Making Quids With Virals Vids
The YouTube rich list
- In 2010, the top ten earners on YouTube were revealed, with each one receiving over $100.000 in revenue.
- Some are now household names, but how much are they earning now? (Keys: Video views as of 2010; Video views as of 2013; Total earnings as of 2010; Est. earnings as of 2012): 1) The Annoying Orange (realannoyingorange)
: Video views as of 2010 ~ 0.3m.; Video views as of 2013 ~ 1.8m.; Total earnings as of 2010 ~ £0.1m.; Est. earnings as of 2012 ~ £2.25m.; 2) Smosh (smosh): Video views as of 2010 ~ 0.15m.; Video views as of 2013 ~ 2.1m.;
Total earnings as of 2010 ~ £0.065m.; Est. earnings as of 2012 ~ £1.5m.; 3) Ryan Higa (nigahiga): Video views as of 2010 ~ 0.2m.; Video views as of 2013 ~ 1.38m.; Total earnings as of 2010 ~ £0.07m.; Est. earnings as of
2012 ~ £0.45m; 4) The Young Turks: Video views as of 2010 ~ 0.18m.; Video views as of 2013 ~ 1.0m.; Total earnings as of 2010 ~ £0.055m.; Est. earnings as of 2012 ~ £0.4m.
YouTube accounts with viral vids
- The most viral videos on YouTube earned, and are still earning, the uploader money, despite some being added years ago. This is what the upload account is estimated to be earning from ad revenue on video views across whole
account (Keys: Estimated mean earnings per year; Per 1.000 views): 1) OfficialPsy (PSY - Gangnam Style) (2.12 billion account video views): Estimated mean earnings per year - £3.885.550 ($5.906.036); Per 1.000 views - £9.70
($14.72); 2) HDCYT (Charlie bit my finger - again!) (523 million account video views): Estimated mean earnings per year - £166.450 ($253.004); Per 1.000 views - £1.93 ($2.93); 3) JudsonAipply (Evolution of Dance) (213 million
account video views): Estimated mean earnings per year - £32.800 ($49.764); Per 1.000 views - £1.94 ($2.94); 4) TheSunnyCoastSkate (Harlem Shake v1 (TSCS original)) (25 million account video views): Estimated mean earnings
per year - £175.650 ($266.496); Per 1.000 views - £1.95 ($2.96).
Some of the most popular YouTube accounts
- Some of the most popular YouTube accounts (Keys: Total account video views; Estimated mean earnings per year): 1) Machinima: Total account video views - 4.12 billion; Estimated mean earnings per year - £1.738.650
($2.637.879); 2) Freddie W: Total account video views - 0.82 billion; Estimated mean earnings per year - £372.500 ($565.157); 3) FPSRussia: Total account video views - 0.52 billion; Estimated mean earnings per year - £259.250
($392.582); 4) EpicMealtime: Total account video views - 0.52 billion; Estimated mean earnings per year - £240.500 ($364.189).
Anyone can make money from YouTube videos
- The most effective way to monetise YouTube videos is from adverts. YouTube's Partner Program allows you to run adverts on your videos in return for a cut of the ad revenue proceeds.
- Google, the owner of YouTube, gives its content makers more than 50% of the ad money from their videos.
- "However well YouTube does, the partners are doing better" - Kate Rose, member of YouTube's communications team.
- Monetisation process flowchart: 1) Register a YouTube account; 2) Make sure to fill in your profile and choose a picture or logo; 3) Create and film unique content and upload on YouTube; 4) Failed to make the cut? Keep trying
for those video views; 5) Whether you're opinionated, musically talented or have a niche for a video account, try to do something unique; 6) Gain a following; 7) Promote your channel; 8) Achieve over 1.000 subscribers, 1.000 views
on all videos and 10.000 channel views; 9) Apply to join YouTube's Partner Program. If successful...; 10) These are typical requirements you must have before you can start earning money; 11) Choose you monetise your videos; 12)
You're almost here...; 13) Select the type of adverts; 14) Advert types vary. Smaller ones make less money than ads that play before the video starts; 15) Get paid based on video views; 16) You've started making money from your
videos, but don't stop there; 17) Continue to create content and engage with your audience; 18) Successful YouTube channels constantly make new videos and keep their subscribers entertained.
YouTube's Partner Program criteria
- Before you are approved to place adverts on your videos, YouTube will assess your ability to reach a large enough audience.
- Specific requirements haven't been revealed, but your YouTube channel account should have: 1) Over 1.000 subscribers; 2) Over 1.000 views on all your videos; 3) Over 10.000 channel views.
- You must also own worldwide distribution and commercialisation right (including all visuals and audio tracks).
How much you can make?
- YouTube keeps fairly quiet about how much monetising your account can make you.
- But it is thought banner adverts can earn you £0.53 ($0.80) to £.066 ($1.00) for every 1.000 views.
- Pre-roll adverts, which play before the video starts, can make you £3.29 ($5.00) to £5.27 ($8.000) for every 1.000 views.
- 1.000.000 views could make you between £530 ($800) and £5.270 ($8.000).
The next big YouTube hits
- Nobody knows where the next viral videos will come from. Comedy and music are themes loved by everyone, with the most common theme of late being dance.
Produced by MoneySupermarket.com | Sources: YouTube Stats - ww.socialblade.com; YouTube - www.youtube.com; YouTube millionaries - www.nypost.com; How to Monetize Your YouTube Channel - www.sproutsocial.com;
How To Make Money On YouTube - www.dailyblogtips.com; How To Make Money From YouTube - www.mashable.com.