It’s been a few months since the infamous YouTube “Adpocalypse” began heating up. Since then, a boycott of YouTube by major brands has forced YouTube to re-adjust their monetization rules, which now has certain creators feeling the burn.
Ash Pearson works as an IT Executive at TravMedia / News4Media, a collection of industry-leading media networks connecting PRs and Journalists together. He helps introduce new products and features to the platform and ensures tough problems get solved. We recently spoke with him about his experience (and struggles) with monetizing his YouTube channel, and how using localized links has helped him to increase revenue. Ash was kind enough to share some of his own experiences, with us below.
“Can I use affiliate links in my YouTube content?”
It has been over a year since we first asked this question, and even though there still aren’t any definitive answers from YouTube or Amazon, a lot has changed and there are even more examples of people intelligently leveraging affiliate links on their YouTube channels. When used correctly, affiliate links in YouTube are a fantastic way to provide even more value to your viewers as well as earn some extra affiliate revenue. In fact, a recent Quora article we found shows that oftentimes this “extra affiliate revenue” can actually be a very significant amount!