on the list or even the first few pages. When people search for things that they would love to learn more of, your article plus your video will come up. It is most likely they will end up clicking on your YouTube video and give you watch time. The best thing about having a website as a YouTuber, you get to have as many niches as you want to on your own personal domain. As for YouTube, they’ll recommend your channel if someone is searching for something and your content meets the person’s interest. With your website, you can create it to whatever way you would love the search engine to identify you. Imagine if someone was looking for the next best hairdryer and you have a video based on that topic but in another article, you want to talk about your dog instead. You’re exposing the audience to more than just one topic and people appreciate a Youtuber with different interests. Heck, you don’t even have to keep sharing your videos. You can write about something and have readers and viewers get to know you for who you are through verbatim.
If you have never heard of this or have heard of it but is not sure what it is, let me run it down the most simple and easy way possible. I am not calling anyone dumb but not everyone picks up on tech lingos. Everyone wants to learn and the best way is to lower the tone of the vocabulary.
Imagine someone who owns a store. That person wants a promoter of their product. They know you have a website but you do not have a business. Like an actual business. They want to pay you to help pass the word in whatever way that you can…for a small price. Since you own a website, are always online, and you talk to people every day, why not share the information with people you know. Maybe one out of ten would click it, try it out or even continue suggesting the product. Who knows? It’s word of mouth marketing. In the end, you get a small commission for helping.
That’s what affiliate marketing is and that’s what most bloggers use to earn a small revenue. YouTubers do it too. When they suggest a product and leave a link in their description, most of the time, it’s either their own product or they are promoting a product that they will make money from if you, the consumer, is interested in purchasing. Fair enough, right? You’re really not doing anything but just promoting. Most content creators go above and beyond to make an awesome video similar to a commercial when they have a huge following and since it’s so visually beautiful, people tend to buy it. As for bloggers, they make the product sound so good that you feel like you need it. So you buy it. It is entirely up to how you would love to promote this product. How much you believe you can sell it. At times, I just leave the links based on the content that I am providing hoping that maybe it piques the reader’s interest and just try it. I never really make too big of a deal about it.
The other great thing about starting your own website is building a connection with a community such as a tribe. There is a tribe somewhere that fits your type of content.
These are groups and communities that will share your posts all over social media and help give you the exposure that you need. Imagine if you are always linking your YouTube videos in your blog or if you have a lot of products as an affiliate marketer. You need the traffic to get people to notice it. This will help you and it will help with your web traffic, too. I actually use Blogpros, which I do not think they are a tribe because they support all kinds of blogs but they are very helpful. If you are tight on money, they do offer a free month to try out. The more you write, the more they campaign for you and all traffic is organic so I do recommend it for every blogger out there.
There you have it. This is my suggestions for getting YouTube traffic through blogging. I have tested numerous ways of growing my channel and this was actually the quickest. I went from 130 subscribers back in March 2019 to 500+ in two months. Besides using Blogpros, I also utilize VidIQ to help with trending keywords and channel audit. If you do not know what VidIQ is or how it works, you can check out a previous video that I made on how I use it to help my channel grow.
Please check out the video and leave a comment if you have experienced any of these products. Let me know if you like it or if there is an alternative that you believe is better. Thanks again for stopping by!