How to Make Money on YouTube and Quit Your Job — 5 Tips

– Online video and YouTube have disrupted the global economy, and
people around the world are quitting their jobs,
building their brands online, and creating a full-time
income with YouTube. So how do they do it? Well, in this video, I’m gonna
be revealing their secrets, plus sharing five tips on how to make money on YouTube, coming up. Hey, what’s up, Sean
here with Think Media, bringing you the best tips and tools for building your influence
with online video, and on this channel, we do
a lot of tech gear reviews as well as tips and strategy
videos, just like this one. So if you’re new here
consider subscribing. So, right now we are in the middle of an online video revolution. You’ve probably noticed it,
that video is blowing up on every social media platform. Social Media Examiner said that video is people’s preferred content
format of choice online, and YouTube recently
announced that there’s over 1.5 billion monthly
active users logged in watching content on YouTube. And, more and more people everyday are making a full-time
living with YouTube. In fact, they recently announced that the number of channels
earning over six figures is increasing over 40%, year after year. That is crazy, and so this
online video revolution is honestly creating new career paths that didn’t even exist a few years ago, and here at Think Media, we like to call these new school of
creators, videopreneurs. Because they are entrepreneurs that are using online video
to build lifestyle businesses and turn their creativity into a career. But, of course, people are curious. How do you become a videopreneur? Well, in a recent training, we broke down the five paths
of creating a full-time living with online video, and
so, let’s actually jump into that training right now, and then I’ll see you
right after the content. I kinda wanna go over, you know, what are the paths to
creating a full-time income with online video? And that’s where we wanna get you, and, you know, the reason
we wanna go through this is because, ultimately,
the online video space is pretty new, right? It’s not like being a doctor, where you know that you go to college, you get the degree, you check the boxes. It takes the time, but the
path has been set, right? But, talk about this
online video space like, whose defined it? You know, how do you define the path of really being a video influencer, or a term that we are
kinda talking about now, called a videopreneur, and I wanna talk about five different
paths of a videopreneur, and my question for
you would be, you know, which one are you on? And I think this will bring a lot of clarity as to, maybe,
what you’re already building, or possibly what you would want to build. So, you know, the five different paths. Number one, the YouTuber,
the social media influencer, and these, of course, are
like standard YouTubers. PewDiePie is the big,
most-subscribed channel, he’s a gamer. You see Liza Koshy on there. Koshy, she’s a comedian, or my friend, ItsJudyTime, does beauty. You know, social media influencers, these are personal brands, entertainers, and ultimately, people who
make a full-time living off of creating content,
if you go full-time. This is one of the paths
of a videopreneur, right? Well, there’s another path, and it’s the video producer/freelancer. So we’re talking about people and even people in our community, we’ve helped about 25 people go full-time, doing what they love with video already. And we’re on that mission
to help many more, and you on this call and on this training. This is Jaben, he’s been part of some of our other trainings now. So, he’s a video producer/freelancer. He does videos for real estate agents, even helps other influencers with videos. So he makes a living from video production while he also has his YouTube channel, he’s also building his side-hustle and he wants to do that more, but he’s doing video production right now. Jessie, she is from Unicorn
Film Factory, friend of mine. Again, doing video production, and that is how she is a
full-time videopreneur. Omar, part of our team here, also has a YouTube channel. He’s got a photography YouTube channel, he’s growing it, starting
to affiliate marketing, making side income,
but his full-time thing is photography and videography. So, one of the paths is, like, doing video production, maybe
starting a video agency, and one of the reasons I say this is because I believe you
could go full-time sooner by maybe adding some of these things to your skillset, to your wheelhouse. Like, if you’re already
creating YouTube videos and you level up your
skill of creating videos, why couldn’t you do some
videos for local businesses to maybe go full-time or
make some extra income? Why couldn’t you add some of these other disciplines to what you’re doing? Number three, these are the five paths of a videopreneur, is a business leader. Many of you probably
know of Gary Vaynerchuk. Originally, he was running
his dad’s liquor store and wine store, and he grew it from three million a year to 60 million a year, just doing mostly-free social media stuff. And what he did was, he started a show called Wine Library TV,
where he would sit down and taste wine, and it was
different than other shows, and he got really big in the
social media space for it. Today, he runs an agency,
but he’s not really a YouTuber he’s a business leader that leverages video
to grow his influence. Steve Penate, part of our
community, a real estate agent. He’s doing The Steve
Talks Real Estate Show, but his main business is real estate. This is kinda interesting,
Slyfox Family, friends of mine. They actually had an apparel line, Slyfox Threads, they employ their family. These cool shirts, like,
that are kinda for kids and families and moms, and they
started a vlog channel that, since then, has blown up,
but the reason they started it was actually to initially kind of help their apparel
business, and it did. So, it served both sides as they did that. Tulin, she does Beachbody
network marketing, fitness, and so it’s using video to grow an existing business. Number four, video and
social media marketer. So Heather, she’s here, she’s
gonna be training today. She has also got a YouTube channel, right, and what you’ll notice is
that you can be multiple, you can be on multiple paths. She’s got a homeschool channel, it’s growing, but that’s
not her full-time thing. Her full-time thing is
being on Team Kaenel, but as a video and social media marketer. So doing, you know, Facebook ads, doing social media, she
does a lot more than that. You know Billy Gene, again,
he’s not really a YouTuber, but he’s gotten millions of views because of paid traffic, YouTube ads, Facebook ads, and he helps clients and local businesses do that. My friend, Jeremy Vest same
thing, he runs an agency. So this is like a content strategist, paid traffic, marketing freelancer, marketing agency, and you can work in the online video industry. So, again, one of the things
I’m so passionate about is that maybe the path you think you’re gonna go down, maybe it will be that, maybe it’ll be a hybrid of
that, maybe it’ll be different. But you can go down different paths and there’s so many opportunities
to work in the space. Like, maybe you’re never even on camera. Maybe you learn skills or
you go through our trainings, our programs, you learn
how to rank videos. You learn how to do
these different things, and then you start doing
it for other people. But if you love online
video, there’s so many different ways to get involved with it. And then, the fifth path
is, like, the expert. Maybe an author, coach, or speaker. Friend and mentor, Chalene
Johnson is on that path, of course, Tony Robbins. T.D. Jakes, pastor,
author of over 33 books. You know, these really aren’t,
like, he is definitely not a YouTuber, but he’s got his
YouTube channel, he’s got social media content, he’s
using online video to reach more people with his message, right? And Kimber Luna she was famous
’cause at 29 her businesss did a million dollars in one year, her first year in business. And she helps and does
coaching and online programs her own personal branding
and online business, what’s the point. The point is these are
people that are in the expert industry and their doing
video marketing, content marketing to grow book
sales, coaching live events and digital product sales. So I’d love to hear from
you, in the comments what type of videopreneur are you? What path are you on or
path do you want to be on. And maybe for some context
here’s just a quick overview of my path ’cause
ultimately one of the reason why I’m so excited
about grow with video and you being a part of our community. Is we banded all these different paths. We’ve actually been on all
of them over a long time by the way, you don’t
do all of this at once. But over the last really
decade we’ve been on the different paths so no
matter which path you’re on I’m convinced we can help
you get results and grow with video faster because we’ve been there we’ve done it, right? And so originally I started
video in 2003 at my local church just volunteering
but by 2009 I started a business and I was doing video
producer freelancer though. Then in 2010 like many of
you I started a side hustle YouTuber but it wasn’t
full time off of YouTube and there were YouTube ads
and affiliate marketing but I started generating side income. Started building it on the side. 2011 I moved into the
video and social media marketer path working
for a church at the time. And doing Facebook video’s
and the YouTube channel and all those things,
so I was learning those different skill sets and that’s
what I was doing full-time. Then by 2015 full-time
YouTuber and then as we grew moved kind of into the
business leader as we designed products and the
expert industries were speaking and coaching, consulting. We have a book coming out next year and a lot of cool things. And so again have been at different times on different paths and one
of the power points here is that the disciplines you
kinda of learn in each of them. Because the best practices
are sort of the same in all five paths, however certain
paths know different things like mastering Facebook marketing. An learning the nuances of
social to get more views. Sometimes an entertaining
YouTuber might not even know that stuff, they
rest on just the skill set of their charisma and their personality. But if you add those
other things, you could take things to a whole other level. The skill sets the discipline
of all the different areas will ultimately help
you go further faster. So make it a goal to master
the skills, disciplines and best practices of all
five videopreneur types. All right so I hope that you
found that training helpful and I would love to know your thoughts in the comments section below. And actually if you would like more training like that coming
up soon I’m doing a free one hour master class teaching
the best strategies and new tactics for crushing it on YouTube today. This master class is going
to be covering principles that I’ve learned from
interviewing over 100 of today’s most successful videopreneurs. As well as the lessons I
learned from a business around my lifestyle
personally with online videos. So again if you’re interested
in that free masterclass just go to
and we’ll also post the link in the YouTucbe
description below. Question of the day
what do you think about the five paths that we talked
about for videopreneurs and which path are you on? Let me know in the comments section below. So thanks for checking
out this video, subscribe for more videos just like this. And if you wanna register
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is bringing you the best tips and tools for building
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100 thoughts on “How to Make Money on YouTube and Quit Your Job — 5 Tips

  1. ⚡️ QOTD: What do you think about the 5 video entrepreneur paths? Which "Videoprenuer" path are you on? LMK! 👇👇👇 Register for the free upcoming YouTube masterclass at ➡️ 🎥💯

  2. I just want to back up that what Think Media teaches really does work. I have made a full time job out of Youtube, I have made over 100k so far on my other channels WITHOUT having to make my own videos. I have tons of videos over on my channel to help you guys out if you need help, but it is definitely possible as Think Media stated!

  3. newbie here. dont even have a tripod or camera. Anyone here in person or over phone for suggestion? Please write or follow my channel.

  4. Hi Sean Cannel, I had EducateMe Channel covering the areas of Educating people, Sharing new learning, Learning resources, Motivation, Inspiration, Advice. I want to grow this channel. Need your advice to grow this channel, reaching to more people, helping more people.

  5. So where would streamers fall into those 5 paths? Would they still be in the YouTube/ social media since they use those to share clips and promote themselves?

  6. I want to be a videopeneur gamer influencer & full time after part time. Yes I love photography. Mostly on cell. I haven't used my SLR digital cam. One of those black etc expensive or takes money one photographers have I can't. I put it away the 1 so have & it's purple, cuz couldn't get the silver or gold was out on HSN when I called. I need to look 4 it. I hid it somewhere. I need to put it in the Hp bag that I have the hp everyday purple bag & stuff & love this work 4 self and companies.

  7. Amazing video! Great tips for everyone interesting on YouTube!! I have my channel started 2 years ago but wasn’t consistent but now I am thanks to you’re videos and tips!

  8. This is interesting. I am a mixture. Before it was being a speaker. Now, its more into making content about Disney which goes with my brand of inspiring people to go live their best life. ❤ Now I am teaching people how to make small experiences "magical".

  9. Always love your insight! This video really made me think of YouTube from a future-planning, pathway point of view. Thanks for the message!

  10. Love your videos and watch at least one a day. I’m definitely a #5 Expert #VideoPreneur
    Beginning to film regular content to upload twice a week to help promote my new #ChineseTakeawayCookbook

  11. I have a every-day job, which I love. So, going full time is not my goal. But I want to help other people, so I'm doing it with my videos. My path is a being a influencer. It's very slow growth, but it's OK, I am just starting

  12. I’m interested in growing my channel. I have many interest but not sure which one to choose. Can you look at one or two of my videos and tell me which area suits me best? I’m a teacher, counselor, gardener, cyclist, mother of a child with autism, married for 20 years to the same guy. Lol. I feel like I have a lot of material to share. Just don’t know where to start.

  13. Love all your videos !! Thanks for sharing all your knowledge. I learn so much from watching you❤️

  14. I’m trying out the Youtuber path and would definitely be open to the video producer to help small businesses in my area. I think I need to spend some time getting more experienced with my equipment but this is great food for thought as I develop! Thank you!!

  15. Hey Sean! It's Luiza from Brazil here! Just reaching out to thank you for your content, it really inspired me to start my own youtube channel with video tips! It's still small but I really believe on the content. Would love some feedback anytime😍😄

  16. My path is Bartending. I've been growing my channel since Feb this year. Recently just went past 10k subs. Still trying to find my way properly but seem to be having success with How To videos.

  17. Great tips, but can you include the YouTubers you mentioned's names in the description and links to their channels? I can't find Steve Penette (Don't know how you spell it) the Real Estate guy. I wanted to know how he makes that work on YouTube but idk how it's spelled and YouTube comes up with nothing when I search. Thanks

  18. I'm a social media marketer, and I wanna be an influencer and coach =P

    I'm trying to take my youtube channel and entrepreneurship seriously cause I'm 15 right now and I know I'll be successful in future and this is my future life!

  19. My Path is the Path to Mature Adventures! Just got to get out there and have some fun learn new things and relax! Great video!

  20. I actually started you tube around 5 no the ago..amd I'm growing pretty quickly I am a stay at home mom and I also Lo e to create nail art so I was thinking how can I start a career at home and I wanted to just give it a try amd ended up falling in love with making YouTube videos..and on instagram as well..i have tried to get some advertising but I am still too little for what else can I do but wait really and just keep creating content that people want to see..tyfs🎅🎄🎅🎄

  21. Path number 1 for us!! Thanks to your help, we just uploaded our first of many fun, lighthearted videos. We’re the newest videopreneurs out there right now!!

  22. I don’t know if I even fit into any of these five paths. I feel like my niche is fine art but I don’t want to be a guy who paints on YouTube. It’s more about sharing content and me sharing my work as an artist.

    Maybe I have some work to do, and certainly these are not the only paths. And maybe I’m just not “there” yet.

    Thanks, for another great video to get me thinking about my channel. 👊🏻

  23. Thanks Sean, I am definitely a YouTuber for now, but learning more strategies and tactics from you and Sunny to take my videos and channel to the next level so that I can become more of an expert and authority in my field 🙂

  24. Going FT would be insane (in a good way). Patient and persistent. If you like mediocre, original guitars licks, then stop on by my channel! I show you original music, and normally show you how to play it in the description. Thanks in advance!

  25. Thanks for sharing. I watch your videos often, but I lack the confidence to move forward. Perhaps I will step into this arena someday. Have a nice Christmas

  26. Your the best Sean! Thank you for your hard work an dedication on helping others 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  27. I am open the grow my YouTube channel and become the next big thing on YouTube but do I ever think I will work as a freelancer probably not but you never know it is crazy to think though that all these people made their career off of YouTube.

  28. I am a firm believer that to be a Youtuber you have to love what you do go into fully and force yourself to do it for one month if you love it naturally you will slowly gain a following YouTube is a process I love it I personally just don’t have the time with my school work

  29. Thanks for making this video and all you do. I probably fall in the author expert since my videos are data science tutorials.

  30. Always love your content! I'm working on number # 5 but have been thinking about using some of the new skills elsewhere as you mentioned. I just love how this is a career path for people today! Not everyone gets it but the people who do are crazy awesome!!!

  31. I can't wait to learn more in your masterclass. I believe it's going to help our ministry, non-profit and businesses greatly. We've got a lot of content on YouTube but don't have the traffic yet. You seem to have a clear understanding of what it takes.

  32. I tried to watch it but somehow the mood of it didn't really catch my attention, thank you for sharing all of this good information with us though, I love people who are not afraid to share what they know with others

  33. The content you put out is fantastic! Love it. It is so amazing how helpful for the ones including myself, can gleam from your content. THANK YOU THINK MEDIA!

  34. This is all I strive for. I want to make a full time living on YouTube😭 I love YouTube and I’m so motivated to work and grind my way to the top

  35. I need help with content creation skills, especially adobe premiere. Someone please point me in a reliable direction 🙏🙏

  36. Yeah, I want that too! But it's a bubble as the whole capitalism. Where does all the money come from that we wash constantly 😂.

    And everyone can make these videopreneur career with just clone other channels.

  37. We have barely 200 subs on our channel to provide tips for travelers to Nepal. Our path now is to get travel insurance sales from our affiliate site on our Youtube channel. We also do stock photos and videos. All this is really so much fun even though I'm a long way from getting any income from them. First of all, I love helping people with their time in Nepal. Nepal is a lovely little country with a lot of challenges for safety. It's very peaceful but just underdeveloped and with many different cultural issues. I've lived here for 8 years and it's just amazing.

  38. Good informative video.
    I would submit, the another category would be that of a video content creator/filmmaker; whether its narrative, documentary, how-to’s, corporate, etc.

  39. for my Chanel i want to be a YouTuber influencer i relay want to help people what there are going throw in there daily life maybe as i progress in this family i do all 5

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