How Much Money Do You Get for 100 Million YouTube Views? (Answered)

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A lot of factors play into how much you earn on YouTube.

How much money you get from YouTube varies, whether you get a million or 100 million views. But typically, those who reach a hundred million views with ads on their videos can expect to earn somewhere around $50k.

Do note, however, that this is not entirely accurate. There are a lot of things to factor in when calculating revenue besides just views. This is merely an estimate based on certain reports made by content creators.

In today’s digital age, YouTube has become one of the most popular platforms for content creators to share their work with the world. So much so that becoming a YouTuber is one of the most sought-after jobs, especially with kids.

No longer do kids want to become engineers or teachers, they want to be able to create videos doing what they love and profit off of that. And who can blame them? Being a YouTuber sounds like so much fun!

However, despite the job looking seemingly easy, becoming a YouTuber takes a lot of hard work and dedication. And most of the time, especially when you’re just beginning, you won’t earn from YouTube.

But when you start raking in the views and get your YouTube channel monetized, how much exactly do you earn? Keep reading to know more!

If you’re wondering how much money you can make from 100 million YouTube views, read on for a breakdown of the potential earnings.

How Much Does 100 Million Youtube Views Pay?

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Creators earnings vary depending on their channel’s content.

According to YouTuber Paul Kousky, in an interview with Business Insider, 150 million views got him $97k in Adsense revenue alone. From this, we can gather that 100 million views will probably get you somewhere around $40k to $50k.

In March of 2021, Business Insider did a report on how much different YouTubers made based on views and ad revenue. As expected, each answer was different from the other, despite having the same number of views.

This was the result:

Number of ViewsYoutuberEarnings
  100k ViewsNatalie Barbu$500-$1000
Roberto Blake$800-$1500
Marko Zlatic$1300-$1500
  1 Million ViewsSemideCoco$3400
  150 Million ViewsPaul Kousky$97,000
Earning from views

It’s clear that it differs from creator to creator. This is because views aren’t the only factor that determines how much a YouTuber earns. For instance, their content and how advertiser-friendly it is is also something that comes into play.

If a video isn’t advertiser friendly, even if it’s monetized and reaches a certain amount of views, there’s a chance it could earn less than a video that’s ad-friendly. Viewer retention and watch time is also something YouTube considers.

How Do You Earn From YouTube?

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Most creators make their money off of sponsorships and brand deals.

There are many ways to earn money from YouTube, especially if you’ve garnered an audience. Here are some of the ways you can earn from YouTube:

  • Ad-Revenue – Once your videos are monetized, you can earn by placing advertisements in your videos.
  • Sponsorships/Brand Deals – Reaching out to brands and advertising their product/service is one way (and usually the most common way) to earn money from YouTube.
  • Merchandise Sales – Once you’ve gained enough subscribers, you can design and sell merch.
  • Affiliate Links – Affiliate links will allow you to earn commission every time one of your viewers or subscribers clicks the link.

Another way to earn from YouTube, although it’s rarely heard of, is channel memberships. At some point in their run, YouTube introduced channel memberships to help creators. Subscribers could join for a small fee in return for getting a few special perks the creators offered.

Wanna know more about channel memberships? Have a quick look at this video:

YouTube Channel Memberships

How Many Views Do You Need on YouTube to Make Money?

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It takes more than reaching a certain amount of views to get monetized.

In order to get monetized and start making money on YouTube, you’re gonna need 1,000 subscribers and over 4,000 watch hours. If you exclusively only made YouTube shorts, you’re gonna need to garner 10 million views.

Once you reach these requirements, you’ll be eligible for monetization. That said, it won’t guarantee income. With platforms like YouTube, there is no fixed income or salary as the success of a channel fluctuates.

In one month you could be performing really well and in other months you could get barely less than 1,000 views. Your videos won’t always be pushed to your viewers or recommended and this will affect the number of views you get.

This is why many people have this opinion that being a YouTuber isn’t a stable career. While many people have gotten rich off of YouTube, it isn’t a guarantee for everyone.

How Do I Receive Payment From YouTube?

To get paid, simply follow these steps:

Provide your tax information

Paying taxes is always an indication of someone doing something right. It’s important that from what you earn from YouTube, you set aside the right amount for tax. In order to do this, you must submit your tax information to Google.

To do this, first sign into your AdSense account and find the tab that says Payments. Then click Payments Info where you will find Manage Tax Info. From there, you can fill in the necessary information required.

Confirm your personal information

After you’ve dealt with your tax info, it’s important that you verify your personal information so that YouTube (Google) can send you a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you will be using to get paid.

Once you’ve confirmed that you are the person that you say you are, you will be mailed a PIN to your payment address (which will sometimes take weeks to arrive).

Select your form of payment

The next step is to select your preferred form of payment, be it a wire transfer or an Electronic Funds Transfer.

The forms of payment available to you will depend on your payment address. Note that you won’t be able to select your form of payment if your account balance does not reach the payment threshold.

Meet the payment threshold

The payment threshold is the amount in your balance that will allow YouTube to issue your payment. If your account fails to meet the threshold by the end of the month, your balance will roll over to the next month.

For instance, if the payment threshold is $100 and your account has only accrued $50 from ad revenue, you’ll be unable to receive payment just yet. However, the money is in your account.

By the end of the month, if you don’t reach $100, that $50 will be moved to the next month where it will sit until you inevitably reach the threshold, which is $100. Once you’ve reached the threshold, YouTube will issue your payment.

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Make sure all the information you put is accurate to get paid.

Does YouTube Pay Monthly?

YouTube pays monthly. Usually, between the 21st and the 26th of the month.

Similar to working for a company, there is a date on which YouTube will transfer your earnings to your account, and that’s on the 21st or the 26th of the month.

If your Adsense account doesn’t meet the payment threshold before these dates, your balance will roll over to the next month until it eventually meets the threshold.

At the start of the next month, your earnings will be posted on the Payments page of your Adsense account where you can view and track how many times you’ve been paid.


  • 100 million YouTube views could potentially get you somewhere around $40k – $50k in Adsense revenue. This is not guaranteed, however, as there are a lot of factors that come into how much a YouTuber makes.
  • Not every YouTuber earns the same amount of money for the same views. It depends on their watch time and the content of their videos.
  • There are many ways to earn from YouTube. Those ways are Ad-revenue, merch sales, affiliate links, and sponsorships or brand deals. Most YouTubers get their bread and butter from sponsorships and brand deals.
  • In order to be monetized on YouTube, one must have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time. For YouTube shorts, you’re gonna need 10 million views.
  • YouTube pays monthly. In order to receive payment, you must fill out your tax information, confirm your personal information, select a payment method, and meet the payment threshold.

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