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Youtube Views = How Much Money?

Discussion in 'Video & Audio Recording' started by BrinWilson, Jun 8, 2016.

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  1. Hi all,

    I was watching a YouTube video with 5million views today and wondered how much money such a video will generate for the author?

    How does it work? Does YouTube pay you a set fee per view? And if so how much? And if not a set fee per view, what are the variables involved? I.e. what changes the fee per view - the topic? The reputation/history of the author? What?

    I know nothing at all and am now deeply curious. :)

  2. #2 BrinWilson, Jun 9, 2016
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    - or maybe you only get paid when people actually click on ads? In which case, any ballpark figures on what kind of money a general (i.e. non niche) 5million-views video will have generated for its creator (in terms of simply YouTube advertising revenue)?
  3. You get paid for views on a CPM basis. You also get money for clicks etc.

    There are similar variables in generating revenue as there are with Google Adsense for websites. You can generate a different amount based on the ad that is being displayed, the topic etc.

    Most YouTube users get around $1 or $2 CPM. So for one million views you would receive $1,000 to $2,000. It could be more, it could be less.
  4. Yeah what Kevin said. I've just checked and I have had 116 views, with $0.12 earned. Not going to give up the day job yet I don't think, so I think for a million it would be $1,000 - $2,000.

    With that said, most YouTubers have alternative ways of making money, here's a pretty decent video by a couple of YouTubers about it.

    Kevin Muldoon likes this.
  5. Be good if we could do something together Rhys. If only to play a game together or something :)
  6. Yeah by all means :) - I'd be up for that!
  7. Cool. We can discuss this when you are back from France and try and do something together.
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