7 Ways To Monetize YouTube Channel Without Monetization

There are alternate ways to monetize your YouTube channel without Adsense.

You may be finding it hard to reach 4000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers or your channel got demonetized recently.

Whatever may be the case, I got you covered.

In this article, I am going to show you seven ways to monetize YouTube channel without Monetization.

Let’s get started!

Sell ebooks


Selling ebooks to your audience will get you the most profit out of all the methods.

The only investment is your time in creating the ebook. As an alternative, you can also hire someone on Fiverr to write for a few bucks.

It’s a small one-time investment, and after that, whatever you make is 100% profit.

Moreover, it is easy to create a product once you have an audience.

I know that most of the time, you would have heard people suggesting the other way.

Trust me!

It is a lot easier to find products for a group of an audience than having a product first and building an audience around that.

Wondering how to deliver the product or collect payment?

I use Gumroad or Sendowl to sell my digital products, and the best part is you can start free.

If you are selling a physical product, you can use Shopify or Etsy.

How much can you make?

With a small channel, you can make anywhere from $300 to $1000 per month.

Affiliate Marketing


Affiliate marketing is a partnership between brand and content creators where the brand will provide the content creator with an affiliate code or link.

Every time the content creator gets somebody to make a purchase or sometimes even just signing up for a free offer through a link, they are paid a commission.

On average the commission percentage range between 10 to 50 percent of the profits and that is why so often in the videos you will hear the YouTubers say something like

“Don’t forget to use my code for $20 off your first purchase.”

Because they are promoting their affiliate code or link and every time their subscribers use the code, they are paid a portion of the profits.

This is one of the reasons why so many YouTubers link their equipment in the description box. 

The most commonly used affiliate program is Amazon affiliates since many trust Amazon, and the chances of making a purchase are high.

Of course, not everyone can make a ton of money through affiliate marketing.

The best way to make money on YouTube with affiliate marketing is by building a channel around a niche and promoting products specific to that niche.

Example: A YouTube channel around Keto recipe can promote a Keto diet plan.

In this way, you can increase the conversion rate.

How much can you make?

You can make a decent side hustle with a couple of hundred followers and a few thousand views.

Once you have 10K followers, you can make a full-time income without YouTube AdSense.

Recommended Affiliate Networks:

  1. Amazon
  2. Clickbank
  3. Share A Sale



Another simple and easy way to make money on Youtube is through crowdfunding.

You can ask people to fund your channel for you to keep creating valuable content.

Use your PayPal or Stripe account to get a unique link and put it in your channel description.

When people click through the link, they can contribute.

You can also do this professionally by signing up an account with patreon.com and invite people to help and support the channel.

I have seen many small YouTubes following this strategy. So, it works, give it a shot.

How much can you make?

There is no exact number as it depends on your target audience. 

You should not target an audience who may not have a PayPal or Stripe account.

Some examples of a wrong audience could be people under the age of 17, and countries that do not support PayPal/Stripe.

Sell your skill

You can make money by helping others with your skills as a YouTuber.

Being a YouTuber, you will probably know to create thumbnails and add intro/outro to your videos.

Why not make money with those skills when you are growing your channel?

I have seen a girl promoting a video intro in a Facebook beauty niche group. Within a few hours, over a hundred and fifty showed interest in hiring her for the work.

You know what you can also upsell your clients with other services like YouTube SEO and increase your profit.

This way, you can make some extra income while you are waiting for your YouTube channel to get monetized.

How much can you make?

If you can work with five clients per week, then you can easily make $500 to $1000 per month with your YouTube skills.

Indirect Monetization


Got a website or a blog?

Then YouTube becomes the best source for blog traffic, and it will help boost your website ranking. 

Inside your blog, you can have affiliate links or your products to monetize.

You can also run ads on your website, and here you just need 100 visitors per month to qualify.

If you target a blog post with high CPC keywords, then you can make a lot of money with Google Adsense.

So, use your YouTube to drive traffic to your blog post and start making money indirectly.

In case you do not have a blog, build it today. It’s just not a website; it’s your online asset.

Start your blog (Online asset)


What about the times when you are not sure about your next blog content?

Simply re-purpose your YouTube videos as a blog post or vice versa.

That is what most people do, and they have a web presence in multiple mediums.

How much can you make?

You can make a full-time income.

Generate leads


Lead generation is one of my favorite methods where you can collect leads and send them to CPA offers and make money on a per lead basis.

You can partner with brands on Maxbounty and send them leads through your YouTube channel.

Some brands pay when a user installs an app through your link or sign up for a free trial.

Here your viewers need not purchase anything; instead, they have taken some action like mentioned above so you can make your commission.

SurveyJunkey pays around $1.50 for each email signup through your like.

Many people have made quite a great fortune through CPA marketing.

So, this is something I can recommend to get started while waiting for your channel to be monetized.

How much can you make?

CPA marketing can be a nice side hustle that you can reinvest in your other businesses.

Run Shout-outs

The last but not least method to earn from your YouTube channel is to sell shoutouts.

My suggestion would be to turn down the first offer that you receive.

Trust me, and you will be approached by plenty of people with a better price and always try to negotiate and get a better deal.

One key aspect here is, you should always make sure that you are promoting something relevant to your audience.

Else it will turn them off, and you will see a decline in engagement and views in the long run.

How much can you make?

You can make recurring income when you have a reliable client. Don’t be surprised to see some top brands approach you for a long term partnership.

Focus on making quality videos, and everything else will fall in place.

Any other information on YouTube monetization alternatives?

Always disclose your partnership, affiliate links, and promotions in your video description and comply with all YouTube policies.

So when your YouTube channel goes for monetization review, you will not have any issues.

That’s all I have for now.

I hope you enjoyed reading the different ways to make money on YouTube without Adsense.

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