We have all heard stories of people earning a regular income via YouTube and some of us have also wondered if it is something that we could be doing too!
The answer is quite simply – yes!
While earning thousands of dollars is a little unrealistic, there is no reason why you cannot start off building up a modest income and grow from there, especially if you already have a fairly decent number of subscribers.
Let’s take a look at how you could be earning money on YouTube.
How to Make Money on YouTube
One of the most common ways to earn money on YouTube is by monetizing your channel.
Assuming that you have already created your channel, uploaded some videos and started to cultivate an audience then the next step is to enable monetization on your account.
This will allow YouTube to place ads in your videos.
In order to so this it is essential that your videos do not contain copyrighted material – they must be your own work and they must be eligible for monetization.
All accounts which are monetized are placed under review before ads will begin to appear.
Once your account is approved you can choose which videos you want to allow ads on and you will be compensated accordingly.
This is by no means the only way to earn money on YouTube, but it is a good starting point.
If you want to find out more about how to turn your YouTube channel into a source of income then take a look at the following infographic from YouTube Downloader for some ideas.
YouTube Success Stories
There are so many examples of regular people who have found ideas to create interesting or useful YouTube videos and turned them into great earnings.
Here below you find some of them.
David After Dentist
It’s not a surprise, that funny kids can help a YouTube video becoming popular.
“David After Dentist” is a two minute video of a six-year old, just went out of a teeth cleaning session and his follies due to anesthesia.
It has been viewed more than 125 million times.
This resulted into more than $100,000 of earnings for the parents of this kid.
Not too bad!
Jenna Mourey, aka “Jenna Marbles“, has produced some of the most watched videos in the history of YouTube.
Like the one I shared just above : “How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking”, seen more than 58 million times.
She just published her 200th video, and watching it will tell you more about her success story.
Ray William Johnson
The above shared video, published just a couple of days ago, already hit almost 2 million views.
Ray’s popular series are the “Equals Three“, where you can see him providing commentary on other popular videos.
His YouTube channel has more than 10 million subscribers.
He reported to receive an income close to $ 1 million annually from His YouTube videos.
YouTube Tools and Tips
This is a small list of useful tools and tips you can use to boost your chances to reach success with YouTube.
1. Use Content ID for Your Copyright : this tool helps you protect your earnings with YouTube by essentially identify your material as original.
2. Visit Your YouTube Insight Page : this is a analytics tool that gives you details and information about your YouTube audience.
3. Use YouTube Keyword Tool : this is a very useful tool to help you find out interesting topics and keywords among YouTube audience.
4. Subscribe to official YouTube blog : you should check it to stay updated on the popular topics and latest trends of YouTube. Visit the YouTube official blog here.
I hope this article will help you in your journey toward making money with YouTube.
Do you already have a channel on YouTube?
Have you created some videos?
Have you monetized your content?
What’s your experience?
Please let me know what you think in the comments below, thanks!