In recent times, video-sharing platforms are evolving also as a platform to make money.
You can try an existing platform like youtube or go with a relatively new platform like TikTok. TikTok does not have a partner program just like Facebook and Youtube where one can earn by monetizing videos, however, the platform is rolling out a monetization program for content creators. One simple trick to earn from TikTok is to have a huge following on TikTok, and if your videos have massive engagements, you can start promoting products and services and make money.
There are numerous other ways to make money from short videos. However, what is the easiest way to make money from short videos? Some say, creators’ funds are the easiest method, and some say brand endorsement is the easiest method, however, if you ask me I will say affiliate marketing is the easiest way to make money.
How to do affiliate marketing through short videos?
Create a video showing a viral product and add an affiliate link to the description.
Create a tutorial video for the service and share an affiliate (a lot of service providers, offer affiliate commission)
Create a video for eCommerce marketplaces and share monetized links (a lot of eCommerce marketplaces offer an affiliate program)
Here are a few examples, create a tutorial video telling people how to make money on Fiverr. If someone joins through your link and earns money or purchases some services, you earn a commission.
Likewise, create an Etsy tutorial. If someone joins through your link and generate sales, you earn commissions.
One of the easiest ways to make money through videos is by publishing short videos on various video-sharing sites. For instance, if you publish short videos on youtube, you get a share from 100 million creator funds, on Facebook and Instagram, you will earn $1 billion in creator funds. Even TikTok has creator funds that will allow eligible video creators to earn money. However, creator’s funds are not the only way to earn from short videos
If you publish videos, and if your videos get a lot of views and engagements, if you have a lot of followers, you can take the benefit of your position to charge money for promoting products and services for businesses and individuals. However, you might ask how I get a contract. Well, in most cases, people will contact you if you are a big influencer. Even if they are not contacting you, you can find platforms where you can get endorsement deals.
I don't think there is any niche that has not been explored yet. All niches that you can think of are already taken or saturated. When Facebook started, there were already many networking sites and the most popular was myspace. If Zuckerberg thought there is already a social site, there is no need for another site, would Facebook be a reality? There were already a lot of social sites, yet TikTok managed to become one of the most popular. So, the question is whether the niche is saturated or not the questions should be how do you start the business, what kind of unique features and products do you need to launch. Therefore, you can create content on any niche and still become successful on TikTok.
Join TikTok and create interesting videos related to real estate, investment, generating income, personal finance, etc. share tips and information that people will find interesting, and share information that people can use or apply in their daily life.