How YouTubers make money

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A YouTuber is simply a user of the video-sharing website, YouTube, which allows users to uplead content which consist of videos.

You probably out there thinking yourself out on the videos you have created and on that YouTube channel you have started whether it will pay off at some point or not. Worry hourelf no more. This is how exactly you as a YouTuber is going to make money try though it.

For a quick heads up, if you already gaining subscribers and having an awesome good view statistics for each of the videos you post but actually not earning out of it, then you are simply a typical YouTuber. With me below are the guidelines on how to get that YouTube channel pay off.

1)Ad Revenue

So far this rates out as the most way of making money on YouTube.
Google simply places ads on your videos and 45% of YouTube advertising revenue goes to it. You as the owner of the video takes in 55%. In an overview, Google pays out 68% of their AdSense revenue. Thus for every $100 an advertiser pays, google pays $68 to the publisher. What an advertiser pays is subject to change but then it usually averages between $ 0.10 to $ 0.30 per view but averages out at $ 0.18 per view. On Average the YouTube channel can receive $18 per 1000 ad views.

The frequently displays of questions asked on ad revenue on You Tube are as follows;

i)How many views do you need to reach on YouTube to get paid? Once you reach a balance of $1000,YouTube will pay you.

ii)How much does YouTube pay per per subscriber? Subscribers don’t make a YouTuber get paid. Subscribers simply state an audience for you thus just offer better viewership.

iii)How much do YouTubers make per video? This is all on viewership and the ads displayed by Google which could be loads in that if a video has 1 million views, a YouTuber could be bagging home some cash between $3000-$10,000.

iv)How much do Youtubers make every 1000 views? This ranges between $3-$10 and is subject to change either low or higher.
v)How much money do YouTubers make per view? As to most sources, YouTubers earn between 0.3 cents to 1 percent per view.


YouTubers with a strong following and a popular brand on, they could make a revenue through selling things like t-shirts, hats, bags all with different names and logos associated with their brand.
However, for one to pull out through this, one has to invest a lot of their time creating a brand so unique that has a number of followers ready to purchase your brand.


A YouTube channel with a number of fans who are devoted and love what you do would do anything to keep it going hence fan donations where fans can be asked to transfer their donations through platforms like PayPal.
However, one should note that donations are more to keep a channel running rather than bringing high earnings for the YouTuber.In that ,not everyone would agree to parting with their cash. It’s all about them keeping consistency on the YouTuber.


A YouTube channel with a lot of subscribers and engagement can get companies to sponsor them and even get paid for business promotion on their channel.

Companies are usually in for a hunt on ways to get exposure to people who may want their brand. YouTube offers to them a great platform for this as it boasts of 1.9 billion monthly users thus a room for a great engagement with their potential customers.

One should note that sponsorship occurs only if the audience of one’s YouTube channel is made up of people the company is targeting.

5)Affiliate links

This involves reviewing a product or service. A company approaches a YouTuber for them to review their product. A YouTuber will now talk about the product features and how the viewers could benefit from using the product. It’s all about selling off the product.

A link is provided in their video description helping viewers to a site with their products and brands and thus the name affiliate links. The YouTuber receives a percentage of the purchase price once an item is bought.
For this to work, the larger the subscriber base, the more money one will earn.

To wrap it all, it’s fair to say that YouTube is one attractive platform for making money.

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