How Many Subscribers Do I Need to Make Money On YouTube?

If you were to search online to find out how many subscribers you need to make money on YouTube, you might find a wide variety of answers. Some might suggest 5,000, 10,000; some will even say that there is no “magic number” needed. It all may depend on different factors.

Whatever the number happens to be for your endeavors, the big question is “how do I get them”? Should I purchase a solo ad and drive traffic to my channel? Should I buy cheap YouTube subscribers? What is the best and fastest way to get subscribers?

Before we get into that, there are still plenty of things you need to deal with first, if you have not done so already. You will want to determine the answers to the following questions:

  1. What niche/sub-niche am I going to serve?
  2. What is my plan and process for producing high-quality video content?
  3. How many views am I getting every month?

Now let’s break these questions down.

What niche/sub-niche am I going to serve?

This is where most beginners fail when they decide to break into online marketing. But the best way to address this for anyone is to figure out:

  • What am I good at that I could teach to others?
  • Can I write several articles in some sort of logical order to prepare for video content? If not, can I hire someone to do it (like Fiverr)?
  • What keyword or keyword phrase will I target?

And for all practical purposes, a YouTuber who is looking to make money on the site is an online marketer. So the answers to these questions are important.They could mean the difference between long-term success, or immediate failure.

If you decide to buy YouTube subscribers, you have to keep one thing in mind. These are quality subscribers in the sense that they are real people, but they are not targeted in terms of a specific niche. There is no guarantee that they will stay connected to your channel. Of course, one cannot guarantee this with targeted prospects either.

However, this still makes a strong case for keeping a steady flow of quality video content going on your channel. You never know; maybe your paid subscriber might become interested in your content, or knows someone who might be.

No matter what, answer the questions above. The more specific your answers are, the more likely you are to have success.

What is my plan and process for producing high-quality video content?

The very first thing you should do is make a list of ten possible subjects to write about. Then think of ten sub-points under each of those. From this exercise alone, you could have 100 pieces of content in a short time.

Now you need to decide on the length of your videos. For most niches, a good video should not exceed 3 minutes. The idea is if you can get to the point in less time, the more likely your viewer is going to retain it. This will, in turn, increase the likelihood of their coming back to view more content on your channel.

Why such a short length? Take a look at social media. Attention spans are short. And even while they’re scrolling through their feeds, short, and to-the-point messages get their attention. In fact, according to one source, a human’s attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish!

Now, how will you make your videos? You don’t need to go out and purchase expensive software at the start. Many cell phones have decent cameras. You might even be able to use the webcam on your pc. But at some point, an upgrade might be in order if you can afford it. Even if the content is quality, there is nothing wrong with producing a video with better resolution that pleases the eyes of your viewers.

So put together a basic process for producing content - list of subjects, write the content and then produce and upload the videos.

How many views am I getting every month?

According to some, making money on YouTube is not about the subscribers; it is about the views. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have subscribers, but the idea is that once you start hitting 10,000 views, you can apply to be a YouTube Partner, where you make money on ads that would be displayed during every view of your videos.

It should be noted, too, that while you want to put up quality videos, you should strive to upload as many of those as possible. Even if you put up one to five per week, this shows a constant flow of content, and that shows YouTube that you are a serious YouTuber.

If you decide to buy YouTube subscribers, your views should increase nearly in proportion to the number you purchase. How so? These subscribers are paid to subscribe. So if you buy 40 subscribers at a time, you could see an increase of up to 40 views. And if those paid subscribers think your content is great, they will come back.

So whether you plan to get your subscribers organically, or purchase YouTube subscribers, there is money to be made. And you can make it through partnering with YouTube or marketing directly to your subscribers. However, you cannot underestimate the value of the homework that needs to be done, as described here. Just do it.