YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and if you’re not monetizing your videos, you might be missing out on a lot of money.
The problem with most video creators is that they don’t know how much their content is worth to advertisers. This calculator will help them figure it out based on user views per month and other variables.
I created this free online YouTube earnings calculator for anyone who wants to find out what their potential Adsense revenue could be before joining Google’s partner program. All you need to do is enter your monthly views, select options from the three provided dropdowns, and click calculate.
Disclaimer: The results generated by this calculator are in no way a guarantee of any kind. The equation it uses is based on my own YouTube Adsense earnings and variables which I personally think are important. If you have any suggestions for improving the calculator, please leave a comment to let me know!
What is a YouTube Earnings Calculator? Does It Just Calculate Adsense Revenue?
While this app is far from perfect, I spent some serious time looking at my content analytics and payments data before creating the equation it uses, and I think it’s pretty effective.
How Much Money Do You Make Per 1000 video views On YouTube?
This is a difficult question to answer, as it depends on a number of different factors including the video itself, the location where your audience is located, and other variables. It’s easy to just talk about traffic, but if that’s all you pay attention to, your calculations will be inaccurate.
For this reason, I can’t tell you exactly what your earnings would be. However, I can tell you how much **I** make per 1000 views; about $25-$30.
Here’s a screenshot as proof:
As you can see, at the time I took this my channel had earned $52.31 in the past 7 days via 1800 views. I divided $52 by 1.8 to figure out how much this would be for only 1000 views. The precise answer is 28.89, but as I’ll explain, earnings per view can vary based on a number of factors.
How Do You Calculate a YouTubers Salary?
This is difficult to estimate, because the average YouTube influencer has multiple streams of income either from their channel or their channel and other sources. I’m in YouTube’s partner program, but it would be impossible to calculate my income based on my views, even if YouTube was my only source of earnings (it isn’t).
Despite these problems, many people on YouTube do make videos estimating the value of another person’s work. The accuracy of these estimations probably varies as much as creator income, but it can be fun to think about.
What Really Goes Into Calculating YouTube Channel Earnings?
My free YouTube earnings calculator considers three factors in addition to video view count; average engagement rate, average video length, and niche profitability. Let’s break each of those down and discuss why they’re so relevant.
Channel Engagement: A Crucial Factor For Advertising Revenue
Channel engagement may be one of the most important factors to consider when estimating how much a YouTuber earns via Adsense. Even if someone has a million subscribers, if their channel has poor engagement (meaning no one watches anything) they won’t earn much at all.
Engagement is also important because YouTube puts ads at the beginning and END of videos by default. Therefore if someone watches an entire video, you can potentially end up earning twice as much (or more) from that view.
Another thing to consider is whether or not you use midroll ads. Midroll ads are inserted at digitally selected intervals throughout your video. I personally never use them because I don’t want anything to interrupt my viewers when they’re learning from my type of content. However, I’m sure if I did use them I’d see a spike in my Adsense earnings.
Average Video Length – Earn Many Times the Money With Midroll Ads
This is a less important factor, but if you use midroll ads it becomes very important. Only videos that are 8 minutes or longer can use midroll ads, so if you’re looking to earn a lot from YouTube ads then making longer video content is definitely worthwhile.
In many niches, longer videos also tend to get more views, which makes them more likely to attract advertisers. Advertisers can get very specific when deciding where their ads go, and if they think your content is a good medium for delivery, they might be willing to pay more.
A YouTuber’s Adsense earnings represent 55% of the sum paid by advertisers, so video length can have a big impact on earnings.
Niche Profitability – How Many People Are Running Ads in Your Niche?
This is another huge factor, and it’s one that most online YouTube money calculators completely ignore. I just mentioned that YouTube creators get 55% of what advertisers spend. But ads don’t cost the same amount in every niche.
Here’s a look at some keyword data to illustrate my point. Below you’ll see screenshots of search data for the terms “affiliate marketing” and “paleo diet”. Both of these are subjects that people want to learn about online, and both are topics product creators will pay to advertise on. They even have similar search volumes.
However, as you can see below, CPC (cost per click) for affiliate marketing is more than 2x the CPC for paleo diet! That means that my channel (which is about online business, including affiliate marketing) has more than 2x the earning potential as the average paleo diet channel.
Niche profitability was the first external factor that I added to my YouTube earnings calculator’s equation, and I weighted it more than any of the other dropdowns.
Why I Created a YouTube Views to Money Converter
The reason I made this app (other than it being a fun project for my programming education) is that there is a lot of bad information out there. I tested at least a half dozen other YouTube Adsense calculators, and most of them were very inaccurate.
I think the reason for this is that people tend to base their calculations on the wrong channels. If you’re going based on a huge YouTuber’s channel, the data is not likely to be relevant for people who are currently not in the partner program and trying to get there.
My YouTube money calculator, on the other hand, is based on my first couple of months of earnings after I joined YouTube’s partner program. It uses real data and important variables to give you a properly projected result.
That said, I can’t guarantee it will be accurate. For example, if your channel has especially great or especially poor engagement, the “low” and “high” settings on my calculator may not be adequate. I still think my calculator is the best option for creators wondering how much they might earn, though.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About YouTube Earnings
Here are some common questions about making money on YouTube as well as my honest answers. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments!
How Much Does a YouTuber With 1 million Subscribers Make?
This can vary wildly depending on things like engagement and whether or not they use means outside of Adsense such as fan funding. But a million subscribers on YouTube is certainly going to open some doors!
How much money does 1 million views make?
It depends on the variables outlined in this article, including but not limited to video length, engagement, and what’s being advertised.
1,000 subscribers on youtube how much money?
The average channel with 1000 subscribers probably won’t earn a lot through Adsense, but if you monetize other ways 1000 subscribers can be plenty.
What’s the most I’ve earned from a single video?
While my average earnings per video is fairly low, I have a couple of top performers that have earned over $20 each in the past two months. That’s a lot when you consider my channel features almost 200 videos.
What did I leave out?
One element I failed to add to my calculations is the country your audience resides in, which can definitely impact your earning rate. However I don’t have enough data to accurately represent such rates in my equation, so I left it out.