How Much Money Do Youtubers Make? & How Much Does Youtube Pay in 2024

How Much Money Do Youtubers Make & How Much Does Youtube Pay

First thing first. You may have heard about Youtube and what is vlogging. I know everyone is interested in working on Youtube and Vlogging. But the question people have in mind is How much money do Youtubers Make & How Much Does Youtube Pay?

Making Money on Youtube is getting common and more common as everyone is trying to utilise it. But knowing how much money do youtubers make and how much does youtube pay?  is a question everyone trying to know and understand.

How Much Does Youtube Pay and How Much Youtubers Can Earn

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Do you know that only pays when your videos are actually approved and are set to be monetized.

And that means you are NOT going to get paid if your videos are not monetized and/OR no viewer get on the advertisement part

Means if you get 50 thousand views on your one video and no one clicked on the advertisement link, etc.; you are exactly NOT going to get the payment for your views.

It is so mandatory to have viewers to see you ads., etc.

And most people do think having the YouTube channel is totally equal to having the dollars showering every single day.

So then…

Comes the second measurement where the two parameters are used that allow to let YouTubers earn and to get paid;

For the numbers of adverts views (in the general words called us hits or views when your monetized video receive.)

And in the technical language, it is called CPM (or Cost Per Thousand.)


What is thousand to do in here?

Well, that thousand is the real tiger in here.

YouTube tracks every single views which your monetized video is receiving (yes, it can certainly do track it!)

When the 1,000 views are hit by your video, YouTube then is eligible to pay you against that views.

But wait…

YouTube will not pay you US$50.00 or US$10.00 or US$150.00 for those one thousand views and not any exact amount in the dollars.

It will actually pay you depending upon the niches (the topics) accordingly and differently.

Means if you are up into having the YouTube channel that is stringed with the health’s niche, and then you see your friend having his channel made into the news related item; you both will get paid totally different.

That is the pay grade YouTube pay you with; and that varies niche to niche.

So, you might be getting US$5.00 per 1,000 views and your friend might be getting paid US$8.00 per 1,000 views for his video.

The number of advert clicks;

That is the second payment parameter that you would get out of your monetized videos.

And it is CPC. The cost per click.

Cost per click means you will be paid for every click.

What makes the CPC?

Well, as it is Cost Per Click (CPC), your video will be hosting the advertisement link placed into the format of the text/image.

And the major advert hosting company is the Google AdSense which is the property of Google, Inc. and that is the parent company of Youtube.

So, the channel owners can apply for the Google AdSense program anytime and the advert system can be integrated easily into the videos.

Then comes the paying part out of the Google AdSense-backed advertisements.

Folks, listen (or read) to this first…

Just like CPM (cost per thousand), CPC is not so different as well.

The paying factor will definitely be different for every single click; based upon the location of the person clicked + the niche of the video/and the channel.

Let’s assume the adv. link out of your video is clicked by the person coming from U.S.A and your channel’s niche is sports.

Let’s again assume that the clicks coming from U.S.A for the sports-related videos may earn the YouTuber US$3.00 per click (just an estimate.)

Then a click coming from Phillipines for the same niche (sports) may get the YouTuber to earn a measly US$0.50 (just an estimate.)

The big and major paying difference and the caliber here is the location of the clickers.

How much money a YouTuber can make in 2024?

That wasn’t the real question, nope?

Yeah, it was.

And to answer it…

From just zero TO thousands TO millions of dollar in a month; and that is quite the fact!

There is no joking in it…

You know one can make a zero, right?

And you then might have checked and knew the few folks over YouTube who are well-settled, and look to be rich.

Yeah, they are actually rich in the real. And YouTube did make them the rich (and continuing to…)

All was required by them to become something was the time and passion which they devotionally spent in all these years when we are doing nothing..

Related post: How to Start a Youtube Channel in 2024 – Step by Step Guide

The different avenues of money making systems a YouTuber can employ

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Not just one or two but there are a lot more!

Let me quickly list different ways of earning  for you;

  • CPM – Cost per thousand
  • CPC – Cost per click
  • Affiliate Links
  • Promote your own products and the services

CPM – Cost per thousand

You need ads. enabled for that to work.

As it is said before, the money is made (ding! You got the money!) when your video has received 1,000 views.

And the money range is different; due to your niche/topic and the location of the viewers.

You may end up with few dollars to as many dollars it can get you depending again over your niche and the location of who watched your monetized (ad-enabled) video.

The view is mostly counted when the viewer stays for 30 seconds to watch your video.

And Google AdSense is the best available ad. Network if you aim to go in all for the CPM.

CPC – Cost per click

As said earlier, CPC (or cost per click) is the action-based payment methodology.

It is not just like same as CPM (or cost per thousand) where viewers just have to be landed over your video and just actually watch.

Here in the case of CPC, they have to click on the advert links to be able to get you paid with the money.

Just suppose you have the video running with Google AdSense, your video will show the link in a text/image format, and the viewer will actually have to click on it and be on it for some seconds (a click is generally counted against the five seconds-long stay.)

Affiliate links

Now it is more powerful in many ways in earning from Youtube.

And especially in the case of CPM and CPC, it is real powerful than the both.

You get others products to sell through your YouTube channel.

Create the videos, get it into the good details to show the world what good and how good is that product.

Where to get the affiliate links from?

Are you thinking Amazon?


Do you think if Amazon is the only-left affiliate network you can employ for your videos?


Oh sorry… If you already are the affiliate marketer, you would better know about the affiliate thing already and the master of knowing the affiliate networks.

But if you are not (an affiliate marketer), you can actually get the affiliate links from any affiliate network. All you need is the link. The affiliate link!

Notable affiliate networks are;

  • Amazon Affiliate Program
  • JVZoo
  • ClickBank
  • ShareASale
  • CJ
  • LinkShare
  • eBay Partner Network

Grab your account from those networks first and then get your affiliate link out of any of those affiliate networks and enjoy the good sales to get the great commissions.

Where to put the affiliate links?

In order to earn much money from Youtube, When you are at the stage of compiling the video’s description, get the affiliate link embedded in the generic way. [This way you can maximise your earnings]

And the little disclaimer into the end of the description that this may contain the affiliate link will actually not ruin you but benefit you that you have already informed the viewers and it leaves the good impression after all. Tht is the exact trustworthy signal.

Just that do not make the video and the description typed in the way that you look alike the salesman but in a sense when the viewers may get the utmost benefit out of the products when they buy.

Depending upon the product you promote with the videos, you may bag few to hundred dollars in the commission with each and every sale that affiliate link will make for you.

What is my commission and where to get it?

It is as per the products’ set rate.

If you are to sell a product worth of US$100.00 right from your video and the commission rate for that particular is 12% which is US$12.00

So, your commission for that sell is US$12.00 and to get it, that is again depend upon your affiliate network as to how they pay you the commission.

For example, it is through PayPal only or your can request the wire transfer (to your bank account) as well as check in your name, or through any other means like 3rd-party sources such as WesternUnion, MoneyGram, etc.

I have also written a dedicated post on How to Start Affiliate marketing. In case if you want to learn more on affiliate marketing, thats the way to go.

Promote your own products and the services

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It is the most fun and beneficial part of the YouTube.

Not only for YouTube and for yourself as well.

Here in this case, you are actually up for using the YouTube just for your own business.

You are into the digital marketing, you can solely use your YouTube channel to promote your digital services to get the sales and to spread your knowledge to attract the viewers.

Now if one is into the product-based business, he (or she) can definitely use his (or her) YouTube channel to spread the knowledge to actually promote his (or her) products no matter if you are selling locally or internationally. It is all up to your good self how to sell and if you can employ the delivering part as well.

Relevant post: What You Should Know About Starting a Youtube Channel

How much does YouTube pay in 2024?

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Now comes the part of Youtube Payment.

Yup, YouTube does take its own share out of your money that you make with your video.

But hey!!…. Do not worry at all.

It will only take its cut from the money which the ads will actually generate.

YouTube will NOT disturb when you have earned the commission through the affiliate networks, and after selling your own products/services.

YouTube is ready to take a good whopping 45% off your ad. revenue.

Means you get to earn out of CPM and CPC (Google AdSense), you are going to pay a good hefty amount to the YouTube.

You get to earn, let’s say, US$900.00 in a month together with CPM and CPC, you are going to pay back US$405.00 due to the 45% share of YouTube and is only going to bag US$495.00 in your pocket.

You earned in December = US$900.00

YouTube’s 45% share = US$405.00

All left for you = US$495.00

So if that (CPM and CPC) is your only income source.. Better to employ some other earning avenues as well, please.

Earning from the affiliates is all up to the affiliate networks and through your own products is again all up to you too.

Highest Paid Rich Youtubers

If you are wondering on who are the highest paid rich youtubers in 2024. Then These are some of the highest paid YouTube stars: [As per forbes]

  1. Daniel Middleton (DanTDM) – $16.5 million – Gamer
  2. Evan Fong (VanossGaming) – $15.5 million – Gamer
  3. Dude Perfect – $14 million – Stunts and tricks
  4. Mark Fischbach (Markiplier) – $12.5 million – Gamer
  5. Logan Paul – $12.5 million – Personal vlog
  6. Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) – $12 million – Gamer
  7. Jake Paul – $11.5 million – Personal vlog
  8. Smosh – $11 million – Comedy
  9. Ryan ToysReview – $11 million – Toy reviews
  10. Lilly Singh – $10.5 million – Comedy

Patreon is a crowdfunding platform where hundreds of video creators make thousands of dollars per month directly through donations from their biggest fans.

Here are some of the biggest vlog money makers on Patreon:

  • Kurzgesagt creates animated science videos and is making $30,000 per month from more than 7,500 fans.
  • The Rubin Report is a talk show about big ideas and free speech making $29,000 per month from just under 4,500 fans.
  • Rob Dyke creates scary videos making almost $18,000 per month from 4,000 fans.

You can also learn how to earn money online with Youtube in my detailed guide.

How many subscribers do you need to start making money?

As per Youtube, Every channel now requires at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time per year.

Factors Affecting Youtube Earnings

There are numerous factors which may affect your total income from Youtube and Google Adsense.

Location of Your Traffic

Usually first tier countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, England gets higher cost per click as compared to low tier countries such as India, Pakistani, Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria etc. So this alone factor can affect your average income regardless of how much impressions and clicks you generate.

Niche of the Video :

Just like with Google Adsense and Niche sites. You might have been familirazied and been told that your earnings may also be calculated based on the niche, competition and number of advertisers they have in a particular niche.

For instance, niches working in Finance, Investment, Banking, Business, Domain, Hosting and other may have a higher payout as compared to other niches. So you need to have this factor in mind before calculating anything.


Click Through Rate plays a huge role for deciding earnings. Because Income is based on clicks on your ads. So higher the CTR means more people are interested in ads and have clicked more, thus you made more money through it.

Frequently Asked Questions on Youtube Earnings & How much Money Do Youtubers Make

How much does Youtube Pay?

There are several factors on which Youtube pay is dependent, for example, Country, Niche, Timings, Gender, Age group, Area of living, Device you are using. I mean literally there are so many factors.

What Is An Average YouTuber’s Salary?

Don’t be confused. Youtube doesn’t pay Vloggers & Youtubers any fixed income or they are not considered employee of Youtube.

Vloggers and Youtuber’s are individuals and are often also called as Freelancers. They earn money through Youtube through various sources such as Ads on their videos from Google Adsense, Affiliate Marketing, Collaborations with advertisers, selling their personal stuff or anything on their own.

Does youtube pay per view?

Yes the good thing is, Youtube also pay on Pay Per View.

How much does youtube pay you

I will like to keep that as a secret because old people said, Never ask women for age and men for income. 😉 However i’m earning as much as other’s are earning.

How much does youtube pay you for 1 (pay per) million views?

Again it varies from person to person, niche to niche and so many factors as being mentioned above.

How much does youtube pay per subscriber?

Youtube doesn’t actually pay you on subscribers basis. However having a good number of subscribers build authority and some base users which will get a notification whenever you release a new video.

How much money do youtubers make per view?

Payments are usually estimated on 1000 views and you can earn anywhere around $0.5 to $20 per 1000 views.

How much do YouTubers make every 1000 views?

Anywhere between $2 to $15 depending upon various factors such as location, time, niche and visitor’s online history.

How many views do you need to reach on YouTube to get paid?

You don’t need any specific views, rather a $100 in total earnings, in order to be get paid by Youtube.

How Much Money Do Youtubers Actually Make?

While you may have seen millions of income by famous Youtubers but for majority the picture is entirely different.

A recent German study showed that about 97% of all aspiring YouTubers probably won’t make it across the U.S. poverty line ($12,140).

How much does a YouTuber earn in India/Pakistan?

The location you are based in, doesn’t matter on how much you earn. Whether you are from USA, Canada, Australia, India or Pakistan doesn’t matter but what matters is, from which country your videos are mostly being viewed. For instance, if your videos are mostly being watched from developed countries then payment will be high as compared to visits from low tier countries. This also depends on timings, niche and other user factors as well.

How often does YouTube pay you?

YouTube usually pays once a month. But, you need to have at least $100 to get paid. Youtube has a cycle every month. For instance, if you earned $100 or more in May; You will be paid the earnings on anywhere between 15th to 25th June. So whatever you earns in a single month, you are entitled to receive that in the next month.

Does youtube pay you with cash?

Youtube collaborates with Google Adsense network to get you paid. They have several methods through which you can withdraw, except direct cash. So in other words, YouTube earnings are collected in the AdSense account that you link with your channel.

How will YouTube pay me?

It varies from country to country, however as a general rule of thumb, following methods are available :

  • Electronics Fund Transfer(EFT)
  • Paypal
  • Account Check issued with your Name by Adsense
  • Western Union
  • Wire Transfer
  • Rapida.

You can check here on what payment methods are supported by Youtube and Adsense in your country.

How much do small YouTubers earn?

At the start, maybe things are difficult and little hard for beginners, but once you remain consistent and keep on working, slowly you will start receiving good amounts in your pocket. However i will also suggest to re-invest your major of earnings to grow your channel and make your personal brand online.

Does monetisation needs to be enabled to get paid?

Youtube pays you only when your videos have been approved and monetized.


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You have to multiply your earning with every single day’s passage and by keeping the experiment on through reading out your statistics in every other while.

Because statistics have the power to inform you how your actions are working for the efforts you are taking.

And no wonder how much you make on YouTube, you have to share your earned revenue in the name of platform’s fee, transaction fee, etc.

And once you learn the art of earning, your next step is scaling, You can also learn on how to do Youtube SEO to get ranked and make more.

So I ask from you….

It is best to keeping up with the YouTube channel as it is the one biggest video portal that is info and entertainment-rich.

Again I ask from you…

How you are doing with your YouTube channel?

Are you up with the earning and what sources have you employed for yourself?

Anything new you learned which you would want to share about? AND, what new you have at your side which you can actually share with me?

So, I am impatiently waiting for your comment on this! 🙂

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About the Author: Ali Raza

An Internet Entrepreneur who converts visitors into customers; A Google & Microsoft Advertising Professional with years of experience in Internet Marketing, Social Media and Blogging.


  1. Ali, For making a payment, YouTube does not count the views; it counts the AD impressions on those views. Is this correct understanding?

  2. These vloggers and youtubers are great inspiration for me. I’m also going to start my own Youtube Channel and get into this game.

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