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How Much Can a Digital Artist Make on YouTube?

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

Interested in starting a YouTube channel as a digital artist? Here is an overview of what your potential earnings could be as an artist on YouTube.

The first thing you need to know is YouTube requires at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch time hours in the last 12 months to be part of the YouTube Partner Program. You would then be eligible to monetize your channel through Google AdSense if you agree to the terms and conditions and get approved.

If you make it this far then you can start monetizing your YouTube channel to start earning money. Let's use Gal Shir as an example. Gal Shir is a digital artist on YouTube. He currently has 598,000 subscribers. His channel currently has 42.5 million lifetime views and 1.56 million views in the last 30 days according to YouTube analytics.

Gal Shir on YouTube

With this number of views and subscribers, his earnings on ads could be anywhere from $300-$6,000+ per month. The earnings vary depending on CPC (cost-per-click) rate. This is the amount a Youtuber would earn every time a user clicks on the ad.

Generally, YouTubers earn between $0.01 to $0.03 per view which would be between $10 - $30.00 per 1000 views. On average, you can make up to $5,000 for one million views. As you gain more popularity the earnings potential can increase. There are also other ways to earn money on your YouTube channel, such as affiliate programs and sponsorships.

So, if you're being realistic, unless your video goes viral and you get lucky, it takes a lot of work and dedication to grow and develop your YouTube channel. Not only do you need interesting content, but you will need to learn how to properly edit your videos. But if you found your niche and are ready to get to work, YouTube could be a great way to earn some extra money or even turn it into a full-time career.

A great way to jumpstart your channel is to sign up for TubeBuddy which gives you detailed analytics for your channel and how your channel compares to other channels. It will also give you tag recommendations, and you can copy tags used on similar popular channels and much more!

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