Want to make money online? Becoming a YouTuber could be a good choice.

YouTube gets more than one billion unique users a month: that’s a huge audience. Many people are already making money there: YouTube boasts one million creators in its YouTube Partner Program alone. With every 1,000 views, you will be able to get an approximate return of $2-$4.This might not seem a lot, but if you consider making 100 videos with 5,000 views each, that would already be $1,000-$2,000. That would be a decent amount of money.

Video is the new content style, we are all running out of attention spans and focus levels. Videos keep two of our five senses occupied and need lesser time to get the point across. YouTube has catered to our changing kind just right. Right from learning how to make a simple dish to understanding international politics, watching the iconic scenes from classic movies to simple advice with regards to teenage relationships. YouTube is the answer.

Videos are not only about shooting and viewing, but the money in there is a huge. It is possible to have a YouTube channel and actually make a lot of money out of it. Here is how:

Steps To Make Money With YouTube

1. Create YouTube Account And YouTube Channel

Creating YouTube Account is simple. Just open YouTube and Sign In using your Gmail credentials and you will be redirected to your YouTube Homepage.

By default, every YouTube Account is associated with a channel. However, I recommend setting up a new channel as the main channel uses your Google Name which you may want to keep different for Gmail and YouTube.

2. Create Catchy Videos

This is the toughest part. Creating a video that would appeal to the masses is never easy. And if you want to make big money with YouTube, you should be able to make Videos which can go Viral and get you many Subscribers.

You can make Videos about anything you know the best,  as far as it complies with YouTube Community guidelines mentioned above. Make sure you upload high-quality videos shot with a good quality camera, as they are known to get more views.

3. Be creative

Quality content is always the key to attract viewers. And to have high quality content you can never be lack of creativity.

The internet is changing so fast that a trend can come and go within a week. New ways for you to gain extra revenue could pop up without you noticing.

So be creative with your use of resources. Always explore new ways and ideas for production and you may have unexpected returns.

4. Monetize your videos with the YouTube Partner Program

In this method, you will be allowing YouTube to embed advertisements within your video. You first need to Enable Monetization for your channel, after which your YouTube videos can be submitted and approved for Monetization. However, to earn the revenue generated through this ads, you must link your channel with Adsense. Following are the exact steps you must follow:

  1. Log-in to your YouTube Account
  2. In the channel settings select Monetization and then click on “Enable Monetization”.
  3. In the Following screen, you will be asked to accept Terms And Conditions. Accept the same and Submit.
  4. In the Top Bar, you will now see the following message
  5. Click on “Link My Account” in front of the above message. You will then be asked to either enter details of your existing AdSense account or create a new one. You can choose whatever is applicable. In Case you are a creating a new account, you will have to wait for your Adsense account approval. Once your account is approved you can start monetizing from your videos
  6. To enable Monetization for a video, you can go to your Video Manager Tab. You Will now see a Small “$” sign in front of the videos which are eligible for monetization. Clicking on it will open the video setting page, where you can Enable “Monetize With Ads” Option.
    If you are using a copyrighted video, you will see a copyright notice in front of the video and the person claiming the copyright can display ads on the said copyrighted video even if its you who have uploaded it. In the case of a false claim, you can file a dispute.

5. Monetize Your YouTube Videos Through Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is another way of making money from your Videos. In this method, you will be reviewing or promoting certain affiliate products or services in the video and providing a link for the same in the description. Whenever someone uses that link to buy the said product or services, you will be paid a fixed commission for the same

In fact most YouTubers have claimed to earn more money through affiliate links than through advertisements.


YouTube does not allow monetizing from Copyrighted content. So you cannot monetize by uploading Movie Songs, Movie Trailers or other copyrighted videos unless you buy publishing license for the same. You may upload videos that are exclusively marked as copyright free. However, In order to avoid any copyright claims in future, it is always better to create your own videos.

However, it is very important that you develop a loyal audience before monetizing through Adsense. Advertisements are known to be turn offs for first-time visitors and you may just end up on losing side. Also, if you do not have enough viewers, you Adsense Approval request may be rejected. So try to develop enough viewers and subscribers before monetizing your Videos.

YouTube is a great platform to exhibit your talent and at the same time monetize from it. Though, with huge competition around, making a video that goes viral is never easy, but if you manage to make one, you can become a celebrity overnight.

Hope you found the article useful.


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