YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google and gives you the opportunity to monetize your videos on YouTube and build an online business around this.
In principle, many content creators only wanted to entertain themselves, connect with people and share common interests through the platform. Today many of the people who create a channel do so with the aim of monetizing their videos on YouTube and making money through their channels.
Is it possible to make money with Youtube?
Yes, although it is not as simple as it seems.
We created our channel when we started our Caminito Amor blog to upload our “ Dreamers in Action ” interviews and share them with our readers.
At no time did we think of YouTube as an extra way to generate income (first mistake) and we did not share content on a regular basis (second big mistake).
After quitting our paid jobs to travel the world in 2018 we had the dream of sharing videos of all our adventures, unfortunately the workload and little planning made it a real challenge and in the end we gave it up.
It was not until October 2019 after our first 21 months of travel without a return date that we decided to stop and plan a strategy to grow on YouTube and be able to monetize our videos.
How to monetize your videos on YouTube?
In order to monetize your videos on YouTube with Adsense ads (the most common way and the goal of all first-time YouTubers), two things are required:
- 4000 cumulative viewing hours in the last 12 months of your channel
- 1000 subscribers
Once these two objectives have been reached, you can apply to the YouTube Partner program and after analyzing your channel to see if you comply with the YouTube Monetization Policy, which is made up of:
- Adsense Policy
- Community Guidelines
- Youtube and Adsense terms and conditions
- Copyright rules
Basically they will check that your content is not plagiarized, that it is your own, does not incite hatred, does not have any dangerous, violent content, etc.
If you meet these requirements, you can start monetizing your videos on YouTube.