Datuk Aliff Syukri was pleasantly surprised to receive RM53,000 from Google Malaysia recently. The Managing Director of D’Herbs Holding (M) Sdn. Bhd earns that big cash from his Youtube channel – TV Terlajak Laris.
The Youtube channel has close to 340,000 subscribers and has garnered thousands of views. His recent lyric music video alone drew a whopping 17 million views. So how did Alif Syukri earns money via Youtube?
5 Easy Steps To Make Money on YouTube
1. Build your YouTube channel
A Youtube account is the same as a Google account. Of course, you need an account in order to monetize it. Once you have a Youtube account, try to upload content that is high quality. It is essential to upload regularly and stay consistent with your uploads. By uploading regularly you can help hold an audience. People are more likely to subscribe if you add content on regular schedule, and maintain that schedule as much as possible.
Make sure to tag your videos with keywords that describe the content, as well as an eye-catching description. These will help drive people to your video from YouTube searches.
2. Gain an audience
Building an audience is key to increasing your monetization. You need people to watch your ads in order to make any money off of them. Send your video out on Twitter, Facebook or even Instagram to gain viewers.
Subscribers are essential to becoming a partner. Blast out your video to your friends and let them spread. Be sure to create an engaging content in order to gain viewers.
3. Monetise your videos
In order to start earning money on your videos, you’ll need to enable monetisation. This means you are allowing YouTube to place ads in your video. This also means that you acknowledge that there is no copyrighted material in your video.
In order to do so, go to Youtube and click “My Channel” on the webpage. Click the link called “Video Manager” on the top bar. Then, click channel and enable on monetisation. You need at least 4 000 hours watch time and 1 000 subscribers to start earning money. You can monetise a video as it uploads by clicking the Monetisation tab and checking the “Monetise with Ads” box. To monetize a video after it has been uploaded, open your Video Manager and click the “$” sign next to the video that you want to monetise. Check the “Monetise with Ads” box.
4. Set up Google AdSense
You can set up Google AdSense for free at the AdSense website. Click the Sign Up Now button to begin creating your account. You need either PayPal or a bank account and a valid mailing address as well as other information so AdSense can verify who you are and who to send the money to.
You only gain money per ad click and a smaller amount per view but it adds up over time. This is why having an audience is key.
5. Become a YouTube partner
YouTube Partners are YouTube members who have monetised videos with a large number of viewers. Partners gain access to more content creation tools and can win prizes for the number of viewers they have. Partners also get access to much more community support and tips.
You can apply for YouTube partnership through the YouTube Partner page. In order to gain access to the most powerful Partner programs, you need to have 15,000 cumulative watch hours for your channel over the last 90 days.