Today I’m sharing EXACTLY how much I made from 2.2 million views on YouTube. (Hint: I’m not YouTube Rich yet.)
I’m sharing how much YouTube paid me for a million video views and how exactly YouTube advertising works.
I’ve had a lot of my YouTube subscribers ask questions about how YouTube ads work and hopefully this sheds a little bit of light on how YouTubers generate income with ads on their videos.
The video in question is on my other DIY related channel about how to make paper flowers.
How Much YouTube Pays For 1 Million Views
This video was inspired by Shelby Church’s video about 1 million views which you can watch here.
I made this video because I found Shelby’s and others like it insanely inspirational. They motivated me and hopefully this can motivate you as well. If you’re a small YouTuber like me, I hope you realize it’s possible to get millions of views on videos and it’s possible to earn money on this platform. If you’re just curious how much a youtube channel can make or how much a million views pays, that’s in there too.
I also wanted to clear up some things about ad rates and some of the factors that go into different ad rates for channels.
YouTube pays creators a split of the ad revenue on each video. Ad revenue is determined by factors like:
- audience location
- audience interaction with the ad
- audience demographics
- number of ads in a video
Clearly there are a lot of factors you can’t control and depend entirely on your audience. YouTube makes sure ads are served up that benefit both the viewer. As a creator the main things that you can control is making good content and making sure you turn on a couple ads per video.
There are many, many factors and I didn’t even cover some in the video like number of ads you include in your video!
How to Make Money On YouTube
I’m a small youtuber but this is my favorite side hustle to earn money because even though it has taken a ton of work upfront, I can do it while being around my baby and family. I don’t have to leave to sell more of my time for money. I can keep side hustling and earning money online to get to freedom!
The income sources for my channel include (affiliate links to each):
Learn more about ways you can make online income from blogging & YouTube with my past income reports:
? June 2019 Online Income Report
? May 2019 Online Income Report
? April 2019 Online Income Report
? Online Income Report First Quarter 2019
? October Online Income Report
? September Online Income Report
The Truth About Making Money On YouTube
Making money on YouTube is not a fast process and even after consistently making videos for two years I’m still a small YouTuber only making $400ish a month on ads. That isn’t to discourage anyone trying to make money on YouTube, but be aware that it isn’t fast and it does involve a lot of work!
You have to take into consideration the types of videos you make on YouTube and the types of advertisers that might want to advertise to your audience. If you are in a niche that doesn’t have high paying advertisements then you will need a lot more views to make the same amount of money as someone in another niche.