You might see everyone is coming to YouTube these days. This is because people in Pakistan can now easily earn money on YouTube. You might have come across Shoaib Akhtar making videos on YouTube every day, people like Shahid Afridi is now doing YouTube videos because they know it pays off. I do YouTube videos myself on Traveling & Technology. I am doing well too.
Let’s discuss how to earn money on YouTube in Pakistan and how will YouTube pay you the earning in Pakistan?
What is YouTube Partner Program?
YouTube partner program (YPP) is a program designed for creators to earn money on YouTube. They have small criteria of 4000 hours watch time and 1000 subscribes (which I will explain below). When the criteria is met, you are eligible to apply for YPP. It takes one to four weeks for YouTube to accept or reject your YPP application.
How to apply for YouTube Partner Program?
Most Popular Topics on YouTube
For new creators on YouTube, there are thousands of topics. However, you should choose the category which is hot and popular on YouTube so you can reach a great audience. A few topics which are very popular on YouTube these days are the following:
- Beauty & Fashion
- Science & Technology
- Health & Fitness
These are top 10 topics on YouTube which people watch the most. There are thousands of niche topics within these ten categories. For example, you can start a channel with travel vlogs, daily vlogs, pranks, comedy shows and many more under the entertainment category.
What are the hottest topics on YouTube?
How to Start a YouTube Channel?
It’s very easy to create a YouTube channel. You just need to have an email address. Go to this link: Create YouTube Channel and you will create a new channel within minutes. You can create up to 50 YouTube channels using one email address. After creating the channel, make sure to give it a catchy name, cover, and profile photo. Make it a professional-looking channel so people can like your videos when you upload them.
YouTube Earning in Pakistan (Monetization)
After creating your YouTube channel, make sure to upload interesting and quality videos which can engage your viewers. Create a Facebook page for your YouTube channel so you can share when you upload a new video. This way, you will be able to promote your videos and bring new people to watch your videos. Focus on uploading daily in the start so you can get more watch time and subscribers.
YouTube requires you to have 4000 hours of watch time and 1000 subscribers before you can start making money with your content. That’s not very difficult if your videos are interesting and engaging. I myself completed this criteria within the first 27 days of creating a new channel.
How can you complete 4000 hours watch time?
How to Grow Your YouTube Channel?
The best place to grow a YouTube channel is YouTube itself. YouTube is a huge platform that promotes your videos to a targeted audience. If your video is engaging and useful then YouTube will automatically suggest and recommend it to other YouTuber users who watch similar content. However, you should also share your videos on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook to get new viewers and subscribers.
I would recommend to run a few Facebook ads for your channel to bring a few thousands subscribers and views to your initial content. I have tested this myself and it works very well in case of Pakistan. You can target Pakistani audience by spending $10 to $20 on Facebook ads and you will get very good results.
How Much Can you Earn from YouTube?
It totally depends on how popular your channel is. It also depends on what your topic is and where your audience is based. If your viewers are mostly from the USA, Canada, and Europe then keep your fingers crossed. You will earn a lot with traffic from the US and Europe. However, if your viewers are mostly from Pakistan and India then you will earn less.
YouTube works mostly on (CPM = Cost Per Mile) basis which is a method advisers pay YouTube for running ads on your videos. For Pakistani and Indian users, the rate is around $1 for 1000 views. For US & Europe traffic, the rate is between $5 to $10 per 1000 views. The 1000 views should be the monetized views not normal views. Monetized views are those views when viewers watch the ad inside video for at least 30 seconds. If viewers do not watch the ad and skip it within 5 seconds then that’s not a monetized view.
Although, entertainment is a popular topic on YouTube, it pays less per 1000 views. If your channel is based on technology, travel, science and education then you will get more $$$ per 1000 views than entertainment channels. But the geographical location matters a lot. This is because advertisers in the US pay more for ads and advertisers in Pakistan pay less.
How to Receive YouTube Earning in Pakistan?
When you apply for the YouTube partner program, you will be asked to sign up for Google Adsense. Google Adsense is a platform that delivers ads to YouTube and websites across the web. You will create a new Adsense account and you will see all of your earning reports in Adsense account. You will get paid every month if your earning is more than $100 for that month.
Keep in mind that when you create an Adsense account. You have to verify your physical address by receiving a PIN code which they will send you using local Pakistan post. That PIN is sent when you reach $10 USD earning in your account. If you did not receive that PIN in three attempts then you will be able to upload a government-issued photo ID which will solve that problem.
Google Adsense pays publishers in Pakistan through the following payment methods:
- Western Union
- Wire Transfer
Users in Pakistan mostly use Western Union which is the easiest payment method and doesn’t require any bank account. Wire Transfer is also a very good option for those who want to receive payment directly in their local bank account in Pakistan.
YouTube Video SEO
In order to grow your YouTube channel organically, you will also have to focus on YouTube SEO for your channel. That includes working on title, description, tags, and thumbnails of your videos. For your convenience, I have put together that in this video which is in Urdu/Hindi.
Watch this video for YouTube SEO:
Other Methods to Make Money with YouTube
Users from Pakistan mostly use YouTube Partner Program to make money with their YouTube videos. However, there are many other methods which one can use to make more money with their ocntent. Let’s talk about Irfan Junejo who is a famous Pakistani YouTuber. He makes more money from brand sponsorships than YouTube ads. You can also make moeny by using different affiliate programs such as Amazon affiliate, Clickbank and commission junction, etc.
You can even sell your physical or digital products on your YouTube channel. However, if you have traffic from the US and UK then it will be easier for you to make money with your channel using other methods. Because mostly Pakistani traffic does not buy online products. Affiliate products are offered by different companies which if sold from your source will generate a handsome commission for you in return.
Earning money on YouTube in Pakistan is neither difficult nor easy. Why? because if you really want to make money with YouTube in Pakistan then you have to work hard in the start to build a solid audience and then deliver quality content so they can stick to your channel. If you are looking for a shortcut then YouTube might not be the best fit for you.
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