YouTube has been the “it” place for videos since only a few years after its inception but while many of us have accounts to view videos or even channels with published content, most still find the monetization process intimidating.
So you have an account and you’re uploading content but that is not all you need to start churning the platform for butter. You too can make money from YouTube in these few steps:
YouTube Partner Program
Applying for the YouTube Partner Program is the first step in making money. The YouTube Partner Program is a set of provisions unlocked for creators that meet the threshold of eligibility.
- Meet the threshold
Before applying for YPP, your channel must have 1,000 subscribers and a total of 4,000 public watch hours in the past 12 months and you must be living in a country where the program is available while also following all the monetization policies.
- Link Adsense Account
To reap the benefits from YouTube monetization, you must link a Google Adsense account to your channel.
- Apply for YouTube Partner Program
When you meet the threshold, apply for the program and wait to be reviewed. Your application goes into the queue. and you get notified if you get accepted into the YPP. But worry not if you are not accepted, YouTube allows you to reapply after 30 days!
Having a montenized account just allows you to make money but is not enough to rack major bucks. Here are some ways you can maximize your profit from YouTube:
- Know Your Audience:
First step in successfully and consistently making money from YouTube is to be aware of your target audience when creating content. Nothing makes your channel stand out more than an identified niche you stick to throughout.
Like most major YouTubers, you too should venture out into merchandising. After establishing a strong and loyal fanbase, promoting and selling merchandise through your channel will surely reap a lot more profits for you.
- Affiliate with brands
One other profitable approach you can take is affiliating with brands. Almost all major YouTubers have affiliations with brands who provide them sponsorship, endorsements and more.
You’re All Set!
That’s all you need! Not so intimidating is it? Keep creating what you like and make money!