Generally speaking, YouTubers make money depend on advertisers, sponsors, affiliate marketing, and others.
There are different ways you can make money from YouTube. Let’s take a deeper look at each one.
Solution 1. Make Money on YouTube from Ads
Using YouTube running ads on your videos is one of the simplest ways to earn money on YouTube.
In the past, everyone can make money on YouTube. However, this has changed in January 2018. Google raised the standards required to have ads shown on your channel. Now, you need to be part of the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) before you can start benefitting from ads. However, if you want to join the YPP, make sure you have 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months, and 1,000 subscribers.
When you reach the 1k subscribers and 4k hours viewed, you can try the following steps to join the YPP to starting to host ads.
If you want to increase the watch time and get more subscribers on YouTube, you need to create excellent content. However, how can you create outstanding videos? MiniTool Movie Maker, a free and easy-to-use video editing software, is recommended here. This free tool can help you create cool videos easily and quickly.
Set up Your Channel to Earn Money on YouTube
Here, your video must follow the specific advertiser-friendly guidelines to be eligible for ads. Now, try the following steps to get your channel ready to earn.
Step 1. Enable your channel for monetization from Creator Studio.
Step 2. Connect your YouTube channel to an AdSense account. (According to USA Today, you can connect your account to a Google AdSense account once you get a certain amount of views, and then you can start earning money on your videos.)
Step 3. Know the kinds of videos you can monetize and the different ad formats, and then select “monetize with ads” for your videos.
Step 4. Select which ad formats and videos you want from the YouTube Studio app and in video manager.
Step 5. Upload video which has been adhere to YouTube’s advertiser-friendly guidelines and tick the checkbox to agree to the policies.
After you have enabled monetization, ads can run on your videos. I would personally recommended to focus on building up a library of awesome videos to increase subscriber numbers. As a famous saying goes, they build it, they will come. Once everything is settled then, wala! YouTube connects your channel to paying advertisers.
Related: How Much Can I Get from Ads ?
Solution 2. Working with Brands
Now, influencer marketing is big business. Brands and ad agencies all over the world promote their products and services by investing in individuals who have secured the loyalty and trust of their target demographic. Lesson: Getting started with brand partnerships.
Solution 3. Selling Products or Merchandise
YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world behind Google. Thus, we shouldn’t ignore this massive resource.
Selling merchandise like t-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, snapbacks, etc. can put your online brand and personality out there into the offline world, increasing your exposure and deepening the relationship between you and your fans.
For example, you can set up an e-commerce storefront using a resource like Shopify if you already have a product to sell.