There’s no doubt about it: YouTube is a powerful platform for video creators. It has billions of users, and it’s estimated that over 100 million hours of content are watched per day. The question is: How do you get your share of that massive audience? Read on to learn how large a YouTuber can build on the site in terms of revenue stream.
The Average YouTuber Makes $2,818 Per Year
The average YouTuber can make as big as $2,818 per year, calculated by taking the total revenue from adverts and other sources (like sponsorships), then dividing it by the number of channels that make a living from YouTube.
The good news is that there’s no set time for you to reach this big on YouTube. Some YouTubers make their first dollar within six months while others take years. But once your YouTube channel has reached what industry experts call “full-time” status, it should only require around 100 videos 30 minutes long each week to keep up with expenses like rent or food costs.
It Would Take 33 YouTube Videos Per Year To Reach The Average
If you’re wondering how long it would take for you to earn that much on YouTube, let’s look at some other statistics. The average YouTuber posts around 2-3 videos per week and spends about 30 minutes on YouTube every day. That adds up to about 10 hours per week or 40 hours per month (or 480 minutes). So if you make one video a day, after just one month, you’ll have made $1440!
You’re More Likely Looking At More Than 100 YouTube Videos To Reach That Point
If you’re just starting to build a revenue stream on YouTube, it’s important to know that building a business on YouTube is not going to happen overnight. You’ll need to put in a lot of hours, be consistent with your content and marketing efforts, and be good at making videos – both in terms of quality and content.
If you assume that an average YouTube video takes one hour per week (30 minutes) for production and another hour per week (30 minutes) for promotion/marketing purposes (this includes writing articles or blog posts related to the topic), then at least 100 YouTube videos will be needed before reaching $1 million annually.
YouTubers Treat Their Channel As A Hobby Or Side Hustle
Finally, many YouTubers treat their YouTube channel as a hobby and only do it part-time or on the side. First, they’re not comfortable making YouTube videos in front of the camera. Second, they don’t have time to invest in creating YouTube content regularly. And lastly, they don’t think they’ll make enough money from ads to justify their YouTube efforts.