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How Much Money Can You Make on YouTube?

YouTube has over 1.7 billion unique monthly visitors, making it a lucrative way to make money. However, if you want a successful YouTube channel, take time to strategize before imagining all of the money you’ll potentially make.

There are several methods for earning on YouTube. While running ads is the most common method, you could also do affiliate marketing or get sponsorships.

How Many Subscribers Do You Need on YouTube to Make Money?

Unlike some other platforms, YouTube doesn’t allow you to start earning money with the first video you post. They have subscriber and viewing requirements before you can monetize your channel.

Your channel will need at least 1,000 subscribers before you’re allowed to include ads on your videos. YouTube also requires you to have over 4,000 hours of watch time on your channel in 12 months before you can monetize it.

How Much Money Do One Thousand YouTube Views Make?

While YouTube doesn’t directly disclose how much its content creators make, it’s estimated that creators make $18 per 1,000 ad views. This equates to $3-5 per video viewed.

While this number may not seem like much, you stand to earn quite a bit if your viewership increases.

How Do YouTubers Get Paid?

 While there are a few ways to earn money on YouTube, most creators make over 50% of their income through ad revenue. Affiliate marketing links and sponsorships typically account for the other part of their income.

How Can You Make Money on YouTube Without Making Videos?

You don’t have to film your own content to make money on YouTube. Instead, you can use other content creators’ work.

However, ensure that any work you use is licensed under Creative Commons. Look for the CC-BY license on the video’s page.

Otherwise, you’ll break copyright laws, and YouTube can terminate your account.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do YouTubers get paid monthly?

YouTube payments will come through AdSense.

YouTubers are paid once a month, but it’s essential to make sure you’re creating videos that are eligible for payment.

Some content is ineligible, even if you have ads enabled.

Do YouTubers get paid if you skip the ads?

You’re probably familiar with skipping ads if you’ve watched many YouTube videos.

65% of viewers skip ads, regardless of whether they’re on a mobile device or other devices, so the question of skipping ads is concerning.

YouTubers aren’t always paid for ads.

They’re only paid when one of three things happens: a viewer watches an entire ad, clicks on an ad, or watches at least 30 seconds of an ad.

Creators have the option to make ads skippable or not, but non-skippable ads can only last about 20 seconds.

Other ads may appear at the beginning of a video (non-skippable but are very short) or as an overlay (but can only be seen on mobile)

Does it cost to put something on YouTube?

There are no costs associated with having a YouTube channel or uploading videos, but creators often still have expenses related to their channel.

Many of them purchase or rent equipment.

Creators also often hire freelancers to help with video production, animation, video editing, graphics, channel art, and more.

The more you outsource, the more you’ll spend.

Who is the highest-paid YouTuber?

According to Statista, for 2021, MrBeast, also known as Jimmy Donaldson, was the highest paid YouTuber, reportedly earning $54 million that year.

Jake Paul was the second-highest earner, bringing in $45 million.

MrBeast is known for his giveaways, stunts, and challenge videos.

Jake Paul’s channel focuses primarily on vlogging and includes pranks, music videos, and boxing.

Do you get taxed on YouTube money?

Previously YouTube didn’t hold out taxes and it was up to the creator to claim the earnings when filing taxes.

However, in recent years, US tax law has required YouTube to withhold taxes from creators, but only from views from people in the U.S.