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    I've been searching for hours and not once I found a bold and clear answer or at least a close estimate of how much famous youtubers make. All I found was articles made by non-youtubers who throw a really rough estimate with no backed up facts. Even youtubers themselves claim to not make a dime because all the revenue earned goes to production costs. REALLY!!. I mean come on, put some prep in that step. What is the big secret about this. If google wants more people to generate money for them they should encourage people to make channels and grow them.

    So I decided to do the math my self. I had enabled monetization on one of my old videos that gets nearly 600 views a day. The video started to generate $2.5 - $3.50 each day . Now lets say the minimum is $2.5. So one of the big youtube channels(without naming) that gets about 4 million views each week/16 million each month makes a minimum of: (2.5 x 16,000,000)/600 = ~ $67,000 monthly.

    Now I know this seems very unrealistic and to good to be true. Plus it is the gross revenue without extracting production costs. Which is why I am still looking for a reasonable answer. I remember one time seeing an interview on the news with a famous youtube prankster and he confirmed that he never needed a job after starting his youtube channel and that he makes a good living out of it.

    If you're asking why I am looking for this information it's because I have an awesome idea for a youtube channel and I will be creating a journey thread about it. Until now I can't find a handful of information on here about creating an authority channel.

    Thanks for reading guys please post your opinions and sorry if I wasted your time.




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    you forgot the views that don't have an ad at the beginning

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    Quote Originally Posted by rettaibi View Post
    you forgot the views that don't have an ad at the beginning
    Sorry I dont get it please explain. I did this estimate according to one of my videos.

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    Plus my video does not show the pre video ad to every viewer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elecsho View Post
    Plus my video does not show the pre video ad to every viewer.
    yeah that is what I meant, but nevermind because you already took that into account.

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    famous youtubers will never reveal how much they make, but you can estimate it by minimum epm which is around $1+, some videos will have higher epm up to $2 or $3+ depends on their keywords and retention.

    yes good youtubers can make a fortune easily, or even a single good video can make you a living, search for dog tease on youtube :P

    i'm interested at your "awesome idea", looking forward for your journey thread

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    the videos that have ads before a video start is called trueview in-stream ads, i think they only appear when there are advertisers that want such ads, videos with good traffic will get those ads more often

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    Quote Originally Posted by amIdreaming View Post
    famous youtubers will never reveal how much they make, but you can estimate it by minimum epm which is around $1+, some videos will have higher epm up to $2 or $3+ depends on their keywords and retention.

    yes good youtubers can make a fortune easily, or even a single good video can make you a living, search for dog tease on youtube :P

    i'm interested at your "awesome idea", looking forward for your journey thread
    Glad to hear. Hopefully it will be epic. But it will take time for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amIdreaming View Post
    the videos that have ads before a video start is called trueview in-stream ads, i think they only appear when there are advertisers that want such ads, videos with good traffic will get those ads more often
    Yes well there are always advertisers to be honest.

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    I will really appreciate it if an already established youtuber (small or big) can leave comments on my estimation.

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    I have tried getting traffic from YT but the gain always turned out to be not worth the pain.
    I am definitely doing something wrong here. Would love to learn something new from YT masters.

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    Well I've said this a million times, COMEDY IS THE WINNER at the youtube game. That is obvious if you take a look around. Now integrate comedy with something interesting that generates curiosity, Jackpot!

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    you guys are really serious in generating money using youtube...

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    Default Re: Why is "how much youtuber make" Such a sealed topic?

    I just know that youtube's partners are earning millions

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    go to socialblade and you can get a estimate

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    $1M a year in 2012 he probably makes a lot more now: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...be-videos.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zakhar View Post
    $1M a year in 2012 he probably makes a lot more now: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...be-videos.html
    This is what I mean. They refuse to admit their earnings. Capture.PNG

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    Quote Originally Posted by deangregor View Post
    you guys are really serious in generating money using youtube...
    Well do you have a problem with that? If you don't have something useful to say just keep shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lietuvis002 View Post
    I just know that youtube's partners are earning millions
    Can you back this up with some facts. How do you know so?
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    can one make a living frm youtube don't think so

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    Quote Originally Posted by officialgt View Post
    can one make a living frm youtube don't think so
    open your eyes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elecsho View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by officialgt View Post
    can one make a living frm youtube don't think so
    open your eyes...
    ..open your mind

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    ..open your mind
    I have talked to an old friend with a small channel. An he confirmed today that he does make money. Well not much compared to big youtubers but it is somewhat close to my estimation. Guess what everyone time to get to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elecsho View Post
    I have talked to an old friend with a small channel. An he confirmed today that he does make money. Well not much compared to big youtubers but it is somewhat close to my estimation. Guess what everyone time to get to work.
    its really true that they make money, and there are some that makes millions every year... for example if you go to socialblade and type the smosh channel you will see he makes a minimum of 2k a day (thats with the LOWEST epc) and a maximu of 20 -50k a day

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    just make your journey now
    before your energy drawn by estimated how much money you could make

    do it now dude

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMUxo1LoJq8 this video is Mr Bean animation and its uploaded by sc mak and channel name is siewchenmak, How to find he is Youtube partner or not? If siewchenmak is youtube partner i feel there is a copyright violation in his channel. will youtube track it?

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    Whether this comedy depends on country ?
    Quote Originally Posted by elecsho View Post
    Well I've said this a million times, COMEDY IS THE WINNER at the youtube game. That is obvious if you take a look around. Now integrate comedy with something interesting that generates curiosity, Jackpot!

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    How epc is calculated? based on viewers of the country or based on theme of the video?

    Quote Originally Posted by KardoseR View Post
    its really true that they make money, and there are some that makes millions every year... for example if you go to socialblade and type the smosh channel you will see he makes a minimum of 2k a day (thats with the LOWEST epc) and a maximu of 20 -50k a day

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    And now you know how the gaming channels can regularly give away 700 dollars worth of tech.
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    Any intermediate members/sites are available? who can assist to subscribe as Youtube Partners

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    Quote Originally Posted by KELLOGGS View Post
    And now you how the gaming channels can regularly give away 700 dollars worth of tech.
    exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitnah View Post
    just make your journey now
    before your energy drawn by estimated how much money you could make

    do it now dude
    Will do very soon. Just need to get some stuff first(quality usb mic,editing software...etc)

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    Any intermediate members/sites are available? who can assist to subscribe as Youtube Partners
    dont get your question.

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    Well, this thread was the ice breaker. I have always wanted to start my own channel, but always wondered if it's worth a risk. I have lots of video ideas, a decent camera and now i have this feeling which makes me want to create videos. Thanks for starting this thread, OP. ^^ for example, channel HowToBasic. That guy is making fun of the food, but he only invests in some cheap stuff to smash and after each video he has to clean up the mess, but every video generates at least 2k USD. It is just an estimate and only from the views/ads. What is more intriguing, all the famous youtubers have multiple channels, multiple merchandise items, websites with traffic and additional bonus ads...

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    Is there any company or website working out to find/search youtube channels and try to convert them as YT partners?
    Quote Originally Posted by elecsho View Post
    dont get your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majinn View Post
    Well, this thread was the ice breaker. I have always wanted to start my own channel, but always wondered if it's worth a risk. I have lots of video ideas, a decent camera and now i have this feeling which makes me want to create videos. Thanks for starting this thread, OP. ^^ for example, channel HowToBasic. That guy is making fun of the food, but he only invests in some cheap stuff to smash and after each video he has to clean up the mess, but every video generates at least 2k USD. It is just an estimate and only from the views/ads. What is more intriguing, all the famous youtubers have multiple channels, multiple merchandise items, websites with traffic and additional bonus ads...
    Great to hear majinn! . What we need is a unique and catchy idea. And please remember this, channels can take more then 6 month to get going so please don't give up. If you upload on a weekly basis and you know that your content is worth the viewers time I am sure you will be successful.

    As I said I will be creating a journey thread about this soon since this topic is still a bit blurry around here. Hopefuly it will be an exciting journey but for sure a long one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elecsho View Post
    I have talked to an old friend with a small channel. An he confirmed today that he does make money. Well not much compared to big youtubers but it is somewhat close to my estimation. Guess what everyone time to get to work.
    i was making a reference to a song actually ^^

    but yeah the top youtubers make shitloads of money

    and the 100k subscriber ones can also make a semi-decent living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easy2earn View Post
    Is there any company or website working out to find/search youtube channels and try to convert them as YT partners?
    He means like VEVO, or Machinima channel groups/companies. They search for popular youtubers and connect them to one massive channel with differently named episodes of each creator

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    As a Machinima Partner/Director it's really hard to estimate someone's exact earnings. Different networks provide different CPM's, mobile views don't count on a lot of networks, obviously the YouTube view count, and the ad-view count differs extremely! Ad-View count in my experience has always been much lower. I've looked at my earnings on social blade and it's funny how general they make my possible earnings. They really have no idea.

    Please don't underestimate the amount of money put into videos now days, production costs do exist with the more popular YouTubers. YouTube revenue isn't their profit.

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    Ok so here's how YouTube works as I understand it. I'm not big headed enough to call myself an expert... But I threw out my TV in 2011 and began watching YouTube as my main source of TV entertainment (and streaming the odd TV show occasionally). Three ways a youtuber can make money:

    - Independent
    - Network
    - YouTube Partner


    Independent

    These are the ones that post a load of low quality videos and get paid through adsense showing before or in the video. This is the hardest way to make money, but it's the main way that most successful YouTubers start out.

    Network

    Networks (such as Revision3) will get people who are struggling to get approved as a YT Partner and want to get their name out. So they sign up to receive a percentage of what the Network makes from their videos. The Network is a YT partner. There are a few low quality Networks that accept a lot of BlackHat/ IM guys, so a Google search will probably bring up some of those.

    YouTube Partners

    Everyone pretty much knows about this. You make a few great videos. Get a shit ton of subscribers. You should do REALLY well on YT before you apply to be a YT Partner. Sometimes someone from YT will contact you if you are good enough. If not, just make sure you are doing REALLY GOOD and just apply. I think you can only apply once every 3 or so months (or at least it used to be that way) so that's why your channel should be REALLY GOOD before you apply. If you get accepted, they send you the details... Give you a tshirt... Start paying you PER VIEWS!

    So that's it. You can definitely make a living from YT. You just have to be ENTERTAINING!

    As per the agreement that you will sign when you become a YT Partner, you are NOT allowed to say how much you make. This is basically because they pay different YT Partners different amounts.

    TLDR: YouTube makes YT Partners sign an agreement not to share how much each partner makes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easy2earn View Post
    How epc is calculated? based on viewers of the country or based on theme of the video?
    oops i mean CPM - that is what the advertisers pay for 1000 views on the ads , but it varies and i guess youtube that name the prices

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    Ok so here's how YouTube works as I understand it. I'm not big headed enough to call myself an expert... But I threw out my TV in 2011 and began watching YouTube as my main source of TV entertainment (and streaming the odd TV show occasionally). Three ways a youtuber can make money:

    - Independent
    - Network
    - YouTube Partner


    Independent

    These are the ones that post a load of low quality videos and get paid through adsense showing before or in the video. This is the hardest way to make money, but it's the main way that most successful YouTubers start out.

    Network

    Networks (such as Revision3) will get people who are struggling to get approved as a YT Partner and want to get their name out. So they sign up to receive a percentage of what the Network makes from their videos. The Network is a YT partner. There are a few low quality Networks that accept a lot of BlackHat/ IM guys, so a Google search will probably bring up some of those.

    YouTube Partners

    Everyone pretty much knows about this. You make a few great videos. Get a shit ton of subscribers. You should do REALLY well on YT before you apply to be a YT Partner. Sometimes someone from YT will contact you if you are good enough. If not, just make sure you are doing REALLY GOOD and just apply. I think you can only apply once every 3 or so months (or at least it used to be that way) so that's why your channel should be REALLY GOOD before you apply. If you get accepted, they send you the details... Give you a tshirt... Start paying you PER VIEWS!

    So that's it. You can definitely make a living from YT. You just have to be ENTERTAINING!

    As per the agreement that you will sign when you become a YT Partner, you are NOT allowed to say how much you make. This is basically because they pay different YT Partners different amounts.

    TLDR: YouTube makes YT Partners sign an agreement not to share how much each partner makes.
    I'm pretty sure YouTube no longer offers the classic YouTube partnership, they just offer everybody monetization now

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    As a Machinima Partner/Director it's really hard to estimate someone's exact earnings. Different networks provide different CPM's, mobile views don't count on a lot of networks, obviously the YouTube view count, and the ad-view count differs extremely! Ad-View count in my experience has always been much lower. I've looked at my earnings on social blade and it's funny how general they make my possible earnings. They really have no idea.

    Please don't underestimate the amount of money put into videos now days, production costs do exist with the more popular YouTubers. YouTube revenue isn't their profit.
    Come on. Please say something a little encouraging. I wasn't taking into account production costs. just the gross profit. What do you have to say about my estimate. is it really poor?

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    And PEOPLE DO MAKE ALIVING from youtube with adsense

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    Quote Originally Posted by keko191 View Post
    I'm pretty sure YouTube no longer offers the classic YouTube partnership, they just offer everybody monetization now
    Nah man it's still going I'm sure. Swoozie and FreddieW FTW!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/yt/partners

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