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What It’s Really Like To Be A YouTuber (How To Make Money With YouTube)

Hey, John Crestani here and today we will learn how to make money with YouTube. So, as of the time of shooting the video right now, my channel has roughly 200,000 subscribers. I get about a million views per month on YouTube from YouTube itself and make about 15,000 dollars from you know other stuff related to YouTube.

I make about 50 times that what you may not know is, even though I gain most of my subscribers in the past year actually started YouTube in 2009 and in this video I’m gonna tell you my story of becoming a youtuber.

The last 10 years and what it’s, really like to become a youtuber in today’s day and age. So 200000. Some subscribers 1 million views a month right, 15 thousand dollars right, it seems pretty cool but being a youtuber.

Is there’s there’s a lot of stuff before the success right and I wouldn’t necessarily consider that successful YouTube is not my main business. As many of you probably know, my main business is affiliate marketing.

Now I actually started this channel back in 2009. You know a YouTube, as my business model was actually the first business. I started like very first. It started it within a week of reading the 4-hour workweek and I started the business who didn’t go anywhere.

I posted like 15 videos on YouTube. Nobody watched him. I didn’t make any money. It was totally ridiculous. I had no idea what I was doing. Nobody had any idea what they were doing on YouTube back then, and I you know I I quit you know I left YouTube.

I stopped trying to do that, but I felt the urge. Why did I start a channel? I felt the urge to share my joy of global backpacking with people. I love backpacking the world that’s, been my passion, Travel, seeing the world meeting new cultures, engaging interacting learning languages, assalamualaikum, waalaikumsalam, shukran, shukran or whatever you know, Nyong’o and that’s.

My Scott ohgenkee deskah thankee. That’s, me haha. I did. I spoke a little Japanese and a little Arabic, but the point being I love other cultures, love learning from the base level, not staying at the Hilton of the ritz-carlton.

I like learning it from a street level. I still backpack this day. Well, I haven’t lately, since I had kids, but even though I have money I like doing low budget backpacking, I want she exposed the world to that, but I wasn’t able to make it happen right back ten years ago.

So I gave up but fast forward a little bit and it was around 2013 2014 that I I started noticing I’d, been posting videos on my YouTube channel for my internal media buyers. You know I had some media buyers that work for my affiliate marketing business and my social media marketing business.

I was running an agency and doing affiliate marketing for a number of years there and I trained my employees by just simply showing them how I did marketing. I just record my screen and just you know like upload the video I don’t even say anything.

I just say: hey and I can’t upload, the video to YouTube, and I just tell my employees, I’d. Say you’re hired okay. What you’re gonna do for the next week is just watch videos of me doing marketing and try to figure out what I’m doing and why I’m doing it and that’s.

What you do and I trained a lot of people these way my employees became massively successful just by watching my really long, three-hour long boring videos that had very little audio where I’m just doing marketing and some of those videos by whatever accident They were public, I didn’t, do the setting right, and I noticed that I had actually gotten about 10,000 subscribers, which was kind of gnarly and like 2015.

I was like what how do I, because I just never checked my actual YouTube profile or whatever, but I’d like five or ten thousand people that were following me in some of my videos, which were me training my media buyers about how to Do Google Ads they had kind of gotten some level of exposure, and I was kind of surprised at that and I thought to myself: hmm that’s, funny now fast forward to 2017 January or 2017.

I revisited YouTube and I said okay, this platform. Obviously there’s, some resonance there right and I’ve, always liked. I like video from Los Angeles, can you blame me and I figured it – would be a good place to try.

I got an ad coupon for $100 in free advertising, spend on YouTube free money. Why not try it? So I tried advertising on YouTube and the results were incredible. Nobody was advertising on YouTube because there was no step-by-step guide for people to do so right.

Everybody wants to follow the step-by-step guide, but once you become skilled and once you become very confident in your skills and you can go beyond the step-by-step guides, there’s even more verge and unconquered territory out there and in marketing right.

So I started doing that and there’s, a great deal of money and being able to advertise on YouTube, and I started doing it and I spent million I’ve spent millions of dollars since 2017. Advertising on YouTube it’s, been very beneficial for my business, so that kicked off a whole other era.

So I’ve, been advertising on YouTube ever since 2017. But what happened because of that advertising is, I gained a lot of subscribers, and this is back in 2017. You could get subscribers just by advertising.

You can’t do that anymore on YouTube, and I got subscribers. I got about 50,000 subscribers in 2017 and I said huh I said I might have a real audience here and it was kind of interesting. So what I started doing was.

I started posting a motivational vlogs I posted about maybe 150. So I posted for about four or five months every day or almost every day, and these motivational vlogs and they never went anywhere. Nobody watched him seriously like they probably only had like a thousand views.

Each there may be a playlist around somewhere where you can find him, but people generally weren’t interested in these kind of motivational vlogs, which is kind of like higher level mindset, thinking into becoming successful and those went nowhere.

But I continued advertising on YouTube, so so I mean we’re like what is it like? Nine years ahead and like my YouTube channel still is not making me any money, not monetizing. I’ve been working at it.

A little bit posted a couple hundred videos and fast forward to 2019. I said I’m actually gonna take. This seriously is, I said I’m gonna I’m gonna try to do this. The right way – and I hired some consultants and I a producer that would actually outline he’d.

Tell me what topics I should do. Videos on schedule them out do the SEO. Do the thumbnail to the posting? Do the editing do everything right and I worked with him for a year on how to do YouTube right and I’ve built my audience since then, from about 50,000 to about 200,000 and YouTube generates, you know it generates me some income right.

It’s, nothing to scoff at and also it’s generated me a lot of opportunities to it allowed me the chance to connect with you. It allowed me the chance to connect with lots of other people and allowed me the chance to gain more exposure for my affiliate program and really become.

I guess, the leading voice in affiliate marketing today, which is really exciting in a really cool place. In a position to be that that makes me very sought-after for like sponsorship opportunities with all these big companies, that would generally never speak to me so that’s been my journey on YouTube and moving forward.

I’m very excited to be working with you on this platform and grow. My channel and I’m a big supporter of YouTube and Google products in general and for anybody else out there. That is interested in being a youtuber.

My advice is just keep posting those Casey neistat’s, advice just keep posting and keep uploading figure out. If you’re, not getting those views figure out. Why figure out a strategy? I have a lot of strategies here.

Wrapping Up: How To Make Money With YouTube

You can see a video, I did called six tips for beginners how to start on YouTube and that video goes over literally my entire strategy, soup-to-nuts. How I figured things out how I opted amazing at my previous month’s videos and figure out what the algorithm wants for the next month.

I’m working for a robot overlord right. So if you like, this video make sure you subscribe like subscribe, hit the notification bell and leave a comment. If you have a question for me, if you’re, a Youtuber yourself, definitely type in youtuber in the chat below and youtubers sub to each other support each other help each other out.

I don’t want to see any sub 2 sub comments. I’ll delete those and remove you from my channel permanently, but if you just type in youtuber guys all sub each other great talking to you have a great day talk to you soon.



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