My husband recently shared a video with me that made me laugh almost uncontrollably. It’s one of those videos on YouTube that would have been on America’s Funniest Home Videos and won the grand prize 10 years ago if it wasn’t for YouTube and the potential to make millions now a days. Isn’t the internet wonderful? It can make someone famous almost overnight.
If you haven’t guessed already, I’m talking about the “David After Dentist” (D.A.D) video. It had almost 3 million views within a week after uploading it! That just boggles my mind. If you haven’t seen it yet, you don’t know what you’re missing.
D.A.D was uploaded January 2009 and a year later had made $150,000. Today, the video has over 100 million views and it’s own website that sells t-shirts and stickers www.davidafterdentist.com. David’s father has quit his job in the real estate business to run the D.A.D business. Read more
After hearing this story, I decided to start our own YouTube channel. I figured, what’s the harm in trying? Right? Maybe one of our videos will go viral! Then we can pay off all our debt! How great would that be?
So, help me out and share my first video upload of my 18 month old building a tower with Bounty paper towel rolls. It’s not really funny, but it’s pretty darn cute. Here it is.
Here is some info off of YouTube that tells you how to make money with your YouTube video.
How can your videos make money?
When you submit a video that is eligible for monetization, YouTube will place ads inside or near the video. You will earn a share of the revenue that is generated from ad impressions occurring when these videos are viewed.
How much will I earn?
There’s no precise answer, because your earnings will depend on a number of factors. The two key factors are the type of ads and the pricing of ads appearing with your videos. The best way to find out how much you’ll earn is to sign up and start monetizing your videos. There’s no cost, no obligation, and getting started is quick and easy.