First Sale From Youtube

Last Update: October 16, 2018

So, about a month ago I made a Yotube video in my niche to see if it would convert ("best of" video). I just got my first sale (the product cost $150 and I'll make prob $8 from it) from Youtube and it took around 130 views to do so, which is pretty good. This keyword isn't in season yet and it gets most traffic between November to March. I expect to get around 10,000 to 20,000 views with this video.

If you're looking for a different way to make money Youtube could definitely be it. You can do the "best of lists" on Youtube and once you know what you're doing, can make a video a day.

I probably am goign to devote a day a week to make a video for youtube for the next year.

If you want to know more about Youtube I wrote an article here about it:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/dylanrieger/blog/how-to-make...

I know channels that get 10,000,000 views a year doing best of lists and there's nothing really special about them. They use a video editing program that costs about $200 and a $50 microphone. That's all you need.

On ad revenue alone you'd get $30,000 for that many views and that's not including your affiliate sales. If you make a sale every 500 views and the average sale is $5, you'd make an additional $50,000 for a total of $80,000

I have no clue how these videos convert overall but I think I'm being conservative with 1 sale per 500 views.

This is something you can definitely do too.

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Debs66 Premium
Hi,
I need to start investing in a microphone at least. I am just using the free video makers but they cost as much and if not more. If you upgrade.

I don't like the fact that they can take over your channel or Fb page if you want to use them for free they download them for you but want your everything meaning email profile friend list etc and can run you pages or channels too if they want to.


Great post-Dylan and thank you. I am going to take a look at what's out there for video making.

~Debs :)
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tpchan Premium
Congrats!

I've thought about creating YouTube contents but I can't get over the fact that I'd have to be in front of a camera. I'm camera shy, let alone letting the whole world see me! LOL!

I don't even know what kind of videos to put out there. My days aren't interesting enough for vlogs and I don't even know what kind of content I can put up.
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dylanrieger Premium
You don't have to show your face.. I don't. You make best of lists and just talk about products. It has nothing to do with you or your life.

Read this overview about youtube I wrote here. There's an example of channel that everyone here can do:
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tommo1968 Premium
Hey Dylan that's good news on your sale. Have been pondering using this structure to bolster the best of strategy you also showed us all.

Just wondering on a few things if I may.

1) If doing them in the same niche should I target different keywords from the best of posts already written or proposed to be written?

2) If the same KW do you embed the video in the main post?

3) Do you think its better to put the affiliate link in the description or a link to your website? I see you have tried both.
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dylanrieger Premium
1) You can honestly just make a general youtube channel and write any best of list you want. There's basically no competition yet so you can get away with it. In a few years you might not be able to, but now you can. Check out the example in the post I link to. You'll see what I mean.

2) It's up to you! I personally don't.

3) Definitely in the description and pin them as the top content. And tell people to look at the links and early into the video.
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks again for your insight.
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MikaelM Premium
Thanks for sharing. Do you put your affiliate link directly in the YT description, or a link to your website where the affiliate link is?

So far I am putting links to my website from my videos, and not sure if it is even allowed to put affiliate links directly on YT, so would be great to hear your experiences with this?

Thanks
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dylanrieger Premium
Put the direct links in the description and pin the top comment with direct links.
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MikaelM Premium
Thanks.
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Marley2016 Premium
Dylan,
That is so awesome you are so brave wish I had it in me to do a video!
Congratulations, and way to rock it.
Susan :)
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dylanrieger Premium
I don't show my face or anything.. I literally just read from a script!
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Marley2016 Premium
I would still be scared to death LOL :)
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Zarina Premium
I am really trying to get myself moving in the Youtube direction too. I was always more of a writer than a speaker, so will have to overcome my fears and just do it. Definitely a good idea to build different sources of income.

Congrats on making the sale from Youtube! As always you're in inspiration :)
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dylanrieger Premium
It's definitely worth looking into.. even if you do it within your niche.
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anusuya1 Premium
Dylan,
I am not sure if I have already asked you these questions. You can make videos in any niche and you will still be good.
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dylanrieger Premium
Yep.. just make sure it gets traffic
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JessicaGuz13 Premium
Wow that’s great work! Love how you broke down all the potential numbers. Fascinating! Something to think about that’s for sure. Thanks for sharing!
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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CandP Premium
Congratulations, Dylan and thanks for sharing!
We are definitely going to do this. We already have a good microphone.
You have excited about this!
Let us know how it goes for you.
Thanks for sharing the potential revenue, too.
Colette and Philip
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem! And I'll be giving more updates for sure
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cliffstarks Premium
Nice to know, thank you! Hope you have a blessed day!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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capri16 Premium
Dylan. I Would like to try with the youtube . Tka
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Happy2Learn Premium
Great work thanks for sharing
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VanessaN Premium
Nice going! I like the breakdown of those figures. No wonder people are loving YouTube.
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dylanrieger Premium
There's definitely an opportunity there!
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Vickic3 Premium
Awesome Dylan- will go take a look at your other blog thank you
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