Looking for ideas for your own YouTube Channel? Here are 30 YouTube ideas to get you started.

How Do You Make Money on YouTube Ideas?

Here are 6 ways to make money on your YouTube Channel:

  1. YouTube Creators Program: YouTube has a built in creators program that lets you make money when YouTube shows advertising to your viewers.
  2. Promote Your Products and Services; YouTube is a great way to promote your own products and services. You can offer reviews, how-to’s, demonstrations, case studies and more.
  3. Promote Affiliate Product and Services: Find related products and services that would help your audience and join the product affiliate programs. Then you can promote these to your audience.
  4. Sponsorships: You can invite people to sponsor your content.
  5. Memberships: Offer a membership level where people get exclusive content.
  6. Become a Speaker: A YouTube channel is a great way to position yourself as an expert.  Dave Carroll wrote a song “United Breaks Guitars” about his bad customer experience with United Airlines. The video went viral (now over 16 million views) and Dave Carroll ended up with a second career as a speaker on customer service and storytelling. He has now spoken in over 25 countries.

YouTube Ideas That Worked

There are tons of YouTube success stories. Here are just a few showing how varied successful YouTube ideas can be:

  1. Music Artists: Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepson are just two of many music artists discovered on YouTube
  2. PewDiePie: A gamer with over 1 billion views who has earned over $21 million
  3. DisneyCollectorBR:  A YouTuber who uploads videos discussing Disney toys. Her channel has over 1.51 billion views, earning $5.1 million
  4. Smosh – A comedy channel with 2.8 billion views, earning $19.6 million

Artists, gamers, collectors and comedians have all been able to earn millions on YouTube. So let’s come up with some YouTube ideas for you!

YouTube Idea 1: News Channel

Most traditional media in the United States has been taken over by huge corporations and are no longer independent.  “Hard hitting” investigative journalism is a thing of the past. Current news outlets often ignore or downplay stories as directed by the corporate office. Sadly, traditional media has become a tool for big business interests.

With YouTube, you can have your own News Channel that focuses on the stories YOU feel are important. You can bring back investigative journalism and provide your own approach.

An example of this is The Young Turks. The Young Turks was started by former MSNBC anchor Cenk Unger who was fired for not toeing the corporate line. Now, his news channel is #1 on YouTube, has 3x the views of CNN on YouTube and is #1 for news among millennials. They earn money by advertising and memberships.


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