What it takes to make money on Youtube

What it takes to make money on Youtube
Youtube is not only a platform people go to to watch trending videos, like and make comments. Millions of people are making money on the platform.

Remember the video you watched over and over again, that video would probably have earned the creator some thousands of shillings.

As a creative person, you can have your own channel on Youtube and make money like other creative people on the platform.

This is all you need to know about how to make money on Youtube.

1. Set up your own Youtube channel

Everyone who makes money on Youtube has a personal account on Youtube and that account is attached to a channel on the platform. The channel serves as your home page for your account.

Follow these three simple steps to create your own Youtube Channel

  • Log in to YouTube.com and sign in with your Google account and password.
  • Go to settings, click on the link beside your profile icon.
  • At this point, you are asked to create a channel if you don't have one already.

2. Create and upload content

Once you are through creating your channel, next is to start creating and uploading content onto the channel you created.

Make sure your content is exciting and short (although that depends on the type of content you publish) Also, try to post regularly as this will help you retain some viewers.

And before you publish your videos, don't forget to tag your them with relevant keywords and caption them properly. If your video is about an artist people are talking about, use his name as a keyword in the video.

3. Build your audience

This is when the monetization of your content really begins. To make money on Youtube, you need people to watch your video content. This is why your videos have to be of good quality and interesting. Also, get more people to watch your content, share it on other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter.

4. Monetize

For you to make money on Youtube, you’ll need to allow YouTube to place advertisements in your videos. According to Google, here's the guide on how to set up your Youtube channel to earn money.

  • Sign in to YouTube.
  • In the top right, select your account icon > Creator Studio.
  • In the left menu, select Channel > Status and features.
  • Under "Monetization," click Enable.
  • Follow the on-screen steps to accept the YouTube Partner Program Terms.

5. Meet earning requirements

To make money on Youtube, you need to have 1000 subscribers. Your channel also needs to have 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months.

Once you meet these requirements, Youtube will review your channel to make sure it complies with terms and Community Guidelines.

6. Set up a Google Adsense

Once your channel is reviewed and approved to join the YouTube Partner Program, you'll need to associate an approved AdSense account with your YouTube channel to earn money from your videos and get paid.

7. Check your analytics

Now that your Youtube channel has been monetized, it is important you check out the analytics to see how your videos are performing. To do this, click the Analytics option in your Channel menu and see your estimated earnings, video views, ad performance, demographics and so on.
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