I’ve never really tried to make any money with my current position on Youtube as of yet. It seems like there are a lot of ways to profit from my situation in a way that puts $ in my pockets AND enhances the lives of me viewers. One of the ways that keeps popping to mind is through affiliate marketing.
Here’s [the Wikipeida entry for affiliate marketing] but I’ll try my best to explain to save you from too much reading. The way it basically works is you have a link on a website, a person clicks that link and goes to a companies page. If the person buys something from that page the company pays you. Bada-bing bada-boom. Money in the bank.
The way I figured I could get that to work was by (for example) making a video promoting a certain product and then having a link in the more info area to that product or service. I currently have 2 things in mind. One is webhosting and the other is Gamefly.
Gamefly works nice for me because I actually use the service and a lot of my Youtube subscribers are gamers. A perfect match I think. I signed up to be a Gamefly affiliate just now… Now I have to think about how to get my link into a video properly (I think it should just be a copy and paste job, but I emailed their support just in case.) Here’s a text based affiliate link in case someone happens to read this that wants to check out the service and help a negro get paid. 🙂 I think the shit is awesome, so it’ll be easy for me to sell.
Click through into GameFly’s registration page.