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Last updated Jan. 21, 2022 by Peter Jakes
Are you looking for ways you can monetize your YouTube channel? Or you are already a YouTuber creating content but you would like to improve your strategy and make some money out of YouTube. The first thing that will come to your mind will probably be to know how many views you need to make money on YouTube.
The truth is there’s no precise answer to this question. There is no formula that calculates the ratio of YouTube views to money. This article will disclose how many views you need to make money on YouTube and how you make money from YouTube views.
How Do Views Convert Into Money On YouTube?
Since there’s no precise formula on how to calculate the number of views to make money on YouTube then the best thing to do is to apply to the YPP(YouTube partner program). After joining the YouTube partner program, then you can know the difference between PPC ads and PPI ads. PPC ads are ads that pay per click while PPI ads pay per impression(views).
1. Analyzing YouTube Views On YPP
You can apply to the YouTube partner program if your channel has more than 4000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers for the past year. Once you have been approved to join the YouTube partner program, then you can enable monetization on your YouTube channel.
Once you have turned on your ads, they will start coming up on your channel.
The exact amount of money you can make from ads can be difficult to calculate because it depends on the ad company and Google Adsense system.
2. Google Adsense
Google Adsense allows advertisers to display ads on your channel. Apparently, you will have to consent to it before the ads will show on your videos. When there are several bidders, the AdSense system makes a decision depending on the advertiser’s cost and the ad quality. The amount you earn can vary depending on the quality of the ads, the number of clicks and views on your video, and how many advertisers are bidding for your video. Other factors that affect your earnings include your location or target audience.
There are lots of smaller ad providers that serve ads on YouTube as well. Some of these smaller ones allow advertisers to buy ad placements directly from members of the YouTube Program Partners. However, this smaller program is usually available to bigger content creators.
3. Views And Clicks Differences
Earlier on, Advertisers usually served ads based on cost per impression. They paid per 1000 views but currently, a majority of advertisers pay based on PPC (Pay per click). This means that the YouTuber gets paid when a viewer clicks on an ad. Although getting more views typically means getting more ad clicks, it still remains difficult to provide an exact revenue rate.
Other Ways To Make Money From Youtube Viewers?
The YouTube Partner Program isn’t the only way YouTube makes money from YouTube. They diversify their income source by promoting affiliate links/products to viewers, selling their services and products, brand commissions, etc.
Some YouTubers count on thousands and millions of views to get the revenue they desire while others reduce their dependence on views by using other sources of making money from YouTube.