Yes, you can earn money without AdSense from Youtube, It is a myth that we can earn money from Youtube just by showing ads on Videos. There are so many other ways by which you can earn money from Youtube. Even a beginner can earn a good amount of money from these sources.
The most important factor is to treat your Youtube Channel as your brand, your business and your recurring source of income.
The best thing about these sources is that you can earn money from them with Youtube Adsense and without Youtube Adsense as well.
The best 9 sources to earn money from Youtube without Adsense are-
1. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is the best way to earn money from Youtube. You can earn more money from affiliate marketing than from Youtube Adsense. If you have targetted audience on your Youtube Channel then definitely you should try affiliate marketing. Target audience means having an audience with the same interest. For example- Gaming Community, Finance Community, Tech Community, Fashion Community and Student Community etc.
You just have to attach a link in your description box and if someone purchases from your link then you will get some commission for the products sold in return. It is very easy to research about affiliate programs just google “Affiliate programs for (name of your niche)”.
The most commonly used affiliate program by YouTubers is Amazon Affiliate but there is one affiliate program where you can get affiliate programs of more than 500 brands like Addidas, Reebok, Dell, Apple, Swiggy and OYO etc, the name of the affiliate program is Cuelinks.
The best example of affiliate marketers is Technical Guruji, his major source of earning is not Youtube AdSense but Affiliate Marketing. He revealed his Youtube earning as 4 lakh rupees but his affiliate earning must be more than 10 lakh rupees.
You can start your affiliate marketing journey in the initial days of your Youtube career as well. You can earn money without having any Adsense account.
The commission for affiliate marketing dependent upon the programs. Amazon affiliate program give commission up to 9%. Cuelink give commission upto 25% dependent upon the products.
It is also a challenge to choose the most ideal affiliate program. Some scammers are selling affiliate programs after charging some money. I warn you not to choose an Affiliate Marketing program which is paid. Only choose affiliate programs that are free of cost.
The best affiliate program is Cuelinks because it is an “All in One” program with top brands and it is free of cost. You can also promote android applications and Windows software on the Cuelink affiliate program.
2. Brand Endorsements
3. Paid Sponsorships
Instead of doing competition with competitors, you can collaborate with them. Collaboration helps the audience to reach out to YouTubers in which they are interested in. You can also feature yourself in other’s videos as a brand.
If you are a small Youtuber then you can work for big Youtubers or you can exchange shoutouts, doing live sessions from Youtuber who are similar to your stage in terms of growth.
If you are a big YouTuber then you can collaborate with small Youtuber by freelance them some work related to your videos. They can also make video for you in exchange of getting featured on your Youtube Channel.
If you are Niche Youtuber then you can exchange shoutouts from big Youtubers because they will also get the targetted audience from you. Therefore, it is preferred to start a niche Youtube Channel.
5. Selling Merchandise
You can sell stylish T-shirts with your Logo, Face, Channel Art on it. If people love you then they will definitely purchase your T-shirt. This will also help in your marketing without investing any money.
Big coaching institutes make it compulsory to purchase their merchandise. Students have to wear it daily because it is a great source of marketing to influence people’s minds.
This reflects that you have a good brand name with good professionalism.
If you are an established YouTuber then you should make your own merchandise because you are an influencer for your viewers.
You can sell your merchandise through Amazon Business, Youtube Shop and Instagram shop.
You can introduce membership on your Youtube channel to earn more money. Membership includes exclusive content and more features for your members like personal WhatsApp groups, live chats and preferences in your videos. Youtubers basically keep some exclusive features for members-only.
The best thing about membership is that you can earn recurring income every month. If someone has taken your membership then it will be assumed that he will be your member for years.
The minimum eligibility criteria for membership is you must have 1,000+ Subscribers which is not very difficult to achieve.
If you are going live on Youtube then you can activate members-only chat. Members will get special badges in the chat section and comments.
You can set the price of memberships according to your services and features. You can also set multiple memberships according to your features, preference and price.
Youtube charge 30% as its commission on memberships. For example, if you set the price of membership as 100 rupees then youtube will charge 30 rupees as its commission and the rest 70 rupees will be yours.
If someone remains with your membership for 1 year then, you will get
70 rupees x 12 months= 840 rupees from a single person every year.
If you have 100 members then,
70 rupees x 12 months x 100 members= 84,000 rupees every year
Best ideas of Youtube channels for Memberships-
1. Gaming Youtube Channel
2. Educational Youtube Channel
3. Personal Guidance Youtube Channel
4. Skill Development Youtube Channel (Skills like cooking, dance and singing etc)
7. Super Chats
Super Chat is a specific feature for live streams. You can answer viewer’s queries in exchange for Super Chats which can generate money for you. Super Chats means your chat will get the top preference on Youtubers live stream. Super Chats are very useful if you do live streams on regular basis.
If you are a grown youtube channel then people send you Super Chats to get shoutouts. We saw in the past years the Gaming industry boom the Super Chats.
But for me answering the problems of viewers is the best way to earn money from Super Chats.
Best ideas of Youtube Channels for Super chats-
1. Problem-Solving Youtube Channel
2. Gaming Youtube Channel
3. Guidance Youtube Channel
4. Comedy Youtube Channel
8. Sell your own Product
Selling your own product will help you gain high profits. It will also help you in expanding your Business.
If you have an audience then why not selling your own products instead of other’s product. It’s like you will get 100% commission if you sell your own products.
You can also generate passive income by selling online courses and Ebooks without thinking about logistics.
If you are not selling your products just because of logistics issues then, You can sell your own products through Amazon Business. It charges only a 5% commission.
You just need to put your stock of products in the nearby amazon store. If you will be rated well on Amazon then, Amazon will automatically start recommending your products hence it will lead to a boost in your sales.