This Ultimate Guide on how to grow and monetize your YouTube channel was created through a series of interviews with inspiring YouTubers. Thank you Kraig, Michelle, Daniel, Rory, Justin and Ryan for participating. You’re awesome.
Every minute, more than 300 hours of video content is uploaded to YouTube. Since 2005, YouTube has been a place to create, upload and share. In the opinions of many, it was the first platform that allowed for people to connect in a more interpersonal way through a more interpersonal medium no matter which corner of the world they were uploading from. Today, the platform has over one-billion users and is ranked second in the Alexa Top 50 List of Global Sites.
With almost 5 billion videos being watched on YouTube every single day, it has become a major source of income for many through affiliate marketing, AdSense, and sponsorships. Now more than ever YouTube creators are running their channels strategically and optimizing them for ideal success. With over 20,000 partners around the world and hundreds of them making six figures a year (and that’s a 2011 number) on the platform, many YouTubers may wonder where to start when it comes to monetizing their channel.