Check out our YouTube AdSense Tutorial for 2018. We cover how to set-up YouTube AdSense Monetization on your channel. This is the first part of our video about making money online with YouTube videos and Google AdSense.
Google AdSense Home: https://www.google.com/adsense
YouTube Account Monetization: https://www.youtube.com/account_monetization
Set-Up AdSense Account for Monetization: https://support.google.com/youtube/troubleshooter/7367438?hl=en
We first start by signing into our new Google account for our business. You can create your account from the Google homepage, through Google AdSense, or directly through YouTube. Once you have your Google account, you want to go to the YouTube homepage, click on the icon in the top right corner for your google account, and click on the Creator Studio button.
The first step is to create your channel and name it. You want to name it the same name as your business, website, or a descriptive name for your Niche. In addition, you can use your own name and start building your personal brand at the same time.
The second step is to go to Creator Studio, click on Channel from the links on the left, and click on Status and Features. Then, you need to select the country for your channel. My country is United States but pick the country you are located in. Depending on your country, you may or may not be able to run YouTube ads and monetize your channel.
After you select a country for your channel, you need to go back to Creator Studio, then Status and Features, and click the Enable button under Monetization. Now we are going to set-up YouTube AdSense Monetization for your channel on your videos. There are four different steps. The first step is to read and accept the terms of service, accept that you will not click on your Google AdSense ads, and accept that you will not upload video content for which you do not own the rights.
Now we are in the most important part of our YouTube AdSense Tutorial for their initial set-up. After you accept the terms of service, you need to either sign-up for your Google AdSense account and associate it with your YouTube channel or associate your existing AdSense account to your YouTube channel. It is a pretty simple process and you will need to make sure your Google AdSense account is completely configured and set-up.
After you have your Google AdSense account associated with your YouTube channel, you need to select the types of ads you want to run during your videos. YouTube says that skippable videos ads give you the highest amount of revenue, but personally we recommend keeping all of the ad formats enabled.
Types of Ad Formats:
YouTube Display Ads – These ads appear to the right hand side of videos or below videos depending on the size of the screen. It only works on desktop devices and can be 300×60 or 300×250 ad size.
YouTube Overlay Ads – These ads appear at the bottom of videos and they are semi-transparent. They only show on desktop devices and the ads are at the bottom 20% of the videos according to YouTube. The permitted ad sizes are 468×60 or 728×90 image ads or text.
YouTube Skippable Video Ads – Skippable video ads can be skipped after 5 seconds and the videos can be long as well. These ads can be inserted before, after, or during the main video. The videos play in the main YouTube video player or on the Google Display Network. The ads can be shown on Desktop, mobile devices, TV, and game consoles.
YouTube Non-Skippable Video Ads – These video ads are usually 15 seconds or 20 seconds. Long Non-Skippable Video Ads are 30 seconds but they won't get the most inventory. They play in the YouTube video player or on the Google Display Network on Desktop and mobile devices.
YouTube Bumper Ads – These video ads are non-skippable and they are only 6 seconds long total. They show on Desktop and mobile devices and they must be watched but they are very short video ads.
YouTube Sponsored Cards – Sponsored cards are basically advertisements on top of your YouTube video that may be relevant to your video, such as products or services featured in the video. They show across desktop and mobile devices.
Lastly, you need at least 10,000 views on your channel before you can start monetizing your videos. We go over strategies, tips, and tricks to reaching that threshold so you can start making money online from your YouTube channel on your AdSense account.
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