In the last couple of years, many people have found inspiration in Robin Hood, making it the most popular topic on social media platforms like Twitter.
The meme-worthy character is typically depicted as a nobleman or a commoner who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. While some may associate this character with historical events, his first appearance was in an obscure comic published in the United Kingdom in 1972.
Even if you don’t know who Robin Hood is, you probably know the phrase ‘Robin Hood tax’ which refers to a hike in tax rates on the wealthiest citizens in the U.K. The name ‘Robin Hood’ was later applied to a political movement that advocated for higher taxes on the wealthy, and in 1990, the Scottish Parliament approved a ‘tax’ on the wealthy similar to what Robin Hood is known for.
Since then, numerous other nations have followed suit, and today, many of the world’s wealthiest individuals and families must file annual reports identifying their income, assets, and expenditures. These individuals include many celebrities as well as non-profit organizations and royalty. In order to comply with the law, the world’s wealthiest file these reports even if they don’t engage in any illegal activities.
Now that you know the motivation behind the ‘Robin Hood tax’, let’s explore how to become a virtual Robin Hood YouTuber and how to make money online.
Virtual Robin Hood YouTuber
With the advent of the digital age, people have found a way to produce and distribute content more efficiently. The most common method is through online video platforms like YouTube. This video-sharing website was originally created for people to share footage of themselves playing video, music, and other interactive games. However, anyone with a microphone and a passion for something can become a YouTube creator, leading to a nearly limitless supply of content.
If you’re looking to make money online, you have a couple of options. You can join a micro-influencer marketing program through a company like FameBit, which will pay you to share videos promoting products or services related to lifestyle, fashion, beauty, health, and travel. Or, you can create your own YouTube channel and become a virtual Robin Hood YouTuber.
The first step to creating a YouTube channel is to find a name for your channel. It should be short but descriptive enough to be memorable, and it should correspond with your personality.
For example, ‘The Erin’ is short for ‘Erin’ and describes an optimistic young woman who posts funny memes and challenges other teens and young adults to laugh along with her. ‘TigerBeat’ is the name of a popular entertainment website aimed at teens and young adults, with a large social media following. So, creating a channel called ‘TigerBeat’ seems rather fitting.
Choose a niche You can then choose which videos to make. You want to choose a topic that you have a lot of knowledge about, but also one that is unfamiliar to most people. In the case of a meme channel, funny videos about current events and pop culture are a great fit because the content will be relatable to a large audience.
You can then distribute your content to your audience through paid advertisements or organic, viewer-subscribed advertisements (known as ‘sponsored posts’).
How to Make Money Online
There are numerous ways to make money online, and the best part is that you can do this while still maintaining a full-time job. Here are just a few of the most popular methods:
1. Start a blog
Blogs are basically websites that update content frequently and don’t require users to register to read the blog’s articles. The most popular ones can be found in the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) world, and they typically host a variety of content.
If you’re looking to make money online, starting a blog is a great option. You can choose the topic of your blog in any way that you please, but it’s typically recommended to choose a topic that you’re passionate about. This will naturally translate to better content that you’ll be able to attract and retain readers.
2. Create and promote an Instagram account
Instagram is a popular photo-sharing social media platform with over a billion active daily users. The app focuses on user-generated content, so much of what you’ll see is what the user base wants to see. If you want to make money online, creating and promoting an Instagram account is a great option. Just remember that Instagram has an algorithm that determines which content goes ‘viral’ (meaning that it gets a lot of views rapidly).
You can gain experience by searching for hashtags relevant to your niche and uploading a lot of content. You can also take advantage of Instagram’s ‘sponsored content’ program, or create your own ad campaigns through its ‘Ads Manager.’
3. Start an Etsy shop
Etsy is a global online market place that allows individuals and businesses to sell their products directly to consumers. If you want to make money online, starting an Etsy shop is a great option. Businesses of all sizes can benefit from the site, whether you’re a professional designer seeking to expand your business or just an independent crafts business looking for a way to get your products in front of potential customers.
There are numerous ways to make money on Etsy. For example, you can become an Etsy store affiliate, earn a commission whenever someone purchases a product from your store. Or, you can take advantage of the site’s drop-shipping program, which allows you to sell products online without having to worry about storing and moving them yourself.
4. Start an Amazon shop
Amazon is an American multinational e-commerce company based in Seattle. Once you’ve created your Amazon shop, you can start selling your products directly from the platform. In addition to its online marketplace, the company also operates a chain of retail stores called ‘Amazon Markets.’
If you want to make money online, starting an Amazon shop is a great option. Just remember that, like with many other large companies, Amazon will try to automate as much as possible, so you’ll have to set up multiple shops if you want to keep doing this income stream.
5. Start a travel blog
If you love to travel, why not spend some of your time blogging about your adventures? You can use your blog to document your travels and put yourself in the role of a travel agent, offering advice on where to go and what to do. In addition to documenting your travels, you can write about the culture and the people you meet along the way.
Blogs like these are typically found in the travel category of online marketplaces like TripAdvisor, and they can be an excellent source of income if you pursue affiliate marketing.
You can make money online by pursuing any of these strategies, and you don’t necessarily need to have a blog to do so. The important thing is to find a way to monetize your existing social media profiles. If you want to try something new, however, starting a blog is a great way to learn new things and perhaps make some money along the way.