In this post we will look at one of the easiest opportunities to earn money on YouTube without the need for an expensive camera, lights, complicated software, or advance video editing skills. You don’t even have to show your face in the video!
How to make money on YouTube without being on camera or showing your face
In the video below, Curious Pavel, a videographer and YouTube author answers some common questions about how you can start making money on YouTube, what videos to make, and explains why making meditation videos can be one of the easiest options.
How creators can make money on YouTube?
Most creators make money through YouTube Partner program.
You do need to apply and get accepted to start monetizing your videos.
Once you are accepted into the program you can start monetizing your videos. In a nutshell, monetization works like this:
1. You make the videos and grow your audience.
2. YouTube places ads in qualifying videos.
3. The viewers watch your videos with the ads and you get paid.
Please note that you must meet the minimum eligibility requirements before you can start making money:
1. You need to live in a country where the YouTube Partner Program is available.
2. You must have more than 4,000 public watch hours in the last 12 months.
3. You must have more than 1,000 subscribers.
4. You need a linked AdSense account.
Learn more about how ads work on YouTube.
What videos should I make to become partner?
You can focus on any subject that complies with YouTube advertisement guidelines.
But keep in mind that you need to quickly gain 1000 subscribers and to accumulate 4,000 watch hours.
Thus, pick a subject with potentially wide audience and make longer videos that people will watch to the end.
What videos meet these requirements?
One of the easiest options, in our opinion, is to create meditation and relaxation videos.
It’s extremely popular, the videos tend to be long, and people will watch them through to the end without skipping.
This will help you to quickly gain the required 1,000 subscribers along with 4,000 watch hours.
Main types of meditation videos
Now let’s look at some different kinds of meditation videos.
Depending on your video editing skills, some are easier to make, some are a bit harder, yet still possible to create without any advance editing.
1. General relaxation background and ambiance sounds for work, sleep or to simply reduce anxiety, clear the mind, and unwind.
2. Meditation soundscapes and tones for spa and yoga classes.
3. Binaural audio and 432 Hz tones for healing and deep meditation exercises.
4. Guided meditation for peaceful motivation and spiritual enlightenment.
5. Meditation quotes videos for mindful inspiration.
Pick the type you are most comfortable with or start with something simple like a generic relaxation videos and move to more complex types with time.
Now let’s see what do you need to start making meditation and relaxation videos. Hint: not much, it’s really easy!
How to easily make meditation videos?
To make a basic relaxation or meditation video you will only need two things:
1. A stock video footage, preferably a loop, so you can easily extend it to the desired length. This can be a calm, soothing abstract background or videos of nature, water, or peaceful landscapes.
2. Relaxing or meditational music soundtrack. Soft ambient music tend to work best.
Can I use any free music?
It depends. Free is great but when you monetize it is considered commercial use and some music that is free for personal use may not be available for commercial purposes.
As a rule of thumb, if you want to monetize (or for any commercial use in general) it is strongly recommended to properly license any music you use.
What are the risks the music that wasn’t cleared for commercial use?
Getting sued for copyright infringement is undoubtedly the worst case scenraio but that’s relatively rare. The most likely outcome is getting a copyright claim on your video.
When you get the claim, YouTube disables monetization for your video and send your ad earnings to the music owners (instead of you!). Not much can be done here to dispute the claim if you’re using somebody’s music without permission.
On the other hand, having a license will allow you to quickly remove the claims if you ever get one. Learn more about how YouTube copyright works.
How to choose best music for meditation videos?
Meditation music typically refers to relaxing music with soothing, ambient zen feel.
Here are some examples of background music that (according to our members) works great in meditation and relaxation videos:
Note that some music tracks may incorporate sound effects, like flowing water, birds, and other soothing nature sounds.
Depending on your goals, this may be an advantage or a disadvantage, since the sound effects may not correspond to the content of the video.
For greater flexibility, it’s best to choose the version without the effects and add your own sounds (as needed) later on.
If you’re looking to make spiritual videos, try music with eastern zen feel:
Want to use our music in your meditation video?
Explore TunePocket’s collection of royalty free music, ready to use in monetized YouTube videos and commercial projects.
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Related: Meditation Video YouTube Tags
Wondering what tags work best for meditation videos on YouTube?
Try our free YouTube tags generator to get great ideas for relevant meditation keywords and tags. Simply copy and paste to your video.
This post explains how you can start earning on YouTube by making meditation and relaxation videos. It’s not a magic trick or get-reach-quick scheme.
This method does require you to produce quality videos that people want to watch.
So far we explained where you can get the content for the videos to make the production easier. We will be happy to expand the tutorial with additional details (editing tips? something else?).
Let us know what you’d like to learn by posting a comment!
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