YouTube has been around for a very long time and a lot of Nigerians have been making money from YouTube for a very long time.
One very good example of a Nigerian who made it big from YouTube is Mark Angel/ Emmanuella. They were the first Nigerians to cross the 1 million subscribers mark but even without half of that figure, you can make consistent and considerable income.
There are many Nigerian vloggers who have around 5K- 30K subscribers and they live a comfortable life from their earnings from YouTube.
Those with that amount of subscribers make at least more than 20K views on YouTube.
How Much Can I Make From YouTube.
First of all, research your niche well. For the purpose of this post I would use the “Entertainment niche has an example”. The Entertainment niche is one of the fastest growing niches in Nigeria. You can wake up to find one of your videos as number one on trending. Isn’t it fantastic right?
So let’s see his you can make money from YouTube.
You create your YouTube account first. Head over to YouTube.com and get started. All you need is your gmail.
Get a logo and a cover for your channel. Do you know that your name and your logo sells you out on YouTube. If it is catchy enough, that is a plus for you to get more subscribers.
To get juicy content, head over to Instagram. Find videos that are trending. Save them.
Upload those videos and see the YouTube views come and trickle in.
Let’s imagine, you made about 50-70K views via that one video. There is no exact amount of money you make per views but from what I know, let’s estimate it to be around $5 per ten thousand views considering the fact that your viewers are Nigerians. But if your are views coming in from the US, you can make up to $20 per ten thousand views (this are not the exact figures but they are most accepted estimates).
Thus for about 50,000 you have made $25. Upload about ten videos like that you would make nothing less than $250. In some cases, your videos might even gather much interest and you cab get up to 300K- 500K views. That is $150- $250 on just a video. As time goes on, your subscribers lit would increase and there you are, making quite a lot from YouTube.
Note: To be able to monetize your channel you have to be eligible and fulfill YouTube’s requirements which are:-
Have up to 4,000 watch time.
Have more than 1,000 subscribers.
With hardwork and persistence, it is not hard to fulfill all of these requirements.