YouTube celebrities are today’s self-made celebrities—people who have built an online following by making content aimed at teaching, entertaining, reviewing, and being wonderful.
How to Start Making Money on YouTube?
Most of these small-screen celebrities do what they do simply to satisfy a desire to create and perform in front of an audience.
While making money may not be your primary motivation for launching a YouTube channel, the wealth of earning potential is a pleasant surprise once you learn how many there are.
Is it possible to be compensated for uploading videos to YouTube?
YouTube does not compensate content creators for the videos they upload. Videos aren’t monetized by default, either. You must enable monetization in your YouTube account settings to start making money on YouTube. You can join the YouTube Partners Program or have your content displayed on YouTube Premium from there.
Know your YouTube audience
You’ll be in a wonderful position to monetize content in a variety of ways once you’ve built your own audience. However, you’ll only be able to make the most of your opportunities if you know who your target audience is.
The narrower your channel is, the better position you’ll be in to work with marketers trying to target specific demographics, according to several YouTubers looking to monetize.
You should pay special attention to:
- To evaluate if your audience is skewed toward one gender, look at its gender.
- The age range in which the majority of your audience falls.
- The geographical location of your film’s viewers (countries or localities).
- The amount of time your audience spends watching your video.
You’ll have a better grasp of your own audience and be able to deal with companies more effectively if you have this demographic data. Your YouTube statistics can provide all demographic information, but if you want to compare your channel to others, use a program like Social Blade.
With that out of the way, we can move on to discussing the various ways your YouTube channel might generate revenue.
How many views do you need to get paid from YouTube?
The quantity of views you get has nothing to do with the amount of money you make. You won’t make any money if your video receives thousands of views but no one sees or clicks on the ad. This is due to YouTube’s billing criteria, which require a viewer to click on an ad or watch it for the full duration (10, 15, or 30 seconds) for you to be paid.
With the launch of YouTube Premium, you no longer have to rely on advertisers to generate compelling or tempting ads to make money.
How to enable monetization on YouTube?
- Log in to the YouTube account you wish to make money from.
- In the top right corner, click the icon for your account.
- To get started, go to YouTube Studio.
- Select Other Features > Monetization from the left-hand menu.
- The YouTuber Partner Program terms must be read and agreed to.
- Create a new AdSense account or connect one that already exists to your channel. (To be paid, you’ll need an AdSense account.)
- Make your monetization choices.
Return to the dashboard and select the Analytics tab from the left-hand menu. From there, select Revenue from the top-level tabs then scrolls down to the Monthly Estimated Revenue chart to get an estimate of your expected revenue.
How to Start Making Money on YouTube?
Aside from the millions of money and subscribers garnered, there are a few lessons from Forbes’ list.
First, even if a YouTube channel does not have millions of subscribers, it can be monetized. Your earning potential isn’t just decided by the number of subscribers and views you have, but also by the level of engagement you generate, the niche you cater to, and the income sources you experiment with. That’s not to imply that having a large number of subscribers isn’t important; check out our YouTube subscriber tips.
Second, this list of the top earners may lead you to believe that the millions of dollars earned are all due to YouTube. Each of these channels, in fact, has its own goods line. Before introducing their own merchandise, these networks first found and built their fans. If making money on YouTube is part of your marketing strategy, the first step is the same for everyone: know who your target audience is.
Join YouTube Partner Program (YPP) and start making money from ads
Ads will most likely be your first source of money. Joining the YouTube Partners Program and setting up monetization is critical whether you want to make money on YouTube without making videos or as a content creator. Once you’ve reached 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the last year, you can request monetization.
Check out YouTube Premium
YouTube Premium is a paid subscription service that allows fans to view and support their favorite video creators without being interrupted by advertisements. There are few changes for producers since they will continue to be compensated for video consumed by non-members on YouTube as well as content on YouTube Premium.
YouTube Premium creators are compensated based on how many people watch their videos. Consider YouTube Premium revenue as a supplement to the money you’re already making from ads.
While it’s simple to set up, becoming a YouTube Partner and earning money through advertising isn’t the most lucrative revenue stream you can develop.
Explore additional monetization features
A creator can explore new monetization features apart from making money from ads and YouTube Premium. Each and every monetization channel has its own set of eligibility criteria. Consider the following example:
Channel Memberships: You must be at least 18 years old and have over 30,000 subscribers to offer channel memberships to your subscribers (i.e., your followers opt in to pay you an additional fee).
Super Chat: You must be at least 18 years old to allow your followers to pay to have their messages highlighted in your live chats during your live streams (and live in a country where the feature is offered).
Merchandise: You must be at least 18 years old and have 10,000 followers to sell products from YouTube’s merchandise shelf.
Perhaps you consider yourself a content producer first and an entrepreneur second.
Alternatively, if you’re a business owner first and a video producer second, you undoubtedly already have a product and are planning your YouTube marketing strategy to promote it.
In any case, selling items on YouTube is a practical method to make money.
YouTube Partners can now use the shelf feature to sell products associated with their channel. Follow YouTube’s instructions to enable it if you’re eligible.
To be an influencer, you don’t have to be on Instagram. You don’t have to give YouTube a percentage of your earnings if you use the #sponcon approach. You deal with the brand directly, and they pay you directly. It’s no surprise that YouTubers use it to make money.
Brands are likely to be interested in hearing from you if you have a large and/or engaged following and your material is relevant to their target market.
Become an affiliate
Look for organizations that invest in affiliate marketing if your YouTube following is loyal and engaged but not quite there in terms of numbers.
Businesses’ YouTubers encourage their viewers to visit the brand’s online store or specific product pages. They get paid a portion of sales made through their affiliate links, as you might have predicted.
Affiliate partnerships are similar to sponsored content deals in terms of setup and logistics.
How much money can you make on YouTube?
Frankly speaking, it depends…
As a 9-year-old YouTuber and multi-millionaire Ryan Kaji’s story demonstrates, the sky is the limit. However, climbing into the seven-digit range takes a lot of time, hard effort, and luck.
You can read this article “Top 12 Highest Paid YouTuber in India 2021.”
AdSense is a big part of YouTube’s revenue. YouTubers are compensated for each ad view on their channel. However, rates differ by geography, demographics, and even industry (software ads may have a higher CPM than, for example, clothing ads).
AdSense earns YouTubers between $3 and $5 per 1,000 video views on average. If your channel reaches a large number of people, this can add up to a sizable sum. It’s not uncommon for large producers to make over $200,000 per month just from AdSense.
Even if your channel is trending and AdSense revenue is pouring in, keep in mind that YouTube fame is based on several factors, many of which are out of your control — the YouTube algorithm and your audience’s interests and requirements.
Follow these above guidelines and branch out to ensure that the money you generate on YouTube grows into a healthy and steady income. Even if your AdSense earnings decline for any reason, merch and branded deals can help you make money.