How to make money on YouTube

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How to make money on YouTube

Have you ever wonder how to make money on YouTube? Or you are looking for ways to earn money from YouTube. These common questions are on the lips of every YouTuber and prospective YouTuber. Don’t worry all your questions will be answered in this article.

One misconception about YouTube which is so common is that YouTube pays their content created per pageview like Google AdSense program, this has made content creators look at keyword with large traffic. They believe once the traffic increase their earning increases as well.
YouTube pays varied according to the model you choose.

  • Pay Per Click (PPC): In this category, YouTube pays its content creator on the number of clicks on the ads per thousands. What this means is that YouTube will pay you when people click on your ads.

For example, a YouTuber with 10,000 views per month and a 1% click-through rate and cost per click of $0.50 will get $18 after Youtube collects their 45%.
Another Youtuber with 5000 views per month with a click-through rate of 1% and the cost per click of $25 will receive $687.5

  • Pay Per View model (PPV): Ppv is based on whereby the advertiser pays a base amount of money per view for a thousand views.

You get money when the viewer watches the ads for 30 seconds or less than 30 seconds.
If you choose this model, you won’t get paid when the viewer clicks on your ads but when they watch the ads.

The model you choose to monetize your videos depends on your choice and you are sure to make money from YouTube.

Type Of Ads
The advertiser is willing to pay content creator on YouTube high amount of money for them to show their ads to their viewer this help YouTuber to make money on YouTube no matter their country and niche.

To make money on YouTube, you have to understand the different types of ads that will be display on your YouTube videos.

  • Pre-roll: This type of ads act as a preview on the main video. The pre-roll ads can be skip after 5 seconds of playing.
  • In Search Ads: This type of ads displays to viewer when they search for video to watch. It is usually yellow in color to distinguish the video from other video on YouTube.
  • In-display ads: This type of ads is usually displayed in the right-hand corner of the selected videos.

How to sign up for Youtube
Before you can make money on YouTube, you need to sign up on youtube and create your own personal YouTube channel.

After you created your YouTube channel, upload your video and make sure that your keyword is evenly distributed in the description of your video.

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Youtube in June 2017, announced a change in the monetization program. Youtuber must have lifetime 10,000 views before they are allowed to display ads on their videos.

To get your 10,000 views, create and upload 10 high-quality videos with high search volume and low competition.
And within a month, you can monetize your video to make money on YouTube.

How to make money on YouTube
Making money on YouTube is easier for some people and very difficult for other people.
I will list 5 tips that will help you to make money on YouTube faster.

  • Create your YouTube channel that targets a specific niche. You can focus your niche on sport, DIY, craft, business or tech review. This makes it easy for you to find an advertiser that is willing to pay.
  • Create high-quality video which makes your video stand out from the rest and increase your view.
  • Transcribe your video into English language.
  • Target video with high monthly search. Video with high search volume with low competition will be easy for new YouTubers to have high rank will lead to an increase in the monthly view of the video.
  • Advertiser bid high amount of money on some keyword from $5 – $20 while some keyword has low bid. Look out for keywords with high bid and create and upload your video. When viewer clicks on this ads your revenue will increase.

I hope you learn one thing or the other when it comes to how to make money on Youtube. Do you have your YouTube channel? Share with us your experience and how much you make per month in the comment section.


63 thoughts on “How to make money on YouTube”

  1. i totally need to start a YouTube channel. it just scares me to get started! this has got me a little more motivated.

  2. Thanks for the info, YouTube is not something I have fully considered as yet as I don’t feel I have the knowledge to produce the great videos that I see on there. I will certainly think about it though.

  3. i’ve been looking to break into youtube and this was very helpful. especially because EVENTUALLY i would like to make money from it all

  4. I LOVE YouTube! I just started my channel this December and have so much fun making videos:) I still need to gain more subscribers and watch time in order to use google adsense on my channel (you need 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch time hours) BUT, I’ve seen a lot of growth since I’ve started so I’m hoping to get there soon! My end goal is to monetize using sponsored content and affiliates.

  5. After my blog, YouTube Channel is the next thing on my list. These tips will come in handy. Thanks for breaking it down

  6. I have my YouTube channel. I haven’t spent enough time building it. Still under 100 subscribers and less then 2000 views. Mine isn’t an account we’re im selling in my videos, my videos are a little different, so the growth is a little slow. Work in progress.

  7. This is super helpful for beginners looking to branch out to YouTube. I’ve been using YouTube for a few years and while I’m not a super star, I make about $100 a month. Can’t complain about that!

  8. Great article. This is a topic I know I need to learn more about and you really helped me understand some good ways to get started. Thank you.

  9. With my blog coming up on a 6 month anniversary, I’m trying to take it to new levels and I think YouTube can really help! Thanks for sharing such detailed tips!

  10. I recently started with YouTube. Your blog was much needed I guess. Thank you helped me a great deal to understand. I will try these tips.

  11. I have a YouTube channel but it’s just sitting there unused basically. I have been wanting to put it to good use and try to monetize it. My problem is knowing what content to film. I’ve got to work on that.

  12. I don’t make a lot of videos. I should. I see more companies wanting videos. My son has a YouTube channel and would love to make money off of it!

  13. This is very informative!
    I have a youtube channel ( and we are still really small but this helps us out knowing what’s to come if we ever make it to monetization!

  14. Thank you for the post, it was very informative. I have always wondered how the monetization process worked on YouTube, now it’s not such a mystery.

  15. This is a great post on helping people learn how YouTube can make them money. I’ve never really ventured to YouTube but perhaps one day.

  16. This is such as in-depth about youtube and how it brings us revenue. Really glad to learn it here, no wonder everyone is trying to make a youtube. It is really useful to learn a thing from youtube now.

  17. It’s great to hear this from someone with experience. I don’t have a niche for content and it amazes me that people are able to generate revenue streams from Youtube.

  18. See, this is exactly what I need! I am severely lacking in the video area! I need to get on it. I am totally bookmarking this.

  19. very informative. I’m not sure what model I have for my youtube – probably should double check to make sure I get the best monetization option.

  20. Thank you for the info! I’ve always been curious how much YouTubers make. I don’t think I’ll ever get into it, though, because I suck at talking!

  21. I know YouTube is another great way of making money I just don’t really know how to go about it but now I think I know. Is going to help me in a great way. Thanks for sharing.

  22. I do have a Youtube channel but I haven’t seriously use it for monetary purpose. Thanks for this information, I’m gonna check that out.

  23. I’m shamed to say that I haven’t utilized any of the social media video mediums. I am bookmarking this article though for when I venture to the other side.

  24. The Tale of Mummyhood

    A very informative article that I found really interesting. YouTube is not something I’m good at, so I’ll certainly be taking tips from this post.

  25. I need to get my rear in gear and make some travel videos for YouTube! Sounds like there is a market and money to be had! Saving this!

  26. there is a lot of influencers,bloggers,vloggers, artist who earn a lot on youtube ai think youtube is really a great wag to make money

  27. Some people just have a knack for making awesome youtube videos. I think my boys would be good at monetizing (they are grown) but they both have such busy lives right now, I don’t think they could invest the time right now.

  28. These are really good tips. I always wanted to start a YouTube channel when I was in uni but I never got round to it.

  29. siennylovesdrawing

    wow!! Really reading your story here, hope I can be make use of the tips here on my Youtube channel : D thanks for this informative sharing
    Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  30. Wow, great article on making money from YouTube. I am planning to implement your tips whenever I am ready for Youtube marketing.

  31. This was very accurate we are a monetized channel on YouTube and it’s so confusing how much each ad pays lol. I liked the breakdown you gave about the different ad types ty for sharing

  32. Omg thank you for the inside knowledge. I didn’t know that you could choose the type of ads or way to make money off YouTube. Thanks! Makes me want to start my channel now.

    XO Andie

  33. Thanks for sharing these tips to help be successful on YouTube. I tried to get started about a year ago making workout videos but no luck. This has really inspired me to check it out again.


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