Adsense is not the only way to build a reliable income stream for your YouTube videos. You can find a bunch of niche related sponsors that will pay you to talk about their product or service in one or more of your videos.
There are several sites where you can find video sponsors but the one place with the most sponsorship opportunities seems to be famebit.com.
I’ve added one of my YouTube channels to Famebit a little while ago and I’m excited about all the possibilities. Here I am giving you a tour:
As can see, not only are there brands that you can pitch to but you can also send proposals to other YouTubers for collaborations.
Getting sponsors on famebit….
I’ve already sent three proposals to brand sponsors to see what would happen. Unfortunately, they haven’t gotten back to me.
I’ve looked around and I see that many other YouTubers are complaining about the same thing. I still need time to test but I’m pretty sure it boils down to three things:
- 1. How attractive you are as a channel to potential sponsors.
- 2. How closely related the brand is with your niche.
- 3. The type of proposal you send.
First off, Famebit won’t even include you into their network until you have at least 1000 subs on your channel. Also, brand sponsors seem to be more interested in the average number of views your YouTube videos get.
Any amount pass 1,500 average views per video is a good number. So if your channel is lacking in the attractive stats department then it’s time to bulk up.
Another point to remember is how close your channel’s niche is to the sponsors brand. If you have a channel devoted to home repairs then you obviously wouldn’t seek out a cosmetics brand.
And finally, you gotta sell them on the idea. For this, you need to do your homework. Go to their website and see what their product or service is all about.
It’s up to you to bridge the connection on “why” they should work with you. Give them your ideas on the video or videos you would like to make. Help them to see the value you provide.
Keep the sponsorship fee reasonable and I don’t see why they wouldn’t hire you. Again, I’m still testing myself.
Collabs and networking with YouTubers
I haven’t played around with this section yet, but there are a bunch of other YouTubers you could partner and collaborate with.
Again, the same 3 points I mentioned above also come into play here. You need to have equal to better stats than the person you want to work with.
You also want the prospect’s channel to be in a similar niche as yours. This will help his or her traffic cross over to your YouTube channel and vice versa.
Finally, you need to give reasons why the partnership would be valuable to the prospect’s channel.
I have a lot more testing to do and when I get my first collab or sponsor then I’ll be sure to update this blog. Until then, try it out for yourself and see what happens.