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How to make money on youtube

Top 7 Ways on How to Make Money on Youtube 2019

Monetizing videos through youtube is a challenging job profile in today’s digitalized world. Audiences are attracted to a visual or audio aid (with users spending over 40 minutes on a single YouTube session) over reading a long text or article. With over five billion YouTube videos being watched every day, making money via the platform is no longer exclusive to platinum musicians or huge influencers. For those of you who have the passion and knack for creating unique video content, YouTube offers various opportunities for people from all walks of life, to earn money online. The digital shift has created a platform for video content creators to upload four hundred hours worth of videos on YouTube every single minute from across the globe.

The popularity of your videos lies in the content you create in accordance with your audience. You must be able to select or invent exceptionally unique topics for your video content. Your content must be alluring and pleasing to the eyes of the audience. The result of extraordinary content is more subscribers for your YouTube channel and more views for your videos.

Experimenting is an important aspect to make your own channel as a secure means of income, as the universe of YouTube is demanding enough. Even though there are numerous success stories of people who have become an internet sensation and some internet millionaires, there are still plenty of skeptical people in the world who do not believe in making money over the internet.

How much money YouTubers actually make?


  • YouTubers get paid 68% of the Google AdSense revenue, every $100 paid by the advertiser, Google pays $68 to the publisher. 
  • An advertiser on YouTube usually pays between $0.10 to $0.30 per view and the average stands at $0.18 per view. 
  • The YouTube channel receives about $18 per 1,000 ad views, which equates to $3-$5 per 1000 video views. 

It is unlikely to earn anything on the first video you place on YouTube, and like everybody else, you too will have to start at the bottom. So, when the going gets rough, don’t stop playing around with ideas and see which fits best. Today, I will go over different ways to help you start making money on YouTube:

1. Paid Sponsorships: 

An excellent opportunity to get started with earning your first dollar on YouTube are paid sponsorships. Meaning, companies actually pay you to advertise their brand or endorse a product. Prepare a pitch to various companies on why they should trust you with the promotion of their brands and products. Be patient, and innovative before expecting overnight stardom.

Working with brands you actually know of and support makes for believable and entertaining video content and viewers can differentiate between a sell-out and truthful content - and the results directly reflect in your comment section. Sponsors to look for a similar audience to target and are willing to work with you if your content will appeal to their audience. When starting out in any new field, it is natural to have questions.

And when trying to connect with sponsors, it can be a bit confusing - do you just email them? What companies are offering sponsorships? Or do you wait for them to come to you? Fortunately, there are a few websites made specifically to help put small YouTube channels in contact with companies that offer sponsorships and are listed below

  • GrapeVine
  • Content BLVD
  • FameBit

Though sponsorships are a great way to make money from YouTube, they are not the only way. While sponsorships may be your sole method of making money, you should absolutely add other methods of revenue to your business model.

2. Affiliate Sponsorships

A commission-based method of earning money online. All you have to do is insert affiliate links in your YouTube videos via annotations or in the video description space. The affiliate links contain tracking codes to track user and whether or not they make a purchase and if they do make a purchase, you will receive a commission off that item.

The commission percentages usually ranges from 5-15% giving you the option to choose between linking expensive products or diverting a large number of people to buy the product, to generate sufficient income. If you are able to generate organic sponsorships with exceptional video content, you will surely be able to generate more income. Make sure that the product link you affiliate is in sync with your audience and yourself, to be able to create and genuine video content.

A visual aid is learning through your eyes, which means the first impression is usually the last one. The first few minutes of your video are crucial to keep your audience wanting for more. Though there might be infinite possibilities and topics to make videos on, you as a video content creator, must conduct a thorough research about the audience you want to target, and then build your channel around it. The more relevant the topic, the more subscribers and views you have leading to more clicks on your affiliate link.

3. Sell Your Merchandise or Skills: 

A couple of questions you would want to ask yourself before selling your merchandise - how am I going to get the product out there? What is the merchandise going to be? And what will it look like? These questions act as the foundation for your video content that will entice your audience into buying your merchandise. Before putting your merchandise out there , gather relevant information about your audience engagement, viewership and fan base support.

Videos are a more interactive and informative form of communication, just like your blog - where relevant and relatable content has a large readership. Just because people enjoy videos does not mean your YouTube channel is hoarding a bunch of irrelevant videos, which will eventually result in higher rate of unsubscribers.

A merchandise is when you decide to incorporate recognizable visual aesthetics on services and products used by your audience, while adding a profitable margin for yourself. Mass-production or overused ideas is not what the audience is interested in, they would rather prefer custom made products in accordance to their taste. Be considerate towards all your audience and respond proactively to queries.

Try to make your product as recognisable as possible, by creating relatable video content, which will help in associating more people to your channel and the selling of your merchandise. Add a certain je-ne-sais-quoi to your visuals, that have a pleasant but inviting appeal to your videos.

4. Product Crowdfunding:

Crowdfunding is the process of collecting funds from a large group of people, to finance your project, a company or a cause, when you don’t have any source investments. As long as you can showcase a never before seen product, or a cause worth fighting for, you have the opportunity to reach potential sponsors from around the globe. Internet being the medium for sharing ideas, gives you the opportunity to meet sponsors who you probably would never have met otherwise.

The key is to not fall into the trap of greed by setting unbelievably high crowdfunding campaigns. A strong YouTubers subscribers base, makes for a much easier and successful crowdfunding campaign. Calculate expenses such as administration, platform fees and other costs you will need to cover, without adding your own profit - which you will get after the launching of your product. To make funding easier for you, there are various types of crowdfundings that best fit your project. Some of them are:


  • Lending or debt-based Crowdfunding - Similar to securing a loan from the bank with lower interest rates. 
  • Rewards Crowdfunding - Where everyone's a winner! Individuals who provide money to a project or product for a reward in return. 
  • Equity Crowdfunding - An opportunity for businessmen who can invest to buy a small share in the business
  • Donation-based Crowdfunding - The only way to create awareness and collect funds for a cause without having to provide anything in return. An option that serves social causes, nonprofits and charity. 


5. Share Your Insight With Online Courses: 

Professionals, Educators or anyone who find themselves confident enough to teach a subject or skill can share their wisdom with people from all across the globe.  Selling online courses is an effective way of monetizing YouTube without Adsense. The major advantage is that you can share your knowledge on websites like Skillshare and Udemy, through YouTube - you can either set up your course on your YouTube or direct your subscribers to meet you on another platform.

For anyone who is willing to learn, there is an expert out there for you. Film your classes, publish it on your chosen platform and engage with 3 millions users on SkillShare and about 20 million users on Udemy - it’s like being fed with a silver spoon. Research about various other such platforms and which one of those will make you the most money.

With SkillShare alone, you can make $30 thousand/year and the top 10 instructors of Udemy have earned nearly 417 million in 2015 alone. The key is to share relevant knowledge and be in an expert in your field, so as to answer questions of clients with confidence. Beginners can start earning between $100 and $1000 with just sharing knowledge about the most simple and trending topic. Your videos must short, crisp and to the point and last but not the least - the videos must be entertaining. Be patient and observant, as video classrooms itself is a new skill to master.

6. Digital Products: 

Your entry into the world of digital products, firstly means saving on manufacturing or distribution costs and secondly you avail the benefits of an ecommerce store. There are unlimited platforms for you to place your digital products, and they will handle the rest - starting from hosting to content delivery. Digital goods already exist on your computer and can range from eBooks, Logo design, Stock photos and sound clips.

For example: if you are fond of cooking and would like to sell a recipe book, engage your fan base with a few recipes in your vlogs - this helps the viewers to know more about the products you are selling. It is important to be an expert in your field while selling digital products.

Just like you, there are others out there making money online with products reviews and if you are not thorough, reviewers will find you and play a huge role in setting your image. Be professional and know your audience, as it is likely to have a huge chunk of people with similar interests and a lot of questions.

7. Partner With YouTube and Earn From Ads: 

Becoming a YouTube partner gives you multiple ways of earning money online - Super Chat features, ads on your videos and channel memberships, are just some of the ways to begin with. To begin with, you must be a certified YouTube Partner and religiously adhere to YouTube’s ad rules. Now, you will need to create a minimum of 4,000 video watch hours on your channel and obtain 1,000 subscribers within the last 12 months, since there is no specific timeline or format to get the foundation 4,000 hours you can easily get 100 hours each on 40 videos.

Don’t be disheartened with the numbers, as the reach can be spontaneous or lazy. Upon successfully uploading the 4,000 hour-threshold you have now won your place as a YouTube Partner and a green $ sign next to your videos indicates that you can now monetize YouTube. However, basing your revenue generation on YouTube advertising alone may not be a good idea, and gradually you can tap into the various other earning potential avenues.

While YouTube is a practical and realistic method of making money online, it is not the only method. To be in better place 2020, it wise to start a blog with a high-end marketing funnel and then join YouTube as a secondary way to build your email list and generate affiliate income. The days of sitting in a cubicle all day are long gone, when you can now create a YouTube channel for monetization, from the comfort of your home.


Author: Sumit Arora
Sumit Arora is a travel writer and photographer, traveling around India for almost a decade. Passionate about Nature and Wildlife, Sumit documents the devastating effects on Nature.