How to Get Paid to Create YouTube Content
If gaming is your hobby of choice, you could turn your passion into a side hustle, generating extra income. YouTube is the ideal way of monetizing that gaming passion. If you’re looking for a method to generate money on YouTube, check out these methods for monetizing your channel and original content.
Okay, the most obvious way to profit on YouTube is through advertising. However, it isn’t the only option or the most satisfactory method.
(Spoiler: the greatest way to make money on YouTube is to use all of them.) There are almost 1.9 billion monthly visitors on the internet, and half of it is YouTube. However, 500 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute, which means there’s a lot more competition than meets the eye.
So you can already see that this post isn’t going to be about how simple it is to purchase a Swiss watch using the ad revenue from your YouTube views. However, several options are available to you after you’ve built up a following. So get creative and find ways to make money from your YouTube channel. We’ll show you how to do so, with step-by-step instructions.
How to make money with YouTube ads
1. Join the YouTube Partner Program
The YouTube Partner Program is a program that allows professional YouTubers to use certain features on the site.
You don’t have to be a partner to profit on YouTube (simply establishing an AdSense account and gaining views is enough), but being a Partner makes things much more manageable.
Many YouTube partners enjoy many income streams: not just video advertisements, but also YouTube Premium subscription payments and services that directly touch your devoted followers’ wallets like Super Chat, channel memberships, and the merchandise shelf (more on these later.)
Step 2: Create a successful YouTube channel that meets the requirements of the Partner Program
To participate in the program, you must have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the previous year.
Step 3: Set up an AdSense account
This is simple. Just follow YouTube’s official guide to AdSense accounts.
Step 4: Explore your new monetization features
Each monetization channel has different eligibility requirements. For instance:
Ad revenue: to earn ad revenue, you must be at least 18 years old and create advertiser-friendly content. The less controversial your videos, the more YouTube advertisers will be comfortable running ads on them, and the more money you make.
- If a YouTube Premium subscriber views your video, you get a cut of their subscription fees. (This is something that happens automatically, which is convenient.)
- You must be at least 18 years old and have more than 30,000 followers to sell channel memberships to your fans (i.e., your subscribers opt to pay you an additional amount).
- The merchandise shelf is an area in the background of your video where you may advertise items from YouTube’s shop. You must be 18 years old and have at least 10,000 subscribers to sell goods on this shelf.
- To use the feature, you must be at least 18 (and reside in a country where the service is accessible). In addition, if you want your audience to have the option of paying to have their messages highlighted in your live chats during your live streams, you must meet these requirements.
Step 5: Submit to ongoing reviews.
According to YouTube, as a YouTube Partner, your channel will be held to a higher standard. You must adhere not just to the YouTube Partner Program rules but also to the Community Guidelines. We do not forget that you must stay on the legal side of copyright issues.