How to get paid from YouTube - Keys to success

So you are now making videos, uploading them on YouTube and gaining views. How about monetizing your channel to get paid for all that effort? It's not as simple as it sounds. Unless you are a famous celebrity or an established media entity with a pre-existing audience, chances of getting paid from Google directly are almost negligible. But that doesn’t mean you won’t get paid from YouTube at all.

There are plenty of alternate ways to monetize your content and start bringing home the bacon. In this blog post, we will look at different ways to get paid from YouTube with tips and tricks on how other YouTubers have successfully monetized their channels without being a celebrity or having a pre-existing audience. Let’s dive in...

Topic Index
  1. Advertising
  2. Google AdSense
  3. Sponsored Content
    1. Paid Channel
  4. Merchandising


Advertising is one of the most widespread ways of generating revenue from YouTube. However, it is also one of the least favorite ways for many YouTubers. It’s not a way to earn money directly from views or subscribers, but it does pay per click.

Most advertisers will be looking for targeting options for their products, so the way that your channel and content are positioned is very important. If you’re in a niche where ads can be placed easily, this could be a good way to make some extra cash from your channel.

However, it’s not likely to be a very consistent stream of income. You’ll probably have to wait until advertisers decide to advertise in your niche again. Plus, it’s also not clear how much you’ll earn per click. Your AdSense channel will vary depending on the type of content you post on YouTube. So if you’re just getting started and feel like this is a good way to make money, you should start small and don’t expect to make a fortune right away. Otherwise, you’ll be very frustrated.

Google AdSense

Google AdSense is a content network that allows people to monetize their websites and YouTube channels by displaying related ads. It’s one of the most widely used monetization techniques for content creators on YouTube since it doesn’t require users to place external ads on their videos.

Simply put, you’ll be paid for every view of an ad on your YouTube channel. However, this method is not without its flaws and controversy. Unlike most revenue sharing models, Google AdSense pays on a CPM (Cost per thousand impressions) basis. All this means is that you’ll get paid for every thousand impressions of the ad on your channel. So if you have a thousand views, but the ad was only displayed 100 times, you won’t get any revenue.

On the other hand, if the ad was displayed 1,000 times, but you only had 100 views, you won’t see a dime. It’s a risky way to make money, but it can also be very lucrative if you have a large channel with a lot of views. You can also try creating custom ads for your channel to earn extra cash. To do this, you’ll first need to apply for an AdSense account and wait for it to be approved. That can take a few days, so don’t wait until the last minute. Once approved, you can go to “My ads” and create an ad for your channel. There are plenty of YouTube channels that earn thousands of dollars this way.

Sponsored content (also known as native advertising) is one of the most popular monetization methods for YouTubers. It’s basically a form of advertising where brands pay you to create content that fits your channel’s style, with a small portion of the content dedicated to promoting their product. You can create blog posts, images, or videos for a specific client depending on their needs.

There are plenty of websites that pay content creators for this type of work, but one of the most popular is called Bext360. Bext360 is an online retailer that sells insect repellent products. They pay YouTubers $50 per blog post to write content promoting their products and promise $1 per product sold through their site. So, the more views your blog posts get, the more money you will make.

Bext360 is just one example of many websites where you can do this. You can also try to reach out to brands and see if they would be interested in working with you. If you decide to go this route, just make sure that you disclose your relationship with the brand in your content. You don’t want to get banned from YouTube for false advertising.

This is a method for those who want to make money from YouTube without having to wait for views or advertisements. You can sign up for membership sites and charge a monthly fee for exclusive content, sneak peeks, and other things.

You can do this on a per-channel basis, or you can create a “channel membership” where you charge a monthly fee for access to all your content. Most of these membership sites will offer you a way to collect payments, either by taking a cut of the profit or by taking a one-time payment from your members.

You can also integrate Patreon into your channel to start generating recurring income from subscribers. Another way to monetize your channel is to start a merchandise store. If you have a popular channel, you might want to consider selling T-shirts and hats with your logo on them.

Sites like Teespring and TeePublic let you create merchandise easily and sell it directly through your website. You can also look into drop shipping and be a middleman for clients that are looking to sell product without having to deal with inventory and shipping costs.


Merchandising is one of the most lucrative ways to monetize your channel and is often a combination of the methods listed above. For example, you can sell products like T-shirts and hats on your website, but then sell sneak peeks and extra content to members. As someone who has a popular YouTube channel, you have a built-in audience who would love to have something to show their love for your channel.

You can create and sell merchandise like T-shirts, mugs, and hoodies with your logo or catchphrase. You can also sell digital products like e-books, audios, videos and other digital content. You can also sell your own products that are related to your channel. For example, if you’re a fashion vlogger, you can sell cosmetics and perfumes. If you’re a sports vlogger, you can sell sports equipment. If you’re a beauty vlogger, you can sell makeup products.

Getting paid from YouTube takes hard work and consistency, but it’s possible if you put in the effort. There are many ways to make money from your channel like advertising, sponsored content, merchandising, and paid channel membership.

The key to success is to diversify your income sources and not rely on only one or two methods. This will reduce the risk of losing money when a certain method isn’t working. The more ways you make money from YouTube, the less you have to worry about where your next paycheck is coming from.

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