If you pay attention to famous YouTubers, you’ll likely see them take lavish vacations and attend exclusive events. For successful YouTube influencers, it becomes their job. YouTube can make regular people famous. While not everyone can make it on YouTube, the influencers with the most views and subscribers can easily earn a six-figure income.
Do you love creating videos, but aren’t sure how to monetize them or make money on the popular video platform? Here’s how you can make money as a YouTube celebrity.
What is a YouTube influencer?
Social media influencers may seem like everyday people, but they have a large following online. People care about what they say and are likely to take their recommendations. Since people trust what they say, brands are willing to pay a lot of money for influencers to promote their products.
“A YouTube influencer is anyone who creates content on the YouTube platform, has a significant following and influences a group of people,” said Beca Alexander, founder and president of influencer casting agency, Socialyte.
How to make money as a YouTube influencer
There are a couple ways to make money as a YouTube influencer. If you have a big enough following, you can money through sponsorships, affiliate links and advertisements.
In the past, anyone could sign up to make money on the platform, but YouTube announced new requirements for its YouTube Partner Program in January 2018. According to Google Support, when a channel reaches 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months and 1,000 subscribers, it will be considered for the partner program.
The YouTube Partner Program allows creators to monetize their videos on the platform. YouTubers make money from advertisements played during their content and when YouTube Premium subscribers watch their videos.
“Making money through ads is still one of the primary ways of monetizing your channel, with YouTube providing … different options for generating ad revenue on your videos,” said David Ambrogio, SEO and content strategist at Online Optimism.
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