You Tube ad revenue?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by senseless, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. senseless macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    There's an option to enable ads in your You Tube vids. Have you had success with this and how many views would you have to get for it to mean anything?
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    From what I hear its about $1,500 per million views but that varies greatly depending on content and # of subscribers.
  3. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

    Lil Chillbil

    Jan 30, 2012
    I seriously haven't made much, it really hardly pays for the Tape I used to film the video that I made money off of
  4. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    I actually make a decent amount. I get approx 3000-3500 views per day.
  5. floh macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2011
    Stuttgart, Germany
    I also heard that it is in the area of 1$ per 1000 views, but varies greatly.

    Anyways, if you have a few thousand views a day, you could end up making some money off of it. If you only have a hundred views per day (like me), the 3 bucks each month in my opinion don't make up for the 5 second ad the viewers have to sit through to get to your content.

    I think you really have to balance the money you make from it versus the annoyance of your viewership. I never turned on any ads, since when I send friends a link, I don't want them to watch an ad first. I'd rather have them pay me the 0.1 cents directly. :)

    Just some thoughts...
  6. senseless thread starter macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Yes, agreed on Thou shalt not annoy your viewers.

  7. Macrovertigo macrumors member


    Jan 25, 2008
    ad agreements really just function to provide free content to google.


    be sure that you have created (and own Copyright or possess all of the necessary Reproduction Rights to) all of the content including art, music, interviews, etc., in your video if you choose to monetize it, or it gets messy.
  8. Siderz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    I haven't got a lot of viewers, and I haven't actually uploaded a video in a year (This month last year was the last time I uploaded), but I have got some AdSense thing going, and I've made something like £5, haven't taken it yet because I haven't sorted out my Debit card for AdSense, and it's not that worth it.

    Anyway, I personally went and turned off the video ads for all my videos to avoid wasting people's time. The pop up ads are fine, the video ads are intrusive. Even though not many people are watching, not gonna waste their time watching some dumb ad...don't want them to turn off before actually watching the video.
  9. mikeschmeee macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    I've been stuck at $12.40 for over a month now. It's really tough especially with what I do since most people just want to watch cute cat videos instead of awesome racing events and/or car shows/meets.

    You can see my videos at
  10. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2009
    If you are looking to get rich, prolly won't happen unless you are getting thousands and thousands of views a day and have thousands of subscribers.
  11. Artofilm macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2005
    Honestly, it's a lot of work and depending on your subject matter it can cost more than you make back from AdSense. You also need to become a YouTube partner before you start making any money from them.

    It also depends on the popularity of the video and the time of the year. During Christmas was the best of the year more me and AdSense revenue, now it's just depressing making nearly 33% of what I made from AdSense during Christmas.

    Here's my channel:
    About 11,000 subscribers and 2,797,500 views after 3 and a half years. Takes tonnes of work!

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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