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Friday, 20 March 2020

How much will you earn if you have 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours on YouTube?

I never would have known that I will be checking out two financial related items off in my bucket list consecutively. The surprising thing here is that I just did realize it now while writing this post. It makes me be in awe to feel how blessed I am right now, really, counting your blessings is indeed better than counting your problems.

How much will you earn having 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours on YouTube
Interesting


So, as per my bucket list, after achieving some blogging milestones of being approved in the Google Adsense partnership and officially monetizing this blog thus have received my first blogging payout April last year, now I am about to talk about adding my YouTube earnings to this money-making funnel for the first time.

If you will be dropping a visit on my YouTube channel right now, the earliest video produced you will see there is our family's Japan trip which is like 3-4 years ago and was made using the old but gold "Movie Maker" program back then (haha!). The next one which had a big jump that was recorded last year was the start of my "serious" YouTube program covering some of my travel videos. My initial plan was to post travel videos only but when I thought of doing some video versions of my blog posts which really makes sense, "Why not, right?!", directing me on pursuing this informative vlogging career.

I can only share based on my personal experience so feel free to share yours (if you have) on the comment section below:

YouTube monetization metrics
monetization metrics


As per the minimum requirements of having 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hour video views in 12 months' time, I achieved the 1k subscribers first before the 4k watch hours. I wrote about the things I did to get that and hopefully it can help you in any way it can like to give you ideas of some sort. Here are the ways I personally did to increase my subscribers and video views on YouTube.

And after a grueling 12 months time (every single day grind), yes, just in time before the 12 months period adjust, I reached the goal. It was a rollercoaster of a year for me as I did not stop finding creative ways to make it work and get here. Now I can tell the story with ease. Whew! What a relief, really! haha!

So upon achieving it, your monetization menu should appear something like this.

YouTube channel under review
Channel under review


I was really surprised to get the confirmation in my email after just a single working day process. I won't forget that day since it was Feb. 14 (Valentine's day), when my channel got reviewed then on Feb. 16, this email below came.

confirmation email from YouTube
confirmation email


Basing some experiences from others (and research too), getting this email is the most intricate part of passing the partnership program since YouTube will really validate and asses channels from here firsthand - like a real person from their headquarters. I got messages from friends that they did not reach this part and were waiting for this email too for a long time already even after hitting the requirements and having subscribers and video views which were exponentially bigger than what was initially required.

I guess producing unique content is really a key to this as many reuses, recycle, and reupload videos of others which is a complex thing to do here on YouTube. So I suggest you thoroughly check and fully read & understand all the rules & policies they implement especially if you are targeting your channel to be monetized in the future.

Moving along to the most intriguing part, what was my first earning from the YouTube partnership program? (drum roll please) 

First YouTube earnings cut-off
first cut-off


It is $7.95! If you'll see on the upper right corner of the photo, the date of coverage is the whole month of February. But since my monetization started from the 16th, it only covered around 14 days..

NOTE: YouTube earnings only show in Google Adsense accounts during the 15th of the following month and you can only withdraw once you reach the minimum threshold amount of $100.

Thus resulting in my account looking like this.

YouTube earnings in Google adsense
YouTube earnings in Google adsense


If you want a bigger picture, then let me give it to you. Given below are my first 30 monetized days of YouTube channel performance and it earned the following amount.

First 30 monetized days of YouTube performance
First 30 monetized days of YouTube performance


I earned $15.07 for the first 30 days of being monetized on YouTube! Happy? Of course! I know for some people, $.50 a day on an average is like nothing. Come on, though there is a truth in it.. but you have to think further than that. It's a continuous investment that grows over time - that this is just the start of it. Unlike my first blogging payout story which I monetized after 6 years from the beginning and started kind of big (for me. personally), surely I can make something out of this too in the long run.. that when I look back to this post and say to myself, "hey, we started on this figure.. look where we are now.."

So this one goes for the people who think being monetized will earn you hundreds of dollars instantly.. It actually MAY happen if you have a great number of subscribers beforehand or a viral video is in progress. But if you are an ordinary citizen like me that just got all the minimum requirements to happen, I hope this gives light that this is just the beginning of everything.



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50 comments:

  1. I never understand YT monetization calculations and vloggers have the patience of Job with videos and subs. Well done, Mike!

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  2. This is very informative for those YouTubers that are starring.I don't have the guts to open a YouTube channel I mean I have one but I use it to leave comments.

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  3. Youtube is such a great passive income. Thanka for the inspiration.

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    1. Its not that passive actually when you discover it but fun to do.

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  4. This is so interesting. i'm struggling to get watch time and hitting that 1k subs requirement. Youtube is one of my favorite platforms!

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    1. Monetizing a hobby is just magical Haha!

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  5. Good for you. I'm so lazy in uploading lately and I never took YouTube seriously. I really should step up so that I can earn more.

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    1. Yes! Glad to be of inspiration in any way

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  6. So interesting to know! A lot of useful information, especially since YouTube has changed over the years as far as requirements.

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  7. Interesting. I knew people earn from it but I never knew actually how it works.

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    1. Its actually simple if you have the time to learn it

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  8. Big time! HAHHHAHA gustu ko rin mag start ng Youtube channel kaso mahiyain ako sa videos kaya nag Blog website nlang ako HAHHAHA

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  9. This is helpful as I would like to eventually start a youtube channel.

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  10. I loved reading your post! True, it is a grueling day-by-day work to get to the first monetization. All the best to you!

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    1. You know the efforts behind if you have gone thru the same situation.. right?!

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  11. I have been toying with the idea of setting up a YT channel. This is indeed useful info!

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  12. A 1000 subscribers that is a whole lot of people :o

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  13. Congrats on reaching 1,000 subscribers on YouTube. I have a few more hundred to go before I reach 1,000 but will implement some of your great tips!

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  14. This is something I've never thought about before, but it's really interested to learn how things like YouTube monitising works in the background!

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  15. I just started on YouTube and I still have a long way to go. But this is useful info.

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    1. Thanks. Hope it inspires some even for a bit hehe

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  16. Wow congrats Michael!! This year it is my goal to monetize You tube as well. Thank you for this post.

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    1. Congratulations in advance! Claiming it for you.

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  17. Great tips for growing and monetizing a YouTube channel, thanks for sharing.

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  18. Very informative post! Both my blog and YouTube channel needs some help.

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    1. The only question is when will you get this, right? =)

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  19. That's a very helpful and informative post. Thanks for sharing this with us

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  20. Congrats on your achievement. It may look like nothing to others but $15 dollars in 2weeks isn't bad for a start. Keep soaring.

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  21. Wow!! Congratulations on getting to 1000. Great start to a long journey.

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    1. Haha! It seems you already know the works! Haha! Thanks Poojs!

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  22. Gives me hope with my YouTube channel!

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  23. Congrats on your earnings. It's a long road for sure.

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    1. For sure. I am enjoying it though so no worries even though its kind of little

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  24. Your blog post is very nice but why are you using such a small fonts
    Extremely difficult to read

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    1. Sorry for that Steve, blogger is currently fixing its mobile view. Hopefully it'll be fixed ASAP.

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