page title icon How To Monetize YouTube Shorts Without 1 Million Views | 6 Ways To Make Money With YouTube Shorts


In theory, the YouTube shorts, YouTube partner program was a good idea. Let’s face it. It was designed to compete with TikTok and like TAC. It doesn’t pay anything in this video, I’m going to reveal six different ways that you can make your first $1,000 per month using YouTube shorts without having to be a part of the YouTube partner program.

We’re gonna spend a little bit of time talking. The YouTube shorts, YouTube partner program. And then we’re gonna get right into those six ways to help you make money online. Hello, my name’s Sten Godbold with Alten I create content to help you make money online. If we take a look at the screen here, you can see according to YouTube at you can get paid from the YouTube partner program when you upload YouTube shorts.

And the great thing is is you don’t need to have a thousand followers. You don’t need to have 4,000 watch hours to start making money. Now I’ll put a link in the description to. This webpage so that you can review it for yourself, but it’s really cool opportunity for a number of reasons. Like I said, you don’t need to be a part of the YouTube partner program.

Normally. However, there is a cap on the amount of money that you can make. Also in order to see real money with the YouTube partner program you need. Millions of views. Okay. You need millions of high quality views in order to make any money. In fact, if we take a look at some of the YouTube videos, people are talking about how much money they got paid from the YouTube partner program.

It is literally pennies for high quality contact. So as we see here, for the most part, you need millions of views in order to start making some pretty good money. But let’s go ahead and talk about six better ways that you can make money with. YouTube shorts upload. So the first one that I love is actually with affiliate marketing, affiliate marketing is simply recommending or selling other people’s products and services.

And the way that it works is you are going to go out and find brands that are aligned with the content that you create. You are going to apply to those different affiliate programs. And then you’re going to put those links in the description of your video. For example, for example, here, we see a number of people uploading in the travel space.

What you could do is you could become an affiliate for like and when you recommend people, book their flights with, you could earn a commission. So basically what you would do is just go up to the search bar here and type in booking. Dot com affiliate program. And then you would follow the steps to join.

Really it’s as easy as that. And there are literally thousands of different affiliate programs that you could join. If you are, let’s say in the hiking niche, you could join something like REI. Of course, most people are familiar with the Amazon associates affiliate program, but there are literally thousands of them out there.

And that’s actually really easy. You find an affiliate program that resonates with your target audience. You apply. Once you are accepted into the program, you get unique URLs called affiliate links. You put those links right into the description of your video. Someone clicks on those links and makes a purchase.

And just like that, you can earn admission, but this literally works for any niche out there. Travel, make money online, finance. Pets. If you’ve got a dog, YouTube shorts, you could actually go grab some different affiliate links from like click bank, um, or even like pet co pet smart pet land, all of those work as well.

And this is awesome because you don’t have to have your own product. You just simply will align with a brand that already has a high converting product. And you put your affiliate links in the description. You’re already getting traffic to your, your content and you can make money basically. Overnight.

Now the amount of money that you make will vary depending on how many viewers you get, because let’s face it only about 1% of people that watch your content are going to click on your affiliate links and make a purchase. But however, you’re getting 141,000 views. And 1% of that, let’s say, uh, let’s say 14,000 people click on your affiliate link.

And they book their travel with That is a nice bit of income and it’s much better. Then waiting on the YouTube partner program. So that is number one, number two. And my favorite is actually selling digital products. Now, once again, if we’re looking at the travel niche, we could create our own digital products and then sell them right to our target audience for people that are interested in traveling to pairs, we could put together a list of the.

10 best undiscovered places to visit in Paris. And we could package that up and sell it for five or $10. We could actually put together a travel guide. And what you can do is you can use a website like ClickFunnels, Kartra builder, all Kajabi. There’s tons of different websites out there that will actually help you set everything up and make the process automated.

So what. You set everything up, you will just put your link to your course, your digital product in the description of your videos. Once again, you’re gonna get about 1% of people clicking on it and making a purchase, but it’s another great way. And the benefit of creating a digital product is you create the product once and you can sell it again.

And again, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you don’t have to actually physically deliver anything. You don’t have to ship anything out, you just, as soon as they pay for. They actually will get it instantly. So it’s a great way to create content. Now, what you wanna do once again, just like affiliate marketing is you wanna make sure that the product that you’re creating is in line with your target audience.

If your, your fans, if your followers, if your subscribers are interested in travel. Make sure that you send them travel related stuff. Don’t try and sell them basket weaving because they’re not going to be interested in that. You, you can create a digital product in as quickly as two or three days, and then you can turn around and sell it.

One way to get ideas for digital products is simply ask your followers, ask them, Hey, what is it that you wanna learn? What is it that you would like to know with regard to my niche or my content? Uh, you’ll have a, about 10% people respond. You can turn around and create a digital product and price it anywhere between like I.

4 99 and even a thousand dollars, depending on how in depth that product is. And also depending on the niche, but again, this will work for literally anything. And one thing that you can do to get digital product ideas is you can look over on Amazon at the different books. You can use websites like click bank and see what’s already out there and see what’s already working, but they’re selling, creating and its own digital products is relatively easy.

You get to keep more of the profit as opposed to affiliate marketing, where you’ve gotta split that revenue and you create it. And you can sell it again and again, and again, you can obviously update it, uh, create minor updates, but you know, it’s not something that you have to do and this can help you help you make money on autopilot.

Let me know, in the comment section, if you’d like to learn more about creating and selling digital products, I’ll put together a different video to help you create and sell. Your first digital product, the next way that you can make money with your YouTube shorts channel is simply by selling merch. Now the best place to sell merch with regards to Amazon is using a website called Teespring.

And the cool thing with Teespring is they’re gonna handle sending out the actual product. They’ll handle the payment processing. You just need to come up with different ideas. As you can see here. People are just grabbing their logos and different ideas, putting them right on t-shirts and Teespring will handle the rest.

Now, if you have no idea where to start and what to do, you can use a website like fiber and have someone help you create different logos and different t-shirt ideas. And then you can put that right into a Teespring store, and then you can sell that once again, 24 hours a day. And what you’ll need to do is you’ll just need to put your.

Right into the description of your, your YouTube shorts videos. And once again, 20 hours, days, seven days a week, people will be clicking on that link and making purchases from your store. And again, all you have to do is come up with the different ideas, create the store over on Teespring, and then Teespring will basically handle the rest after merchandise.

We also have Patreon. And memberships. Now this is really cool. If you have maybe like a celebrity, a choice channel, maybe you have like a quiz choice channel. This can actually help you out a lot. And the reason is, is people like to come together as a community? What you can do is you can create a, a paid Patreon.

Membership where you charge people as little as $5 per month to be a part of the group. And then you’ll just give them more information. What you can do is you can go live right Inre you can offer different bonuses. You can do meetups. You can have group sessions where we just, where you just talk and you provide more information, but as you can see, Patron is basically a membership site that you could set up in almost no time at all and start making money.

And another cool thing with patron is that you can create different tiers. So with different tiers, come with different levels of access. For example, $5 a month, they just get access to maybe. Two more videos per week. However, at $150 per month, you could go live with them. You could do a let’s play. You could do a, a weekly quiz or game night show and you can start making money there, but patron’s really cool.

YouTube also has a membership type thing, but if you wanted to do it separate outside, OFN. You or if you wanna do outside of YouTube, you could either do pat patron or you could even do Facebook groups. You could also do a discord as well. There’s a lot of ways to go, but offering more access more exclusivity is a great way to make even more money with YouTube shorts.

Another way that you could monetize your shorts content. And this is a relatively new way in this market or in this space is actually with sponsorship. So what you could do is you could sponsor a, a product or service. For example, you, you could use this ring indoor camera. As a prop in one of your videos.

So instead of, you know, just making a normal video, you could hold this up and walk around with it and then just let people know where they could get this product with a sponsorship. People are going to pay you X amount of dollars upfront, and you are going to feature a product or service. And it’s a really good way to make money and sell stuff to your, your, your, your audience.

Another benefit. Of using another benefit of sponsorships is that you can actually offer your group a discount code. You’re following a discount code for buying the product or service. And that actually helps you track your conversions and how well you’re doing so that you can actually sell even more sponsorships later on down the road.

Now, the amount of money that you can get for sponsorship, I’m not really sure of, because like I said, it’s relatively new in the short space. It’s pretty common. You’ll see larger YouTube creators do it in the regular YouTube space. This is gonna be something new. That’s going to become more and more prevalent as we shift to a shorter and shorter content.

So if you start seeing your favorite YouTuber, just randomly holding up a product, that video is probably being sponsored. It’s gonna be something that we see more and more, another great way to monetize your YouTube shorts. Content is actually with email marketing. Now email marketing basically consists of a landing page.

A thank you page, and then you’re going to. Broadcast emails and autoresponder emails. The purpose of these emails can be multiple. You can bring people back to your content, which helps you make more money. You can sell products and services, right from your email. You can, uh, sell your own digital products.

You can sell affiliate products. The cool thing with email marketing is email marketing is one of the only ways that you’ll have direct access to your audience with the algorithms that are out there with the changes in the algorithms. It’s very hard to stay consistently in front of your audience, but if you.

Your target audience’s email address. You can send them emails every single day. So here’s some ways that I monetize with email one. I’ll send out an email to have them check out my latest content. If it’s a long form video, I’ll get paid with the ads that roll during that video. Um, also with affiliate marketing.

So I’m recommending different products. As I alluded to it earlier, also when I. My different products and services. So that’s just three ways that you could make money. You could also do the same thing with brand deals and sponsorships, but email marketing is such a great way to get in front of your target audience consistently and consistently make money.

Now, the word on the street is for every one person you have on your mailing list, you should be making $1 per month. So if you have 10,000 people on your mailing list, you should be making $10,000 per month. That number is not a hard and fast rule. , but it’s a good metric to go by. And another great way to make money with YouTube shorts is actually sending people back to your long form content.

So if you have a YouTube channel that has regular long videos, you can send people back there and get paid more money with the ads that show up and the beginning, middle and end of those videos. If you have a blog, you can send people back to the blog. There’s a lot of opportunities. So recap real quick.

Number one is affiliate marketing. Number two is selling digital products. Number three is selling. Number four is with brand deals and sponsorships. Number five is with email marketing. And number six is sending people back to the long form content. Now that you know how to monetize your YouTube shorts content, there’s still a lot that you need to know when it comes to affiliate marketing.

So watch this video next to learn everything that there is to know about affiliate marketing for YouTube.