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Do artists get paid for the amount of views they get on their YouTube videos?

4 Answers

  • 3 months ago
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    first of all, youtube rewards are NOT counted by the amount of views, it is now counted by the amount of viewing hours (watch hours) - meaning the longer the viewers are watching your videos, the more you get paid.. if you have a small amount of viewers watching a video from start to end, it is far more rewarding than a lot viewers watching that same video for 1-2 seconds before switching to somewhere else..

    second, you need to fulfill some minimum requirements to be a youtube partner (to get paid):

    - you have more than 4,000 valid public watch hours in the last 12 months..

    - you have more than 1,000 subscribers..

    - you have a linked AdSense account (get a Google/Gmail account and log in into Google adsense to register..

    - you live in a country or region where the YouTube Partner Program is available - unlike countries like North Korea and China..

    - and follow all the YouTube monetization policies., such as no porn, no explicit images, no child exploitation etc etc etc..

    third, it is getting less and less rewarding over the years.. and you would get paid much much less than what it used to be 5-8years ago.. this is why people are supplementing their income through Patreon and actively looking for sponsors.. you can actually skip ALL youtube minimum requirements mentioned above, if you have a good Patreon base and if you have a reasonable huge amount of supporters and advertisers to contribute into your is an uphill battle.. your materials must be exceptionally good and interesting to compete on youtube nowadays which is actually FAR more difficult than it used to be 5-8 years ago..

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  • Lv 7
    3 months ago

    that is determined by their contracts, and whether or not they have the videos monetized.

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  • 3 months ago

    They get paid by ad clicks. The more views they get, the more eyes that are on the ads and the more potential ad clickers.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    some of them might

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