Nice writing style Ben. I’m finding out very quickly that to make any money writing, you have to read, read, and then read some more, no matter how smart you feel you are on a subject, before writing your first sentence. I have always been a fan of multiple income streams and am thrilled by the ideas of proofreading, editing, blogging, freelancing and transcribing. Having spent one of my careers doing just that for a large corporation, it’s a perfect fit, but now I can get credit for my work, thanks again for a great article.

The main revenue stream is often allowing YouTube to run ads with your content. The more traffic you get, the more you can make, says Ezarik. There are many variables that could determine how much you’ll get (and YouTube recently changed it so you need at least 10,000 lifetime views to start making money). Once you enable your channel for monetization, you’ll connect your YouTube channel to a Google AdSense account to earn money for your monetized videos.


What It Pays: Though it varies widely by company, you'll likely be paid per post or hourly. Factors that could increase or decrease the pay scale include word count, research, interviewing an expert, and more. Many freelancers are full-time, but if you're looking for a side-hustle to make some weekend money, this is a great option too. According to Pay Scale, the average salary for a freelance writer is about $24/hr.
As previously mentioned, the internet has totally changed this industry. Now you can create profiles on sites like Upwork, Thumbtack, and Fiverr, where agencies and clients can find freelancers for any project. You can also follow industry sites like Staff Me Up or Stage 32 for gigs in your area. There are even competition sites like MoFilm and Tongal, where you make a pitch or video in attempt to win serious amounts of money from major brands.  As always, there’s also the Craigslist route too.

How to Get It: Check out K12 (K12.com) and Connections Academy (ConnectionsAcademy.com). Both organizations offer various benefits — including health insurance, retirement savings accounts and paid time off — depending on where you live. As in any job where you work with kids, there will be a background and reference check as well as interviews. You may also need to be licensed to teach in the state where the students reside.
Dailymotion is a big player along with YouTube and MetaCafe. This website gets more than 190 million visitors per month and more than 190 million visitors if we includes 3rd party websites who are sharing its videos. Formerly its partner program was available only for United States and France but now it is available for worldwide uploaders. Dailymotion pays per quarter basis if you have minimum $100 in your publisher account. Payment is made via bank transfer.
Have you thought about starting a small business or “side hustle” to make extra money in your spare time? Did you know that you can make money with videos? Many people are. There are literally dozens upon dozens of ways that video entrepreneurs (“vtreps”) have found to not only make a part-time income working with video but to start very profitable full-time businesses, too.
Adobe makes another entry in this list with Premiere Elements; a great choice for both beginners and experienced editors. It isn't as complex as the more heavyweight Premiere Pro video editor (listed at number one above), which is best suited to full-time video editing professionals. But Premiere Elements is still packed with excellent features, such as face detection, audio effects and bundled soundtracks. And it's friendly to use, too.

You can offer your videos via a subscription service, where your clients pay a monthly or yearly fee for continued access to your videos, you can offer them online on a pay-per-view basis or you can sell your videos as a bundle via download or by sending them on disc or other memory storage device. You can potentially make money with videos starting today by creating and selling tutorial videos.
But honestly, we'd be surprised if you need to. For in the region of $60/£60, you get more than 1,500 effects, titles, and templates, 6-track HD video editing, handy colouring tools, a dedicated stop motion feature, time remapping and much more. And most features are an absolute doddle to use. So it feels like a genuine step up from free options, without splashing stupid money.
When you start to accumulate viewers and you start to build the number of subscribers to your channel, you can sign up to monetize your videos by allowing YouTube to display ads on your videos. The more views your videos get, the more money that you will earn from those who view or click on your video ads. You can start a YouTube channel today but earnings will take a long while to build over time unless you manage to strike gold and create a viral video right off the bat. There are other ways to make money with your YouTube channel as well, though, which we detail in other articles here on Video Entrepreneur Magazine:
What It Is: Many companies pay online testers to make sure websites are intuitive and easy to navigate. "You basically follow the instructions you're given to check out the website," says Anna Thurman, founder of RealWaysToEarnMoneyOnline.com, a site that has reviewed more than 500 online work opportunities. "It usually only takes about 15 minutes per test." Thurman recommends registering with 10 to 12 different companies since the opportunities to test these sites are doled out first come, first served. "There are people who make $100 to $200 a month by staying on top of those tests," Thurman says.
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