How To Monetize Your YouTube Videos With Adsense Ads

Do you want to generate a passive income by displaying Adsense ads on your YouTube videos?

After you’ve monetized your videos, you’ll be able to generate revenue from them 24/7, year after year on autopilot.

That sounds amazing.

In the video below, I show you how to monetize your YouTube videos with Adsense ads in 2019, 2020 and beyond as long as YouTube doesn’t change its policies.

In the video above I show you an example of a skippable online video ad that appears before the main video. If someone clicks on the ad or views it for more then 30 seconds, you get paid. If they skip the ad, you don’t get paid.

What are the minimum eligibility requirements to enable monetization on a YouTube channel?

  1. You’ve got to join partner program by following its policies and getting 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months.
  2. You’ve got to live in a country or region where the YouTube Partner Program is available.
  3. You’ve got to link your Adsense account to your YouTube account. After you’ve met the requirements for the YouTube partner program of 4,000 hours and 1,000 subscribers, you can get your channel reviewed.

This typically takes about one month, but if you get rejected, you can reapply within 30 days of the application.

Here are the steps to monetize YouTube videos with Adsense ads….

1. Enable monetization for your YouTube channel.
To check if your channel has been enabled for monetization, go to Creator Studio, Channel Status and Features. If you look under monetization, you’ll see if your channel has been enabled or not. If you want to enable monetization for all future videos that you upload to your channel, go to your uploads default page. You can find this at Check the box that says “Monetize with Ads”. Check all the ad formats that you want displayed on your videos.

See the image below for the 5 types of YouTube advertising formats.

2. Monetize individual videos.
Go to YouTube Studio dashboard and click on videos. Select the video that you wish to monetize and turn on monetization. A green dollar icon shows that the video is monetized. If it’s faded, it means that monetization has been turned off. You can also select an individual video then click monetization and select the types of ads you want to see displayed on that video.

According to YouTube, you can maximize earning potential by turning on all the different ad formats. You can also change the position of your video ads if they’re over 10 minutes. If you choose during video, allow a couple of hours for the ads to be generated.

As you can see in my livestream (see image below) of over one hour, I’ve got monetization turned on. I’ve also turned on all the ads formats. On the ads breaks, I can choose where I want the video ads to appear. I can also do add ad breaks and bulk. If I click on ad placements, YouTube will suggest where to place ads based on the content of my videos. As you can see, YouTube has already selected the ad breaks where the video ads are displayed.

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What if the ads are not showing on your videos?

First, check that you enabled monetization on your channel and you’ve met the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program of 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers in the past 12 months. Your videos may have third-party claims. Your channel may have been disabled for monetization. If your video has been demonetized, you’ll see a yellow icon next to the video. Make sure you ask for a review, but keep in mind that YouTube only looks at videos that have 1,000 views in the past seven days.

Click here to learn more about demonetization of your YouTube videos.

How do you get paid?

YouTube will pay you 55% of the net revenue from your ads. You’ll get paid by YouTube once the balance of your AdSense revenue reaches $100.

Here are a few important things to keep in mind about monetizing your YouTube channel with Adsense ads.

  1. You’ve got to get a lot of views if you want to generate a substantial income from your Adsense ads. You’ll get approximately $1 for every 1,000 views to your videos. If you’re just starting out, you might want to wait a while to build up the audience on your YouTube channel.
  2. Build and engage audience first. As I mentioned before, you want to build up a loyal audience on your channel first that are continually watching your new videos. If you have a consistent audience, then go ahead and monetize your channel.
  3. Adsense earnings fluctuate throughout the year. Your Adsense revenue will fluctuate during a year based upon the best times that advertisers are willing to pay for ads. This is typically around Thanksgiving to Christmas time when people are actively purchasing stuff on the internet. Your advertising revenue generally decreases at the be beginning of the year because advertisers have spent all their money during the Christmas season.

Isn’t there another way to generate revenue
from your YouTube channel?

I’m glad you asked. Just watch my next video over here on 7 alternative ways to generate revenue from your YouTube channel. You’ll not only make money, but you’ll make it faster.

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