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Making Money with a Youtube Channel
Has anyone made some decent side income with their Youtube Channel?

I know there was a thread where Roosh said he bought a camera with some of the ad money he got from his vids, but that wasn't really telling of how much you could make with ads.

I doubt there is a lot of money in this except for those at the very top, but what can someone with a modestly** popular channel expect.

**by modestly, I'd say around 2000-10,000 views per video, maybe a video a week on average?
10-27-2012 06:09 PM
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Good question I am really curious about this also. I tried signing my channel and site up with ad sense but it said something like I didn't have engough content yet.
10-27-2012 06:23 PM
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RE: Making Money with a Youtube Channel
If your audience is primarily American, you should expect $1-3/cpm (for every 1000 views).

So Vitaly (http://www.youtube.com/user/VitalyzdTv ), with 30 million views, has probably pulled at least $50k. Many Youtube stars have their own pages where they sell more ads and products, increasing their income.

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^Thanks man. (Sorry for the late response)
10-29-2012 12:13 PM
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RE: Making Money with a Youtube Channel
(10-27-2012 07:31 PM)Roosh Wrote:  If your audience is primarily American, you should expect $1-3/cpm (for every 1000 views).

So Vitaly (http://www.youtube.com/user/VitalyzdTv ), with 30 million views, has probably pulled at least $50k. Many Youtube stars have their own pages where they sell more ads and products, increasing their income.

Yeah, this is brilliantly said. Making money online is one of the best options for those who are looking to become an international playboy because I know quite a few internet millionaires who are enjoying the playboy lifestyle.
10-30-2012 11:55 PM
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(10-30-2012 11:55 PM)fearless_seducer Wrote:  Making money online is one of the best options for those who are looking to become an international playboy because I know quite a few internet millionaires who are enjoying the playboy lifestyle.

3 posts on the forum, all in money-related threads and 2 of those 3 mentioning people you know who are internet millionaires or making money online with no cost....

You're not gearing up to Troll us are you?

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(10-27-2012 06:09 PM)Newb#3 Wrote:  Has anyone made some decent side income with their Youtube Channel?

I know there was a thread where Roosh said he bought a camera with some of the ad money he got from his vids, but that wasn't really telling of how much you could make with ads.

I doubt there is a lot of money in this except for those at the very top, but what can someone with a modestly** popular channel expect.

**by modestly, I'd say around 2000-10,000 views per video, maybe a video a week on average?

Yeah, you are absolutely right. That's why your best bet would be setup a simple website around a topic of your interest and then automate the process of running it.

If you don't have anything to sell yet, that's not a problem. Because you can still sell other people's products through some cool affiliate programs that have already been proven successful, ok?

Hope this has been helpful to you.
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I think that answers my question...

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RE: Making Money with a Youtube Channel
I doubt the input you make to get even near to what is called a popular Youtuber would pay off .
You've to constantly put up creative material and concure against a HUGE variety of quality content on Youtube.
Well okay, RWJ isn't doing exactly anything overly exhausting or creative... I guess there are exceptions.
11-01-2012 11:21 AM
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RE: Making Money with a Youtube Channel
(10-27-2012 07:31 PM)Roosh Wrote:  If your audience is primarily American, you should expect $1-3/cpm (for every 1000 views).

So Vitaly (http://www.youtube.com/user/VitalyzdTv ), with 30 million views, has probably pulled at least $50k. Many Youtube stars have their own pages where they sell more ads and products, increasing their income.

Do you have to make videos on the regular in order to make some good money? Or can you make like 10 really good videos and just stack money off of that?
11-05-2012 08:32 PM
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90% of the time you have to constantly be putting up new videos. To get just $1,000 a month you have to have like 30,000 video views PER DAY. That is tough with just 10 videos unless all 10 are super amazing. The successful channels have a large number of subscribers and publish new videos often like everyday, twice a week, or once a week. The number of subscribers is huge because every time they make a new video they get free notifications/advertising to those existing subscribers.
11-06-2012 03:07 AM
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(11-06-2012 03:07 AM)username Wrote:  90% of the time you have to constantly be putting up new videos. To get just $1,000 a month you have to have like 30,000 video views PER DAY. That is tough with just 10 videos unless all 10 are super amazing. The successful channels have a large number of subscribers and publish new videos often like everyday, twice a week, or once a week. The number of subscribers is huge because every time they make a new video they get free notifications/advertising to those existing subscribers.

I got you. Thanks for the info man. I like how you broke it down with an example like that.
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So doing a little more research it seems your payment is totally related ads. Meaning if people watch the pre-roll ad (the one you are forced to watch the ad before hand) or click on ads on the youtube page.

So it isn't views of the video.




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RE: Making Money with a Youtube Channel
Do something creative (nobody's done yet) yet very simple (low cost) to make.

It has to trigger people's curiosity. (microwaving all different items, pressing objects in hydraulic press, pouring molten aluminium, shooting something with different bullets etc)

This guy started 'What's inside' channel. It was pretty lame from the beginning. (just cutting up something to see what's inside)
He gained subscribers so rapidly now his video quality got better.
It was so simple idea but he started first I believe.
50 mil views for this so simple idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pyfMnF6j_g

I like to film for fun and thought about making very short film for youtube. I would be insane if I think I can make some money by doing this.
Why bother to find actors, write scripts, spend time shooting and spend more time editing for maybe 100 views when someone cutting up a rattlesnake can have 50 mil views?

Watch awesome quality travel videos/drone footages that will melt your heart. It might have maybe 1000 views.

Watch some guy microwaving a bullet shot by cheap Gopro. easily couple hundreds k to half mil views.

Don't waste money/time on Quality.
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^^^ I have seen a guy set iphones on fire - lots of views but I wonder is he able to generate ad hits. Which is what youtube pays on.

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Sail Boat + Hot Chicks + Exotic Locations + Patreon account seems to be working pretty well for a few guys.
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(05-07-2016 05:12 AM)Chauncey Wrote:  Sail Boat + Hot Chicks + Exotic Locations + Patreon account seems to be working pretty well for a few guys.

Interesting. Can you elaborate or link to an example of where you're seeing reports of success with this?

EDIT: Just caught the sailing thread.

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I looked at Black Pigeon Speaks' YouTube page. His videos have cumulatively about 3.2 million views. I just added them up in my mind so it could be a few hundred K higher or lower. So, if 30,000/day = $1000/month, that's 900,000 view/month. So, BPS must have made about $3750 on his YouTube page altogether. His videos have excellent production quality, but most of them are just video graphics stitched together, with a voiceover. He doesn't have to go out and capture video, or put on performances. He can do everything on a laptop, plus maybe a good microphone and possibly some pro-grade video editing software.

Still, it must take him hours to make each video, with scripting, locating video content, and assembling the final product. There are 20 videos on his page right now, so if he put in 10 hours per video ( a conservative estimate, but he might be getting faster with experience), he's put in 200 hours, and made $3000. That's $15/hour or less.

However, he's only been at it a few months. If he could build his brand, and get a lot more views, and if he can sustain a high viewership for his next 20 or next 200 videos, it could turn into serious money. He'd have to really work to keep generating new content. He's already made his main points about things like immigration and cultural collapse, so he can't just keep rehashing these ideas. He has to keep coming up with strong material.

This is just a case study, but I think it shows what it would take for someone new to startup a channel and make enough to live on.

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RBC4M,

What sort of ads did you see on his site? I was using this $/1,000 but my research is showing if people actually click/watch ads. Also, something about duration impacts the pay also. So the longer they watch the better.

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The real money isn't in making YouTube impressions.

It's in using YouTube as a traffic source to a well-engineered sales funnel, selling your own product or someone elses.

Mike Cernovich made a good post on why advertising is a poor monetisation strategy a while back.
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(05-08-2016 09:00 PM)Valentine Wrote:  The real money isn't in making YouTube impressions.

It's in using YouTube as a traffic source to a well-engineered sales funnel, selling your own product or someone elses.

Mike Cernovich made a good post on why advertising is a poor monetisation strategy a while back.

That is a good strategy. I've seen videos from YouTube rank pretty well on Google even though the videos didn't have that many views. Some of them were nothing more than a video of a few static images with a link to a site to buy it.
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