Five years ago I began uploading videos to YouTube, primarily as an experiment to see how things worked. When unique problems or issues came up on my cars, I thought I could turn that problem into an opportunity. The opportunity was a chance to share my experience and help others facing the same issues, as most BMW issues are commonly shared between models. When something broke, and break they did, I thought to myself: “Great, here’s another video.”
The other opportunity that often comes with solving other people’s problems, is money. In this case, for me, it’s not much (yet). But I do earn a small income from the BMW video content I produce and upload to my YouTube channel. This topic is somewhat taboo as many creators choose not to share how they’re doing on the financial side of things. I think that a secretive mindset is a huge disservice; sharing the knowledge one has simply expands opportunities for others and takes nothing away from those who share it.
Everyone with an interest in creating on this platform could benefit from a little help and behind-the-scenes look at earning money to see if it is something that could be viable for them. The truth is, unless you’re really talented and full of energy to create, it can be difficult to earn a full time living from uploading niche YouTube videos. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try.
In this video below, I discuss how much some of my recent videos have earned and the various ways which you can monetize a YouTube channel in 2020 and beyond.
Are you interested in starting a YouTube channel of your own? Let me know in the comment section on this video and I’ll reply to your ideas, or check out your channel if you’ve already started one.
With the COVID pandemic keeping millions of people around the world stuck at home, starting a YouTube channel in 2020 is a great way to creatively express yourself and share something with the world from a safe distance. You never know, your experimental channel could just become a new career for you.