It seems like everyone and their mom these days are trying to make some extra money off the internet (well, maybe not your mom). But the point is there. While there are countless ways to become an internet entrepreneur, online video platform YouTube is perhaps one of the most appealing to millennials.
The idea of making millions from videos, as made famous by YouTubers like PewDiePie, certainly seems like a pseudo-new American dream. And while not all of us become internet stars from our videos, it might be worth checking out how you can make a few pennies from the popular platform.
There’s really no recipe for success on the video platform, but there are certain things you can do (and must do or have) to make money. The main ways to generate revenue from a YouTube channel are by placing ads on your videos or channel, getting sponsors and recommendations, and selling products through a YouTube platform.
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Although it may vary depending on how much the advertiser pays YouTube, you will most likely only make between $1 and $2 per 1,000 views.
In order for a YouTuber to get paid for an ad, the viewer of their video must have ad blocking turned off (which means they see all ads in videos) and watch videos for at least 30 seconds, which they might otherwise skip. Or this works when the viewer sees smaller ads like banner ads