September 14, 2016

Lifestyle | My YouTube Video Earnings | What I Make Monthly

My YouTube Video Earnings
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When it comes to earning money on YouTube, the figures fall all over the map. There's little we can do but hope that all of our hard work and efforts yield some sort of profit from month to month. Yes, we all feel YT is a hobby and something to pass the time, but when you're retired like me, you look forward to seeing that monthly deposit from Google in your bank account each month.


I begin my journey with YT in the summer of 2010. My channel was mainly focused on Wigmaking but I started adding beauty and lifestyle videos into the mix for more of a variety.  To date, I have 450 videos on YT, around 200 are of Wigmaking and the balance makes up beauty, fitness and lifestyle.  My audience is primarily women between the ages of 25 and 70 and the majority of my views comes from the US. My channel is partnered with Fullscreen, I joined Fullscreen around 3yrs ago on a whim. Back then I felt that I would receive a variety of benefits that Google didn't offer to help enhance my channel. You can research YT partnerships to find out if it's the right thing for your channel.
My YouTube Video Earnings
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What each video makes depends on quite a few variables. The first variable is video clicks, or page views. Page views are very important to increase your videos in the YT ranking system. The more people that watch your videos the more ad revenue you will make. The second variable is the type of ads that appear on your videos, this is out of our control... period. Once I had a home depot ad show up on my beauty videos which has no correlation to beauty what-so-ever! The third variable is how many clicks your video ads receive. Clicks ultimately determine the revenue amount paid on each video. There's a certain formula used to determine the RPC revenue-per-clicks, this information is available for download once you become a YT/Google partner. You are eligible to apply for YT partner after your channel has reached 10K views. To date my channel has 13K subscribers and over 2M views... not bad for a gal whose 57 yrs old.
My YouTube Video Earnings

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In the two photos above, i'm showing you my most popular videos and how many page views each one has. It also shows the year each was made.  I put the dollar amount in red that each one made to correspond with the dollar amount in the table below. The solid red bar means they didn't make the cut, the lowest amount I used for this data was $3.45, so they fell below that amount. In the table below, it shows you my earnings for the month of April 2016, I made a total of $208.38 that month. The titles of the videos are listed on the left, while the dollar amounts are on the right. The earnings are from the highest to the lowest. I typed in the number of views for each video to give you an idea of how the views correlates to the dollar amount. As you can see, my most popular video "Tummy Tuck Tattoo on Brown Skin" has the most views but didn't gross the highest dollar amount. So, we can say that while views are very important, it doesn't necessarily mean that they will gross really high in ad revenue. 

My YouTube Video Earnings
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Currently i'm uploading videos twice weekly.  Videos that I upload this year aren't making that much, but they do make something.  Even my worst videos with the least amount of views make .01 cents per month, maybe this is for our efforts.  It's really important to know what kinds of videos that will preform well before you start uploading videos to your YT channel. Now if you're doing it for a hobby then it doesn't really matter. I know the exact type of videos that earns the money on my channel, they are wigmaking, fitness, plastic surgery and DYI. I do like uploading beauty videos but since they don't seem to perform that well in terms of views, I limit that category to only 2 - 3 a month. I just started adding fashion videos to see how well they will preform, this will let me know if they're worth the efforts to make.  All in all, I think everyone should have a YT channel and start uploading videos on various topics until you find your niche. You will ultimately find your way and get better as you progress. There's an audience for everyone and there's money to be made even if it's minimal.... but it's worth it in the end.