YouTube is such a sensation to most of us. Whether you come up with content or you watch what is posted there. From the lifestyle vloggers to the tutors and from music videos to fashion vloggers, there is never a dull day on YouTube. Did you know you can also earn from YouTube as a content creator? Below is some information you need to know and tips that will help you grasp all about YouTube earning.
You need at least 1,000 subscribers to start earning on YouTube. This is not very hard to achieve for some of us. However, if you are struggling with getting subscribers, you can consider methods such as sharing a link to your channel on all your social media platforms, commenting on other people’s content, and encouraging your viewers to subscribe to your channel.
Watch time is the total number of hours your content is viewed. You need at least 4,000 watch hours on YouTube in the past 12 months to partner with YouTube and earn via AdSense (a popular advertising program).
Depending on the type of content you post, you can either post longer content to achieve your goals and gain a proper amount of watch time or post a lot of short content on your channel.
You need to sign up for an AdSense account to earn money from the AdSense program. This includes filling a form with your personal information and agreeing to the terms and conditions that come with the agreement.
Afterward, you will need to be verified and approved so that you monetize your content. Note that YouTube does not reach out to you to make partnerships but you have to write to them.
How much do YouTubers make online?
With AdSense, an average YouTuber makes approximately $0.01 to $0.03 per view. Note, however, not all YouTubers earn the same amount from AdSense. This is determined by several factors such as the length of the video, where the longer the video is the more the ads you may apply there and hence you may obtain more money for views.
Ad blockers also affect how much YouTubers earn. If your subscribers have ad blockers, then those ads will not be played and you will end up not earning anything from this.
The quality of an ad also affects how much you earn from it. If an ad is of excellent quality then you are likely to earn more from it and if it is of low length and quality, you will get less from it.
YouTube pays content creators depending on the views they receive from their content. Per 1,000 views, $5 is paid. Let’s say you get 36,000 views, this means you will earn $180. However, most YouTubers feel this is not enough considering the content they create hence they partner with affiliates and look for sponsors to pay them for promoting their content.
Note that YouTube does not pay you for the number of subscribers you have. Even if you achieve 1 million subscribers and you do not partner with AdSense, you will not be paid.
In conclusion, everyone you see on YouTube today as successful and earning millions of money started from somewhere. You can also set up your channel, make growth and become a real success story.