How can you build and monetize a YouTube channel if you don’t already have a large following?

  • 1. Create helpful content that solves problems.
  • 2. Be interesting and get to the point.
  • 3. Place affiliate links in your episode description.
  • 4. Monetize the channel when YouTube invites you to do so. At present, you’ll need 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours to qualify.
  • 5. Be prolific with the content you create.
  1. The Pressley Girls — The Pressley Girls are two sisters who were inspired by their mother to start a YouTube channel. At first, they were occasionally posting videos of them singing together. At the start of 2021, they decided to take their channel more seriously. At the time, they had 600 subscribers, but they decided to post more music and other content from their daily life. They did so several times a week and made sure to keep their content fun and inspirational. Their subscriber base grew to over 17,000 and they were able to monetize their channel through YouTube’s partner program and through sponsored ads with companies like Skillshare. At present, this has become their primary source of income.

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