YouTube has become a place where people can turn their hobbies into money-making businesses. If you want to learn more about how to make money off of your YouTube page, you've come to the right place.
The first step toward making money on YouTube is to meet the standards set by the site. You need at least 1,000 users and 4,000 watch hours in the last 12 months. You can apply for the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) once you reach these goals. YPP lets you make money from your videos in different ways, such as through ads, channel fees, the product shelf, Super Chat, and YouTube Premium.
Most of the money made on YouTube comes from ads. When you turn on ads for your videos, you give YouTube permission to show ads before, during, or after your videos. You make money when people see your ads, click on them, or interact with them.
But it's important to find a good mix between ads and how the user feels. Too many ads can be annoying, so think about the length and number of ads to make sure your audience has a good time watching.
Memberships to your channel give your most loyal fans a way to give you money. Viewers can pay a monthly fee to join your channel and get special benefits like awards, emojis, and material that is only available to users.
This direct support from your community not only gives you a steady income but also makes your most loyal fans feel like they belong and makes them more likely to stick with you.
With the goods shelf, you can show off products with your own brand name right on your YouTube channel. To sell things like clothes, accessories, or digital goods, you can work with an e-commerce company or use YouTube's "merchandise shelf" feature. Putting your goods in your videos and talking to your audience about them can help you sell more and bring in more money.
Super Chat is another way to make money that lets watchers pay to have their words stand out during live chats or premieres. This kind of direct support motivates people to get involved and gives fans a way to stand out and be heard.
As a maker, you can encourage people to take part in Super Chat by giving special thanks or shout-outs to those who do.
YouTube Premium makes money when people sign up for it. It's a paid service that lets you watch videos without ads, play them in the background, and see YouTube Originals. As a producer, you get a share of the money based on how long YouTube Premium users watch your videos. You don't have any control over how much money you make from YouTube Premium, but it can be an extra source of income that adds to your total earnings.