How do I go about monetizing Youtube channel?


 Can someone throw more light on how to monetize youtube channel.

New Member Asked on January 19, 2017 in Business.
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YouTube pay a percentage of the advertising revenue they received – this is generally 68%.

I receive between $2,000 and $4,000 a month, mostly now passive (i.e. the videos are already on YouTube and I add very few newer videos).

However, there are different ways in which you can earn money with your channel.

I suggest that you start with ads – but then look into other, additional, ways in which you can make money.

Here’s what YouTube tells you:


Now that you’ve enabled monetisation (and hopefully enabled all formats to maximise revenue!), ads can run on your videos. Bear in mind:

  • YouTube connects your channel to paying advertisers so that you can focus on what you do best: creating. In most cases, you get paid when viewers watch ads. We’re constantly improving our ad systems so that they work better for viewers and pay out to more creators.
  • You can also earn money from YouTube Red subscriptions. YouTube Red members pay a recurring fee for special benefits, like watching YouTube videos without ads. The amount you earn from YouTube Red is calculated based on how much time members spend watching your content compared to other content.

Other ways of making money on YouTube

If you’re already making money with ads on your videos and have an established audience you could look into:

  • Fan Funding: In some regions, YouTube offers a built-in tip jar where your audience can offer monetary support directly to your channel. Click here to learn more.
  • Working with brands: Brands and ad agencies are always looking for ways to promote their products and services. Brandscan be eager to work with creators when the target audience for their product is similar to a creator’s channel audience. No need to be shy if you’ve got a few thousand subs, take charge and prepare a pitchto a brand or advertiser – think of it like a collab! Find out more.
  • Merchandising: Having merchandise made, such as stickers, clothing or other branded products, can strengthen your brand and help you spread the word. Try using merch cards or annotations in your videos to help your fans find your stuff.
  • Crowdfunding: Crowdfunding is when a community of fans contribute money to your project. You can raise funds to help support your channel by launching an external crowdfunded campaign.
  • Events: Build an even stronger community by going to see them! Schedule live appearances in places where your audiences are most vibrant and engaged. In addition to meeting your fans in person, you’ll likely gain opportunities to sell merchandise or tickets to your event.
  • Tip: Use interactive cards to funnel viewers to your merchandise page, crowdfunding sites, or get a little extra with Fan Funding.

You now have more ways to potentially earn money with your videos, your community and advertisers or brands. Think about where you are in your YouTube journey and create a blueprint for earning money that best fits you and your audience. You’ll find a solution that works best for you and your community with a little trial and error.

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