Can you make money from YouTube without creating videos?

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Yes, you can.

All you need to do is get a few pictures from Pexels.com or Pixabay.com. You can go for either images or videos. I would suggest videos because they perform better in my opinion.

On a side note, some people download other YouTube videos, cut, trim and modify them to reupload them again. I personally don’t approve this method but if YouTube allows it, who am I to object?

Clip them together on video software like Filmora or Camtasia. You probably have to buy this software for around 50 dollars a pop. Why Filmora or Camtasia? They are very user-friendly.

Plugin auto-generated robot speech (or just do a voice-over yourself). You can also hire someone from Fiverr to do a professional voice-over. One interesting software to check out though is Speechelo. It’s very popular in the YouTubers’ community.

And you are done.

However, you need to understand that it is not as easy as it sounds.

The main part of this method is to find out YouTube niches where the audience loves this kind of videos. YouTube is a face-the-camera platform (most of the time). You got to stand in front of the camera to gain an audience on YouTube. However, what if a particular set of audience don’t care if they see a human face or not? Find that niche out. 

Then, to gather a collection of the top-performing videos in your chosen niche. You will only choose the ones that are getting a lot of views, likes and comments. Now, remember, only views does not matter. Engagement factors a lot in proving whether the views are real or not. Otherwise, who knows if the views are bought from a third party for a couple of dollars?

And create a look-alike video in the same format. You know what your audience wants. So, go ahead and create it something they like. It’s called “creating to the market” where the product is as the consumers want it and not otherwise. 

That’s it.

Check this video for more.