Explain three different ways to make money from YouTube by reading
Reading is an important intellectual activity for the human race, but recently we have begun to become preoccupied with it and to follow the visual content. Reading is not very compatible with our time, now everyone wants to get immediate benefit from their activities and complete tasks as quickly as possible.
Nevertheless, books remain an important means of knowledge and even necessary for understanding many areas of practical life. There are a large number of important books in areas such as management and marketing, without which the owners of the most famous international companies would not have succeeded.
Currently, some are forced to skip the idea of reading important books and use alternative solutions to know the ideas in them, not to mention that audio books are very important for blind people.
In the past few years, many people have been using one of the following methods to see information and ideas in books that are important to them without reading them:
Listening to books that are available as audio copies (Audio Books).
Watch book summary videos on YouTube.
It is worth noting that YouTube is a very flexible platform in terms of the content that you can submit through it. You can use your love of reading books to create a profitable YouTube channel easily and at no cost by using the above methods.
In addition to the previous ideas, there are a large number of readers looking for channels on YouTube that analyze and criticize books. Some people do not want to waste their time reading a book that they do not like or may not like, so they search for a video that discusses this book before reading it.
There are those who have read a book or a novel and are looking for an analysis of what they have read in a literary form.
The important conclusion for you: there are always tens of thousands of readers who like to discuss their favorite novels and books, and are looking for YouTube channels that do so in an attractive literary manner.
In the following lines, we show you the details of the most important and best three ideas that you can exploit in the field of profit from YouTube by reading, and they are:
Create audio books
Analysis and discussion of books and novels.
Here is an explanation of each method in detail, in order of above:
1. Create audiobooks
Reading and recording books, or what is known as creating audio or audio books, is the easiest thing you can do on your YouTube channel.
Almost any content on YouTube needs some preparation, especially if the content provider intends to appear in the videos that he will provide. As for creating audiobooks and adding them on YouTube, they need as little preparation as possible and can be created easily.
Creating an audio book is an easy and simple process, and its basic steps can be summarized in the following steps:
Record your chosen book with your voice and save the recording file in high quality.
Create a simple video file with good quality.
Merge the audio file (recording) with the video file (to make one file).
Upload the file to your channel.
Here are the most important free audio recording software:
Most of the previous programs are free, and some of them are already on your device, such as Windows Voice Recorder. Despite this, most professionals in the field of audio recording recommend using the paid Adobe Audition program for its professionalism, features and great features.
Note: If you are going to rely on your mobile phone, there are mobile phone applications that specialize in recording audio, and you can rely on them, and you will find that some of the programs above are also available as mobile applications.
It is worth noting that the process of creating a video file and merging the audio file with it requires the use of a video editing program such as:
Windows Video Editor
Windows Video Editor is fast and easy to use, and since it is already on your device, it will not harm you to use it. If you are looking for a video editing program that offers professional features for free, you should use Lightworks.
Important note: The steps for creating an audiobook are similar to the steps for analyzing and summarizing books, except that audio books require less effort in editing the video and audio file. Also, the audiobook video file may not need more than one background for the duration of the video.
Those looking for audio books mainly want to listen to the book, so the visual content is not very important to them, unlike book summary videos, for example, in which sound and image work together to keep the spectator interested and entertained.
We will not mention the previous steps again in the following methods to make a profit from YouTube by reading to avoid repetition. However, it is important to pay attention to the images or video that the recipient will see in the following methods because they are an essential element in the process of getting their attention.
Important note: There is another way that you can make money through audio books as an alternative to YouTube, which is to rely on the work of a podcast channel specialized in read books, and in order not to make the article too long to explain the matter, let me give you links to articles we recently published about the podcast and profit from it.
2. Analysis and discussion of books and novels
Book analysis and discussion is something that every reading lover around the world is fond of. Readers like to discuss and sometimes comment on their favorite books before reading them in full. You might think that this is only related to the field of literary books such as novels and stories, but this is not true.
Researchers in scientific fields such as physics and chemistry love to discuss and analyze books published in these fields on a regular basis. These discussions often result in new books and sometimes scientific discoveries.
Of course, we do not need to mention the importance of discussing and analyzing the events of historical books and the extent to which historians and history lovers are interested in them.
You are free to choose the manner in which you will discuss the books, but there are several criteria to be followed while doing so, such as:
Note that this video expresses your personal opinions, and is not officially or legally relied upon.
As for reviewing novels, avoid revealing important details in them or at their end, and if you want to do so, mention it at the beginning of the video.
Make sure that your analysis of the book is objective and without bias.
Avoid using inappropriate or offensive words.
The book analysis video should be able to capture the viewer's interest both audio and visual. There are several ways to do this, but most owners of book discussion channels rely on the simplest and easiest way, which is to record a video of them analyzing or discussing books.
Despite this, there is nothing to prevent us from appearing in person in the video and only adding pictures or animations.
3. Book summarization
What attracts some to watch the book summaries videos is the way these summaries are presented and presented, of course there are other attractions that interfere in this matter, such as the duration of the summary video, which is less than the duration of reading or listening to the book.
Book summarization videos on YouTube have achieved success that sometimes exceeds the audio versions of them, due to the skill of the video makers and their ability to summarize these books in an interesting and attractive way.
Summarizing books is fundamentally different from discussing or analyzing them. The discussion does not necessarily present all the ideas of the books, but it analyzes them, and sometimes you may need to read the book so that the analysis seems acceptable and logical to you.
On the other hand, the role of the summary is to present the most important information and ideas in the book in a way that makes it unnecessary to read it.
Here are the most important ways to summarize books and the most famous ones in the field of profit from YouTube through reading:
A) Summarizing the books without appearing in the video
This method of summarizing suits different categories of people in this field, some do not want to appear in their videos for personal reasons, and there are those who do not have the required tools at the moment.
Finally, there are those who prefer to summarize books through animation, which we will explain in detail in the next point.
The truth is that summarizing books without the appearance and without relying on animation to grab the viewer's attention can be a bit difficult.
You will have to use and rely on a set of images to attract the viewer, which may not work all the time.
You can rely on a distinctive sound that attracts the viewer's ear, making it treat the video as it deals with audiobook videos.
b) Summarizing books with the help of animation
There are several famous Arab and international channels on YouTube that summarize books and explain them through animation. This method of clearing relies heavily on creativity and imagination to display the contents of the books in an interesting and attractive way to the viewer.
In this method, the owner of the channel summarizes a specific book and turns this abstract into an animation. The possibilities of this method of summarizing are not limited to novels and stories, but also extend to historical books or that contain scientific ideas and studies.
Some channels for summarizing books with animation depend on transforming the ideas in them into situations with human heroes to facilitate their implementation. Transforming ideas into situations is a famous narrative style that helps to communicate information to the viewer easily.
Some may find that learning to design animation is difficult, but it depends on the software that you will use in designing it.
In addition to the program, there are several questions that you need to answer before choosing the program that you will use to make animation, such as:
Will you rely on pre-existing shapes in the program or will you design your own?
Will you use 3D or 2D graphics?
Are you going to list people, shapes, or both?
What is your level of knowledge in the animation industry?
What are the capabilities of your computer and can it run animation programs smoothly?
Answering the previous questions will help you decide the best animation program that suits you from the following programs:
The previous programs provide several advantages in the field of animation design, for example, Powtoon is a site that provides the ability to design animation through the browser for free, that is, you can use it on any computer, whatever its capabilities.
Blender is a giant program in the field of design that enables you to create high-quality 3D shapes, Moovly is available for use on mobile phones and so on.
Summarizing books with animation is one of the reliable ways to avoid appearing personally on your channel, unlike the previous method, this method is very attractive in the presentation, and it is suitable if you do not have a camera at the moment.
c) Summarizing the books and appearing in their video
Summarizing books with their video appearing is the easiest way to summarize books on YouTube. For tools, you will not need more than a camera for photography and a video editing program for this method.
Although it is the easiest way in terms of implementation, it has many requirements in terms of presentation, you need to know the basics of speech, visual communication and the formation of a presence
How to make make money from YouTube by reading?
In the previous part, we discussed the methods through which you can create a YouTube channel based on your love of reading, but how will you profit from it?
YouTube's main source of profit is usually subscribing to its advertising program after fulfilling its conditions.
If you are interested in knowing the details of the conditions for profit from YouTube and how to achieve them, we recommend that you read our detailed article on this topic.
Although ads are the main source of profit from YouTube, they are not the only source of profit from YouTube.
Some of the ways to profit through YouTube via a channel interested in books are:
Make money from affiliate marketing (products related to the field of reading such as books, reading tablets, etc.).
Profit through advertising for libraries and bookstores.
Tips for creating a successful YouTube channel in the field of reading
1. Rely on a specific approach in choosing the books that you will rely on in your channel
Whatever you will choose from the previous methods of profit from YouTube in the field of reading, you must first determine the method of choosing books. There are those who choose the books they will publish on their channel based on popularity, and there are those who choose them based on the type of books they personally prefer.
Choosing books based on their popularity will help you to attract followers to your channel quickly, which will help in the process of making profits. On the other hand, choosing the books that you will discuss or analyze on your channel based on the type of books you prefer is entertaining and likable.
Discussing your favorite books contributes to the appearance of your content in an attractive way, because your talk about the book will be based on your passion and love for it. It is true that it is not the best way to spread in this field on YouTube, but it is a reliable method.
Finally, you can combine the two methods of choosing books. You can choose a popular book and make a video about it (depending on your channel's trend in this field) and the next video dedicated to discussing a favorite book of yours.
2. Use your audience's recommendations to create your channel's content
Using your audience’s recommendations can provide an endless amount of ideas for your channel’s content. The level of nominations and their comprehensiveness can be determined by yourself according to the nature of your channel and the extent of your interaction with its audience.
For example, you can ask your audience what they think of the book category you're discussing and whether they have suggestions for adding new book categories. To avoid categories that may not fit you, you can add a vote on your channel that contains several areas that you have not analyzed or summarized books to which you belong before.
Do not want to change the scope of the books you are summarizing or analyzing? No problem, ask your audience to nominate books in the same field as your channel. No one has read all the books in one field, so you will always find new books among your audience's recommendations to review.
Using audience recommendations is much easier in the field of creating audiobooks, in this field you only read and whatever your audience suggestions you can implement without problems.
Attention to audience nominations is a key factor in profit through YouTube in general, and this includes the field of our article, of course. Note that the frequent demand to read or analyze a particular book contributes to increasing its video views, which helps increase its profits.
3. The sound is more important than the picture
This tip is mainly for audiobooks. Earning from YouTube by reading depends more on listening than watching. Most people who listen to books will not pay much attention to the image in the video, no matter how attractive it is.
Most audiobook lovers deal with it in the same way they treat the music or songs they hear while doing other work.
Summarizing and analyzing books may rely on pictures to attract the attention of the recipient, but it will not be more important than the voice itself and will not replace it.
As it is clear, the sound factor is the most important in all the previous methods, despite that the image factor in summarizing books, whether with or without animation, is no less important than the sound in these methods.
4. Start with your possibilities
Most of the profit channels through YouTube that depend on reading or summarizing books started from a humble beginning, you do not need to own a professional microphone or buy expensive editing and recording software to get started too.
Everyone would like to provide high-quality content on YouTube, but this may require a high cost, which may not be available to some people sometimes.
Note that the audience for audiobooks and book discussions is a high-end audience who cares more about content than form of content.
Take advantage of your available capabilities to make videos that are acceptable in terms of audio and video, and then list them later according to the success and profits of your channel.
5. It's okay to turn it into a small business
Most of those who start profiting from YouTube by reading start individually, but turning it into a group work is possible and desirable. Involving more than one person in the process of creating videos summarizing books or recording audio books is done in certain circumstances and for specific purposes.
You may have a great talent in reciting but you do not have experience in audio editing, here you can hire a friend to do the job for you.
In general, the process of creating these videos requires doing more than one task, and it is good to distribute these tasks to people who are good at doing them.
Also, distributing recording or editing tasks to several people enables you to get a well-made final product. High-quality videos generate higher profits than those with medium quality, and this includes all areas of content on YouTube.
You can expand or distribute tasks amicably with your friends to avoid paying huge amounts to professionals. You can also expand your video production when you see that it is a necessary investment to increase the return of your channel.
6. Take into account the exits of the words
Taking into account the rhetoric and articulation of speech is self-evident with regard to audio recording, you will not get followers or views if your videos are not understandable, especially if you are creating audiobooks, you will not be able to attract viewers and followers.
You may have a problem with uttering or exiting letters, and this is likely to happen, and with time and training, you will improve. In general, you can always seek help from individuals specialized in the field of audio recording from microservice sites if you have a problem with recording yourself.
Other than the micro-services sites, there are sites that specialize in selling services related to professional audio recording and transcription.
7. Intellectual property rights
You probably won't have intellectual rights issues while summarizing or discussing books, but it's different for audiobook recording.
You cannot record any book for which you do not own the intellectual rights, which of course limits the number of books you can convert into audiobooks.
Now you may be wondering; If I don't own the intellectual property rights to any book, does that mean I should give up on this idea? Of course not, fortunately there is a clever and legitimate solution that owners of audiobook channels can make and that is to register books that are in the public domain.
Books that are considered public domain are books that do not apply to intellectual property rights laws and are therefore easy to dispose of.
How do I know which books are public domain? This is an important question regarding creating audiobooks and there are two ways to answer it:
Search on the Internet for the property rights of the book you want to convert to an audio book with each specification.
Refer to the timing of the book's publication and compare it with the timing of the Intellectual Rights Protection Law.
The second method may be a little complicated, but it is important, and sometimes it may be the only method available for some books. You simply need to know the time of issuance of the book you want to register and the intellectual property rights protection law of the country in which it belongs.
For example, the law to protect property rights in England protects books from public use for a period of 70 years, so if you want to register a book by a British author, you must take into account this law and the timing, which varies according to the author and his country.
In this article, we have highlighted the most important ways to profit from YouTube by reading. Personally, I see that it is an interesting field with good profit opportunities as well, note that you read and increase your linguistic and knowledge and publish it to others to spread the benefit, and at the same time make financial profits.
What kind of books do you prefer to read? Share in the comments the name of the last book you read and what you think about it.