YouTube Monetization - How Much Does it Pay?

Profile picture of the author FrediDoo by
Hey guys,

I've been searching high and low for an answer, but can't find a reputable one anywhere! I heard that YouTube was paying per view if you monetize your videos with their ads - question is, how much are they paying per view?
#social networks #monetization #pay #youtube

  • Profile picture of the author imfusa
    I believe that it depends from where the view comes, if it converts or not and from which country it comes, it is not a fixed amount.
  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    I get roughly 1400 views per month and about $10. However, I create videos for my consulting business; not to be rich on YouTube.
  • Profile picture of the author eternalwarrior
    YouTube has crap CPC. I get around 500 views per day and my CPC is like around $0.05!
  • Profile picture of the author Trevor M
    Barely anything.

    You're much better of monetizing your videos with affiliate links.

    - Trevor
  • Profile picture of the author Nathan251
    Originally Posted by Trevor M View Post

    Barely anything.

    You're much better of monetizing your videos with affiliate links.

    - Trevor
    what is youtube policy on affiliate links?

    say you create a web page that has the affiliate link on it, you then show that url in the video (not clickable) and also in your description - are youtube ok with promoting affiliate links?
  • Profile picture of the author Trevor M
    YouTube are O.K with affiliate links on certain conditions...

    Without going into it extensively... provide value on the videos, and they'll leave them up.

    If you want some examples just search 'bodybuilding' on YouTube. I swear every second video has a link to a 'build massive biceps' page.

    - Trevor
  • Profile picture of the author elexmedia
    As long as I know, people use Youtube to bring traffic, and not make money from the videos.
    They monetize the landing page, not directly from the videos.

    And they monetize the landing page and the Youtube's traffic with CPA, CB, use it to build list, etc. Youtube is the goldmine to get free huge traffic.
  • Profile picture of the author cijenterprises
    I use You Tube to get traffic to my landing page by putting my link in my description.
  • Profile picture of the author Marty S
    Originally Posted by Trevor M View Post

    Barely anything.

    You're much better of monetizing your videos with affiliate links.
    For IMers I tend to agree with this.

    Originally Posted by elexmedia View Post

    As long as I know, people use Youtube to bring traffic, and not make money from the videos.
    They monetize the landing page, not directly from the videos.
    Pretty much. Use a CTA in your videos to direct viewers elsewhere into a sales channel.

    Originally Posted by FrediDoo View Post

    I've been searching high and low for an answer, but can't find a reputable one anywhere! I heard that YouTube was paying per view if you monetize your videos with their ads - question is, how much are they paying per view?
    It's really not paying per view, it's more like getting a cut of advertising revenue (banners) that are layered on your video. Keep in mind these have to be actions, such as clicking a link or watching a pre-ad before your video even gets credited with earning something.

    This is a viable alternative for individuals/channels where all they want to do is make videos, and are mainly doing it to entertain their audience and grow their own following - for perhaps bigger things.

    The one thing that is clear about such monetization is that your channel views need to be in the MILLIONS to start earning anywhere near a full time income. That generally lends itself to a viral following not normally associated with niche marketing.

    Related:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6458427
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I would love to be earning good money through YouTube, but it is hard to get enough traffic.
  • Profile picture of the author hajro
    You can earn lot of money just if you are partner with Youtube
  • Profile picture of the author saschaheylik
    YouTube on it's own isn't worth it IMO. But there is no reason not to combine it with some other revenue streams.
  • Profile picture of the author Luffy
    Desperate and confuse?
    just try another monetization, when someone searches for something online, very often a video will come up in one of the top spots in the organic search spots. If this is your video, this is huge because it stands out above the other links. Yes, It's very SEO friendly ..
  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by FrediDoo View Post

    Hey guys,

    I've been searching high and low for an answer, but can't find a reputable one anywhere! I heard that YouTube was paying per view if you monetize your videos with their ads - question is, how much are they paying per view?
    The reason you won't find much about it is because I've heard some of the popular Youtubers say that they aren't allowed to discuss it, due to the terms of service or whatever. Given the fact that Youtube is owned by Google, I'm sure there are a number of factors involved when it comes to how much money you're paid...the number of subscribers, the channel views, the number of views per video, the kinds of ads displayed on your videos, the conversion rates, and how much the advertisers are willing to spend to have their ads show up on certain people's channels, and so on.

    Joey
  • Profile picture of the author Fantastic
    Unless you're getting 100K+ views per video, you won't make decent money.

    Unless you already have a huge site that you can drive to your channel...

    Try something else as far as "for money" goes.
  • Profile picture of the author CBusiness
    it's all about having guerilla ad placement

    People here have no partnership experience I can tell. For product placement from my management , i get $15-$50 CPM.

    However, ,that is only for VALUED partners generating real content.

    All the affiliate marketer content that does not retain an audiencent or create exciteme, $2CPM probably

    the type of content does actually sway these amounts paid of couse
  • Profile picture of the author gpx
    I know someone who has 75k subscribers and around 1.3 million views and he doesn't make a lot of money at all through youtube. Unless your providing content that you can monetize easily through your own site then you won't be making a lot of money unless your an entertainer and getting booked for appearances etc.
  • Profile picture of the author Stefan Shields
    Originally Posted by Nathan251 View Post

    what is youtube policy on affiliate links?

    say you create a web page that has the affiliate link on it, you then show that url in the video (not clickable) and also in your description - are youtube ok with promoting affiliate links?
    I would not advise directly putting affiliate links in a video description because many people have been banned in the past for that. It is better to send people to a page on your own site where you then attempt to sell them something with your affiliate link.

    You will need to encourage them to click through though of course. You will have less chance of getting people to click through twice but you won't get your account banned which is far more important.

    Originally Posted by Michael Ten View Post

    I would love to be earning good money through YouTube, but it is hard to get enough traffic.
    It is a hell of a lot easier to get traffic to your YouTube videos than it is to a website.

    Originally Posted by gpx View Post

    I know someone who has 75k subscribers and around 1.3 million views and he doesn't make a lot of money at all through youtube. Unless your providing content that you can monetize easily through your own site then you won't be making a lot of money unless your an entertainer and getting booked for appearances etc.
    Judging by those figures you gave there, the person must only have a few videos then. They could be making decent money if they regularly uploaded because they have a good number of subs.
  • Profile picture of the author Mostafa82
    in my opinion, I really don't focus on youtube montizing , if you want to be rich from youtube. your videos must have millions of views. then you will be youtuber.
  • Profile picture of the author Gabriel Beltres
    YouTube is a difficult avenue to take. Because of it's low CPM you need to make your content stand out. Now I'm not saying that it's not a viable source of income.

    This like all avenues needs a simple recipe. Create compelling content THAT PEOPLE WANT TO SEE will be your first step. There is no point of making something that is going to be only seen by a passing glance. Think of it like this.

    You want people to return to the same video because it was that good. After that you CPM count show sky rocket. Double that up by building a list and sending them to your owe affiliate link will make the biggest differnce.

    The poblem you might run into is placing an ad on your vid that doesn't fit your vid. Make in coherent all the way around and you should be good.

    Market on my friends!

    - Gabriel

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