YouTube Vs Facebook: Which One Is The Easiest For Making Money Online!.
Many Nigerian content creators usually ask, “Should I post my videos on Facebook or YouTube?” This is a very good question, especially if you are new to content creation and how you can make money from your videos in Nigeria.
Before we go any further to analyze these two great platforms, it is important to know that now is the best time to jump into video monetization in Nigeria because both Facebook and YouTube are currently competing for your content and are willing to pay you good money for the videos that you post on their platform. Let us look at the requirements it would take to be monetized on these two platforms.
On YouTube, in order for a content creator to be monetized, you need 1000 subscribers and a total of 4,000 hours of watch time. This is the basic requirement. While on Facebook, a content creator needs about 10,000 likes, 30,000 1-minute views in the last 60 days and a minimum of five videos. Some people may be discouraged by these numbers. Just know that if you consistently post quality and eye-catching videos for at least 2 months on any of these platforms, you will surely get monetized.
As a Nigerian content creator, you may be worried about which platform is worth your time and effort. The right answer is both, but it is quite hard to get monetized on YouTube. By doing some research, we have come to find out that Nigerian videos get more views, likes, and shares on Facebook. A single video can go viral on Facebook and get lots of engagement. This will increase your chances of getting monetized faster.
Nigerian skit makers usually get popular on Facebook. Another advantage Facebook has over YouTube is that content creators can re-use the same monetized videos on the same page to get more views and ad revenue. This means that a viral video can be re-posted to get more likes and followers. The truth is that the potential of a video going viral is much higher on Facebook because of the internal sharing and engagement.
However, this doesn’t mean that YouTube is not a great platform for Nigerian content creators. There are tons of Nigerians that are making huge amounts of money on YouTube, such as Broda Shaggi, Mark Angel, Zanfu TV, and many others. In conclusion, it is possible to make money from both YouTube and Facebook with the same video. Just make sure that you re-edit, re-size, and even add a different background music. In other words, just make the videos different from each other.