If you’re reading this, you have access to the internet. And if you’re an artist of any sort, chances are that you’re putting out your work as well. So why not make some money off of your art? You might be aware of the platforms on this list, that’s great. This article is going to focus on how the actual monetization works. Go ahead, switch to business mode. Long live the hustle culture.
Before we go any further, you need to understand that making money from YouTube is a lot of work. Put on your game face. Assuming you already have a channel, the first thing to do is to become a YouTube Partner. There are some channel requirements to become a YouTube partner. There are also content restrictions. These make sure that your content is not too controversial, and that it’s something that advertisers can attach their names to.
From the account settings page of your channel, you will find a ‘Status and Features’ link. This takes you to the page where you will find the monetization tab. In order to be eligible for monetization, you need 1000 subscribers, and 4000 watch hours. The longer your videos the more watch hours you can rack up. You can focus on putting out your content and ask YouTube to notify you when you’re eligible for monetization. After meeting this requirement your request will be reviewed by YouTube. If your request for monetization is accepted, then you create an AdSense account. This account is used to manage payments that will be made to you.
After this, you just have to enable ads on all of your videos to start earning. You can do this in bulk, and you do not have to go through your content one video at a time. I should also mention that you can only receive money if you’ve earned a $100 or more in a month. This is an average of 75,000 to 125,000 views over a single month.