One of the most popular websites in the world is definitely YouTube. More than a million of videos are uploaded each and every day. So, there are many opportunities for the individuals that have a YouTube account with original material to make money.
Here’s how to make money on YouTube:
The simplest way to begin to earn money is to upload your material to YouTube’s system that operates “Content ID“. Their system will first fingerprint your music and then scan all the content of YouTube to search any videos that contain your song or songs. And, you could get some additional income for short period of time if you have a hit song that is being displayed in thousands of videos.
Create a YouTube account
When you create a YouTube account you need to upload your songs and videos. It’s very important for you to upload material that is fully owned by you and it’s able to be monetized and claimed online. If you upload material that is not rightfully yours and claim it (unless you have permission to do so), you open up the potential to be potentially removed from YouTube.
Register your Channel
Next step is to register your channel with a Content ID partner. The Content ID technology will compare your videos to other videos uploaded on YouTube.
Your videos will be monetized. Then you need to enable “Content ID” on them for YouTube’s system to get to work. This YouTube technology will compare your videos with other videos uploaded on YouTube. And, if it finds a match, you can claim and monetize each one of those videos that are matching with yours.
Even though YouTube’s technology is quite sophisticated, there is still a manual process involved to ensure that any matches that are not picked up are found and properly claimed. This is a lot of tech language but basically, you upload your videos, monetize them, and then go after monetizing other accounts for you.
It’s ok if you didn’t know about this aspect of the music industry. But, we encourage you to register your YouTube account for Content ID and/or upload your assets. And, is better if you do it through any management system to ensure your rights are protected.