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How to Make Money on YouTube

Updated on August 30, 2012

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Make money with YouTube videos is possible!

The YouTube Partnership Program was the way that YouTube found to share its advertising revenue with all bloggers, artists and the curious who daily produce video content to YouTube.

This Partnership Program works in two ways (quite interesting): either you allow to be shown Adsense ads in your videos, or you place the available locations to be rented for network advertisers (such as Google AdNetwork).

The only catch to join the partnership program is that you must already have some uploaded videos and some subscribers signing your content, which means you must have a target audience already defined, with their eyes fixed on you and your videos.

When you have fulfilled these requirements, you may subscribe to the partnership program in

If you enter this site and you are sent to the homepage of YouTube, that means one of two things: either you are still not sufficiently prepared to join the program, or the program is still not available in your country.

Requirements for using the YouTube Partner Program

YouTube has a number of criteria and requirements for your partner program, which must be completed in full in order to be accepted in this program.

Some of the requirements of the platform are:

  • First, you should express your interest in monetizing your videos;
  • Create original videos appropriate for online streaming rooms;
  • Owning or have explicit permission to use and monetize all audio and video content, no exceptions;
  • You should upload videos to YouTube regularly and these videos should be popular;
  • You must be at least 18 years or older to enter, or a parental consent;
  • There are no stipulated number for views and subscribers in order to be accepted into the program.

Benefits of the YouTube Partner Program

YouTube offers their partners a huge range in their country of origin and all over the World.

People watch hundreds of millions of videos a day on YouTube and upload hundreds of thousands of videos.

YouTube is the leading video site on the Internet and the fourth largest Internet destination in the world. Attract million unique viewers worldwide and is now the second largest search engine in the world after Google and before Yahoo!


As a YouTube partner, you have the ability to get revenue.

  • Share the rental income of your videos;
  • Participate in joint marketing - branded entertainment opportunities with major brand advertisers;
  • Use your own sales to sell your ads.


Use analytical tools to optimize your existing content and create more targeted content to satisfy your audience and advertisers.

  • Learn more about the demographics of the target audience and what they are seeing;
  • Learn more about how your audience finds your content;
  • Compare how your content behaves in relation to the competition;
  • Know if your content is among the most popular and engaging;
  • Determine the level of your video content and where success has failed.


The YouTube offers your videos with reliability and with the maximum possible resolution.

  • YouTube offers HD to their users (for specific content that deserves a viewing experience richer and more relaxed);
  • The player offers 16:9 format;
  • Join the numerous providers of high quality content which already use the YouTube Partner Program.

Sign up for the YouTube Partner Program!

If you fulfill the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program, take advantage of this form to start monetize your channels. Whether you make funny videos, music, or purely explanatory tutorials, you can be accepted into the program and start monetize your videos immediately.

If you need to know more about the YouTube Partner Program, be sure to check out the Google Help Center for this program, which contains extensive information on how to participate, how to contact, or how to start making money from your videos on YouTube.

Sign up for the program in

YouTube: Partnerships

Rising stars on YouTube there are many and every day there are new. Videos that become a phenomenon of popularity without realizing it or why. Less common is to make money from it. But there are people who have had real profits with their videos.

Examples of stars born in YouTube are easy to find. But the same cannot be said with examples of those who have managed to turn the online success into cash in real life.

Time magazine looked at the phenomenon and concluded that the difficulty arises from the short life of a successful video (becomes viral very quickly but also quickly fails to earn the attention of users).

Indeed, there are people who can make money with their (few) seconds of online fame.

Charlie Schmidt's Keyboard Cat

Charlie Schmidt earned more than $ 20,000 with a video that shows Fatso, his cat playing keyboard.

Graphic designer, the owner of Fatso picked up on VHS tapes that he had at home with the cat and turned them into one minute video with the cat "playing" keyboard.

But how did Charlie Schmidt make ​​money with Fatso, who died in 1991? Through mobile apps, T-shirts and selling licenses, but mainly through an advertising deal with YouTube. The revenues will go in part to the author.

David After Dentist

Another of the most popular videos which earned enough money to the author is this, a kid of seven years old, "drunk" by the effect of the anesthesia that had been submitted by the dentist.

The video was posted on YouTube by his father, and shows David, seven years old, still on the effects of anesthesia that had taken at the dentist.

Since then, the video, viewed millions of times, has earned more than $ 40,000, through advertisements.

The Dancing Cockatoo

Snowball's choreography is a success and the owner earns almost all of money required to maintain a shelter for birds.

The owner, Irena Schulz, who runs a nonprofit shelter for birds at risk, does not guarantee that the video earned her a restful life, but the donations finance 95% of the work.

Baby Dancing to Beyonce

Who has not seen this video of a baby dancing excitedly to the sound of Beyonce's Single Ladies? For his parents, this provides the peace of knowing that they will have money for the education of this little star.

The family did not hesitate and when they noticed the success of the video in which his child does not take his eyes off the television and dance to Single Ladies registered the domain and found a sponsor for electronic cards.


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    • SoaresJCSL profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thank you for the comment and the support.

      I wish you good luck for your Blog! :)

    • bizwin profile image

      Christabel Evans 

      9 years ago from England, UK

      This is a very useful information. I'm just planning of using Youtube to attract visitors to my blog site and knowing that i can earn money as well is double advantage. Thank you.

    • CCahill profile image


      9 years ago from England

      i think my best video only got 3000 views overall but i see what your saying, just gotta keep trying to instigate the viral effect

      Thats a real shame its not available in your country, im suprised by that from a mass organization.

    • SoaresJCSL profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thank you for the support! :)

    • sumila profile image

      soumaila adamou 

      9 years ago from abidjan

      very relevant post on your way to earn money with youtube.

    • SoaresJCSL profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thank you for the comment and support! :)

      I live in Portugal and the Partnership Program is not available in here. Too bad!!

      What is the earning potential of Youtube?

      A revenue is generated by people seeing and clicking on ads. Each click generates a fraction of a cent and each view even less.

      For example, if you want to get $100 in a month, you need to get 2 or 3 thousand (!!!) views a day on your video.

      But now imagine if one of your videos turns viral... That means $$$$ ;)

    • CCahill profile image


      9 years ago from England

      Really interesting Hub, What is the earning potential of Youtube, have you had any success?

    • SoaresJCSL profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thanks for the support!

    • Trish303 profile image


      9 years ago from Springfield, MO

      Great information. Thank you for sharing.

    • SoaresJCSL profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thank you for the comment and support! Your feedback is much appreciated. Glad you liked it.

      Thanks again for your support :)

    • JakeFrost profile image

      Jake Frost 

      9 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Really great information hear. I shall be sharing with my YouTube friends.

      Voted up and useful


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