You want to be a YouTuber. It’s hard to watch your favorite creator and not think, “I wonder how much they make?” And if you hear that there are 2.5 billion users, you might take a dive and share videos with the world.
If you build up a following, you might be able to make $4.6 million like Ali Abdaal does.
But every channel starts with a single view. You’ll also learn to become obsessed with the acronym “RPM” because it’s how much YouTube pays per 1000 views.
We’re going to first explain what an RPM means and then showcase ten different creators who share their earnings so that you can better understand how much you can make from just a thousand views.
What is RPM as a YouTube Creator?
YouTube pays you revenue per mille (RPM). Multiple sources of revenue may be included in this figure, but it’s your channel’s earnings per 1,000 video views.
Factors That Dictate Your RPM
Your earnings may vary from what you’ll see below because RPM relies on revenue. Every creator shares revenue with YouTube, so if the platform is paid less for advertisements, your RPM will be lower.
With this information in mind, let’s view the factors that will determine your RPM:
- Country: Where are your viewers located? If you have a lot of viewers in Norway, ad prices are very high, so your earnings will also be higher.
- Niche: Ad costs in business and finance are higher than those for hair products because these are niches where advertisers are willing to pay more.
- Ads: Shorter videos have less room for ads, which is why creators often recommend videos that are 8 minutes long. You want the mid-roll ad on your videos because it pays a lot.
- Economy: If ad spending is down, your revenue will also be down.
Finally, how much does YouTube pay per 1000 views? Let’s see real-world examples of what others are making on their channels.
10 YouTubers Share Their YouTube Pay Per 1000 Views
Average Pay Per 1000 Views
As you know, your RPM as a YouTube creator is dependent on so many factors, including your niche, audience location, video length and more.
Some YouTubers make $2 per 1,000 views. Others make $40 per 1,000 views.
That said, the average pay per 1,000 views is about $5-$6.
You may make more or less than that with your content.
People watch more than one billion hours of video per day on YouTube, so it’s easier than you think to get 1,000 views. If you’re consistent and keep publishing great content, that 1,000 views will turn into 10,000 and then 100,000. Before you know it, you’ll be earning $500+ per video at the $5 average RPM.