I just started a YouTube channel recently. I have about 30 videos currently. Already have my topics picked that I will be focusing on in my videos, have a handful of subscribers already, and some of my videos already have 100+ views even though I haven't made hardly any effort to promote it on forums or other venues.
With that said, once you have an audience, sure, affiliate marketing is easy and a no-brainer. However, I reached out to a handful of companies for information on their affiliate marketing programs. Apparently (at least with all those I have contacted so far), unless you already have a lot of subscribers on your channel, the companies won't waste their time contacting you.
So, is there any types of companies out there, like particular industries or even particular companies you are aware of, who will offer you links for marketing right off the bat without you having to already have hundreds of subscribers, or is affiliate marketing something to make easy money off of ONCE you already have a well-established channel? Not a single video I have watched or a single website I have gone to has yet to cover the problem of GETTING to the point where companies will want to work with you as far as affiliate marketing.
One other question about that, if all the companies want to see you have subscribers and regular viewers for your videos, what is the typical minimum most companies want to see before they will actually work with you?