YouTube Monetization: How Artistes Make Money from Their Content
One of the most popularly used music streaming platforms is YouTube. With over 1.3billon users and almost 5 billion videos watched daily, YouTube is the go-to platform to sell and make money from your content. Even with the huge number of content creators on this platform, only a few actually make money from their content. Our aim here to enlighten you on ways to make money and the requirements to meet.
With the rapid increase in the number of channels opened on YouTube and the number of content uploaded and viewed, it has become increasingly difficult for YouTube to reward all its content creators. Hence, it set up a system that determines who gets rewarded and how to collect royalties. These are;
Independent Monetization: This is an independent way of monetizing through YouTube’s “Partners Program” without the inputs of a middleman. The revenue generated from your Content will be shared between you (content creator) and YouTube (the Host). To do this, there are certain requirements you need to meet. These include:
- 4,000 watch hour time within the previous 12 months.
- 1,000 channel subscribers
- You must have a linked Google AdSense account.
- Follow and obey all YouTube Partners’ policies patiently.
Content ID: This is a way YouTube content creators can use to identify and manage their copyrighted content across the YouTube platform. This system ensures that your copyrighted content isn’t illegally used and monetized. If identified, the content ID notifies you and gives you the option of either to block the content or get royalties from it. The easiest way to identify and manage your content is by working with a YouTube certified Content Aggregator like Freeme Digital.
If you are signed to YouTube’s Partners Program(YPP), you are eligible to earn money through several means. These Includes:
- Ads: To earn through Ads, your video must meet YouTube’s advertiser-friendly content guidelines. You also have to activate this option by turning on Ads display on your video. By turning on ads for videos on YouTube, you confirm that you have all the necessary rights to the visual and audio elements of those videos.
- Merch: With this, you are able to showcase your official branded merchandise on YouTube. The merch shelf will only appear on your video page if your channel is eligible.
All these are most beneficial if your content(s) is great. Therefore, pay more attention to your content and earn more from them from YouTube.