YouTube: Make Money Online Without Any Investment

You like watching videos on YouTube. Don’t you?

You are probably wondering what kind of stupid question is this?

Everyone does love watching videos on YouTube.

But, how about if you could earn thousand of the dollars from YouTube while watching videos?

You might be thinking, I am joking with you.

No, I am not.

It’s true, people are making money from YouTube with their insane and funny homemade videos.

Now you are thinking…

I don’t know anything about YouTube and I don’t even have 1000 YouTube subscribers, could I still be able to making money from YouTube?

Yes, you could earn even if you have never implemented any online money making methods.

In fact, anyone can make money from YouTube.

Why Should I Use YouTube instead of Blogging?

Good question.

Blogging is the most recognized and probably one of the best ways to earn money online.

I don’t deny with it. Many people’s first choice is blogging.

But, do you know that 81% people never make even $100 from blogging?

Moreover, blogging takes time to show the results, and that will be only possible if you know how to blog.

In case of YouTube, you don’t need to be an expert blogger and invest lots of time to earn money online.

All you need is an active YouTube channel.

In today’s post, I will show you why the YouTube is the best way to earn passive income online.

Are you ready?

Let’s get started.

You don’t need to buy any domain or hosting

This is one of the core reasons, why I suggest you to choose YouTube to make money online over blogging.

Blogging is not free. You have to invest good amount of time and money before you able to make money from that.

Let’s see the breakdown of your blogging expenses:

  • Hosting – It would cost you around $65 a year, it would only be applicable for the first year — from next year onwards you might pay more than that approximately 90$ a year.
  • Domain – To start a blog you also need a domain name. The Domain name would cost you $40 for the first year, from the next year you might have to pay double money, you paid the first year.
  • WordPress Theme – If you are building a blog on WordPress, a premium theme would cost you around $50-150. However, you can use free WordPress theme – but that would have limited features.

There are other expenses such as plugins, content, feature images, etc.

In the final analysis, if you will sum up all the costs it will too much for a newbie blogger.

Moreover, despite investing money and lots of time, there is no guarantee that you will be able to make money from blogging.

Whereas, if we talk about making by YouTube, you don’t need all those things mentioned earlier.

Making a YouTube channel is free.

All you need is a Gmail account to create a YouTube channel.

For more details about how to create a YouTube channel Click here:

The channel is a sort of separate section on YouTube, where your audience can see all the uploads and activity done by you.

Isn’t it cool that your content is hosted by a site, which is among world’s top five sites and at the one of the most powerful server presents in the world?

Therefore, if you are opting YouTube, you won’t need to face hosting and server issues.

All things considered, YouTube will be a great resource to make money without any investment.

Start making money from the very first day

The best part about earning with YouTube is that you can start earning from your video content on the very first day.

Join the YouTube, build a channel, upload a high-quality video and there you are, LIVE on YouTube.

You can upload any types of videos that you like. It can be funny moments or how to cook brown rice without losing its taste.

Every day people are uploading wide-variety of videos and making a decent amount of money from that.

For example – Charlie Bit My Finger a famous YouTube video where Howard Davies-Carr, the father of the boys, uploaded a video of the finger-biting scene with his camera after recording it.

That video went viral and Time ranked “Charlie Bit My Finger” as number one viral videos.

The family has made over £100,000 in advertising revenue from the video.

You should consider the following points while uploading a video on YouTube:

  1. Upload a video that does not breach YouTube or Adsense terms and conditions
  2. Upload a high-quality video
  3. Don’t upload any adult video that could cause to suspend your account

Adsense approval through YouTube channel is easy

Many bloggers wait for six months or sometime even more to get their Adsense account approved.

Especially, Indian and South Asian bloggers face this issue.

Google has special guidelines for them, their site should be at least six months old and should have a considerable amount of traffic and views.

But if you apply for Adsense via YouTube, chances of getting approval become easy.

Nevertheless, this Adsense account will not be the same as a traditional Adsense. Also, Ads on YouTube looks different from it show on the blogs.

All set platform with a huge audience

YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine and third most visited site after Google and Facebook.

That’s why when you upload your video on YouTube, it will be instantly available to billions of daily YouTube visitors.

You won’t need to do any extra work to build an audience community for your videos.

You will get it all set platforms with millions of viewers.

If your video is engaging and creative, it will have chances to grab attention of viewers and possibility to get popular.

Some people are lucky their videos’ popularity gets skyrocketed in just a few hours after publishing it.

So, what are you waiting for?

Get a camera and capture some amazing videos, and rock the YouTube. 😉

Earning extra money with YouTube

YouTube can help you to set up your blog audience as well as earn some extra money.

Let’s take an example, you write about how to find a micro niche using Long Tail Pro keyword tool.

You can upload a video about the process you do during keyword research and link to that particular blog post. In that way you can earn money from affiliate as well as bring traffic to your blog.

Once your YouTube channel gets popular, you can also host sponsored video on your channel to make extra bucks.

You can also do affiliate marketing through your channel.

This is one of the popular ways to make money online.

Pick a profitable product create a short review video. Make sure you put your affiliate link in the description, so people could click on that and buy the product that you are reviewing.

You might also like to read this for more YouTube monetizing options:

How to make money on YouTube without Adsense

In the final analysis, YouTube makes it possible to you earn money online even if you don’t have a blog or if you are still thinking about to have one.

Once your blog is all set, you can create content around your videos and earn some extra cash.

So, if you haven’t tried YouTube to earn money, do it now.

Share your thought and your money-making journey with us in the comment section.

30 thoughts on “YouTube: Make Money Online Without Any Investment”

  1. Hey Umesh,

    You are right.

    Nowadays, people are using YouTube to show their talent. And it’s even better to use the videos.

    You can get more exposure. People are using YouTube as their daily entertainment source.

    Thanks for bringing this up.
    ~Ravi

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    • Hi Ravi,

      Thanks for the comment. Yes, we have various ways to make money and YouTube is one of them.

      It is a great way to earn money through your hobby.

      Regards,
      Umesh Singh

      Reply
  2. Hey Umesh,
    Another informative post here, I enjoyed reading every word.

    Indeed, YouTube is a great place where you can make good money, and you did great demonstrating it the post. There are a lot of Vloggers make serious money there, and as you said, they don’t invest a dime.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Have a nice weekend ahead!

    Regards
    Hussain

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    • Hi Brother,

      Thanks for the comment. Your words always encourage me to do more creative work. YouTube is a great place for wants to earn extra bucks but doesn’t know where to start.

      Have a nice weekend and health. 🙂

      Regards,
      Umesh Singh

      Reply
  3. Hi Umesh ,
    it is true ,doing videos for youtube does not need hosting or a domain.
    These days it is easy for many to make little videos .
    It seems people like to watch them . It would be a good start for
    many ,You did give helpful tips and ideas .
    Thank you
    Erika

    Reply
    • Hi Erika,

      Thanks for your comment. I am glad you liked it.

      YouTube is a great way to start earning online for those who has talent, but they don’t know how to use that to make money.

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  4. Umesh, a nice article about YouTube.

    YouTube is preferable platform for both newbie and expert bloggers to monetize extra income.

    Since YouTube is the authority media platform so the advertising fee (CPC) is higher than some blogs that have less authority.

    Furthermore, people are more enjoying video than plain text why YouTube being a popular platform.

    I have uploaded 10 videos on YouTube. The videos give a nice referral traffic; what’s more, several clients have contact for freelance service.

    It’s a high recommending for blogger and internet marketing to try media marketing.

    Of course, it’s amazing.

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    • Hi Kimsea,

      Thanks for the comment. I am totally agree as a marketer we should try more resources to earn money.

      YouTube is a fantastic way to earn passive income.

      Have a great day. 🙂

      – Umesh Singh

      Reply
  5. Hey Umesh,

    I’ve been thinking of making money on YouTube lately.

    It’s not capital intensive compared to blogging.

    One other advantage is getting traffic to my blog and some of my products.

    The interesting part is how one can start making money on the very first day.

    Thanks bro for sharing. It’s an eye opening post.

    Francis.

    Reply
    • Hi Francis,

      Thanks for the commenting Brother. Video blogging is growing day by day. People like it because they don’t need to learn some special skills.

      YouTube is a great platform to start video blogging and earn handsome money through it.

      Reply
    • Hi Louis,

      Great to see you again. I agree with you. No one loves boring content.

      Entertaining videos get more views than general and boring videos.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Regards,
      Umesh Singh

      Reply
  6. Hi Umesh,

    Very interesting ideas about YouTube.

    You can get some good advertising money from YouTube videos as you point out. I think the best way to use YouTube for revenue is to do affiliate reviews as you said, and to link them to your blog.

    That way you have an opportunity to earn commissions, plus drive people to your blog.

    -Donna

    Reply
    • Hi Donna,

      I am really happy to see your comment. As a blogger we should think about multiple ways to earn online.

      I hope you will be enjoying your weekend. 🙂

      Regards,
      Umesh Singh

      Reply
  7. Hi Umesh,
    Great article bro.
    You are right blogging need much effort than youtube to make money online. And it is also easier to get adsence approval with a youtube channel but I think Youtube is also crowded today. You need to select low competitive topic to get quick success. What do you think?
    Anyway great writing and thanks for sharing.
    Cheers

    Reply
    • Hi Riju,

      I am happy to see you here Brother! You are right YouTube is crowded, but if you able to find a right niche and have a perfect strategy, it will be easy for you to make a decent amount of money.

      Thanks for being here at my blog. Keep visiting. 🙂

      – Umesh Singh

      Reply
    • Riju you’re on the right track just slightly off course. It’s not that YouTube is crowded, that’s not the issue. It’s about whether your niche is ‘crowded’ and how you deal with that !! Your reference to ‘low selective….’ – I think should’ve been made regarding keyword research because that’s about looking at choosing your keywords with good search volume but low competitive ranking. At the end of the day whether blogging OR vlogging the main point is that “quality content” is still paramount and BOTH regardless of capital outlay require commitment to hard work in order to be successful. There is no such thing as an ‘overnight sensation !’. Even viral videos require good business & marketing skills in order to be monetised correctly. Keep doin what you’re doin my friend and ‘keep building on your knowledge and skill set and work hard !’. You’ll get there.

      Reply
  8. Hi Umesh,
    You are right that with Youtube it is possible to start earning without any money. But one needs to invest time and effort for sure to make money online.
    Although, I enjoyed reading your post.
    SO thanks for the share.

    Reply
    • Hi Harry,

      Thanks for the comment. You are right without investing time one can’t be successful online. However, investing, time is worth if done it right.

      Regards,
      Umesh Singh

      Reply
    • Hi Hitendra,

      Thanks for the comment. Yes, you can make money by posting videos about celebrities, songs, TV shows, and movie trailers. Once your channel subscriber list starts growing as well as views on your videos, you can apply for Google Adsense, and start making money.

      Hope you find the answer of your question. Good Luck!

      Regards,
      Umesh Singh

      Reply
  9. hi Umesh

    thanks for this post this great article I have very read about Youtube earning these trick I am using now but my earning is a bit low how to increase the CPC of Adsense please tell trick about Adsense
    thanks

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      • I know these comments are ancient but I just had to slip this question/statement in here because I’ve read afew of your posts about making money with Adsense….. So could you please give me a link to the post you referred to on ‘how to maximise your earning potential using Adsense’. Experience suggests that, particularly for those with low subscriber and view rates, Adsense is a relatively unsuccessful means for earning potential. Learning how to effectively utilise Adsense involves more than just knowing the system. Before investing money in any venture one must firstly look at the rate of return you expect from your investment. Without taking these and other considerations into account you are merely setting yourself up for disappointment and failure ……. like so many others before you !! If you put mention to these elements in your post then you have done a good and responsible job. I’m super keen to read it 🤔

        Reply

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