Here is an interesting video via The Next Web about a couple of people making a lot of money from Google Adsense ads on their YouTube videos. Video is definitely the future, maybe now is the time to start shifting away from text?
For more information, check out the YouTube Partner Page to learn how to apply to begin earning money from your videos.
Do You Prefer Video or Text?
I personally would much rather read a blog post than watch someone talking to a camera. However, for many things video is far more effective. Chris Anderson from TED.com has a great presentation about “How Web Videos Power Global Innovation.” Anderson talks about how we are rapidly learning from each other through web video so that quality and skill levels keep advancing.
Video Rules for Education
For how to content, nothing compares to video. I have used CartoonSmart.com to learn Flash and illustration and a wide variety of video sites to learn guitar theory, licks and songs. It is so much more effective to be shown how to do something, rather than read about it. For any how to question, I find YouTube to be a better search engine than Google.
Is Video Difficult?
The problem is that decent video editing takes a long, long time. At least for me it does. Also, I am not so comfortable in front of a camera so it is definitely something I need more practice with.
Would you like to see more videos on JetSetCitizen or do you prefer to read text?