When Google bought YouTube for around $ 1.6 billion in 2006, many were skeptical. It was considered a risky purchase, but the critics have long since fallen silent. YouTube is the most successful video portal in the world and one of the websites with the highest traffic. Of course, this has also led to the fact that you can earn good money on YouTube.
Can You Make Money With YouTube?
For a long time, it was not easy to make money on YouTube. Meanwhile, however, a lot of money is being made on YouTube itself. On Statista there is an infographic that shows, among other things, what the top 10 YouTube channels earn a year. I also know from some Pakistani YouTube channels that the income is quite good, even if very few of the absolute high earners worldwide.
Earning Money with Youtube – What is Realistic?
As a Pakistani YouTube publisher, of course, you have a much smaller target group than is the case in the English-speaking area. Pakistani channels are usually still a long way from that. So you shouldn’t look at YouTube too optimistically and also be aware that it takes a long time to build up a large subscriber base and achieve the necessary number of video views to earn significant amounts. Nevertheless, the conditions have improved and every Pakistani channel can now earn money with YouTube.
The YouTube affiliate program
On the other hand, there are advertising videos that are displayed in front of your own video. In a small preview window, you can see how these ads will be placed. There is also an advertising banner to the right of the video. You can, of course, do this manually and later choose whether you want to have advertising there or not for new videos. A green dollar sign indicates that this video is advertised.
Link your AdSense account to YouTube
The YouTube affiliate program is actually nothing more than AdSense for videos. That’s why you have to link your AdSense account to your YouTube account in order to be able to earn money with your videos. By the way, you can also link several YouTube channels to one AdSense account.
Google has strict content guidelines for YouTube channels and their monetization. Of course, you mustn’t violate any copyrights. Other content, e.g. with pornography, violence, drugs, etc. is also not permitted. The latter in particular is of course dangerous for those who make good money with normal website AdSense ads.
Who is it for?
That all sounds good, but not everyone will really be able to make money from it. New videos and a wide reach are required regularly. Of course, it helps if a lot of people are interested in the content of your own videos. It is not for nothing that the topics of music, games, and comedy are most frequently represented among the top 1,000 channels. You need a lot of traffic and a suitable topic. The click prices should not be particularly high in the topic categories just mentioned, so that the traffic factor becomes even more important. As a rule, one assumes about 1 Euro AdSense revenue per 1,000 video views. Only those who have great stamina and deliver quality will benefit in the long term.