In this guide you will learn the steps to teach you how to make money on YouTube without making videos. At the end of the article we reveal a faceless YouTube niche idea that can potentially make over $1,500 per day!
Make Money on YouTube Without Making Videos Steps
Below are the steps you need to take to make money on YouTube without making videos.
Step 1: Choose a Niche
The first step to make money on YouTube without making videos is that you will need to choose a niche. You can read extensive details about choosing a niche in our guide to how to make money on YouTube without showing your face.
There are many niches on YouTube that you can start without ever showing your face or recording videos yourself. Read our article that will reveal over 116 faceless YouTube niches.
Let’s go over a few of the details of choosing a niche. When choosing a niche for a YouTube channel, be sure that the niche meets the following criteria:
Be sure the niche is evergreen meaning it’s not a fad.
Make sure that it has a lot of interest which means be sure that there are videos with over 100,000 views in the niche.
Check that it has a good CPM which means the amount you are paid per 1,000 video views and this should range from $10 to $50 per 1,000 views.
The highest paying CPM niches are:
- Make Money Online
- Real Estate
Be sure that you can monetize the channel with something besides Adsense ad revenue as promoting affiliate products.
You can learn more about this in our extensive video about how to make money on YouTube without showing your face. The link to this tutorial is in the description below this video.
And last, be sure that the niche has many different sub-niches.
Step 2: Find Keywords To Target For You Channel And Videos
The next step to make money on YouTube without making videos is that you will need to determine the keywords you will use for your channel.
This is important because similar metadata is one of the secrets for going viral on YouTube.
Having similar metadata, “words that describe your channel”, tells YouTube what your channel is about.
If that metadata is similar to your videos, they will then get recommended by YouTube when someone is watching one of your videos or even another channel’s video in the same niche.
In this process you will also find keywords that will give you ideas for videos which you will use in the next step.
To find keywords for your channel you need to think of your niche and write down the main keywords you can think of that people may use to search on YouTube.
So, if your niche was online business, you would use that and start writing down your seed keywords.
Seed keywords are the main keywords you can think of that will describe your channel.
You would then take these seed keywords and enter them into a tool called VidIQ.
This YouTube tool will help you to come up with thousands of other keywords that you can then use to determine your channel’s main keywords and many ideas for videos.
To learn more about this process, we encourage you to take the free YouTube training that you can find here.
Step 3: Develop Video Ideas
Once you develop your list of keywords, you will take the best 15 to 20 video ideas from that process and use them in this step.
You will also find popular channels in your niche and look at their videos.
Sort the videos by the most popular and then take their most popular videos and use this to generate another 15 video ideas that you will use to create your videos.
You will want to create between 33 to 35 videos. This number is not an exact science but since these will be your first videos, you need this number so you can have enough data to see what works and what doesn’t.
Step 4: Make Videos
The next step to make money on YouTube without making videos is to actually make the videos.
This is easily done with free stock photos, free video clips, voice over and a video editor
You can learn everything you need to know about the video creation process in our extensive guide about how to make money on YouTube without showing your face.
Even better, you can sign up for the free YouTube training which goes into this whole process. You can sign up for this free YouTube training here.
Step 5: Upload Videos
The next step to make money on YouTube without making videos is that you will need to upload your 33 to 35 videos you created in the previous step.
Actually, you don’t need to wait to upload them all at this point as you should be uploading them as you create them.
Even so, when you upload them, you need to make sure you optimize your videos so that they can be found when people search for them.
This means to be sure you enter an optimized title, enter the proper description with keywords in your description, enter your video keywords, and upload a thumbnail that will get high click through rates.
While we will not go into every aspect of this here, you can learn all about uploading and optimizing your video.
Look for the free training button at the top of this page and this training will teach you these strategies.
Step 6: Optimize From Video Analytics
Next, it’s time to take the data from all of your videos and use this to optimize your channel so you can have even better results on your next set of videos.
It’s likely that one or more videos from your first set has taken off and is getting results.
However, no matter what happens the first set of videos will give you data you can analyze to optimize further which can lead to success.
Even if you don’t see success right away, don’t give up because it takes uploading these numbers of videos to gather the data you need to tweak and optimize.
Step 7: Monetize Your Channel
Now this is the exciting part of the process. This is the step where you can start making money from YouTube.
Actually, this is also the step that many people do wrong.
Remember we said in step one that you need to be sure you’re in a niche that can be monetized with something besides Adsense ad revenue.
Yes, you will want to think about making ad revenue but many people think this is all there is.
You can’t make ad revenue until your channel has 4,000 hours of watch time and 1,000 subscribers.
That will come but even before this time you can make money with other methods.
One of these methods is to promote other people’s products called affiliate marketing.
This is where you promote someone else’s product or service and receive a percentage of the sale.
It’s very easy to do and most YouTube creators miss out on this revenue.
In fact, this revenue can be more than ad revenue and you can start making it from the moment you start your YouTube channel.
You don’t need to have a certain number of subscribers or watch hours.
Simply place the affiliate link in the description of your video and when someone clicks that link and purchases the product you’re promoting, you receive a commission!
There are several other ways to monetize your channel and you can learn all about this in the free YouTube training that we recommend.
Step 8: Outsource
The last step to make money on YouTube without making videos is optional.
However, once you learn the process and have a channel up and running, you can then outsource and have other people do it for you.
You should still do the initial research and upload your own videos so that’s done properly but you can hire people to write the script, do a voice over, create the videos and create the thumbnail.
This will free you up so you can even start multiple faceless YouTube channels.
You can learn everything you need to know about the outsourcing process in our extensive guide. You can find this tutorial and guide right here.
Better than that, you can sign up for the free YouTube training which goes into this whole process. See the button at the top of this page to access this training.
Example Niche And Channel
As stated at the beginning of this article, we want to share with you a faceless YouTube niche and share a channel that is making as much as $1,500 per day according to Social Blade.
Unexplained Mysteries makes videos about unexplained mysteries, strange facts, history, and horror.
Their videos are easy to produce using stock photos, news photos, and voice over. Anyone can create a channel like this. Yes, it will take time, but look at the type of results that are possible!
What if you could create a channel that only made 20% of what they make? That would still be $300 per day!
Creating a successful YouTube channel and making money on YouTube without making videos is indeed possible. There are countless examples of channels that are doing this well.