How to Monetize the Videos
You can make money off quotes videos by using one of two distinct methods: promoting affiliate offers or displaying video ads using AdSense, Google’s ad platform.
Promoting Affiliate Offers
As I mentioned in the previous section, creating quotes videos lets you attract a highly-targeted audience.
Let’s consider, for example, a video titled “Quotes About Break-Ups.” Just by looking at the title, I can safely guess that the audience for that particular video is going to be mostly people who recently experienced a break-up and are looking to get over it. In addition, because quotes videos are more popular among women than men, I know that the audience is going to be overwhelmingly male. How to Monetize the Videos
In other words, I now have a captive audience of women who just broke up with their boyfriends or fiancés. Wouldn’t that particular audience love to hear about a downloadable guide on how to find the perfect man, or sign up for a free trial on a cool dating site? Of course, they would love it!
For such a video, I would personally look at available offers on ClickBank or other affiliate platforms and search for dating-related offers, especially offers targeting
women rather than men. I would then copy the affiliate link and place it in the
description box of the video, along with a few words enticing viewers to click on it.
Actually, this is exactly what I did a while back. The click-through rate to the affiliate offer for that particular vid was over 15%, which is insane. All of that because of the highly-targeted audience quotes videos attract.
How to Monetize the Videos – Displaying Ads With AdSense
As an alternative to using affiliate offers, you can opt to display ads on your videos by ticking the “Enable Monetization” check box when uploading a new video.
Please note that doing so is only possible in select countries and if you already have an approved AdSense account. In Appendix A and Appendix B, located at the end of this e-book, I outline how to circumvent the country limitation and how to get an AdSense account approved fast by following a few simple steps.
Once you have enabled monetization on the video, Google will start displaying video ads before your video or small banner ads at its bottom. You will be paid a percentage of the ad revenue generated by those banners and video ads.
Choosing the Correct Monetization Method
Personally, I have had far better results using affiliate offers than I’ve had using AdSense. The only downside to adding affiliate offers to videos is that finding the right offer, signing up for it and pasting the link can be time-consuming if you’re uploading several videos a day.
However, I personally find that the financial rewards far outweigh that little bit of extra effort.
What I would strongly encourage you not to do, however, is to use both at the same
time. Because Google is good at what they do, they will usually present the same type of offers in their ads than the ones you are pitching in the description box. Given the fact that affiliate offers let you earn more money, the last thing you want is for someone who was looking exactly for the type of offer you were promoting to click on a Google ad instead.
My final advice: pick a method and tinker it until you achieve maximum commissions.