You might hear a lot of stories about people earning money online on YouTube, Freelancing sites, blogging. In this era, looking for a job may not be the only way to earn money. You can also earn money online with little effort through YouTube.

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In this article, you will get all detailed information about how to make money on YouTube. It’s true, nothing is easy. It requires little hard work, creativity, and information in depth about YouTube usage, channel monetization, affiliate marketing. If you monetize YouTube videos you can earn easy money through Google AdSense.

Here are some amazing YouTube stats which maybe motivate you more.

  • Every day, 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube.
  • 87% of online advertisers use videos
  • 82% of Twitter users watch videos on social media websites

How To Make Money on YouTube Through Channel

You can earn money by making a YouTube channel. Create unique videos and upload them on your channel. How to make a YouTube channel? Everything about this method of earning is briefly explained below.

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How to Set Up YouTube Channel

YouTube channel is necessary for making money on YouTube. Why it is necessary? It is your identification or personal presence on YouTube, so it is necessary. You can make one channel against one YouTube account.

YouTube account is the same as google account, you can access drive, Gmail through a google account, same like that you can make a channel through a YouTube account.

To make a YouTube channel you need to.

  1. Sign-up for the google account and provide all necessary details required.
  2. Sign-in your google account on YouTube.
  3. Click on the icon at the right top and select “my channel”.
  4. Provide a channel name and then click on Create Channel.

Now you have a YouTube channel, you can customize it and also you can change the default images.

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Verify Your YouTube Channel

The next step which you have to follow to make money on YouTube is to verify your channel. Verification is also an easy step and necessary.

To verify channel you need to.

  1. Click on the top right icon, then click on the creator studio.
  2. Then click on “channel” then click on “verify” below your channel’s name.
  3. Then you will be asked to provide country and phone number to send a verification code through a text message or call. After that click submit.
  4. Then you will receive a 6-digit code. Enter that code and click submit.

Find a Niche For YouTube Channel Content

The next step which you need to follow is to find a specific niche and target that niche. Make videos on that niche. There are different niches on which many people are working and earning money. Select a category on which you have a strong grip. You can click here to find the method through which Youtube choose suggested videos. 

Few popular niches are mentioned below.

  • Vlogging
  • Food / Recipe
  • Gaming
  • Education
  • Travel
  • Unboxing
  • Review about products

Add Content on Channel

Now you have the channel and also you have selected the niche, your next step should be adding content on your channel.

Try to upload your content which is of high quality and unique. The length of the video depends upon the category which you are working on.  But the small length content will be more preferable. Upload videos regularly and consistently.

Your first content will not be perfect but you have to keep it up, do practice and practice make a man perfect. Try to make a better video then the last one, in this way you will learn and will improve your content.

Use a better camera for making videos, also learn some video editing techniques to achieve a better result. A good YouTube should know the basic editing of videos on various tools or software.

How uploading videos on a regular basis will help you? People like to watch videos of YouTube which upload on a regular schedule, so maintain that schedule as much as possible.

Make sure that you have added keywords in tags and description of the videos. This will drive people to your video from YouTube Searches.

Increase Audience

The audience is the key factor in working on YouTube. So you should gain a maximum audience you can. How to gain an audience? There is no secret behind it, if you create good content then definitely people will watch your content and they will subscribe your channel.

Contact to the audience directly through comments and ask about suggestions, it will help you to improve your content for the next video. In this way, the number of subscribers will also increase. Subscriber is also the key to a partnership with YouTube.

Monetize Your Channel

In order to make money from videos, you need to enable the monetization. Through monetization, YouTube will place ads on your videos.

What is the YouTube Monetization Policy 2019

You can earn money after the monetization while the monetization policy 2019  have some requirements which are given below.

  • Your channel should have at least 1000 subscriber
  • You should have at least 4000 watch hours in last year videos

In order to enable monetization, you have to first fulfill these requirements.  

How To Set up A Google AdSense Account

After monetization videos, you need to create the Adsense account. Google Adsense account is necessary for making money. Google Adsense account is free and you can create it on the Google Adsense site. For Google Adsense account you should be over 18 years old.

You will need PayPal or any bank account and also a valid mailing address, so Adsense verifies who you are and to whom send the money.

How to Gain Traffic to Your YouTube Channel?

In this section, we will discuss how to gain the attention of users to your videos? Because traffic is everything for your channel. Uploading content on the channel is not enough, you need to share it on different social media sites, make a blog and upload there.

There are many tactics to gain the audience, few of them are mentioned below.

  • Give your video a stunning title
  • Design an attractive custom thumbnail and add it on video
  • Use the correct search keyword from Google
  • Share your channel videos on social media, blog, and sites
  • Enable people to embed your video
  • Make a weekly or monthly series of videos

How To Make Money On YouTube Through Affiliate Marketing

Earning through Adsense from YouTube is not the only way. Adsense will give you only 1$ on 1000 views, which means the payment is low if you have a low subscriber. The other popular way of making money on YouTube is affiliate marketing.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing means that people or company will ask you to promote their product in your video and they will pay a certain amount. Maybe some ask about to add their product or services link in the video description. This is one of the easiest ways of earning on YouTube.

There is another of way earning other than the Adsense called Annotation leasing. Different may ask you to put annotations of their services or product on your videos.

What are annotations? Annotations are small transparent boxes on your videos, which will redirect to somewhere else after clicking on them.

You can earn about 150$ – 500$ a month and it doesn’t require the relevance to your niche.

How Does YouTube Pay You?

The most important thing is how you will receive payment after such hard work. After enabling the monetization and your channel connected with your Adsense account, you will start receiving payments. Once your balance exceeds the payment condition which is 100$, you will be paid by the AdSense. You will receive payment on a monthly basis.

Adsense will send payment in the following ways.

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • Check
  • Western Union Quick Cash
  • Wire Transfer
  • Rapida

Some Challenges Of Making Money On YouTube

Before start working YouTube everyone thinks that he will earn by simply uploading the videos, which is totally wrong. It requires a huge hard work and after some hard work, YouTube will pay you in a small amount.

In simple words, YouTube will pay you a small portion of the total amount of ads. Let me explain it with an example, Company pays 20$ for 1000 views a YouTube to display their ads on videos, while YouTube pays maximum 1$-2$ for 1000 views, which is nothing. In other words, you will make a thousand on millions of views. And getting millions of views is not easy.

Quick Wrap-up

You can make money on YouTube by little hard work and creativity. You need to make a channel, name it and customize it. Focus on a specific category and also search keywords related to your content niche, target them. Enable monetization and attach the Google Adsense account to your channel. Create a unique content video, with a stunning logo, thumbnails, and attractive titles. Uploading videos are not enough, you need to share your videos on social media like Facebook, Instagram, etc. Fulfill the monetization requirement policy and enable ads on your videos.

There is also another way of earning then the AdSense, which is affiliate marketing. In it, you promote the product or services of other company and in return, they pay you a handsome amount.

In the end, YouTube will pay for all your hard work through your bank account attached to the Adsense account. Once you have reached the minimum 100$ amount in the account, they will pay you monthly.

If you want to earn money from Youtube then you can join Youtube Creator Academy or visit Google Adsense to know how much you can earn from Adsense.

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