Do you get paid for uploading videos to YouTube? How much money can I make for each video?…
These are some of the question that people are asking themselves these days. We have all heard about people who’s videos have gone viral on YouTube, and so they were able to make hundreds of thousands of dollars either directly through YouTube or by getting endorsement deals from big companies.
But can you (an average user) really get paid for YouTube videos, and if so, to what extend?…
Do people get paid for YouTube videos?
There are hundreds of thousands of people who upload their videos to YouTube daily, and most of these people wouldn’t mind being paid for their videos. But the fact is that a normal user of YouTube doesn’t get paid for uploading YouTube videos.
However, there is a way that you and I can get paid for YouTube videos, and that’s through a especial program called “YouTube Partners”, which means in order for you to get paid by YouTube, you have to become their “partner”.
How much do you get paid for each YouTube video?
A YouTube partner usually earns around $2.50 for every thousands views that his or her video receives. Now, that may not seem like much, but when you take into account the fact that a normal person can have hundreds of videos and each video gets thousands of views regularly, the numbers seem to add up quickly.
With that calculation in mind, it’s not that hard to understand why so many people believe that you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars for one good YouTube video that goes viral.
Now, it is important to realize that you don’t actually get paid from YouTube directly – It’s Google Adsense that earns you money. Google Adsense is an online advertising network owned by Google that displays ads with your videos and the more views your videos get, the more money you make from those ads. It’s the same ad network that many bloggers use to get paid for blogging.
But before you can start showing Adsense ads with your videos, you have to become a YouTube partner.
How to become a YouTube Partner?
Well, becoming a YouTube partner is pretty simple if you can fulfill the following 3 requirements…
- Create original and unique videos that are appropriate to be shown on YouTube.
That means stay away from nudity, hate speech, child abuse and things of that nature.
- Upload videos that you actually own or you have express permission to upload and monetize them.
Basically, do not take someone else’s video and upload it as your own. If you have a video you want to upload, but you didn’t make it yourself, make sure you get permission from the original creator. Copy right laws can come back and bite you in the a$$ if you don’t abide by this rule, not to mention your YouTube account will be deleted.
- Constantly upload interesting videos that gets watched by lots of people.
If you want to build a loyal fan base for your YouTube channel, you have to regularly give them good videos to keep them coming back. And for YouTube to account you as their partner, you have to get lots of views on your videos.
There are a few ways to get more views in your videos. The first one is obviously to create videos that can go viral and get lots of views on their own. But in reality it’s not that easy to make video after video that gets thousands of views. So, how do you get more views on your videos?…
It’s simple, you buy views! That’s right, there re third party sites that you can go to to buy YouTube views. You pay them pennies per view, and they send people to view your videos.
That’s a great way to get your view count up. Yes, it’ll cost you money, but if you do it the right way, the money you earn from YouTube will be well worth this initial investment.
Once you are passed the above 3 steps, you are ready to become a YouTube Partner. Simply apply for it on YouTube partner page, and you will be on your way to getting paid for your YouTube videos.
Now, please keep in mind that most ordinary folks won’t be able to make a living off of YouTube videos. I mean, your videos have to get millions of views and you have to have hundreds of great videos to reach a level where you can make a living with YouTube.
Having said that, if you can make somewhat decent videos and crate a good following on your YouTube channel, you can make some decent amount of money. In fact, if your channel becomes popular, other opportunities will open up as well. For example, you can get paid to advertise for other companies in your videos, you can get paid to endorse products and services in your videos (like wearing a T-shirt with a certain company’s logo on it while you make the video).
So, making money on YouTube is certainly a good possibility, but just don’t bet on being able to get paid by YouTube to the point where you can quit your day job soon.