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Making Money on YouTube

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:30 am
by CoolChick
How Much Do YouTubers Make? SECRETS REVEALED!
People make about ONE DOLLAR per 1000 views assuming that their videos are monetized. If you're good at making videos you might be able to make some extra money by making videos. Only a few people make a lot of money, but lots of people make a few hundred or even a few thousand bucks each year. A talented and enterprising teenager might consider this an alternative to getting a summer job.

Re: Making Money on YouTube

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:51 am
by sandman
The daughter of a friend thought she could make it big on YouTube. Apparently she's pretty popular at school and her friends consider her fun to be around, but for some reason that just didn't do her much good on YouTube. After a year she only had a few thousand views and less than one hundred subscribers. When a big fish in a small pond tries to swim in the ocean often that big fish turns out not to be much more than a guppie.

Re: Making Money on YouTube

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:39 am
by wildrose
Most people just use YouTube as a way to share videos and not as a way to make money. Everything I've heard indicates that only a very small number of people who upload videos to YouTube make money from their videos. It's a little bit like winning the lottery. Either you've got to have a really good idea and talent or else you've got to be just plain lucky!

Re: Making Money on YouTube

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:41 pm
by cactuspete
Standing naked in front of an audience: Amanda Palmer and a new way to make art
If you're going to make videos and post them on YouTube or anywhere else, you should keep this in mind.
The question of "business models for the arts" is a weird and contradictory one. For one thing, the arts are a "non-market activity" - people make art for intrinsic reasons, starting from earliest childhood, and even the people who set out to earn a living in the arts are not engaged in any kind of rational economic calculus because virtually everyone who's done this has lost money. Of those who made money, most made very little; and of those who made a substantial sum, most had their careers quickly crater and never earned another penny from their work. Being a "professional artist" is about as realistic as being a "professional lottery winner" - there are lots of people who've tried, and though a few have succeeded, it's a statistical improbability on the order of, well, winning the lotto.

Unless you're an expert at something and can provide a valuable service by educating people about something which is not common knowledge and have a knack for explaining things, you really shouldn't expect to make money by making videos.
LINK: http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/11/standing-naked-front-audience-amanda-palmer-and-new-way-make-art

Re: Making Money on YouTube

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:44 am
by panamint_patty
Someone who has a passionate interest in something and the ability to share that interest with others in a captivating manner probably can make steady money providing that they are organized and can stick to a schedule. I hear that it's necessary to post at least twice a week in order to hold the interest of an audience. You'd have to know a lot about a subject in order to post twice a week for more than a couple months and not run out of material!

Re: Making Money on YouTube

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 6:56 pm
by recluse
Teens making money on YouNow
These twins claim they make between $500 and $2000 per month on YouNow to split between them. That's good money for a teenager having fun with live-streaming video, but what percent of kids on YouNow really make more than $50 in a month? Probably less than one percent would be my guess.

Re: Making Money on YouTube

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 7:24 am
by tronagirl
There are a lot of social networking sites that involve video in one way or another, but none of them has nearly the volume of YouTube other than Facebook and none of them, not even Facebook, has the potential for making money that YouTube offers. Although a teen (or anyone else for that matter) might get lucky on some offbeat or new video sharing or video streaming site, the opportunities are much greater on YouTube. No matter where you go there will be competition in proportion to the opportunities that are available. That's just a fact of life, but the greatest potential would be on YouTube for obvious reasons.

Re: Making Money on YouTube

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:39 am
by dilbert
10 Richest YouTubers
Interesting collection of YouTube millionaires. Teenagers would be lucky to make $10 in a single summer, but there are a few (very, very few) who make it big! The biggest mistake kids make it attempting to copy these channels. There are thousands of game channels and unboxing channels and most of them are boring! Be creative, fresh, and original and you might have a chance!

Re: Making Money on YouTube

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:48 am
by dilbert
ANGRY GRANDPA HATES THE MOST AMERICAN THICKBURGER!!
This channel has over ONE MILLION subscribers and it's working on close to 300 million views. The guy is original, creative, funny, etc. The result is YouTube success and probably about $300,000 in revenue. Lame copycats fail and original, crazy people at least have a chance of succeeding!

Re: Making Money on YouTube

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:54 pm
by a2z
Homeless Man Plays Piano Beautifully
This video has attracted nearly 9 million views and a gofundme campaign that's up to nearly $40,000.
GOFUNDME: http://www.gofundme.com/yc3p2e6