Here’s How You Can Earn Money Online Through YouTube

Have you ever wondered why famous YouTube personalities treat their channels as a full-time job? Well, the answer is simple! It’s because they earn handsome amount of money from their YouTube Channels.

Recently, New York Times did a profile on Olga Kay, a famous YouTuber, and revealed she has been earning $100,000 – $130,000 from her YouTube Channel per year ( thats $8.3k – 10.8k per month) for last three years.

In the same way, many Pakistani social media celebrities (and even media channels) put their videos online on YouTube. Thanks to YouTube monetisation, these YouTubers and TV channels make money when people watch their videos. This serves as a nice revenue stream for them.

Does that not sound intriguing?

In fact, even you can too earn money online by uploading videos on YouTube and bringing traffic to your YouTube channel. And here’s a guide to get you started.

How to Earn Online via YouTube

Here are simple rules:

• Make a YouTube Channel

• Make videos and upload to YouTube that will gather attention (read: viewers)

• You are going to make money (some pennies) for each video view (on average a dollar or two per 1,000 video views).

• YouTube provides opportunity for content producers to make money and to do that all you have to do is appeal to the viewers.

Below are few steps you need to make to start earning money from YouTube.

Step 1: Create a YouTube Channel

• Sign into your YouTube Account (your Google account can be used for that) • Create a channel

Step 2: Enable Your Channel for Monetisation

• Sign into your YouTube account.

• Select your account information from top right and select Creator Studio.

• From left menu, select Channel > Status and features.

• Enable Monetisation (Note: The option won’t be available if the account is disable for monetisation).

• Accept the agreement.

Step 3: Connect Your Channel To AdSense

After enabling monetisation for your YouTube Channel, you need to associate an approved AdSense account with your YouTube account.

YouTube Analytics is used to keep track of the earning, which will only be paid if you comply with the YouTube payment threshold.

Step 4: Review Video Criteria and Ad Formats

For you to get paid, it is an absolute necessity to meet two criteria:

1) Video Monetisation Criteria

• Videos should be user friendly.

• The content should be your own to be promoted commercially.

• Copyrighted videos, or those that you copy from internet won’t work here.

• You are able to provide documentation for the video and audio content used in videos.

• Video should comply with Terms of Service and Community Guidelines which can be found here.

2) YouTube Advertising Formats

• Once monetised videos are enabled, several ads (see below for more information on type of ads) may appear next to your video.


Step 5: Monetise Videos with Ads

You are fully set up for the monetised videos with your AdSense account. You can now enable eligible videos to earn money from relevant ads.

You can follow the follow steps to monetise one or more videos:

• For one video only: Follow these steps. • For more than one video: Follow these instructions to monetise them.

Additional tips to earn money from YouTube can be found here.

What is CPM, RPM and eCPM?

If you are serious about earning money from YouTube then you need to not only know these terms but also understand what they imply.


• CPM is cost of a thousand ad impressions for the advertiser to pay when their ad is showcased.

• Time, gender, content and factors like these affect CPM.

• CPM varies from .50 cents to over $10 per thousand impressions.

• It is seasonal, implying, CPM moves upward in holidays i.e. Christmas, Eid.

• English native countries have better CPM than rest.

RPM and eCPM:

• RPM is revenue per thousand views. • YouTube takes their 45% cut of ad revenue generated by the channel from total RPM. • RPM and eCPM are similar. • eCPM = Earnings ÷ Monetized playbacks × 1000. • To properly understand earning, YouTube analytics is the best way to go.

Do’s and Don’t of Earning from YouTube


• Make vidoes that may perform better, i.e. that are likely to be searched more • Make videos that are interesting and may make users to watch them completely • Make videos that are engaging, i.e. should be able to fetch comments, likes • Compel users to subscribe to your channel • Name your videos well, similarly add descriptions and tags appropriately so that your videos are indexed and are shown in search results • Make a lot of videos, don’t give up on making videos. • Market your videos to all possible channels (Facebook, Twitter)


• Most important: Don’t copy paste Videos on YouTube. You will be caught (automatically) for any copyright violations and your may face account suspension soon. • Don’t make explicit videos or those that are not allowed by YouTube TOS.

Types of Videos you can Make:

As mentioned above, your videos have to be interesting. And they must grab attention of your viewers. Here are some type of videos that you can experiment with:

• Images with voice over: Interesting facts, commentary on news items, opinions, or anything voiced over related images can make a good video.

• Lists: Lists of anything, such as “10 best catches of all times”, “10 dangerous roads turns in the world” and so on. These videos could be voiced over or text-over images.

• Tutorials: How to do’s of various things.

• Reviews: Reviews of things that we use in daily life, such as review of Uber, Review of Zong 4G, Review of PIA Lahore to Karachi flight and so on.

• Time lapse videos: They are loved by everyone.

So essentially, if you got video making skills, shot anything that could grab views and upload it to YouTube and that’s it.

Not to mention, it may take some time — up to few months — to get your first dollar. However, once you have good fan following, you can potentially make few thousand dollars a month.

Three English players from Quetta Gladiators bow out of PSL final in Lahore

Three English players of the Quetta Gladiators — Kevin Pietersen, Tymal Mills and Luke Wright —announced on Wednesday that they will not be participating in the Pakistan Supe
r League (PSL) final to be played in Lahore on March 5.

Luke Wright said in a tweet that he has a “young family” and for him the game was not “worth the risk”. “It’s with a heavy heart I will not be coming to Lahore,” he tweeted


Pietersen bid goodbye to Dubai, saying he would be returning to his family in London.

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Mills too said in a Twitter note that he would not be attending the final match.

PSL final tickets selling out, desperate cricket fans throng banks

As ticket sales for the Pakistan Super League final began on Wednesday, desperate fans rushed to local banks where tickets were being sold after e-tickets sold out within hours.

Cricket enthusiasts from all over Punjab had made their way to Lahore, hoping to find cheap tickets at bank branches designated to sell them. However, their efforts were to no avail, as one bank official told DawnNewsthat his branch had received only 10 tickets of Rs500 value.

“They asked us to stand in the line for Rs4,000 tickets after [the Rs500 tickets were sold out], but even those tickets were sold out shortly. Only tickets worth Rs8,000 and Rs12,000 tickets are available, which we cannot afford,” a cricket enthusiast waiting in line since 7am told DawnNews.Fans seemed to shrug off the fact that their favourite teams may not feature the high-profile international players they are most famous for in the league’s finale.

Earlier in the day, three English cricketers playing for Quetta Gladiators, the first team to reach the final, said they would not play in Pakistan .

Kevin Pietersen, Tymal Mills and Luke Wright, said they were excusing themselves from the PSL final on security concerns.

Iraq: Enormous ISIS Mass Grave Revealed Near Mosul

As many as 4,000 “enemies” of the so-called Islamic State were murdered and thrown into a huge sinkhole off the Baghdad-Mosul highway.

Even before it became the scene of the Islamic State’s greatest crime, the Khasfa sinkhole stood out among the crevasses that pockmark the uneven desert plains west of Mosul.

In June 2014, when ISIS took control of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, it quickly began to use this dark place for an even darker purpose. The terror group began hunting down policemen and soldiers almost as soon as the city fell, and an orgy of killing ensued as it slaughtered anyone affiliated with government security forces.

Within months of conquering Mosul, the insurgents had turned the sinkhole into an execution site. According to locals, Iraqi police and human rights organizations, ISIS trucked thousands of captured security personnel to Khasfa. Hands bound and blindfolded, the men would be lined up and shot in the back of the head, their lifeless bodies tumbling into the depths of the pit.

Around 4,000 people were killed at Khasfa, according to an estimate by Human Rights Watch, which has been tracking the sinkhole via satellite since it first heard of the massacre.

Khasfa’s body count dwarfs the slaughter at Camp Speicher, the most infamous of previous ISIS massacre. As many as 1,700 Iraqi army recruits were murdered at the former U.S. military base in 2014, the blood of the victims coloring the Tigris red.

Khasfa is the largest of the known mass graves that dot Mosul’s surroundings, but there are several others. A grave near the town of Hamman al Alil, about 30 kilometers from Mosul, is thought to contain the bodies of around 300 local policemen.

Pakistan’s communal mindset exposed at Oscars 2017 – Top Diplomat does U-turn over ‘non-Muslim’ Oscar winner

The actor was honoured with Oscar for his portrayal of a drug dealer in coming-of-age drama “Moonlight”, becoming the first Muslim actor ever to win the prestigious award. 

In what can be called a blatant expose of Pakistan’s communal mindset, it’s diplomat to United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi was allegedly forced to delete a tweet congratulating Oscar winning Muslim actor Mahershala Ali, an Ahmadi, considered to be non-Muslims in Pakistan.

The actor was honoured with Oscar for his portrayal of a drug dealer in coming-of-age drama “Moonlight”, becoming the first Muslim actor ever to win the prestigious award.

Lodhi, who tweeted to applaud Ali’s success, was criticised for promoting an “Ahmadi”. In an apparent response to criticism, the diplomat went with deleting the Tweet.  As per PTI, Ali’s birth name is Mahershalalhashbaz and he converted to Islam in 1999. In 2001, he joined the Ahmadiyya Community.

Pakistan’s parliament had declared Ahmadis as non-Muslims in 1974.

There have been instances the community was targeted by Islamic extremists, who view them as heretics. Article 260-3 of Pakistan’s Constitution declares Ahmadis “non-Muslims”. PTI reports that Ahmadi’s are banned  from preaching and even from travelling to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage. In a crackdown on Ahmadis, several of their mosques were shut, while publications of their material is prohibited. The minority Ahmadiyya Community members have also been taken to court on blasphemy charges.


Pakistan bans rallies praising killer of blasphemy law reform proponent

The blasphemy law and Taseer’s murder have exposed the growing gap between hard-line religious conservatives and liberals in Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Tuesday it would bar Islamist organisations from staging rallies commemorating a killer whom many religious groups consider a hero for assassinating a prominent politician who had called for the reform of blasphemy laws.

Mumtaz Qadri was executed on Feb. 29 last year for murdering Punjab governor Salman Taseer, whom he served as a bodyguard before killing him in the capital Islamabad in 2011.

Taseer had enraged religious hardliners by calling for the reform of blasphemy laws that mandate the death penalty for insulting Islam.

The blasphemy law and Taseer’s murder have exposed the growing gap between hard-line religious conservatives and liberals in Pakistan.

Members of Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah, a coalition of Islamist groups which planned to stage a rally on Wednesday to honour Qadri, said two of its leaders had been placed under house arrest ahead of the one-year anniversary of Qadri’s death.