If you have a passion for creating videos and a dream to turn that passion into a full-time career, YouTube is one of the most powerful platforms that you can use. But navigating the world of YouTube monetization can feel like trying to find your way through a maze blindfolded.
This guide is here to simplify the process and show you how to make money on YouTube, even without having millions of subscribers. Whether you're just starting or you've been at it for a while, this guide will break down the various ways you can monetize your YouTube channel. We'll explore everything from the YouTube Partner Program to affiliate marketing, brand deals, channel memberships, and more. Plus, I'll share inspiring stories and actionable tips to get you started.
But let's be clear: This isn't a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes time, effort, and a hefty dose of creativity to make money on YouTube. But if you're willing to put in the work, the rewards can be incredible — both financially and from the satisfaction of doing what you love.
Table of contents:
- YouTube Partner Program overview
- Eligibility for the YouTube Partner Program
- Good news for smaller channels: YPP early access
- Ad revenue
- YouTube Premium revenue
- Channel memberships
- Super Chat and Super Stickers
- Super Thanks
- Shopping features