The tool below has been developed to allow you to easily calculate the estimated earnings from a Youtube Video or Channel and is based on your video view count, engagement and various other factors.
How to Use the YouTube Money Calculator
Drag the YouTube View Count slider up or down based on your daily video views
Set your Estimated CTR based on your channel's historic performance
View your estimated daily, weekly and yearly earnings potential
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- Additional info in full report:
- Audience age and gender
- Demography and language insights
- Content analytics
- + other metrics
Estimated Total Earnings by Channel
Estimated Total Earnings by Video
- 1. CPM vs CPC
- 2. Estimated Gross Earnings Per 1,000 Views
- 3. Estimated Earnings Per Subscriber
- 4. Estimated Variance Based on Video Engagement
Also see our Live Subscriber Counter for YouTube
It has taken a while for internet marketing to really catch on, but now it is of major importance to brands. Companies spend considerable sums on internet advertising, particularly on platforms such as Google Adsense. Although Google keeps a chunk, the rest goes to website owners who place Adsense ads on their web pages and blogs.
The largest website of all, according to Alexa, is Google itself. The second largest site (since April 2016) is YouTube. So it is probably no surprise that YouTube is very important to Google in terms of AdSense revenue. It has to be remembered, of course, that Google owns YouTube, doubling its importance as an advertising platform. Possibly this is the reason why Google has different rules for AdSense on YouTube compared to AdSense on other video platforms.
Steps to Follow to enable Monetization of Your Videos
You cannot just post a video on YouTube and hope it earns you cash - this would not work even if you were lucky enough for the video to go viral. There are a few steps you have to do before YouTube allows you to monetize your videos
- Enable your account for monetization - this is ticking a monetization option in your YouTube account, and agreeing to the YouTube monetization agreement
- Connect your channel to an AdSense account - either create a new AdSense account or attach this YouTube channel to an existing account you have
- Review video criteria and ad formats - YouTube will only allow you to monetize what they consider “advertiser-friendly” videos. This means you cannot charge for videos showing violence or nudity, and in particular, you agree that your videos are not breaking any copyright laws (you need to be particularly careful when using background music). You also get to choose which types of ads you want, e.g. display ads around your video, overlay videos, skippable video ads, or a number of other types)
- Set up either a single video or specific multiple videos to be monetized.
Once you have done these steps, and been accepted for monetization by YouTube, get busy making and promoting videos. You will need to create a large collection of well-promoted videos to start making any decent level of income.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much can you make on YouTube?
You can use our YouTube Money Calculator to estimate your estimated daily and monthly earnings on YouTube. It factors your video view count, engagement, and various other metrics into its calculations. You do need at least 1,000 subscribers to your YouTube account for this tool to work. Four main factors affect your YouTube earnings potential:
CPM vs. CPC
Estimated gross earnings per 1,000 views
Estimated earnings per subscriber
Estimated variance based on video engagement
Who is the highest-paid YouTuber?
Cashlady has created a YouTube League of the people they estimate are the biggest earners on YouTube at any moment in time. These are ranked by Average Earnings per Video. It may surprise you who their top earners are at the moment (several of them are surprisingly young, yet do not include the highly popular Ryan’s Toys):
Vlad and Nikita $312K per video
Dude Perfect $301.3K
Like Nastya $258.5K
Lele Pons $157.7K
Liza Koshy $133K
How do you increase your YouTube earnings?
There are multiple ways you can make money on YouTube. However, all require that you first build a sizable, engaged audience, so that needs to be your primary goal before you try to monetize your channel. Some of the ways you can increase your YouTube earnings include:
Promoting affiliate links in your videos
Joining up as a YouTube Partner and earning money from ads
Using crowdfunding to make money
Optimizing your YouTube channel for sales
Why are my YouTube earnings decreasing?
There are several reasons why your YouTube earnings could be decreasing, and much of it has to do with the quality of your channel content. For a start, YouTube periodically changes its rules. Check to see that ads still appear on your videos, and you haven’t lost the right to have them there. Secondly, check to see that you are still producing the types of content your fanbase love. Thirdly, your content may simply be out of season currently, e.g., snowboarding videos in summer.
Is YouTube good for earning money?
YouTube can be a highly lucrative way to earn money, but you have to work hard to ensure success. For a start, you need at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours over the last year before you become eligible to join the YouTube Partner Program. Once you reach that minimum, you can begin to receive ads on your videos. However, you can also earn money in other ways, such as selling merchandise, fan funding, and working with brands as an influencer or affiliate.
Do YouTubers still get paid when you skip ads?
YouTubers generally don’t get paid if you skip ads, although there are some exceptions. Traditionally, advertisers pay YouTube per engagement (usually somebody watching an ad for at least 30 seconds). If a viewer skips before this time, YouTube doesn’t charge the advertiser or pay the YouTuber. If they click on the ad, the YouTuber gets paid. There are now non-skippable bumper ads of six seconds, charged on a CPM basis, i.e., per thousand views. They count if a viewer watches for at least 2 seconds.