YouTube monetization is based on a couple of different factors. Ranging from how many subscribers you have to how many people are watching your content every month, this post breaks down everything you need to know about monetizing your YouTube channel.
How Does YouTube Monetization Work?
To monetize your YouTube channel, you need to be a part of the YouTube Partner Program. In the past, you had to reach 10,000 total views to be enrolled in the program. Now, they take other aspects like channel size, audience engagement, and creator behavior into consideration.
To qualify, you must meet these criteria:
- Follow all the YouTube Partner Program policies.
- Live in a country or region where the YouTube Partner Program is available.
- Have more than 4,000 public watch hours in the last 12 months.
- Have more than 1,000 subscribers.
- Have a linked AdSense account. (You need this in order to receive payments for advertising on your videos)
YouTube will also closely monitor things like community strikes, spam, and other abuse flags to ensure that users comply with their policies. Existing channels will be automatically evaluated, and any channel that violates their policies will be removed from YPP.
What is AdSense?
AdSense is a platform where companies can buy ad space and YouTube can place their ads on videos as they see fit. YouTubers receive 55% percent of the revenue share from ads placed via AdSense. Money is generated on a cost-per-click or a cost-per-view basis.
- A view counts as an ad watched for 30 seconds or halfway through, whichever comes first.
- A typical charge is 18 cents a view. Therefore, if you have 1,000 views, and 10% of the viewers watched the ad, you could expect to make about $18.
Keep in mind: The amount of money earned is based on how often the ads run on your videos and how often your viewers interact with those ads while they’re running.
Want to monetize your music on YouTube through Symphonic?
We have a dedicated staff that will scan each and every song in your catalog to ensure that we either monetize or takedown videos uploaded by third party individuals. With YouTube’s Content ID system, we’ll ensure nobody else is using your content other than you, and nobody is earning money off of YOUR hard work.
How it works:
As a Symphonic client, you would upload your music to us and we’d go ahead and upload it to YouTube’s Content ID system for you. Once we do that, any song that is uploaded is compared against audio and video files that have been uploaded by users all over the world.
If a match is found, we will, by default, monetize that video that has been matched and claimed thus bringing you more royalties and ensuring that your works aren’t being illegally shared and monetized by others. // Click here to learn more.
In addition to monetizing your content, Symphonic can optimize your channel for you.
With this service, we will analyze your overall brand, content, and KPI’s based on your YouTube channel and social media presence to develop a custom strategy that fits your needs and increases the visibility of your videos. // Click here to get a personalized quote or learn more about this feature.
Hopefully this post clarifies any questions you may have had about YouTube Monetization.
The large share of music streams coming from YouTube makes it essential for every artist/musician to create a strong presence on the platform and do so correctly. // Download our Complete Guide to YouTube for the Music Industry to make the most of YouTube.
Ready to grow your YouTube channel? — Click here to apply for channel management with Symphonic.