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How to Make Money on YouTube by Making Reaction Videos?

How to Make Money on YouTube by Making Reaction Videos

YouTube is the best place to earn money online with your videos for free using AdSense and other affiliate programs.

You can create videos about anything to make money on YouTube,

For example; Reviews, Technology, Funny and the list goes on.

Generally, Informative and educational content videos generate high revenue from AdSense.

And instead of it,

They also have good conversion rate in Affiliate programs like Amazon Associate, Flipkart Affiliate, Clickbank Affiliate, Snapdeals Affiliate, Webhosting Affiliate and the list goes on with unlimited options.

But, while your video content is related to non-educational, funny and something else,

Then your primary source of income would be only AdSense,

Which also doesn’t generate higher revenue until you have a large audience or lots of views.

Before continue to the main topic which is reaction videos,

Let me explain my words on the above two paragraphs with examples to make you better understand.

So, you can choose your niche and generate more revenue from your YouTube videos.

Why Informative and educational content videos generate high revenue?

Keep in mind, Your AdSense income comes directly from Advertisers,

Not the Google AdSense company.

Company doesn’t pay you,

They just share some amount of revenue which comes from their Advertisers.

  • For displaying ads with AdSense for content, publishers receive 68% of the revenue recognized by Google in connection with the service.
  • For AdSense for search, publishers receive 51% of the revenue recognized by Google.

These percentages are consistent, regardless of a publisher’s geographic location, and are not in any way averaged between publishers. [Source Information]

Advertisers uses Google Adwords platform to show ads on Google search page and AdSense publishers blog & videos.

In AdSense, There is three main term you need to know before getting started with it; the first one is CPC ( Cost Per Click ), the other one is RPM ( Revenue for Mile ) and the next one is CTR ( Click-through rate ) which all decide your final income from AdSense.

  • Pay-per-click (PPC), also known as cost per click (CPC), is an internet advertising model used to direct traffic to websites, in which an advertiser pays a publisher (typically a website owner or a network of websites) when the ad is clicked.
  • RPM ( Revenue for Mile ) which means, Revenue Per 1000 impressions. calculated by dividing your estimated earnings by the number of page views you received, then multiplying by 1000. For example, if you earned an estimated $0.15 from 25 page views, then your page RPM would equal ($0.15 / 25) * 1000, or $6.00.
  • CTR ( Click-through rate ) is the ratio of users who click on a specific link to the number of total users who view a page, email, or advertisement. It is commonly used to measure the success of an online advertising campaign for a particular website as well as the effectiveness of email campaigns.

As I said, Your AdSense income comes directly from Advertisers.

And, If they are paying for something then they may get something in return eg. product sales and conversion etc.

Keep in mind, Nobody gives you money for free.

Now you may have question that how much they pay?

Well, It all depends on their needs and requirements.

They may pay $0.25 to $80 per click or more or $0.10 to $6 per thousand impressions or more.

Remember above these are the examples, not the exact value to make you better understand.

And, they may vary from conditions to conditions.

AdSense Earning Calculations for Informative and educational content videos

According to my survey,

You can get $1 to $86 or more per click and $1 to $6 or more per thousand impressions,

If you have informative or educational content videos.

Let me explain with an example;

I am assuming you have Mobile reviews content, CPC is $3, RPM is $5, Page CTR (Click through rate) of 10% and, you also get 1 Lac views.

So, your earning would be…

1st AdSense Earning = CPC * CTR (1,00,000*10/100)
1st AdSense Earning = 3 * 10,000
1st AdSense Earning = 30,000

That means, You will make $30,000 if you have 1 Lac views on your YouTube videos with CPC is $3 and Page CTR (Click through rate) is 10%.

But, this is not your final AdSense earning.

2nd AdSense Earning = RPM * (Views/ 1000)
2nd AdSense Earning = 5 * (1,00,000/1000)
2nd AdSense Earning = 5 * 100
2nd AdSense Earning = 500

That means you will make $500 if you have 1 Lac views on your YouTube videos with RPM is $5.

But, this is also not your final AdSense earning.

So, now let’s calculate your final AdSense earnings.

Final AdSense Earning = 1st AdSense Earning + 2nd AdSense Earning
Final AdSense Earning = $30,000 + $500
Final AdSense Earning = $35,000

So your final AdSense earning would be $35,000, if you have 1 Lac views on your YouTube videos with CPC is $3, RPM is $5 and Page CTR (Click through rate) is 10%.

Also remember, these all are the assumptions values to make you better understand.

These values may vary conditions to conditions.

Affiliate Earning Calculations for Informative and educational content videos

Off course you can also earn extra income from your YouTube videos if you informative and educational content videos,

By simply putting your affiliate links on the videos descriptions.

Let me explain with an existing example which i have taken in AdSense earning,

Assuming you have mobile reviews contents and using Amazon associate program.

Generally, If someone purchase anything from Amazon with your affiliate link then you get 1% to 15% of that product.

The percentage depends on the product categories.

And In our case, If you have mobile-related content then you will get 10% to 15% as Amazon mentioned in their official page.

I am also assuming that you get 1 Lac views on your videos, 10% commission rate, 30% of people converted into sales and the mobile product amount is $15,000.

So, your Amazon affiliate earning would be…

Affiliate Earning = 10% commission of product * (1,00,000*30/100)
Affiliate Earning = 1,500 * 30,000
Affiliate Earning = 4,50,00,000

So your final affiliate earning would be $4,50,00,000; If you have 1 Lac views on your videos, 10% commission rate, 30% of people converted into sales and the mobile product amount is $15,000.

Keep in mind, these are the assumptions values to make you better understand.

The product commission rates may different in different products and affiliate programs you are using.

Why Non-Educational and Funny Content Videos Doesn’t Generate High Revenue?

As I already said, Your AdSense income comes directly from Advertisers.

And, If they are paying for something then they may get something in return eg. product sales and conversion etc.

But, If your content niche is related to non-educational, funny or something else,

Then how the Advertiser will get their product sales or any type of conversion from those irrelevant viewers.

Just think about it,

Think like an Advertiser which wants to make sales something.

Keep in mind, When your content is related to non-educational, funny or something else,

Then AdSense also shows the irreverent Ads on your Videos and Blogs which has fairly low CPC and RPM.

Also, note that Google generates 70% income from these Advertisers.

So, to protect their Advertisers they show the irreverent Ads.

I hope you understand, What I want to say here.

Generally, AdSense irrelevant ads has $0.10 to $0.30 CPC and $0.10 to $0.50 RPM which is very low as compared to relevant AdSense Ads.

AdSense Earning Calculations for Non-Educational and Funny content videos

I have already mentioned that Non-educational or funny content videos has fairly low CPC and RPM.

Now let me explain with some examples how much you can earn money using these type of content videos.

Here I am assuming the same views that I have taken above which is 1 Lac, CPC is $0.20, RPM is $0.30 and CTR is 10%,

So now let’s calculate your total AdSense earning now according to these values.

1st AdSense Earning = CPC * (1,00,000*10/100)
1st AdSense Earning = 0.20 * 10,000
1st AdSense Earning = 2,000

That means you will make $2,000 with 1 Lac views having CPC $0.20 and CTR 10%.

But keep in mind, this is not a total AdSense earning.

2nd AdSense Earning = RPM * (Views/1000)
2nd AdSense Earning = RPM * (1,00,000/1000)
2nd AdSense Earning = 0.30 * 100
2nd AdSense Earning = 30

That means you will make $30 with 1 Lac views having RPM $0.30.

And also keep in mind, this is not a total AdSense earning.

So, now let’s calculate the total AdSense earning

Total AdSense Earning = 1st AdSense Earning + 2nd AdSense Earning
Total AdSense Earning = 2,000 + 30
Total AdSense Earning = 2,030

That means you will make only $2,030 having CPC $0.20, RPM $0.30 and CTR 10% which is very low as compared to informative or educational content videos.

Affiliate Earning Calculations for Non-Educational and Funny content videos

Have you watched a Non-educational, funny or something else videos?

Did you checked their video descriptions?

I know, Your answer would be NO, then how you will make sales from it.

There is no objection that you can put any affiliate links on the videos descriptions.

But the question is who will click on these links and make purchase.

I can say, You may get some clicks.

But, It wouldn’t be converted to sales.

So, What do you think?

How much you can earn from it?

I leave this question for you.

Reaction Videos: A to Z guide

You may be thinking,

Why I am suggesting to create reaction videos.

Because it is non-educational content.

So, the earning would be less as I have mentioned above in this article.

But, don’t worry I will also explain it now.

Well, Of course, you can not change the value of AdSense CPC and RPM.

But truly, videos views can be in your hand,

If you properly optimize your videos for SEO which can be done via TubeBuddy,

Which is the most popular SEO tool that helps to grow your YouTube Channel, Videos views…

And also, It’s free to use.

Also, I have explained why you may not need to optimize your videos if you are a hot, sexy and beautiful girl in TubeBuddy article,

With the example of “Pardesi Girl” which is a YouTube channel created by hot, sexy and beautiful girl named Falguni Thakkar.

Reaction videos are videos in which people react to events.

In particular, videos showing the emotional reactions of people viewing television series episodes or film trailers are numerous and popular on video hosting services.

The depicted persons may or may not be aware that they are being recorded.

In some cases, the video being reacted is shown within the reaction video, allowing the reaction video’s viewers to see what is being reacted to.

Making reaction videos is just another way to get reputation, and you earn money with your reputation.

Also keep in mind, Reaction videos are also at high risk due to Copyright issue.

So, before continuing with reaction video,

I would recommend to you to read YouTube policy once.

Well, There is no any rocket science how to make a video and also reaction video.

Most of the people users uses Desktop screen recorder software like CamStudio, Sony Vegas and so on,

Which help users to edit videos with lots of customization.

How to Make Reaction Videos?

To make reaction videos,

Just download & install a good desktop screen recorder software ( eg. CamStudio, Sony Vegas ),

Then just open it and record your Desktop screen with your Video clip and yourself by allowing webcam.

Watch your video clip and while watching the video clip also react on that video.

There are few important things you need to keep in mind while creating reaction videos for YouTube to avoid unexpected result.

  • Use Good Web Cam.
  • Create high quality videos.
  • Be natural while reacting on video.
  • Avoid Teasing and harassment
  • Edit your videos and give a stylish look using filters.
  • Don’t over react.
  • Don’t Abuse someone.
  • Use as little from the original work as necessary to just the key points.
  • Focus on your reactions.

So, the above are the basic things you need to keep in mind while creating reaction videos.

But also there are a few more important thing you need to know to avoid copyright issue or strike on YouTube.

And off course, If there is any copyright strike with your videos,

Then YouTube will automatically delete that video to protect the original content.

How to Avoid Copyright Strike on YouTube Reaction Videos?

I can’t guaranty that the below tips will work for all videos clips.

Because after all it also depends on the original content creators.

But following the below tips,

You have a 90% chance to avoid the copyright strikes or issue and other other 10% depends on your luck.

  • Use your Video clip size small and place it at the left corner. Using small size videos may help you to prevent copyright issue but this is not only one factor.
  • You also need to change the video clip pitch (maybe by a few cents- high or low) then you may not get any copyright strike.
  • Off course, the mentioned above trick may avoid the copyright issue but as you are not the original content owner so just give the whole credit to the video owner which is also another way to avoid copyright strike.
  • Use YouTube Fair Use Policy to avoid copyright issue.
  • Also, get permission to use the videos you want to through Creative Commons Licenses.

Well, If I have missed something then you can comment on the comment sections,

So, I can add that point to this article to give my readers valuable information.

How to Monetize Reaction Videos on YouTube?

Reaction videos can only be monetized with AdSense on YouTube If there is no copyright issue with your videos.

And, If you use any affiliate programs then it wouldn’t give you any benefits as said many times in this article.

Keep in mind, Your content should be original before applying for AdSense using YouTube.

And, To Apply for AdSense using your YouTube account,

  • Click on the following link after login to your YouTube account; https://youtube.com/account_monetization then Click on “Enable My Account” to continue with monetization.
  • After that, You will have to “Accept” all terms and condition.
  • Finally, Click on “Monetize” Button.
  • You will receive an Email in your inbox.
  • To associate an Adsense Account, Visit https://www.youtube.com/account_monetization and expand the topic “How Will I be Paid” and click on the link “Associate an Adsense Account“.
  • Now follow the basic steps on your screen.
  • After completing all the steps, Wait for 24 hours.
  • You will get an EMail containing the details of an Approved Adsense Account.

Now you have your own AdSense account.

So, Have fun and earn money using your YouTube reaction videos.

Hope this article helped you, If you have any further query or suggestions then you can comment on the comment section.

And, Don’t forget to share this article with your friends on social media like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others.

Written by Vishal Rana

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of 'PresentBlogging'. Grey Hat Hacker, Cyber Security Consultant, Information Security Researcher, Programmer, Developer, Social Engineer, Penetration Tester, Professional Blogger and SEO expert.

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