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Like Google that is used everyday by billions of people, video streaming is being done every second, every minute, every hour by billions of people also. A platform where you are able to stream videos such as movies, music, DIY videos, cooking videos, lifestyle… just to name a few. But have you ever sit watching a video and while watching you get an ad pop up running for a few seconds? Have you ever gone on to some channels and you see things being advertised for sale? Have you ever seen links been placed in the description of some of the channels?

If you have then guessed what, these are what the owners of these videos are earning from. They are earnding from:

  • running ads in their videos
  • displaying affiliate links in their descriptions
  • and they even earn through sponsorships

Let’s look at how you can start a YouTube channel.

**Creating a YouTube Channel

  1. Sign into your existing Google account, or you can create a new Google account if you wish.
  2. Once you’ve created your Google account, go over to YouTube’s Homepage.
  3. Once you are on theYouTube homepage, you are to click on the avatar icon located at the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Click on “My channel” from the drop-down options.
  5. For the personal account creation field, write your first and last name.
  6. Click “Create” to activate your new YouTube account.
  7. Once your channel is created, you can go ahead and design your channel banner and start uploading videos.

This will then take us to the first way to earn cash as a YouTuber, displaying ads.

**Earning from YouTube Ads with Google Adsense

AdSense is a promotion network that works close by Google Ads and Google Display Network to make customized advertisements for guests to your site dependent on their cookies and or tracking data. At whatever point a business pursues AdWords, they’re consequently enlisted into the Google Display Network close by many different organizations implying that business A shows advertisements on business B’s site without asking that site legitimately. At the point when they register for this, they pay a specific sum for every snap (CPC) or per 1,000 perspectives (CPM). Below is the minimum eligibility requirements to join Google adsense for your YouTube channel.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements To Join

  1. Follow all the YouTube monetization policies.
    • The YouTube monetization policies are a collection of policies that allow you to monetize on YouTube. If you’re a YouTube partner, your agreement including the YouTube partner program policies require compliance with these monetization policies in order to potentially earn money on YouTube.
  2. Live in a country or region where the YouTube Partner Program is available.
  3. Have more than 4,000 valid public watch hours in the last 12 months.
  4. Have more than 1,000 subscribers.
  5. Have a linked AdSense account.

You may click here for the Partner Program application checklist for other important information that you must know prior to starting your journey.

**Earning Through Affiliate Marketing

Have you ever viewed a video of a YouTuber giving their own review on an item? Even so, I’ve you ever seen them mentioning their favourite brand”? Assuming this is the case, you’ve encountered affiliate links. Affiliate links include a YouTuber exploring or referencing an item, for example, cosmetics, or an assistance, for example, promoting programming. At the point when a watcher taps on the connection situated in the video depiction and makes a buy, the YouTuber will procure a level of that buy.

**Earning Through Merchandise

Regardless of whether you follow a famous gamer or an everyday vlogger, you’ve most likely have seen them opening up online shops selling items such as t-shirts, hoodies, hats, cup etc so that dedicated fans can purchase. Famouse YouTubers with a large fan base wouldmake a brand out of their channel and sell things to their fans.

**Earning Through Sponsorships

With more than 2 billion month to month clients and 1 billion hours of viewing for every day, YouTube is the most generally utilized video-seeing platform worldwide. What’s more, in case you’re a hotshot YouTuber with a solid fan base, organizations and brands will wan to join forces with you. Celebrated YouTubers additionally bring in their cash through brand sponsorships. You may be astonished by the number of brands that are glad to pay YouTubers to be an ambassador for them and promote their items and increment their deals.

**How Much Can a YouTuber Earn

The earnings of a YouTuber on each video relies upon a number of factors, for example, their accumulated views and the number of Google ads that are shown all through their videos. Based on Forbes’ assessed pay pace of $5 per 1,000 per views, a YouTube video with 1,000,000 perspectives can make upwards of $5,000, which makes being a present day influencer a pretty worthwhile work! Be that as it may, as recently noticed, these are assessments, and some YouTubers may make more or less depending on promotion, active visitors, clicking percentage, and different elements.

Advantages of being a Youtuber

1. You are able to follow your passion as a YouTuber whether you’re an artist, a great cook, make up artist, you are able to unleash the creativity within you.

2. There’s no need for a physical office as you are able to starting shooting your videos anywhere and at any time convenient to you. You can shoot your videos in your bedroom, kitchen or even the living room. You can be creative enough to let look pleasing to your viewers.

Disadvantages of being a YouTuber

1. In order for you to earn enough, you must have enough followers or constant traffic to view and click on your ads or affiliate links. The less traffic you have, you won’t earn much.

2. It can be costly to produce fine content. You can have a million dollar idea but you’re going to need funding to propel your idea. You can produce your video content on your iPhone or Samung phone but at some point you may need a proper gear.

In conclusion YouTube another side hustle with different sides and the decision truly relies upon you on the off chance that you are ready for the work you have to put out ahead to earn a steady or decent paycheck. It sure takes cash to make amazing recordings with high caliber and there is no deficiency of haters and savages. However, you truly need conviction and vision.

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Alecia Hall

Hi, I am Alecia Hall, the creater of “Brea-kin Barriers” and I am from St. Mary Jamaica. I have been a Customer Service Representative at Digicel Jamaica for over 4 years and started working as a Virtual Assistant on Fiverr in February 2020.

I have gained customers from the US, UK, Hong Kong, Barbados & my very own, Jamaica. Some of my tasks as a Virtual Assistant includes proofreading & editing, data entry, research, transcribing, handling emails, and more.

I started this website “Brea-kin Barriers” to offer several benefical services to my readers which includes:

Inspirational quotes and reflections
How to earn additional income online
My Virtual Assistant Services
An online Course: Your Breakthrough To Growth & Success: Shattering all negative barriers
And a step by step guide on How To Start a Blog

The term breaking barriers is something that I am very passionate about and I love to see persons rising to the surface, “shattering the glass ceiling” as they start to grow until they have reached success. I am one known for always encouraging others and is reliable when it comes on to motivation.

My favourite quote that I live by is “The race is not for the swift but for those who can endure to the end”.

The fastest one does not always win the race and the battle does not necessarily mean it’s for the strong. After all, I believe that sometimes you have to through a dark tunnel and sometimes life has to throw you lots of lemons before you can get grapes to make wine.

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