AdSense has been the main way to make money on YouTube since the platform first introduced its partnership program. However, over the past year, changes to YouTube’s monetization policy has made it more challenging for creators to earn their income through AdSense. Thankfully, there are plenty of other ways vloggers can make money on their videos.
Here are five ways to make money on your YouTube videos without AdSense.
1. Sign up for a sponsorship marketplace.
A lot of vloggers make money through sponsorships. No matter the size of your channel, you can find sponsors through sponsorship marketplaces. Sign up for sites such as Famebit to find companies who want to work with you.
Check out this video to learn how to setup a Famebit account for your channel.
2. Launch a line of channel merch.
People love to represent their favorite teams and fandoms by wearing t-shirts and hats bearing logos. YouTube fans love to do the same with YouTube merch. Any vlogger can easily design and sell his or her own channel merch online.
Watch this video to learn how.
3. Release exclusive content through Patreon.
Patreon is a crowdfunding site designed for online content creators. Your most loyal supporters can contribute to your content creation in return for exclusive updates and other content.
Vlogger Ally Hardesty supplements her YouTube income by posting extra videos to her Patreon feed.
You guys… these Playlist vlogs are SO FUNNY HAHAHA. There’s 3 in total (one for each day) so I’m gonna probably post one per week then have all the outtakes/bloopers on my Patreon.
— Ally Hardesty (@allyhardesty96) May 3, 2018
4. Share your industry secrets with an ebook.
As a vlogger, you’re qualified as an expert in something, whether it be your channel niche or YouTube itself. Whatever it is you’re best at, share your secrets in an easily accessible ebook. You can easily sell the ebook online through Amazon.
This vegan vlogger shared her favorite wellness tips in an exclusive ebook.
5. Host a live stream.
YouTube Live makes it easy to live stream right from your channel, and features such as Super Chat allow your viewers to pay to send premium messages. This makes live streaming a fun way to earn more money for your channel.
Check out this video for more on how much you can earn live streaming.
AdSense isn’t the only way to make money on YouTube. Try a few of these ideas to supplement your YouTube income.
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Kristen Harris enjoys listening to a wide range of music, from Taylor Swift to, on occasion, Celtic instrumental. She also spends her time writing, reading, and baking.