Do you know how much broad is YouTube and how much money you can make from it?
As per YouTube statics 2018, there are over 1 billion users on YouTube right now, and over 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day.
YouTube is a video sharing platform from where you can generate lots of money that you can’t imagine in your dream. Have you heard about PewDiePie? This channel is the most subscribed channel in the world. PewDiePie channel created in 2010 by a young Swedish comedian, Felix and now in 2018, this brand hits 60 million subscribers.
As per Social Blade statics, the annual earning of PewDiePie channel is around $13 million.
PewDiePie is not the only channel which is making lots of money, but there are many more channels which are making lots of money on YouTube like Roman Atwood, superwoman, Smosh, Rosanna Pansino, nigahiga, etc.
So, if you are passionate about making videos for people, then YouTube is just made for you. You can make videos from your interest area. If you love to make, lough people then go and make comedy type videos. And if you like to tell some secrets then go and make tips & tricks type videos, if you love to give a review on products then go and make tech review type videos and if you like to tell your living style then go and make vlog videos for your audience.
Here are the top types of most watched videos on YouTube:
- Product reviews
- Gaming Videos
- Comedy/Skit Videos
- Haul Videos
- Favourite/Best of
- Collection of Products
- Funny animals
- Celebrity Gossip
In this post, I will cover how to make money on YouTube as well as I will tell you that how you can increase your engaging audience to generate lots of money.
4 Steps to Make Money on YouTube
Step 1: Create a YouTube Channel
First of all, you need a YouTube channel. If you have already a YouTube channel, you can skip this step.
YouTube channel will show your audience that what is your channel brand name and what is your channel identity.
All work that you will do will show on this channel. So, whenever you upload a video on your channel, your audience will just recognize that this video is uploaded to this channel even if you want to see all statics like how much revenue is on your videos then you have to come on your YouTube channel.
I will recommend that during put down your YouTube channel name, make sure that it is unique and easy to remember so that your audience can find out you easily whenever they forget to subscribe your channel.
To create a YouTube channel, you should have a Gmail account. If you don’t have a Gmail account and you don’t know that how to create a Gmail account, you can only click on below anchor link where you will get a step by step process to create a Gmail account.
Now follow the procedure to create a channel:
1. Go to youtube.com and Sign In with your Gmail account
2. At the top right corner click on My channel
3. Now you will be asked for your channel name, just enter your channel name and then click on CREATE CHANNEL
4. Congratulation! Your YouTube channel has created
Now for customization purpose, you can just click on CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL, and then you can edit things like adding channel art or channel logo.
For further more essential settings click on Video Manager. Here you will get your all video list, channel settings, analytics, etc.
Sometimes maybe you wanted to create more than one channel. So here is the good news for you means with the help of one Gmail account, you can create as many channels as you want.
To create another channel:
1. Click on CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL as l have told already
2. At the right upper corner, click on YouTube settings
3. Now click on Create a new channel
4. Just enter your channel name and click on Create button
Step 2: Upload a Video
Start creating videos which fall in your interest area. As your channel has created so now, you can upload your videos to your channel.
Try to make high-quality videos. Every time try to improve your video quality as compared to the previous version, and this will be possible only by PRACTICE. As you have heard that practice is the key to success so if you want to improve your skill, you have to do the exercise again and again.
Do you know that how to upload a video to YouTube? If not, then you can just click on below anchor text, and you will get a step by step procedure to upload a video.
You should upload video regularly as per your schedule. Consistency is vital in this field to make your audience to stay connected with you. So, if you decided to upload one video per week then do this on a regular basis and be strict to this schedule.
Sometimes people make a very short or long video. I will suggest that don’t do this. Would you think that if you are going to make a quick video, then people came to see it? Of course not, even if you make a very long video then it will happen again, no one going to watch a very long video until it is a Web series or a Movie.
So how long you should make a video for your audience? My suggestion is that you should make a video which is approximately 5 to 15 minute long. There are many successful YouTuber just by following this rule.
Step 3: Gain 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers
If You want to make money on YouTube, you have to be aware of its update.
When YouTube was started doing best in its field then its mission was that it should be the world best video sharing platform, and now it is.
But after time by time, there came lots of YouTuber with their videos which provide nothing for users. It is like there is a sea and some dirty fish are trying to make dirty the whole sea, and you know what they got success in that, this is why today the entire sea is polluted.
You know why I am telling this because you came here to know that how to make money on YouTube and you have to know everything which is so important to you.
Before 2017, YouTube was not strict about any YouTube Creator. At that time, just anyone came here, created a channel and start making money from the very first day. But after time passes, when YouTube got that there is a massive amount of garbage video then it decided that there should be some rules.
Do you know that how exactly you are going to make money on YouTube through your videos? It is possible with the help of Google AdSense.
When a visitor watches your video on YouTube, then Google AdSense play an Ad on your video, and now this visitor will see that Ad, for this you will get paid even when the visitor will click on that Ad you will get also paid for this. So, it’s all about advertisement.
Before 2017 there was no restriction to display Ad on any channel, but between 2017 and 2018, YouTube created some rules for YouTuber to display Ad on their videos.
The first announcement came from YouTube at 6 April 2017, and it says that the channels which don’t have at least 10K lifetime views will not be able to display ads on their videos. In other words, the brand which doesn’t have achieved or will achieve at least 10K lifetime views will not be able to make money on YouTube.
YouTube thought that if they apply this rule, then most of the garbage YouTube Creator will leave this platform who just came here to make money. But, as I already told you that how broad YouTube is, so 10K lifetime views is not a big deal for dirty YouTuber even they can make above 10K form their only one video. Hence, this rule got failed.
The second announcement came from YouTube at 16 January 2018, and this time it applies another modified rule for YouTuber as compare to the previous version. YouTube says that the YouTube channels will not be able to display ads on their videos until they don’t achieve at least 4,000 hours of watch time in the previous 12 months and 1,000 subscribers.
Is it right news for YouTubers? Of course, it is. Think yourself. If you are making high-quality content for your audience, then it’s not a big deal to gain 4,000 hours of watch time and 1,000 subscribers.
Step 4: Monetize your video and Start making money
So, you got 4,000 hours of watch time and 1,000 subscribers, now what?
Now you are eligible to monetize your videos and display ads on your videos means you can start making money on YouTube.
You don’t have to be afraid of term “Monetization” According to Wikipedia “Monetization is a process to convert something into legal tender.”
Here is the simple definition “Monetization is a process to convert some valuable work into cash.”
Here is one more thing that I should tell you that before going to monetize your video make sure that your YouTube channel has verified, and if it is not then you are not going to make money on YouTube.
To verify your YouTube channel:
1. Go to your Creator Studio
2. From the left side menu, click on CHANNEL
3. Click on Verify
4. Choose your Country
5. Choose any one option to get verification code
6. Enter your mobile number and click submit
7. Now enter the verification code that came with your mobile number and clicks submit
8. You got your channel Verified!!
Now, to monetize your videos, here are the simple steps to follow:
1. Go to your Creator Studio
2. From the left side menu, click on CHANNEL
3. Click on Monetization Enable
4. Click on START
5. Accept YouTube Partner Program Terms, to do this check all boxes and click I accept
6. To Sign Up for AdSense click START
7. Click next and create an AdSense account by only filling a form, if you have already AdSense account with same Gmail address then you don’t have to do anything, it will automatically detect it
8. After this again Click START to set monetization preferences and to review, these are simple steps
9. You are DONE!!
After completing all above steps, YouTube will review your channel, and after that, it will send you an email to tell you that if your brand got approval for monetization or not.
Ok, so you got the idea that how YouTuber are making money or how to make money on YouTube.
This is not the end of this post, I have more information that will help you to grow your channel and your knowledge. Don’t go anywhere, just read and read until the end of this post.
How to Get more Views and Subscribers
Here is the simple rule, if you want to get something, then you have to give something.
The same thing works in this field too. You have to give your time to understand something which leads you to get success in your area.
Have you heard about marketing? If not, then here you can understand it easily. Let suppose you have a New mobile shop and there already many stores are available like this. Now if you want that your shop should be the best shop among all these stores, it means you need marketing.
Marketing is something which is used to keep satisfying the customer. So, how it will be possible? The simple answer is, by providing valuable and high quality of product to them.
Six best ways to increase your views and subscriber:
1. Select best Title for your Video
Your video’s title should be attractive. Let suppose you have a gaming channel and you want to tell your audience about some best games. Now if you will put your video title like “9 best games ever” then what would you think, people, going to click on it, Of course not. You have to think something different like “9 amazing games that you should definitely play”.
I will recommend that always choose long-term title because they contain a large number of keywords which helps a video to get the first rank on YouTube.
2. Enter a brief description
Without an excellent explanation, your video is not going to rank first on YouTube. You have to give some time to write a short story about your video.
As per YouTube algorithm, if your description is going to tell that what is your video about and what value it will provide to visitors. There are many chances to rank your video on YouTube, and once it listed, you are going to generate more traffic on your channel and going to make money on YouTube much more.
Your description should not be much very long like an article, if you write approximately 300 words then it is not bad. Try to give a clear and accurate explanation of your video.
3. Enter some tags
Tags are also important to make your video rank first. There is some limitation means you can’t enter more than 28 tags into your one video.
Always try to enter tags which is related to your video type or your video title. For example, if your video title is like “10 top mobile phones that you should buy” then your tags should be like top mobile phones, best mobile phones ever, ten amazing mobile phones, cheap mobile phones, etc.
I will suggest that use Google keyword to pick up some best keywords that can generate more traffic and then enter these keywords in your tag.
4. Use custom thumbnail
Try to use an attractive custom thumbnail image. If your thumbnail is not so beautiful, then no one going to click on your video even if it is so good as compared to another video.
Thumbnail is just like packaging a product. Let suppose, you have a very nice product and your packaging is very dirty then would think that customers are going to buy your product, Of course not.
In this case, if you don’t have any idea that what kind of thumbnail you should use then here is a simple tip for you. Just enter some keyword on YouTube and see what other successful YouTubers have set their thumbnail. I am not suggesting you that go to look at and just copy them. I am telling you that just take an idea from them.
5. Promote your videos on Social media
When you start getting nice comments on your video like “hey… your video is amazing! I want more from you” then it’s time to promote your video on the social network.
You are making amazing videos and when you got very less amount of views that means no one knows you or they are not reaching you even if they want because they are unable to find you.
To promote your video, just go to a social network like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc. and upload your video. Sometimes it can more time to go viral your video, but after promoting there, you will definitely get more traffic to your videos.
6. Collaborate with another YouTubers
Collaboration means promoting your channel on the other YouTuber’s channel. To collaborate, just go to their channel about section and pick up their email address then send an email to take permission if they can allow you to cooperate with them.
Try to collaborate with only those YouTubers whose channel is matching with your channel category. Means if you have a gaming channel then collaborate with only those YouTubers whose channel is gaming.
How much does YouTube pay per view?
I have seen lots of people asking this question every time.
Well, it depends on the visitor’s location and his/her behaviour. If your visitor is watching ads which displayed on your video from the US, then there are much more chances that your revenue will be more as compared to Indian visitor. As I also said that it depends on the visitor’s behaviour that means if a visitor is going to click on that displayed ads then you will get another more paid as compared to only watching your advertisement.
If you get 1000 views on your video, then there are much more chances to make money on YouTube is from 0.30 to 2.50 USD.
If you want to check yourself that how much does YouTube pay per view, then you can directly go to ytcalc.com and enter your views, you will get a rough idea about this.
How much the YouTuber get paid?
Well, no one can accurately tell you that how much YouTuber get paid, but there is a site where you can get a rough idea about this.
1. Go to socialblad.com
2. Enter YouTube Username/Channel name and click search
3. Now you can see monthly and yearly income of that channel
4. To see live subscriber on that channel, just click on Live Subscriber Count
YouTube is something where you can make a massive amount of money; just you need to keep patient for this. To stand out in this field, you need to be passionate about it otherwise one day you are going to quit it.
You should have fun while making your video otherwise you will get bored after a long time and then quit this platform. The dedication also plays a significant role in this field. If you just came here to make only money, then I will suggest that don’t come here because one day you are going to fail.
Note: I hope that you like this post and if you have any question or suggestion or something other regarding this topic you can simply ask/tell me in the below comment box.