Do you want to become a Skit maker, or do you have interest for content creation, but you don’t know how and where to start from? If yes, you are at the right place.
In this article, I will guide you on how you can become a pro content creator, get monetized, and earn cool hard currency on Facebook, YouTube and other eligible area of monetization.
1.) Pick a Niche
Before you decide to venture into skit making or content Creation, you need to first pick a niche. You might be wondering what a niche mean, don’t worry, I will explain.
A niche simply means your field of specialization, something you can comfortably do or that is suitable for you. For example, an artist who is known for singing reggae or a sportsman who specializes in playing football.
Before you pick a niche, you need to identify your main passion and interest, as well as making research on your competitors. Think of what you can do differently to make your own content stand out. Lastly, you have to determine the profitability of the niche you are about to start.
2.) Pick a Stage/Nickname
One thing you are to consider after choosing a niche is picking a nickname which is also known as a stage name. When picking a name, make sure it is something that one can easily relate with, pronounce and remember. You can also consider picking a name that somehow goes with your niche, or a name that would interest your viewers.
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3.) Create Social Media Handles
After picking a stage name, you can then go ahead to create your social media handles using your stage name. Ensure your username is unique and easy to find online. As a starter, it is advisable that you begin with platforms such as:
You can get your targeted audience with the platforms mentioned above. Ensure that you are active on these platforms, so that your followers will always have something to look forward to when they visit your page.
4.) Get Necessary Shooting Equipments
The fourth and most important thing to do is to get your shooting equipment. Which are your camera, tripod stand, microphone, light (for indoor & night shoot).
In time past, content creators/skit makers found it difficult to shoot their contents due to the inability to acquire digital cameras and lack of other shooting equipment. Now, shooting has been made easy because of the introduction of high quality smartphones.
With your smartphone, you can shoot and equally edit your videos with mobile editing apps. You do not necessarily need a laptop with higher software, such as Photoshop to edit your contents.
Your smartphone comes with an inbuilt mic, so you do not really need an external microphone except you wish to.
Lighting is also important in shooting. You would be required to get light, which might be expensive. However, I recommend you get a ring light of any inches, which is less expensive.
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5.) Start Shooting/Creating
Now that everything is set, it’s time to showcase yourself and bring out what you have in you by creating engaging contents that correspond with your niche. You can decide to write out your ideas or storyline before shooting.
Get two or three persons to join you in shooting and editing, because you can’t do it all by yourself. You might need to cast a few persons depending on your storyline or the content you wish to create.
One thing you shouldn’t undermine is collaborating with and featuring top content creators in the industry. This will boost your career and also help to showcase you to a larger audience. Do not assume you are in a competition with anyone, as a single video can make you go viral.
6.) Upload your contents Online
Once you are done shooting and editing, the next thing is to upload your contents online for your audience to see. Ensure you upload at least two to three videos per week to help you grow your followers organically.
You can choose to drop your videos on specific days of the week, so that your audience would know when to anticipate a new video from you. See How to Become an Influencer and Make Money.
7.) Monetize Your Contents Online
There are different ways of making money online using your contents. These are:
- Sponsored content
- Brand ambassador
Monetizing your content means allowing sponsored adverts to display in-between your videos while your viewers are watching, this is a way of earning in dollars with your contents. The amount of money you make is dependent on the number of views you get per video.
Note, there are platforms that accept monetization, and there are those that do not. I will be listing out the eligible platforms which you can monetize your content, and also the ones you cannot.
Platforms that Accept Monetization
You however need to meet certain criteria before you can be accepted into their monetization program. Check out How To Monetize Your Facebook Account and Make Money with your Videos
Platforms that do not Accept Monetization
ii.) Sponsored Content
AAnother way you can make money as a skit maker is through sponsored contents which is using your social media accounts to promote brands and businesses. Some might require you to create awareness for their brand, while some will want to make more sales. These brand owners could contact you, or it could be the other way round.
The amount of followers and online presence you have determines the amount you get paid.
iii.) Brand Ambassador
This is another method you can make money as a skit maker/content creator. Here, you get paid through business deal from a company (local and foreign) and brand owner.
You can be a brand ambassador to different brands/companies, depending on the number of audiences, how much engagement and popularity you have.
As a skit maker/content creator, you need to be creative, consistent, hardworking, and know what your audience really wants. It is no doubt that the entertainment industry is lucrative, but at the same time the most competitive. Because of this, you have to make your contents unique so that you can stand out among the crowd.