In today’s hyperconnected era, YouTube has become one of the most popular online platforms with more than 1.9 billion users entering every month. This makes YouTube – an American video sharing website – a place for users to work by becoming content creators. We can see from well-known names like PewDiePie – 96.6 million subscribers, making $12 million a year by commenting and playing video games. Or Shane Dawson – 21.8 million subscribers, making $6.2 million a year by making video conspiracy theories.
We cannot deny that YouTubers can be considered promising jobs like other professional jobs. In addition, some YouTubers earn up to hundreds of millions every week. By following this step, you can also make money from YouTube, here are the steps:
You have to decide on great content that suits your interests such as beauty, vlog, games, food, etc., with high quality and not too long in duration. Then, try another strategy by making great format videos like a good opening and closing. This will increase the attractiveness of your channel so that viewers will watch your video continuously. Another way to get viewers is to send your videos on Twitter and Facebook, share them with people, and interact with your audience by responding to comments.
The YouTube Partner Program (YPP) is a program that gives content creators greater access to YouTube resources, features and allows content creators to monetize eligible content on YouTube. The author can register to join YPP by completing the following 4 steps. Agree with the terms of the YouTube Partner Program on your YouTube account. Signing up for AdSense connected to your channel, this AdSense account is used to earn money from your videos. Set monetization preferences to display an ad on the video. Finally, requesting a review from YouTube to check for content that may not be displayed. This review will last for 2 weeks – 2 months. However, there are several eligibilities and YPP thresholds that must be met so that YouTube can approve this review, which has a good reputation with YouTube, 4000 hours of viewing in the previous 12 months, and has at least 1,000 subscribers.
If your review has been approved, you can already get money from YouTube. Advertising, the main source of income from YouTube by activating all monetization on the uploaded video. We can see that there are several types of ads on YouTube such as ads next to the video, below the video, or that appear at the beginning of the video that can be skipped, so the more videos you have, the more money you get. Brand offers can also give you money by promoting their products in your videos. Look at Arief Muhammad’s YouTube channel, almost every video must promote a brand. Or YouTube Premium, your viewers get paid membership to watch your videos without ads and download your videos to watch offline. With YouTube premium, you will share a percentage with YouTube itself.