How to Make Money with YouTube

May 6, 2016

As always the online community is very generous when it comes to income-generating ideas and I am a living proof that you can really make extra money online. READ: My Year-End Extra Income Report

Today’s post is a continuation on the series of articles that discuss how to make money online. If you want to learn how to make money on YouTube and many more continue to read the rest of the article below. PS. You may want to check out my first blog post on Making Money with Lazada.

Making Money Online

I have shared on countless blogposts the truth about making money online here in the Philippines. It is not easy by the way and takes a lot of time to master. READ: How to Earn Extra Money Online

YouTube: An Introduction

All of us are familiar with YouTube. Most use YouTube to watch videos on the site. It is a video-sharing website where a variety of user-generated or corporate media videos are available for viewing and sharing purposes.

A lot of content posted on YouTube answers a everyone’s dilemma. If you need a tutorial on how to play the violin for beginners you can easily find a video that will teach you exactly how to do it. YouTube makes it easier for people to learn and to discover new things in life. And over the years it became one of the most influential social media site ever.

Charice Pempengo became an international singing sensation through her amazing performances posted on YouTube. She became a guest star on Ellen, Ophra and even held duets with Celine Dion and other big singers world wide. Maine Mendoza aka Yaya Dub also became rising superstar in less than six months that her videos posted on YouTube became viral. Michelle Phan, the so-called Beauty Vlogger Queen, earned her billion-dollar empire through starting a YouTube Channel and uploading videos of makeup tutorials, product reviews etc.

Yes you too can become the next superstar or more so earn a living enough to quit your job through YouTube. This post will teach you how. 

Create Your YouTube Channel
My YouTube Channel
The first step in earning money on YouTube is creating your own YouTube channel. Having a YouTube lets you upload, comment or create a playlist on YouTube. 

It takes less than 10 minutes to start a YouTube Channel all you have to do is make sure you sign up for a Google Account. Once your Google account is activated you can do the following excerpt from the website:

To Create a personal channel with your name
  1. Make sure you’re signed in to YouTube.
  2. Try any action that requires a channel: e.g. upload, post a comment, or create a playlist.
  3. If you don’t yet have a channel, you’ll see a prompt to create a channel.
  4. Check the details (with your Google account name and photo ) and confirm to create your new channel.
To Create a channel with a business or other name
  1. On a computer or in a mobile browser, make sure you’re signed in to YouTube.
  2. If you want to make a YouTube channel for a Google+ page that you manage, you can choose it here. Otherwise, choose Create a new channel to set up a channel with a different name than your Google account name.
  3. Fill out the details to create your new channel.

Customize Your YouTube Channel

1. Channel Icon works like your Channel Profile Picture. This could be your own photo or your loco that will appear in the top left of your channel page. 

2. About Section works like your Channel Description page. Maximize this section to tell the others who you are, what your channel is about and your other social media links. 

3. Channel Art works like a Facebook Cover Photo. Its an image that goes across the width of your channel. You can easily create YouTube Channel Art Works online via Canva or create in any photo editing software you use.

Plan Your YouTube Content

Once your channel is ready you can now upload your own content/videos to go live on the web. The right planning on what your YouTube Channel will be about can determine whether you will be successful or not in the YouTube world. Just like how content is the king when it comes to blogging, the type of videos you upload will be the only means for people to watch and to subscribe to your channel. READ: My YouTube Story

Proud to be a YouTube Creator

Below are the most profitable YouTube Channel Type:
  1. Cooking Show Channel
  2. Mobile/Tech Unboxing and Review Channel
  3. Trending News Online Channel
  4. Beauty and Lifestyle Channel
  5. Daily Vlog Channel
  6. Tutorial (Musical Instrument, academics, DIY)
  7. Humor or Comedy
Basic Tools You Need to Start Doing YouTube:
  • Video Camera (can be your mobile  phone)

  • Background Setup

  • Microphone (for better audio)

How to Make Money On YouTube

The most common way people make money on YouTube is by becoming a YouTube Partner. Ads will appear on your videos and you earn percentage for the revenues it will gather through clicks.  To track your earnings you need to activate your Google Adsense Account. A detailed post about this will be published soon. 
Visit my YouTube Channel: IzzaintheUkayCloset

How Do You Become a YouTube Partner?

To become a YouTube Partner you must meet the following criteria:

— You create your own “original” videos

— You own all the appropriate copyrights

— The content is 100% yours 
— You upload videos on a regular basis
— Your videos are viewed by thousands
— The videos are suitable for all viewers
— You must be at least 18 years of age

— You’re in an English-speaking country

You can either Sign Up to become a YouTube Partner or be invited by the YouTube Channel especially if you have a great following already. Signing Up is very easy. 
  1. Once you are signed-in to your YouTube Channel, click your username or channel icon.
  2. Click the “Settings” button and go to the “Account Settings” menu.
  3. Go to “Monetization” and click “Enable My Account”
  4. A YouTube Monetization Agreement will be displayed. Click through the type of ads you want to be displayed on your videos.
Once you become a YouTube Partner you will see banner ads displayed in your videos. Whats good with YouTube Ad Display Program is that they choose ads related to your videos. Sometimes sponsored ads will show too. Google manage the ads that will appear in your videos. 

Becoming a YouTube Partner also gives you the following benefits:
— a customized special logo or “banner”
— different capabilities of “scripting fonts”
— your channel-page video on “autoplay”

— “high-definition” quality to your videos.

–choose and upload your own thumbnail

How Much Money Can You Make in YouTube?

Your YouTube earnings depends on three important factors. 1.) The number of views your video receives, 2.) The type of advertisement that shows up in your video and 3.) The number of clicks done to your ads. You can earn from 30 cents to $10 per 1,000 accumulative views you get.

On My YouTube Channel I cash out $25 every 2-3 months via Paypal. I am under Stylehaul by the way which deserves another blog post. In a nutshell, Stylehaul is an independent program much like YouTube Partner where most members are beauty and lifestyle youtubers. READ: I am now a StyleHaul Partner. Another benefit on being a YouTuber is I was invited to events and meet a lot of people I adore. I’ve been to the YouTube Creators Academy and the StyleHaul YouTube Dinner last year. This year I have another event to attend related to YouTube.

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Clariza Glino

Izza of SavingsPinay helps Filipinos bridge the financial literacy gap one content at a time by providing insights and tips on budgeting, saving, investing, side hustle and growing your net worth. Aside from this blog she also writes at, a beauty and lifestyle blog for frugal Pinays and manages,, a wedding and event business since 2011. For inquiries, topic suggestions or future collaborations email her at

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