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YouTube partner...worth it?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by codexehow, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. codexehow

    codexehow Power Member

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    Hey all...just wondering if it's worthwhile becoming a YT partner.


    I know you need lots of subs and views.

    I've heard that partner's make the equivalent of 1 penny per view, but I don't know if that's true. I don't know anyone who would ever click a YT ad :p

    Anyway, I could make some interesting videos and I wouldn't have to outsource any After Effects work, so I'm kind of interested.

    Any info is appreciated.
     
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    Hi,

    I would personally recommend you to go ahead IF you enjoy doing videos, are going to spend time and effort on them and have knowledge or something to bring to your target audience.

    If your plan is to create videos for the sake of making money via the YouTube partner program, I would advice against it; however, if your plan is to create quality videos that you enjoy, then by all means go ahead.

    I know my answer might sound a bit Matt Cuttsy, but that is how the YouTube partner works; if you have cool stuff to show, then go ahead, if not you are just wasting your time.

    Whatever you do, best of luck,
    R
     
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  3. codexehow

    codexehow Power Member

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    NO, no, I understand where you're coming from. I agree that passion is the main ingredient. My channel would be on a topic that I really love.

    FYI, I'm actively researching this, I'm not waiting for someone to spoonfeed me :p.

    It seems that YouTube has opened the flood gates, and now almost anyone can monetize their videos. I'll update if I learn more.

    YT "celebs" seem pretty cagey about how much they actually earn.
     
  4. hekke

    hekke Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Most networks pays you $2 to $10 per 1000 monetized views.
    I own a network, and if you would like to get more information, please let me know.
    I prefer a network instead of Adsense Partnership program as networks usually pays via PayPal, but that is just my POV.
     
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    codexehow Power Member

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    So far it seems pretty wide open. One YT star earns around $300,000 gross, and another earns around $100,000. Keep in mind, though, that after YT's 45% and the IRS' cut, they aren't taking home that much. The second star, Olga Key, only netted around $20,000 in 2013. However, she does have huge editing costs.

    Granted, a single person can live off of that (barely, in the U.S.) if they really want to.
     
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