My 18 year Old Son Showed Me How to Make $100 a day WITHOUT a site!!!

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Sounds like a hyped sales message right?

Okay my son is studying and needed some extra cash. Knowing I am a full time marketer he used tips he picked up from me ... so here is my sons $100 a day formula without a site

- Open a YouTube Account
- Pick a niche
- Create ORIGINAL videos using Windows Movie Maker
- Your videos can either be product reviews for affiliate products or some other attention grabbing content
- Make it QUIRKY - people like quirky videos more than mono-tone in your bedroom looking beige boring vidz
- Have a half decent script ... your script needs a clear call to action at the end
- Write a REALLY good description using 5000 characters max.
- Make sure your cloaked affiliate link is at the top of your description with a call to action
- For a little extra cash include Adsense (he gets $2-4 a day from this)

His best day is just over $100 ... some days he makes $40 - $50. The main point is that his income is growing.

Enjoy

BERNARDR
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    Thanks for sharing.

    Though if you send to an affiliate page straight then it won't take long for you to be banned from YouTube.
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  • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
    He makes that per day consistently? How long has his video been up?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    That's so awesome....It's great that your son is already developing entrepreneurial habits that will last a lifetime....YouTube affiliate promotion is still one of the fastest ways to make cash so encourage him to make more....Your only cost is time
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammed Hammad2
    WOW Your son makes more than half of people here in the forum, I guess.

    Good for him.

    but what do you mean exactly by "Quirky"?
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    • Profile picture of the author stodog77
      Originally Posted by MidMido View Post

      WOW Your son makes more than half of people here in the forum, I guess.
      I would venture to guess that it is a lot more than 50%. More like 90-95%.
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Monroe
        Originally Posted by stodog77 View Post

        I would venture to guess that it is a lot more than 50%. More like 90-95%.
        Your trying to tell me that 95% of this forum make less than $100/$100 per day?

        If this is the case I truly am shocked.
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        • Profile picture of the author WillR
          Originally Posted by Josh Monroe View Post

          Your trying to tell me that 95% of this forum make less than $100/$100 per day?

          If this is the case I truly am shocked.
          I would definitely agree with that figure.

          That is, less than $100 per day from IM. I am not inferring they make less than $100 per day all up.
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          • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
            Originally Posted by WillR View Post

            I would definitely agree with that figure.

            That is, less than $100 per day from IM. I am not inferring they make less than $100 per day all up.
            You really think so Will? I am not sure what Minimum wage is now but that has got to be close to it. I would have guessed less than 50% but all it would be is a guess.
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            • Profile picture of the author WillR
              Originally Posted by Troy_Phillips View Post

              You really think so Will? I am not sure what Minimum wage is now but that has got to be close to it. I would have guessed less than 50% but all it would be is a guess.
              Troy, remember I said from IM so I'm not saying people don't have jobs outside of Internet Marketing to supplement their income but I'm talking about IM income only.

              If you look at the current member count of this forum it is well over 580,000 members.

              Do you think over 290,000 of those members (50%) would be making over $100 from IM per day. I really don't think that would be an accurate guess.

              If we use the other guess of saying only 5% of members would be making that much money, that means approximately 29,000 members. I think that would be much closer to the reality of things.

              But again, it's just a guess...
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              • Profile picture of the author tpw
                Originally Posted by WillR View Post

                Troy, remember I said from IM so I'm not saying people don't have jobs outside of Internet Marketing to supplement their income but I'm talking about IM income only.

                If you look at the current member count of this forum it is well over 580,000 members.

                Do you think over 290,000 of those members (50%) would be making over $100 from IM per day. I really don't think that would be an accurate guess.

                If we use the other guess of saying only 5% of members would be making that much money, that means approximately 29,000 members. I think that would be much closer to the reality of things.

                But again, it's just a guess...

                LOL

                Some say that only the Top 1% make "a living" doing Internet Marketing.

                1% of 580,000 = 5,800

                I am thrilled to be in the Top 1% and to be making a nice living, but I'd be happier to bump my income from comfortable to filthy stinking rich.
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                • Profile picture of the author thedog
                  I had a punt at youtube, haven't made anything with it yet.

                  I followed a pretty simple formula on here...

                  Pick a good CB product
                  Make a decent video, seo friendly
                  Buy some views, likes etc...
                  Buy some links (social media)

                  I made 3, they've been knocking around page 1 - 3... just checked one is now serp 4... but still no conversions.

                  There's a lot of factors to get right... he must be choosing some very good offers, and making some great videos.

                  And ye, it's important to include a good description with your video.

                  Few quick questions I hope you can answer

                  Does he pay for views/links?

                  Does he have multiple channels?
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              • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
                Originally Posted by WillR View Post

                Troy, remember I said from IM so I'm not saying people don't have jobs outside of Internet Marketing to supplement their income but I'm talking about IM income only.

                If you look at the current member count of this forum it is well over 580,000 members.

                Do you think over 290,000 of those members (50%) would be making over $100 from IM per day. I really don't think that would be an accurate guess.

                If we use the other guess of saying only 5% of members would be making that much money, that means approximately 29,000 members. I think that would be much closer to the reality of things.

                But again, it's just a guess...
                Will,

                When you break the numbers down I would bet your guess is a lot closer than mine. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my little marketing circle I miss the big picture.

                Troy
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        • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
          Originally Posted by Josh Monroe View Post

          Your trying to tell me that 95% of this forum make less than $100/$100 per day?

          If this is the case I truly am shocked.
          I'd also agree.

          Especially being apart of courses where people are spending $200/mo rarely does anyone ever take any action.

          They pretend to take action, yet just sit on their computer looking for the next big thing.

          Tip: There is no next big thing, there's just now.. if you focus on now, you'll be fine.
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          • Profile picture of the author ThePhil
            Originally Posted by Justin Lewis View Post

            I'd also agree.

            Especially being apart of courses where people are spending $200/mo rarely does anyone ever take any action.

            They pretend to take action, yet just sit on their computer looking for the next big thing.

            Tip: There is no next big thing, there's just now.. if you focus on now, you'll be fine.
            I'd also like to mention that there's two types of ACTION that people take:

            1. The kind that gets results

            2. The kind that does not get results

            Sounds simple but it's not that easy to decipher when you're going through the motions.

            The intelligent actions are the one's you want to attempt.
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            • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
              Originally Posted by ThePhil View Post

              I'd also like to mention that there's two types of ACTION that people take:

              1. The kind that gets results

              2. The kind that does not get results

              Sounds simple but it's not that easy to decipher when you're going through the motions.

              The intelligent actions are the one's you want to attempt.
              Absolutely!

              Great response Phil

              This could easily be concluded as "Take smarter action".

              And I agree wholeheartedly.

              There are those action takers that keep taking the wrong action. If you aren't seeing results instantly though, that doesn't mean give up.

              I remember first joining this forum, I posted a few times and didn't think it would be worthwhile, since then I've built so many great friendships and partnerships. If I gave up in the beginning, I wouldn't have had those same opportunities.
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      hy i m anew bie can u help me out
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    More power to your son - he is doing great!!
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  • Profile picture of the author lastdual
    Producing good video content can be a whole lot of work, but if you have the knack for it, there is definitely opportunity there. If he gets too popular, there's a chance that youtube will crack down on those affiliate links, but at that point he may be able to attract sponsors.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    By "quirky" I'm assuming he means creativity or thinking with the right side of your brain (for anyone who studies brain hemispheres lol).

    I'm going to write a book on all the people who have gotten rich in this world using 1 simple formula. Empathy + creativity = money.

    No matter how I look at life, most people who make money or get rich, have always seemed to master those 2 things.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanew
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      By "quirky" I'm assuming he means creativity or thinking with the right side of your brain (for anyone who studies brain hemispheres lol).

      I'm going to write a book on all the people who have gotten rich in this world using 1 simple formula. Empathy + creativity = money.

      No matter how I look at life, most people who make money or get rich, have always seemed to master those 2 things.
      We have a formula at my grad program for that: Creativity equals the function of an attitude multiplied by knowledge, imagination, and evaluation
      or
      C = fa(k,i,e)

      ~Lane
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    • Profile picture of the author WebSeeds
      Originally Posted by WeavingThoughts View Post

      Thanks for sharing.

      Though if you send to an affiliate page straight then it won't take long for you to be banned from YouTube.
      You can easily create a free blog, and direct the traffic there. Just create it with a very minimalistic design, with a strong call to action pointing directly to the affiliate page. Let the product page sell itself, you don't want to confuse and overbear the viewers with two different sets of copy, and desgin.

      It might not be the same as generating a steady flow of income from simply creating videos, but the amount of time used to set this is up is nil to none. You can create a free blog, design and fill it out with your CTA and links in a matter of minutes. You can even include an e-mail optin box to slowly grow a list that you can use to send out other affilate offers.

      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      By "quirky" I'm assuming he means creativity or thinking with the right side of your brain (for anyone who studies brain hemispheres lol).

      I'm going to write a book on all the people who have gotten rich in this world using 1 simple formula. Empathy + creativity = money.

      No matter how I look at life, most people who make money or get rich, have always seemed to master those 2 things.
      That's a very good topic to bring up RedShifted, important for our financial lives as well as our true selves. We were all once experiencing things in that way a very long time ago, it is our true nature. But then again... that's what separates the philosophy behind business from living and surviving in a healthier manner. :p

      If you've noticed, in the general business world, every single successful new business and venture is extremely eclectic, and caters to our deeper selves. True emotion and expression. It caters to the modern new age people who are coming into the mainstream spotlight of marketing as well.

      Luke
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      • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
        Originally Posted by WebSeeds View Post

        You can easily create a free blog, and direct the traffic there. Just create it with a very minimalistic design, with a strong call to action pointing directly to the affiliate page. Let the product page sell itself, you don't want to confuse and overbear the viewers with two different sets of copy, and desgin.

        It might not be the same as generating a steady flow of income from simply creating videos, but the amount of time used to set this is up is nil to none. You can create a free blog, design and fill it out with your CTA and links in a matter of minutes. You can even include an e-mail optin box to slowly grow a list that you can use to send out other affilate offers.




        That's a very good topic to bring up RedShifted, important for our financial lives as well as our true selves. We were all once experiencing things in that way a very long time ago, it is our true nature. But then again... that's what separates the philosophy behind business from living and surviving in a healthier manner. :p

        If you've noticed, in the general business world, every single successful new business and venture is extremely eclectic, and caters to our deeper selves. True emotion and expression. It caters to the modern new age people who are coming into the mainstream spotlight of marketing as well.

        Luke
        Come on .. those of us who have been online as long as I have today really ... really appreciate default font :-)
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        • Profile picture of the author WebSeeds
          Originally Posted by Troy_Phillips View Post

          Come on .. those of us who have been online as long as I have today really ... really appreciate default font :-)
          Sounds like you need a break bud! If the font is hurting your eyes, then your eyes are not happy! The curves and angles of the font I'm writing with should actually be easier for your brain to process, by theory.

          Give your eyes a little break. If you've been online all day working hard, then you deserve it!
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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Originally Posted by WebSeeds View Post

            Sounds like you need a break bud! If the font is hurting your eyes, then your eyes are not happy! The curves and angles of the font I'm writing with should actually be easier for your brain to process, by theory.

            Give your eyes a little break. If you've been online all day working hard, then you deserve it!
            A theory is a theory because it actually is a guess or an assumption rather than a fact.

            Here's a fact for you. I haven't been online all day and your font isn't making my eyes happy either.

            Terra
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          • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
            Originally Posted by WebSeeds View Post

            The curves and angles of the font I'm writing with should actually be easier for your brain to process, by theory.
            Excellent lesson in the difference between theory and practice. Thanks for bringing to my attention a font that should never be used when you are writing something you want to have read.

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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by WebSeeds View Post

          You can easily create a free blog, and direct the traffic there. Just create it with a very minimalistic design, with a strong call to action pointing directly to the affiliate page. Let the product page sell itself, you don't want to confuse and overbear the viewers with two different sets of copy, and desgin.

          It might not be the same as generating a steady flow of income from simply creating videos, but the amount of time used to set this is up is nil to none. You can create a free blog, design and fill it out with your CTA and links in a matter of minutes. You can even include an e-mail optin box to slowly grow a list that you can use to send out other affilate offers.



          That's a very good topic to bring up RedShifted, important for our financial lives as well as our true selves. We were all once experiencing things in that way a very long time ago, it is our true nature. But then again... that's what separates the philosophy behind business from living and surviving in a healthier manner. :p

          If you've noticed, in the general business world, every single successful new business and venture is extremely eclectic, and caters to our deeper selves. True emotion and expression. It caters to the modern new age people who are coming into the mainstream spotlight of marketing as well.

          Luke
          Originally Posted by Troy_Phillips View Post

          Come on .. those of us who have been online as long as I have today really ... really appreciate default font :-)

          I agree. I am 47yo and I have had to where glasses for a few years.

          I cannot read your font without moving closer to the monitor and squinting!!

          I am sure you said something valuable, but I didn't read it, because you obviously only want the kids to read what you are saying... :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Unfortunately this is just one of those things you need to enjoy whilst it lasts because as some people have already highlighted, YT are clamping down on videos which are produced with the sole intention of promoting affiliate links in descriptions.

        Rules are getting much, much tighter everywhere.
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        • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
          Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

          Unfortunately this is just one of those things you need to enjoy whilst it lasts because as some people have already highlighted, YT are clamping down on videos which are produced with the sole intention of promoting affiliate links in descriptions.

          Rules are getting much, much tighter everywhere.
          We can all see why though, right?

          It's because of those danged spammers. The ones who toss up 30 or 40 videos with affiliate links in them, but no real purpose.

          Things need to have a purpose to belong, not just marketing constantly. It ruins things and makes people uncomfortable.

          That's why Craigslist was doing so well, instead of going to a dealership and dealing with someone who just wanted commission off of you, you can purchase a car (and haggle down) from real people who just want to sell their car and that's it. Of course there will always be a pushy person here or there, but with my experience, most people just want what they ask and are likely to take a bit less, whilst at a dealership, they could mark the car up as high as they want if they know you have the money.
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      • Profile picture of the author alextheseo
        Originally Posted by WebSeeds View Post

        You can easily create a free blog, and direct the traffic there.
        Starting a free blog is an excellent place to redirect your traffic to. Just make sure you create your own blog as soon as possible. If you can avoid the free blog and start your own, that would be the better solution. As WebSeeds said, let the product/information page close the sale. No use letting such a good idea and formula go to waste cause YouTube found out you linked directly to an affiliate and penalizes your son for it. :-0)

        Oh, and don't forget to optimize your blog or web site and make sure people have a way to keep up with your son as well. For instance, his FaceBook page or fan page, his Twitter, Pinterest, email, etc. and don't forget to collect their emails either. Staying connected to those who like your products or web site shows you care about what you sale your customers and what there needs are. :-0)
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  • Profile picture of the author BernardR
    By quirky I mean videos that grab attention ... my son is quite a character, this comes through in his videos and as a result people subscribe, hit like and leave good comments.

    Personality marketing maybe
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    Congrats......

    Ive never had much luck on youtube as i cannot make videos
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Awesome! But does Youtube allow affiliate links in videos? I guess if it has been working for him so far than it should be fine...
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    He could get banned at some point if he's using direct affiliate links
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    I believe it.

    Some of the most beautiful brainstorming I've ever done, was when I was like 16 years old.

    Youth and inexperience is your ally.

    When you get older, you're programmed to "Obey"
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  • Profile picture of the author Spacely
    Wow. Seems pretty easy to do Crongats!
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  • Profile picture of the author Beven
    I'm 19 years old and YouTube is actually how I got interested in Internet Marketing! The ability to make content so easily accessible to others and gain almost instant feedback amazed me.

    I now use YouTube and video to provide free value to my followers and although I don't think directly promoting affiliate links is a good long term strategy, I direct viewers to my site where I have affiliate ads.

    Beven
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  • Profile picture of the author aivzdog
    I use to do a lot of youtube videos but slowly went down hill. Especially, when I was banned from adsense. Kinda felt like I failed. I am thinking of getting back into youtube videos. Just dont know how successful I can be on it without adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronnieavelino
    Originally Posted by BernardR View Post

    Sounds like a hyped sales message right?

    Okay my son is studying and needed some extra cash. Knowing I am a full time marketer he used tips he picked up from me ... so here is my sons $100 a day formula without a site

    - Open a YouTube Account
    - Pick a niche
    - Create ORIGINAL videos using Windows Movie Maker
    - Your videos can either be product reviews for affiliate products or some other attention grabbing content
    - Make it QUIRKY - people like quirky videos more than mono-tone in your bedroom looking beige boring vidz
    - Have a half decent script ... your script needs a clear call to action at the end
    - Write a REALLY good description using 5000 characters max.
    - Make sure your cloaked affiliate link is at the top of your description with a call to action
    - For a little extra cash include Adsense (he gets $2-4 a day from this)

    His best day is just over $100 ... some days he makes $40 - $50. The main point is that his income is growing.

    Enjoy

    BERNARDR
    Hi Bernardr,

    Your son is very lucky! When I was in that age, I was struggling on how to make money online since I have already a family Anyway, I still earn enough money by learning it by myself and help from some of my friends here in WF.

    Ronnie
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Your son sounds like a genius. I imagine that he'll be paying for his own college tuition? Lol...
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Before I opened this thread I was going to say, all you need to do is make a lot of Youtube videos. No reviews, just Adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Your son is getting smarter in making money online! Million surfers watch videos at Youtube daily. This is goldmine!
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  • Profile picture of the author azulita
    Hi, is incredible that someone that young earn that kind of money. Congratulations, I´m sure your son is a hardworking and talented kid.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Sounds interesting! Can you share with us here the YouTube channel of your son?
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Youtube is how I made my first few $'s online!

    Add in some SEO to that plan and it becomes a very scalable business model.
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  • Profile picture of the author bamstk090
    i never use youtube to make money
    you give me some nice idea
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  • Profile picture of the author BernardR
    Hi its me again.

    I have scanned the huge amount of replies and thought I would drop in a little response.

    I agree with the comment that a lot of people on this forum are not making as much money as they could ... simply because they don't focus, they rush and also get sucked in by the get rich quick hype. I know this because several years ago I was that person.

    At the time I think my mindset was completely wrong. I genuinley beleived that you could throw up a squeeze page add a cr%ppy offer and start earning big bucks. HOW WRONG IT WAS!!!

    The truth about IM is that it is real work and a real business. Once you get established it does get easier though ... especially if you find you niche.

    For example I make the majority of my money looking after IM for local businesses earning around $10,000 per month ... I love it!!!

    A couple of people have asked for a link to my son's channel. As if I am going to put that up ... please get real

    I also notice a couple of doubters ... So in that case I challenge you to try it out.

    He gets regular small commissions of $24, $37 and $68 .. across a few products.
    His links are cloaked and I do suspect that unless he moves his links to something like a blog he will eventually get banned which I have told him

    I am not too old to learn new tricks and have observed that my son's generation has a different ability with Social Media sites to generate traffic and likes. For example if he posts on his Facebook account he immediately gets a ton of response.

    I think that part of his secret sauce is the way he comes across. He is not really trying to sell like a seasoned IM'er (not sure he can). His whole pitch is more around his personality, is great fun and it works. He seems to strike a chord with the viewers ... I guess they trust him.

    What I can tell you is that I now use YouTube a lot more myself and find it a great source of traffic.

    BERNARDR
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  • Profile picture of the author BernardR
    Another note: He does not buy any traffic, likes or subscribers ... He does know how too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ettienne
    Ahhh, my first thought was webcam porn, you know, kids of today...
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    • Profile picture of the author BernardR
      Originally Posted by Ettienne View Post

      Ahhh, my first thought was webcam porn, you know, kids of today...
      yo dude put that potty mouth on your own kids
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Sadly, it's just a matter of time before his account his closed. My account was
      closed and I wasn't even putting links in my videos. Just the fact that I was
      an Internet marketer teaching "how to make money" stuff on Youtube was
      enough to get me shut down.

      Folks, don't do this. Certainly don't put a lot of time and money into video
      production because it's all going to be for nothing when your account and all
      your videos are gone.

      Don't say I didn't warn you. I did.
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      • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Sadly, it's just a matter of time before his account his closed. My account was
        closed and I wasn't even putting links in my videos. Just the fact that I was
        an Internet marketer teaching "how to make money" stuff on Youtube was
        enough to get me shut down.

        Folks, don't do this. Certainly don't put a lot of time and money into video
        production because it's all going to be for nothing when your account and all
        your videos are gone.

        Don't say I didn't warn you. I did.
        I think it depends on what kind of advice one is giving Steve.

        Marie Forleo has what is considered to be one of the most awesome channels on YouTube, granted she doesn't do affiliate links; but all she is doing is giving advice.

        MarieTV - YouTube

        But as an affiliate, you may be right. I don't know this for certain, but if all it is about is blogging with no real underlying business; there could be limits to what a person can do.

        CT
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      • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Sadly, it's just a matter of time before his account his closed. My account was
        closed and I wasn't even putting links in my videos. Just the fact that I was
        an Internet marketer teaching "how to make money" stuff on Youtube was
        enough to get me shut down.

        Folks, don't do this. Certainly don't put a lot of time and money into video
        production because it's all going to be for nothing when your account and all
        your videos are gone.

        Don't say I didn't warn you. I did.
        Hey Steven,

        While I understand the situation you were put in, I wouldn't tell people to not put a lot of time into it, especially because you can easily save the videos to your own service, amazon aws account, dropbox, upload them to vimeo pro, and many other places.

        I think the correct way to phrase this is to instead, focus on creating videos for your own site and host them there, versus directly on YouTube
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      • Profile picture of the author talfighel
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Sadly, it's just a matter of time before his account his closed. My account was
        closed and I wasn't even putting links in my videos. Just the fact that I was
        an Internet marketer teaching "how to make money" stuff on Youtube was
        enough to get me shut down.

        Folks, don't do this. Certainly don't put a lot of time and money into video
        production because it's all going to be for nothing when your account and all
        your videos are gone.

        Don't say I didn't warn you. I did.
        Steven is right, and only this time.

        I have some people I personally know online and they had 100's of videos on YouTube. That was their main source of lead generation.

        One day, some "nothing to do" YouTube people shut their accounts down and they lost everything that it took them some months and years to build.

        I had one single video that got me like 30-50 visitors per day and they shut it down too.

        The one thing you all need to know is that you have to DIVERSIFY your traffic sources no matter what.
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        • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
          Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

          Steven is right, and only this time.

          I have some people I personally know online and they had 100's of videos on YouTube. That was their main source of lead generation.

          One day, some "nothing to do" YouTube people shut their accounts down and they lost everything that it took them some months and years to build.

          I had one single video that got me like 30-50 visitors per day and they shut it down too.

          The one thing you all need to know is that you have to DIVERSIFY your traffic sources no matter what.
          In the cases that I've seen (I am partnered with about 8 youtubers all with over 20,000 subs and 2 with over 100,000 subs) they only remove or ban accounts that deserve it.

          We see videos and accounts banned all the time, but for good reason.

          If someone is spamming YouTube with the same videos over and over, junk videos (like animoto slideshows), single text videos that simply stay on one slide and do nothing, stolen content, copyrighted music, or other techniques that are shady/affiliate dedicated it's not uncommon to see them delete the videos and even ban the accounts, but that's for good reason.

          In RARE instances, I have however seen people who did everything by the books and they were banned. But when it comes down to it, like we all know, don't put all your eggs in one basket.
          Place your eggs evenly throughout and you'll be safe when one egg breaks
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      That is great for only being 18. Just imagine where he will be a few years from now. Thanks for sharing your story with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author faisalmaximus
    Is it possible to add adsense in youtube video description ? So far I know its not possible. Need expert explanation.
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    Thanks for the tips!

    I have not started creating videos - but this has inspired me
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOSteveO
    Thats awesome. It might not sound like a lot but just $50 a day is an extra $1500 a month. All he has to do now is scale up what hes doing and multiply that. How many videos does he have for him to make $100 a day?
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    BernardR,

    Do videos of his Youtube account get traffic from Youtube only? Or many videos of his Youtube getting top ranking at Google, so traffic comes from Google also?
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  • Profile picture of the author brazosbelle
    I am working with my grandkids on our first website together...

    They are 8 and 10, so hopefully by the time they are 18 they will know all the ins and outs of creating websites, videos and everything else.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Youtube vids are awesome! The power of youtube is limitless and it's very easy to do SEO for Youtube since Google owns it!

    Order a fiverr gig or two and you can rank on the first page no problem for most keywords!
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  • Profile picture of the author service provider
    thats very great of your son try to love his ideas and also hope you exchange more knowledge and can earn some money more even !!!!!!!!!!!!

    regards

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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    hey that's awesome man! I see a WSO in the making here, wow you could really clean up on this one I think with including a picture of your son.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    What an awesome result, I love to see people trying out new quirky ways to earn money
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicalynn
    That's really cool. I wish I had thought of something like that when I was in college!
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  • Profile picture of the author adetunji
    Well, I think your kid is a genius but the guy would be more successful and loaded with extra $$$$ if he directs ''those'' traffic to his opt in page instead of directing them to the merchant site.

    But, he took a step-- that's what matters...
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  • Profile picture of the author Inspired, Inc.
    I wish my 18-year old brother will have an interest on making money online as well... he spend a lot of time on his computer watching God knows what videos....
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  • Profile picture of the author shahbaz94us
    he will make much more if he become a youtube partner
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    • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
      Originally Posted by shahbaz94us View Post

      he will make much more if he become a youtube partner
      You don't really have to apply any more to be a YouTube partner.

      Most accounts give you the option of monetizing your videos.

      It is in conflict with putting affiliate links in your description, but you can get around that by pushing people to your site audibly.

      CT
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  • Profile picture of the author BernardR
    My son is overwhelmed I showed him all the responses to this thread

    His intention is to milk as long as he can and to develop the model in a way that does not get him banned but also maximises the number of views of his videos.

    He does not even know what Camtasia is and too be honest I am a little hesitant to give him any advice in case I mess it up for him.

    It seems his naive approach seems to work ... don't want to break it!

    He did tell me a key ingredient in his recipe is that HE WILL ONLY CREATE VIDEOS THAT HIM AND HIS MATES WOULD WATCH!!!

    BernardR
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    • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
      Originally Posted by BernardR View Post

      My son is overwhelmed I showed him all the responses to this thread

      His intention is to milk as long as he can and to develop the model in a way that does not get him banned but also maximises the number of views of his videos.

      He does not even know what Camtasia is and too be honest I am a little hesitant to give him any advice in case I mess it up for him.

      It seems his naive approach seems to work ... don't want to break it!

      He did tell me a key ingredient in his recipe is that HE WILL ONLY CREATE VIDEOS THAT HIM AND HIS MATES WOULD WATCH!!!

      BernardR
      I remember reading about the guy who makes Adsense sites on here, and people would tell him that if he could get all of that traffic that he could monetize it better.

      His answer to them was that, if he stopped what he was doing to add other aspects to his business model that it would distract him from making money with Adsense. At this point, if your kid is successful and he is developing an audience, I would say to let it ride.

      You cannot put a price tag on having your kid interested enough in what you do, to do it also. It speaks volumes about your influence on him. In a world where parents spend money and time trying to understand their kid's world, your kid is making money trying to understand yours. In the big picture, you are doing some good things right.

      Bravo!

      CT
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Batty
    I love video. I really enjoy making them, and have also been profiting from them nicely.

    The "quirky" thing is interesting.. I havent really done that, to be honest, but I certainly see that's where the traffic is.
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  • Profile picture of the author BernardR
    Originally Posted by krystalskull View Post

    Title got my attention

    Good hear. No doubt YouTube is a real goldmine. I sometimes think what if they changes things? But never mind. Youtube is perfectly a good way to get started.
    Social media sites do have a habit of changing. I once had a very profitable facebook group with 5000 members in until facebook decided to discontinue it!!!

    I an going to spend some time with my son and show him how to move away from affiliate links and get people on to a list
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Murphy
    He's further ahead than many who have been trying IM for years. I wish him all success.
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  • Profile picture of the author AigulErali
    Great share and very doable, I believe it's a good way to start, but people should keep in mind to NEVER, ever upload copyrighted stuff and add videos regularly.

    I agree that video is the easiest way to be everywhere on the net, making money online.

    I think although new internet entrepreneurs are starting out each day, interest in making money online through video still forms a minority right now but of course it is becoming known to new individuals daily.

    thanks for share,

    Aigul Erali
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Your son sounds like a future "internet marketing" hall of famer.

    Good for him.

    I am sure that this will inspire other newbies that it is possible to make money online.
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