I don't know why I didn't realize this before. I suspect it is because I am dense and not fully in tune with the process of making money online. At least it is not a full time profession for me or I would be homeless.
I'm not exactly sure how it happened. I was either on You Tube or looking at my AdSense stats and saw the reference to You Tube. I'm not even exactly sure how I did it, either. But if I was able to do it, it was easy and only involved a few clicks.
Somehow, I was able to integrate my AdSense account with my You Tube account and begin showing ads next to the 2 videos that I had posted about 2 years ago. It is interesting in that those two videos have gotten almost 25,000 views combined. As a matter of fact, they are pulling in more traffic than all of my other articles that are showing AdSense ads.
I figured it was worth doing since I was getting some traffic and was so easy. But, guess what?! Now after only 8 days, I have earned 45 cents. Granted it isn't all that great, but it is totally passive. A couple bucks a month would easily pay for a domain name. Plus, there is a lot of potential as noted in this article about Michael Buckley.
Now, I don't suspect that I will start a parody of the news and quit my day job. But, I would consider posting a few more videos or making some educational videos on options or stock trading. Of course, I need one more thing to do in my spare time.
Anyway, if you have a You Tube account with some videos and an AdSense account and haven't started showing ads next to your videos, why not go for it and see if you can earn some extra cash? Who knows, you might just pick up an additional 6 figure income!
Here are the videos for those who might be curious:
Vee's High Intensity Training Chin Up
High Intensity Leg Extension
By the way, Vee is my personal trainer. I see him once each week.
2 weeks ago