Can you make money from YouTube or it’s just another overhyped statement! It’s not only you but every new and frustrated YouTuber is looking for a genuine answer for the same question, in fact, I personally received tons of same queries.
But let me say, have you ever virtually met world’s richest baby Rayan Kaji? He actually made $77 million right from YouTube at the age of just 9 years! Isn’t this a great inspiration for you?
I assume, the next questions that you may strike…
- Who are the top 10 richest Youtubers?
- How much do they earn from YouTube?
And, the third query which may arise … Can I make money from YouTube as they do?
I made every answer ready for you in this article.
So, let’s start step-by-step, initiating from the real facts.
Can You Make Money from Youtube? – The Real Facts
Firstly, I’d say the competition on Youtube is extreme because 500-600 hours of videos are getting uploaded every minute on YouTube. So, it’s not something like low hanging fruits, rather you have to face the competition right way.
There are mainly 2 ways to make money directly from YouTube:
- CPM (cost per thousand views)
- CPC (cost per click)
And, to grab these opportunities you have to join the YouTube Partner Program first where you can access,
But, joining the YouTube Partner Program is not easy either, especially if you are a beginner; to be eligible for this program, you have to fulfill two conditions first.
- Get 4,000+ public view hours in the last 12 months.
- Achieve 1,000+ subscribers.
You aren’t gonna achieve any of the above goals so easily in your early days on YouTube. Rather it’s a matter of consistency and dedication in the right direction.
Even a tougher story starts in the next phase.
Getting 4000+ views and 1000+ subscribers is just an eligibility criterion; Once you apply for the YouTube Partner Program, they will scan your YouTube channel and I suppose you’ll pass the test a become partner. But, that’s not all that you can start making money. Just check out the terms and conditions below.
YouTube Channel Monetization Policies
You can make money from CPM, only if the viewers watch the entire Ads video without tapping the skip button. Let me say what most people do if there is a skip option on the scene. As per the average watch habit statistics, most people will skip the Ads as early as possible to uncover the main video.
In case of CPC Ads, you will get paid based on the number of clicks on the advertisements that appear on your video.
On average, popular YouTubers can make around $1-5 per 1000 views.
But you can’t take all of that money to your home. Google will take a 45% share of your Ads earnings; it’s definitely a big enough amount.
Dear, don’t be deprived because still thousands of YouTubers are making a lot of money from YouTube using several strategies.
Let me show you the earning details of top 10 YouTubers, you’ll definitely get some real inspirations.
Top 10 YouTube Channels based on Subscriptions
The list of top 10 YouTube channels is as follows.
- T-series (India) – Category: Music, 144M Subscribers – 14496 Videos
- PewDiePie (USA) – Category: Entertainment, 105M Subscribers – 4187 Videos
- Cocomelon Nursery Rhymes (USA) – Category: Education, 86.7M Subscribers -540 Videos
- SET India (India) – Category: Entertainment, 75.6M Subscribers, 37978 Videos
- 5-Minute Crafts (USA – TheSoul Publishing) – Category: How to & Style, 67.2M Subscribers, 4335 Videos
- WWE (USA) – Category: How to & Style, 62.4M Subscribers, 48359 Videos
- Zee Music Company (India) – Category: Music, 56.9M Subscribers, 4825 Videos
- Kids Diana Show (USA) – Category: Entertainment, 56.7M Subscribers, 723 Videos
- Justin Bieber (Canada) – Category: Music, 55.0M Subscribers, 172 Videos
- Dude Perfect (USA) – Category: Music, 52.1M Subscribers, 235 Videos
However, the above list contains several commercial channels that are operated by multiple employees/ hired YouTubers.
You are looking to start your own YouTube channel, maybe with the aim to become a rocking YouTuber, or to promote your personal business; and, I guess you’ll be operating that by yourself only, or maybe with a few partners in your group.
So, a fair comparison would be to highlight the top 10 YouTubers who are operating their channels by themselves, but not owned by a commercial company.
Top 10 Richest YouTubers based on Total Earnings
All the YouTube channels in the following list are operated by one-man/ group-of-people; and, the following list is created based on total earnings of the channels from YouTube Adsense.
You may be wondering by the earning statistics of the following YouTubers.
But I’d suggest you investigate beyond that; you should deeply investigate their niche, and their monetizing strategies, and of course follow their consistency, which may help you to figure out your own goals.
Total 11 channels introduced below; due to equal earnings, we kept 2 channels jointly in the 10th position.
10. Ed Sheeran ($7M)
Ed Sheeran is launched in 2011 by Edward Christopher Sheeran who is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is a citizen of West Yorkshire, UK, and born on 17 February 1991.
He earned $7M from only 161 videos on his YouTube channel while achieved 44.9M subscriptions.
10. Justin Bieber ($7M)
Based on earnings Justine Bieber lies jointly at 10th position with Ed Sheeran, although the channel was started earlier in 2007, and thus managed more subscribers (55.1M).
The owner of this channel is Justin Drew Bieber, who born on March 1, 1994, in Ontario, Canada.
9. Marshmello ($22M)
Similar to the above two, Marshmello is another music channel created by American singer Christopher Comstock.
At the age of only 28 (DOB: May 19, 1992), he earned $22M from YouTube only, while achieved 46.5 million subscribers within just 5 years.
8. Dude Perfect ($26M)
Dude Perfect is a bit different from the above ones; it’s not a one-man channel but was created by a group of friends, Tyler Toney, Coby Cotton, Cory Cotton, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert, Sean Townsend. This is also the only sports-based channel among all top 10 richest YouTube channels listed here.
7. Vlad and Niki ($48M)
The official owners of this channel are two brothers, Vladislav Vashketov (born on 26 February 2013) and Nikita Vashketov, (born on 4 June 2015), although their parents have an immense influence on this channel, and this is pretty usual.
Can you imagine, two brothers become multi-millionaires at the age of 7 and 5! And, this all happened because of YouTube only!
6. Canal KondZilla ($49.1M)
Konrad Dantas (13 September 1988), a Brazilian singer launched Canal KondZilla in 2012. The channel got extreme popularity with time while earned almost $50M in these years.
5. Little Baby Bum – Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs ($53M)
This one is only a top-listed animation channel that is not owned by the commercial film industry. London-based graphics designer Derek Holder and his wife Cannis Holder launched this channel rhyme-based nursery education channel in 2011. The channel is available in several other languages also.
4. PewDiePie ($59M)
In 2010 Swedish citizen Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (24 October 1989) launched the PewDiePie gaming channel which initially didn’t achieve much popularity, but with time as the young generation got involved in computer gaming, this channel achieved a huge hyke.
Eventually, Felix made $59M of earning from PewDiePie channel which is really a great example of success with hard work and consistency.
3. Kids Diana Show ($64M)
Little girl Diana (March 31, 2014) from Ukraine is the owner and actor of this channel. Her parents launched Kids Diana Show when she just crossed 1 year of age and until today she earned $64M. Just imagine 6 years old is earning $65M from a YouTube channel!
2. Like Nastya ($75M)
Anastasia Radzinskaya (January 27, 2014), anther 6 years old little girl became a second richest YouTuber earning $75M from her Little Nastya YouTube channel. The little lady kept many of her heavyweight competitors far behind while grabbed 57M subscribers within just 3 years!
I must say it’s really the greatest achievement of little Anastasia’s life. Hope she’ll grow up to achieve more success while being kind always.
1. Ryan’s World ($77M)
Ranked #1 – Ryan’s World!
Nothing to say much about this channel because Ryan’s World is already a very famous one and you probably well aware of this channel.
In 2015 Ryan’s World was launched by the parents of Ryan Kaji which become the richest YouTube channel with time which probably they never think of. the prime actor of this channel is, of course, Ryan himself, but his mother (Loann Kaji), father (Shion Kaji), and twin sisters (Emma and Kate), all are his direct co-helpers and actors.
Although the above-mentioned kids YouTube channels achieved more subscriptions and quick success, Ryan and his parent are the initiators of these types of kids channel.
Top 10 Richest YouTubers: Observations
So far you have been wondering by earning statistics of the top 10 richest YouTubers. Now it’s time to summarize the facts so that you can figure out the ways to make money from your own YouTube channel.
Just take a look at the following points which may help you out.
- Kids’ channels are rocking!
- 5 out of the top 10 richest YouTube channels are Kid’s related while the top 3 are owned by millionaire kids.
- Music channels are holding the second position, 4 out of the top 10 richest YouTubers are owners of music channels.
- Music channels are becoming popular with a lesser number of posts.
- One gaming channel and one sports-related channel managed their places in the top 10.
- 9 out of the top 10 richest YouTubers are operating entertainment channels, while 1 is dedicated to nursery kids education.
So if you can step into any of the about niche, there are high chances to achieve success at a faster rate. However, it doesn’t mean other niches can’t offer you YouTube money, but other niches may take a longer time and may also need a harder effort to achieve success.
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It proves, once you’ll become a YouTube legend, you’ll become a millionaire. Yes, definitely it’s difficult to rock on YouTube, but it’s not impossible because you can see the above YouTube giants are common people like you and me. If they can rock, you can also do it. You need the follow the right direction only.
I personally suggest you not to focus only on Adsense because getting success with Adsense is much tougher than you think actually.
Before wrap up let me say something important regarding this.
YouTube earnings are not only about AdSense but there are several other ways to make money using the YouTube platform.
Other than Adsense, the best ways to earn using YouTube are blogging and Affiliate marketing. Indeed, YouTube-Blogging-Affiliate marketing, these 3 are deeply related to one another in the world of internet marketing business. If you are a good video creator, I suggest you combine these 3 fields to build up a thriving online business. Indeed, it’s a far better way to become a successful entrepreneur simply by turning your passion into profit.
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