HOW TO EARN MONEY ON SOMEONE ELSE'S VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE?

What is the principle of earning money on someone else's videos on YouTube? What are the risks of earning money on someone else's videos on YouTube? What is the legal way to earn money on someone else's videos on YouTube? How to apply YouTube Partner Program?

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How to earn money on someone else's videos on YouTube?

A lot of potential YouTubers want to know how to earn money on someone else's videos on YouTube. This might seem the easiest way to earn money on YouTube, but in reality - it is not that simple.

What is the principle of earning money on someone else's videos on YouTube?

First, you will need to find the popular video content for monetization, which you can easily download from somebody else's YouTube channel or record from TV / audio stream. After that you can edit it, upload to your YouTube channel and monetize it via AdSense.

AdSense is not the only option you can get revenue from. You can earn money directly from sponsors, who will pay for advertising, product placement, link placement, product reviews. You can also sell partner products, earning money on the commissions. To do all this you don't even have to be a YouTube partner.

What are the risks of earning money on someone else's videos on YouTube?

Monetizing somebody else's videos on your YouTube channel without written permission of the creator is a totally unstable way of earning money on YouTube. But even having this permission, you should remember that you are entering a grey area, and you are still at risk of getting a lawsuit for copyright infringement.

You can find on Youtube many other channels with the content that does not belong to the channel owner. That does not mean you can do the same and get away with it. Very often these channels are most likely not generating any revenue from those videos and we will explain why. All uploaded videos are automatically scanned for copyrighted content by YouTube Content ID system. This system identifies videos that have been uploaded to YouTube by other people's channels without the authorization of the original creator. Creators are also allowed to claim the revenue that is generated by those videos' views. The system checks both video and audio. So as a result these somebody else's videos on your YouTube channel do not generate any revenue because the original creator has claimed those videos through YouTube Content ID system.

As an option, creators can apply YouTube with the copyright claim. As a result, YouTube will delete your video and issue your YouTube channel a copyright strike or suspend the monetization of your channel, depending on the type of partnership you have. If your videos receive three or more copyright strikes, your YouTube and AdSense accounts are closed forever. As a result, you will never be able to directly earn money with Google in the future. You will also not be allowed to open a new channel anymore.

What is the legal way to earn money on someone else's videos on YouTube?

The most safe way to legally earn money on someone else's videos on YouTube is to have the written permission for commercial use of video content from the original creator or the company that owns the rights for commercial use of the content.

You can also use video content which is copyright free on YouTube. Youtube has an option for the creators that allows them to make their videos copyright free so that anyone could download it and use it commercially. It is called Creative Commons.

Creative Commons licenses provide content creators with the tool to grant someone else the permission to use their piece of work. YouTube allows channel owners to mark their video content with a Creative Commons CC BY license. These videos then can be used by other YouTube users in their own videos, even commercially.

Attribution should be performed under the CC BY license. It means that the links to the source videos should be included underneath the video, that was created using Creative Commons content.

Only be aware, that sometimes original creator can change the type of license and then it would mean that you would not be allowed to monetize this videos anymore. As a result, your video can get a strike which can lead to ban of your YouTube channel.

You can also use somebody else's content if it is in the public domain.

Another legal way to use the copyrighted content is to use it under the terms of fair use.

If you are looking for royalty free music, which you can legally use in your monetized videos, the best way is to use YouTube audio library.

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