Create Craft Tutorial Videos to Make Extra Cash

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If you make crafts and sell them online on sites like Etsy or at local markets and fairs, you might make even more money teaching others how to make their own crafts. Whether you create custom decorated shoes or make jewelry, someone out there probably wants to learn how to do it too.

Necessary Equipment for Making Craft Tutorials

To make DIY craft videos, you’ll need a camera or webcam, some video editing software, and somewhere to host your videos online. None of these things need to be expensive- free and cheap video editing software and hosting can be effective for spreading your videos, and many computers come with built-in webcams. Your system likely came with Windows Movie Maker or iMovie, and both are sufficient for basic video editing when you’re first starting out.
Keep in mind that higher-quality videos will garner more interest, so make your tutorials as professional-looking as you can with the tools you have on hand. However, don’t be put off by the idea that you don’t have an expensive camera or fancy editing software- your stuff needs to look decent, not perfect. Lighting is one of the most important things you can invest in- a well-lit video filmed using a smartphone often comes out better than a dimly lit tutorial filmed with a pricey video camera.

How to Make Money Teaching Crafts

If you want to turn your tutorials into a side gig, you’ll need to find a way to make them pay. There are a few different ways to profit from your tutorials, so look into the alternatives before choosing which one is right for you. Here are four ways to make money with craft tutorials:

1- Post your video on a YouTube or another ad-supported video site and make money off the ads that are shown with your tutorial.

2-Post your videos on a public site (like YouTube) and use them to direct traffic to your website, where people can buy more detailed tutorials or your pre-made crafts

3- Make craft tutorial videos for a site that pays contributors directly for those videos. Craftbits.com and Envato Tuts+

4- Build a successful craft video channel and land a lucrative endorsement gig. If you get popular enough, this can catch the attention of craft supply companies, which might then pay you to make craft tutorials using their specific product lines.

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