Are you one of those people that’s always saying “I hate YouTube ads!”? We understand that not many people necessarily enjoy ads, but of all the ads out there, YouTube ads really aren’t the worst. So before you leave this page to try and find out how to block YouTube ads, take a second and consider a few reasons why you shouldn’t hate YouTube Ads.
1. You Can Skip Ads On YouTube
Is your life really so incredibly jam-packed that waiting 5 whole seconds before the skip button comes up is a significant inconvenience for you? If it is, then why are you wasting your time entertaining yourself with YouTube videos anyway? Think how excited we would be if they introduced a skip button on TV or Radio Ads. We really should be thanking Google for that one.
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2. YouTube Ads Are More Relevant
Thanks to the modern miracle of the interwebs, advertisers are able to target very specific audiences with their ads. Don’t be one of those paranoid people who think that with “all of our information” advertisers are going to be able to stalk you and find out all the dirt on your past relationships or something. With that information advertisers are able to say “I want to show my ad to women in Washington who are between the ages of 18-35 and have watched videos about running”. That way, viewers don’t have to watch ads that are irrelevant to them. For example, that same audience of women in Washington probably wouldn’t see an ad for the new Call Of Duty game that they could care less about, but a male between the ages of 18-24 probably would.
3. YouTube Ads Force Advertisers To Get More Creative
Ads on YouTube are very different than TV advertisements. TV advertisers rely the fact that you’re already so absorbed in that episode of Game of Thrones or The Bachelor, that your eyes are too glazed over to blink and you’re too comfortable in that personalized butt imprint on your couch that you won’t leave the room. You’re not going anywhere. Ads on YouTube are different. Advertisers have 5 seconds to catch our attention or we’re already getting started on that new “fails compilation” video. Because of that, we have started to see more videos like this:
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4. YouTube Might Not Even Be Around Without Ads
These days a lot of people have just come to expect certain things for free. You can watch TV episodes online, you could stay entertained forever playing free online games, Google provides a bunch of software and services that other companies would charge good money for. But here’s a business secret for you: businesses don’t last long if they aren’t making money. What other choice does YouTube have but to allow people to pay for ad space? I guess the alternative is that you could pay a monthly subscription (don’t act like you’ve even considered YouTube Red). Have you ever seen one of Google’s server farms? They don’t look cheap.
5. YOU Can Make Money Off Of Them
Everyone knows that TV stations make their money off of advertisers. But the cool thing about YouTube is that you can pretty much be your own TV station. Google has leveled the playing field so that it’s no longer only the big networks who can make money. All it takes is a video camera, some creativity, and a little dedication and then you can be the one getting checks from Google.
Don’t know where to start? We made a course here at Video Power Marketing that teaches you all about making money on YouTube called “How To Make Money On YouTube”. We know it works because we’ve done it and we also have customers who have started to make real money using what they’ve learned in this course. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, because it won’t be like this for long.
Next time you Google “How to block YouTube ads” or complain that you have to wait a whole 5 seconds to skip an ad on YouTube, think instead about how lucky you are that you aren’t watching some super irrelevant ad that’s 90 seconds long on TV that you can’t even skip. Take advantage of YouTube and start getting paid yourself.