UPDATE 8/4/2017: I currently have 240,000 subscribers. I make ~$12,000 per month. $3,000 comes from YouTube ad revenue and $9,000 comes from selling this digital marketing course. If you want to learn how to create your own infotainment YouTube channel you can get my course here: HowToYouTube.com
A couple months ago I went public with how much I made from my YouTube channel:
I make roughly $11,000 per month. About 65% of it comes from the affiliate cut I get from selling this online course.
About 30% comes from YouTube Ad Revenue:
And about 5% comes from other sponsorships, affiliates and partnerships like the one I have with WayUp where they pay me $0.75 for each user I get to sign up for their website.
I also get perks:
- I attended a coding bootcamp in exchange for videos. They provided housing
- I get free premium accounts to several platforms like Wix, Shopify, etc.
- I've sold 3 condos in the Philippines with this video. I earned a 2% commission from each sale so I roughly made $7,500 from that video.
I'd like to address 2 FAQs:
Question: There's no way you're making that amount! I know YouTubers with way more subscribers and they only make a fraction of that! You're lying!
Answer: While it is true that more views and subscribers does generally mean more money, there are 2 things that are often misunderstood when it comes to making money off YouTube. (1) Views are worth a different amount depending on the industry. Since I'm in the education industry my views are worth a lot more than views in the entertainment industry. The ads played on my channel are more expensive therefore YouTube pays me more money. (2) Since I'm helping someone with their career it makes sense for me to sell something that helps them with their career. The easiest thing to sell is education because if people can see themselves making money from the knowledge (e.g. college, coding bootcamps) then it's easy to convince them why it's worth the cost.
Question: That's really interesting Matt. I'm thinking about starting a channel myself. Would it be cool if we could jump on a call so I can ask you a few questions?
Answer: I just released a course on how to make a successful infotainment channel:HowToYouTube.com. In the course, I give my best advice and layout strong paradigm shifts in how you will go about creating a channel. There is a 30-day money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose!