Sunday, May 22, 2016

5/22/2016 01:48:00 PM

Making money with online ventures can be an allusive unicorn for most. For people whom are new to prospect, it's easy to look at the most successful people online and assume that they're all filthy rich. Make no mistake, a few of them are.

It's easy to get sucked into the idea that you're going to start a blog, website or YouTube channel and there aren't going to be enough forklifts to carry all of the cash that's coming your way. Hey, maybe you do have that one in a million idea that's going to take off like a wildfire. However, even if you do have a brilliant idea for an online venture, it's going to take time to build it into something that can start generating income.

It's the same logic I hear from people who want to start going to the gym and get in shape... "I don't want to lift weights because I don't want to get too bulky."

That so called "bulk" is lean muscle mass that doesn't come from lifting weights alone. It's something that takes the right combination of diet, cardio, and resistance training. Oh yeah, as well as tons and tons of back breaking hard work over a long period of time!!!

Starting a website, blog, or YouTube channel and making money from it is no different.

I started this website as a "blogspot" blog eleven years ago, and I've had a lot of success. I've made money through advertising, guest posts, etc. I get asked by family and friends all the time about how to start a website and make money from it. They never like my answer.

If it's something you're passionate about, go for it. Don't let any obstacles get in your way. Just be prepared to fail, a lot.

Honestly, I don't really like the word "fail." You're not really failing so much as you're gathering feedback. You don't really fail, you just find ways that don't work and you try something else. There are going to be a lot of ways you'll try to build your website or YouTube channel that won't work. So you'll keep trying things to see what does.

I've learned a lot over the years and no lessons have been more important than that. You just keep trying. Most people won't have the stomach for it. It can be discouraging to look at your stat counter every day and see your hits being stagnant. You'll start to generalize and feel like nothing you do works, but if you want to be successful at this you'll have to pick up the shattered pieces of your ego and keep moving forward.

It's going to take time, a lot of patience, and some thick skin. If you're consistent and keep working at it, learning everything you can... you will be successful.

If you look at the most successful people that appear to be "overnight successes," online or otherwise, you'll find that their success didn't come overnight at all.

Now for the question at hand... There is a huge shroud of mystery around what YouTubers really make, and that's for the simple reason that YouTube doesn't allow them to disclose what they get paid. However, YouTuber "ProfessorPuppet" offers a simple equation to help you do the math yourself.

Of course, it's impossible to know for sure but this video gives an excellent explanation of how YouTubers get paid. Check it out and then you can do the math for yourself. The reality might shock you!