Earn Money by Making MV Reactions on Youtube

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YouTube have always been a great source of earning for thousands of people. Some make money making Gadget reviews, some upload funny vines, some upload their talents and the list goes on. Its the best platform to showcase your videos, get some reach and start earning good amount from YouTube through AdSense or any other network.

Still not that easy !! There is a lot of competition in it as well, making a mobile review and expecting 1000 views is also not an easy task, but what if I introduce you a YouTube niche on which you can start making videos and easily get on top within no time. Maybe its because of the love for the niche or maybe the competition is still low as compared to what we have in other niches like Reviews, Gameplay videos, News, Vines niche.

So in this post I will cover up the following:

  • A Niche that’s still new to 80% (or more) of my readers.
  • How much wide the niche is ? Its scope and other metrics.
  • How it works ? 
  • Live Examples !
  • What does it takes to get the best results ? 
  • How to earn through it ? 
  • An overlooked niche to earn money using Youtube

Excited ?? I am sure many of you are. But let me first list the requirements

  • A YouTube Channel
  • Interest in Music/Songs
  • Good Reaction Skills (You will know later)
  • Good Internet Connection.

What are MV reaction Videos ?

Being a Hardcore music lover, I browse YouTube a lot to find the latest songs from across the world. Along with English songs, I have a huge interest in Latin, Arabic, French and Korean Music as well. So recently one of my Favorite Korean Band “BTS” (Bangtan boys) released a Music Video (Called as MV) of their latest song “Dope” (which also means Sick). 

I just loved the song and replayed it many times, well I just went into Musical mood and started their playlist on Youtube. While listening to their songs I came across one MV reaction video of their latest release (DOPE).

I watched it and it looked quite funny to me (though later on I liked it). What more I noticed from this single video was that it was uploaded just after 30-45 minutes of official MV release and to my surprise the views were already 2000+ in an hour. The total views are now 15,000 which are less as compared to others. The reason is very well explained further in the post. 

Well watch it once 😉 (Don’t skip the videos, it explains a lot)


Varun Gupta Reacting to DOPE MV. 

This simply caught up my attention since the niche was new to me and also the surprising figures I saw. I started researching more on such videos and I found out that such videos are called Music Video Reaction”  or “MV Reaction” videos. 


I went deeper in my research and found out that there were many people who upload MV reaction videos and again to my surprise over 80% of the videos I found had views in the range of 5000-200,000. 

Quite impressive right ??

So basically coming back to the point,

[mks_pullquote align=”left” width=”700″ size=”20″ bg_color=”#1e73be” txt_color=”#ffffff”]An MV reaction is a video in which the a person watches a Music Video of a freshly released song for the first time and at the same time give reactions to it. [/mks_pullquote]


If you still think of what Reactions !!! then I highly recommend you to watch the above video as well as the one added below. You will enjoy this one as the girl just can’t control herself from shouting. (My favorite song that it, though in Korean).By the way do look out for the views and subscribers she got. 😉


MUST WATCH !!! You will really enjoy 😛 

Reacting to “I need u MV”

I guess now you are very well aware of what a Music reaction Video is. Lets jump onto the next part where you will be learning on how to make MV videos and How to Earn Money from your own MV videos.


How to Make MV reaction Videos

Well there can be many methods to make one such video, but make sure you have to react to the video live with the video playing first time in front of you.


  • You can simply use a camcorder/camera to record yourself while watching the video and then combine both the Youtube video and your video using any video editing tool. 
  • You can also use an App called ReactorTV to react to music videos. This app makes things simpler and time saving. The above video (Second video) is also made using this app. 

Or you can do both the things simultaneously, to learn how to do it, just watch this tutorial video. This method will require you to practice a few times with the tool before actually making a MV reaction. 


For the first Time I would just recommend you to record yourself using your webcam while watching the video. It will be a lot effective to get natural reactions out of you. 


A Quick Research on MV Reaction Videos

Before getting into it, I would like to share with you the power of this niche. I picked up a song “I need you” which is a Korean Pop song with not so much popularity as compared to Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”.So here’s a simple research. A simple YouTube search for the keyword “I need you MV reaction” will give you around 107,000 search results. A very big number indeed for a song with not much popularity.So these are the top 4 results that I got with the first result having 168,000 views while the fourth one with 60,000 views.

Guide to Earn Money Making MV Reactions on Youtube

It doesn’t end here, this is a snap of the last 4 results of Page 10 of the same search query. The views here are around 6000-8000. 

music video reactions youtube money

So What does it means ?

Well I checked many pages of the search results and here are my observations:

  • Page 1 have the Best videos with each video having over 3000 Views.
  • Most of page 1 videos are having good subscribers.
  • Some videos on Page 8, 9, 10 have over 10,000 views.
  • Most of the videos have a dislike rate of just 5%.
  • Most of the videos with 10,000+ views have good number of comments.
  • Over 80% of the videos having views less then 1000 are not at all optimized properly. 
  • Girls rule the niche. 😛
  • HD Videos ranked better.
  • All are monetized. (Except few)
  • Korean Music is the best to target.
So why do people make reaction videos ?? 

The answer is simple, they get views and more views. They get subscribers, they get social shares and the best thing is that they earn.

But Wait!!
I did the same for the song “El Perdon”, a Latin superhit by Enrique and I was unable to find such reaction videos. So it depends a lot on the audience. Most of the MV videos are made for Korean music and surprisingly more than half of them are made by Non-Koreans like me. 
I leave this point here, since everyone have a different taste of music. Just perform a simple research of reaction videos of your favorite songs and then start accordingly.
However if you really want to start, I will recommend you to check out some videos from here. Or if you are Indian, do try your luck with Hindi Music Videos, if lucky you can really gain much. 


How to really make money out of reaction Videos

So you can do the same. Let me list down the steps to make things easier for you.
  1. Select a Music Genre or type.
  2. Create a channel. 
  3. Start reacting to latest songs and upload those videos.
  4. Do Social sharing and try to target social media traffic as well.   
  5. Monetize your Channel using AdSense.
After a lot of observations, you will be thinking that its a quite competitive niche. Right ?? 
Don’t worry, there are solutions to it since MV reactions are loved by many many people.  A channel with good number of subscribers and views can easily help you rank your videos but if you don’t have one, you have to build one. The simplest way to get fast views and initial subscribers is to post the reaction videos as soon as the official music video gets live on youtube. 


Most of the channels got boosted by doing the same, they posted the first reaction after official MV is released and enjoyed good number of views. I myself found some people who didn’t ranked good but still manage to get 10,000-15,000 views just by posting it before anyone else does.

So that’s it from this end. I will leave this here. But before that, few more tips 😛 haha

Final Tips

  • Target Non-English Songs First. Indians can target Hindi Songs as well, it can definitely go well.
  • Be Natural and don’t over-react in your Reaction Video.
  • Make sure you react to the MV the first time you watch it.
  • Make it entertaining – Learn from above examples.
  • Post First or get Last. 
  • Keep proper tags & descriptions – Analyze top channels.
  • Record in Good Quality. 
I have kept it simple in this post, the Niche is introduced. Girls can do wonders making such videos. Now all you need to do is perform a research and start making your own reaction videos. Do hit the social buttons and leave comments if you have any queries or thoughts to share. I’m off to listen K-pop !! 🙂  
About The Author
Iftekhar Ahmed
Iftekhar Ahmed is the owner of iftiSEO.com and writes on various topics like Online Earning, SEO, Blogging etc. He has worked on many blogs and also works as an SEO Analyst.

10 Responses

  1. if i use hindi song or any english for my mv reaction. then is that any copy right issue ? as because am playing their audio in my video.

  2. Hi, I’m a baby-steps youtuber, my content is focusing on KPOP mv reaction and I’m trying to monetize it. Somehow, I got copyright strike on my reaction videos. I tried to figure it out, but i cannot. So, I wish you can help me to avoid the copyright strikes and let me monetize my reaction videos.

    Thank you

  3. Hi Iftikar,

    Great little write up on the ins and outs of reaction video creation. It’s definitely a huge thing in K-pop, which is why we have created an app called Inki.tv! It’s an app currently in beta that allows you to react to k-pop vids with NO EDITING, which is a huge pain for most people.

  4. Hey Ifti bro,
    I found reaction videos few months when I’m searching English songs and I saw many MVs on “PSY” if i remembered correctly. But I have no idea how to make such videos? I like Korean songs but not so much because I like English songs more than Latin American and Korean. So, if there is a chance sing loud on favorite bands or singers and make money a bit; I’m gonna try tit damn sure bro.

    1. Hello Pallab

      Good to hear, do try it !! It can go viral.

      As per my research most of the MV reactions are on Korean songs. But you can still try some other genres and languages. 🙂

      Do let me know your results and I may update it in the post.


      1. Hey Ifti,
        I searched for MV on several English band popular songs but din’t notice such high traffic views like Korean. I found only one MV on “One Direction: Best song ever”. So, it’s goanna be tough to get views on Hindi and English songs except Korean bro. I think it’ll work only for Korean songs therefore.

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