A while ago I talked about making money selling ringtones online.
Today, I am going to show you a different method that involves getting people to download ringtones.
You may already know how to exploit YouTube traffic for making extra money on the side, but did you know that YouTube offers another opportunity for making money from ringtones? And it’s all legal!
Ringtones are awfully popular in today’s world and likely to remain so in the foreseeable future.
This method involves making money with a ringtone download CPA offer by using a video on YouTube.
What Is CPA?
Before I get to the system, let me explain a little about CPA for those who don’t know what it is.
CPA stands for Cost Per Action. It’s basically a lighter form of affiliate marketing where you get a commission when you send a new customer to a business who buys something from them.
Except, with CPA, there are lots of free offers, meaning in order for you to get a commission, people don’t have to always buy something. Many CPA offers will give you commission even if a visitors you send simply signs up for a free newsletter or in this case, downloads a free ringtone.
And that makes making money with CPA a bit easier since you don’t have to convince people to buy anything, its free for them, so people are more likely to take action.
So, in our case, you would for example get paid $1 every time someone (who you send through the special link that the CPA offer provides) downloads a free ringtone.
1. Sign up with a CPA Network
At the outset you need to look for and sign up with a network that has free ringtone offers.
Generally, you can expect to be paid about $1 for each new download of a tone.
There are quite a few networks with such CPA (Cost-Per-Action) offers, of which MaxBounty, Panthera and Commission Junction (CJ) are quite well known, though there are numerous smaller networks too.
2. Create a YouTube Account
You are also going to need a YouTube account. This is from where you are going to procure music videos that will promote the URL to viewers allowing them to download your free ringtone.
It is desirable to create an additional new account, not connected with your personal account. This safeguards you against any likelihood of YouTube closing down your site promoting ringtone. So, you won’t lose your personal account in that eventuality.
Next, you will need to download fitting music videos. There is no dearth of these on YouTube.
Conduct your search on YouTube for the kind of video you would want, but ensure to watch it so that it doesn’t carry a watermark of some other URL.
3. Getting the Video Ready
Having located an appropriate video, you go to a music video site like Vixy and simply paste the URL of chosen video there.
Select “AVI for Windows” for the format and to get your video from YouTube as an AVI on your desktop.
Naturally, when you want to make money, you would look for popular music videos, especially those with latest rap and pop songs.
Now, you open Windows Movie Maker (every Window Operating System contains it) and load your AVI file.
Go to Tools – Titles and Credits, and click on the “Add Title on the Selected Clip” button.
Go to Change Title Animation and select Subtitle from the list.
Type something prompting action like “To Catch Your Free Song Name Ringtone Download, visit this site“, wherein Song name is the name of the song in the music video, and this site is the URL of the CPA offer where visitors can download their free ringtone (and you get paid for their doing so!).
Hit “Okay”, and you’ll see your subtitle there. However, at this stage it’s only on the first clip of the video, but you would like that subtitle to appear all through the whole video.
All you need to do is to hold the corner of the subtitle at the foot and tow it all the way to the right and that puts the subtitle all through the entire video.
You’ll need to edit the video a bit first. Reduce the size of video to make the file size smaller for visitors.
4. Uploading to YouTube
Finally, upload your video to your newly created YouTube account. Ensure to add the song title, artist, title, and URL of your CPA offer, using the full http:// address to make it clickable.
Also, include the name of the song and artist in the video itself.
Now, you video is all set and you have to attract traffic to your site.
5. Promoting Your Video
So, use social marketing sites like Digg, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace to promote your YouTube video.
You know all these come free but can help creating viral traffic for your video, thus bringing you more profits quickly.
If you can afford some expense, you may consider using Tube Booster, Tube Increaser, Tube Marketer and Tube Spinner to quickly promote your video on YouTube.
Otherwise, you may open a number of email accounts and pass comments in favor of the video.
If you know CPA marketing, this really is an easy way to make money with ringtones.
I mean, even if you don’t know CPA, you can do this.
All you need to do is signup with a CPA network or two for free, choose a ringtone download offers and follow the steps provided above.
You can increase your earnings by making more videos. You never know which will be a hit!