How to Start Earning on YouTube 2021 | Step by Step Guide

I Would like to say thank you to all of you for showing some interest in my article on “How to earn money online”. Today we are going to Discuss YouTube and How we can start Earning on YouTube.

No matter how old you are or who you are or what your profession is? If you want to earn lots of money easily without spending much money or time, just sit back & relax. You are in the right place to take some effective ideas.

We’ll discuss step by step & we’ll try to give you clear ideas on every topic that you can easily start your successful journey. You have many easy options to earn online. Sometimes what happens, you know that you can earn from this but due to lack of clear concepts, you can’t go farther. Don’t worry. Here we’ll discuss the most popular & common ways and give you step-by-step instructions. So, without wasting much time let’s start.

What is YouTube?

YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service, created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees-Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—was bought by Google in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion and now operates as one of the company’s subsidiaries. YouTube is the second most-visited website in the world after Google Search, according to Alexa Internet rankings.

Start Your Own Channel

Our discussion can be started with YouTube. Do you know anybody who does not watch videos on YouTube? The simple answer is NO. Each one of us regularly watches video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. etc.

If you like any videos and you want to watch more like the same, you simply hit on the “Subscribe” button on a channel. But do you know how that particular channel creator is earning huge money? When you are watching any videos of that channel or you are subscribing to the channel how they earn?

If your answer is “YES”, then do you know how they are claiming that money? Where they are collecting the money from? What is the process of earning? How you can also be a YouTuber? Which equipment do you need to have to start your journey? Do you have clear ideas? A simple answer will come from you “NO”. Don’t worry we are here to help you step by step and we will help you be a successful YouTuber.

How we can Start With Very Basic EQUIPMENT

If You think to start YouTube Channel huge investment or heavy equipment is required. That is an absolutely wrong idea. You can start with the basic equipment maybe that already available to you. If search on YouTube you will found so many YouTubers started like this. So what is required to Start Your YouTube Channel?

  1. A Smartphone / Computer with Internet connectivity.
  2. An active Google account.
  3. Good contents. 

If you all three above you can start your journey. Your one google account can be used to create a YouTube channel. In this case, you can use your Gmail id to create the same.

How to Create a YouTube Account

Simply go to the YouTube app installed on your mobile or if you are using Computer, open your browser and search for YouTube. After opening, you need to sign in with your Gmail id & password. This SIGN IN button you can find in the upper right corner.

After successfully signing in Click on the photo which you have provided during the creation of your Gmail id. After clicking you’ll find an option “Your Channel”, Click on it. Here you’ll get many options to manage and decorate your YouTube channel. Two major options you need to follow.

1. Customize Channel

These two sections are very important. Fill in all the required fields. Go to the Customize channel section. There in the BRANDING section set a profile picture and cover picture which will represent your channel content.

If you do not set a profile and cover picture, YouTube will not promote your channel. In the BASIC info Section, you have to set the name of your channel which must represent the actual cause of creating the channel.

Suppose, if you are creating the channel to provide pets-related information, you can choose a name like PET HUB, PET CLUB, etc. The basic purpose to make your viewers understand which content they are going to get from your channel.

2. Manage Videos

This section will active just after you post your first video. After posting your first video you can manage and check the status, rating and also you can decorate your video from here.


Before posting a video, you must read this chapter carefully. You have to think about your content very well. First, you must decide on your subject. How will you choose your subject? My suggestion is choosing a subject in which you are master enough or you have depth knowledge.

Suppose if you know enough about pets or if you travel a lot of time in a year or if you know cooking or you know something to build or create, you must shoot the videos and post with a good Title. Video length should be more than 10 minutes. By Choosing the right way you can start your earnings on YouTube.

What Video You May POST

You must remember you should not copy any YouTube video and paste it on your channel. If you do the same YouTube will find your videos and may claim for copyrights. Sometimes they delete your videos and they may block your channel if you find doing the same thing again and again. So, make a unique idea and video.

Basic Criteria for YouTube Monetization

YouTube says, if you pass only two minimum eligibilities, you can start earning money by viewing advertisements on your video. The two basic eligibilities are: –

  1.  You have to have a minimum of 1000 Subscribers.
  2.  More than 4000 valid public watch hours.

I think till now everything is clear to you.

How to Apply for YouTube Monetization

Your basic purpose is to earning money from YouTube. So. This part is very important. As you pass the minimum eligibilities you can apply for monetization. For monetization, you have to go through four simple steps. Here is the process: –

Start Your Own Earning

1st STEP

Go to the Customize Channel section you can find an option like “Monetization”. Click on it. YouTube shows you some terms and conditions and you need to accept all the conditions & your first step is completed.

2nd STEP

Now you have to create a Google Ad Sense account. Just after completion of the 1st step, you have to click on the “Sign up for AdSense” option. Click on it. Your channel will be redirected to the Google AdSense account.

First, it will ask to verify your channel. As you come to this place, you’ll receive flash SMS on your registered mobile number. And you have to press the “YES” button on your mobile phone. After doing the same your YouTube will automatically redirect to the next page and you have to press on “NEXT” button.

As you press the next button you will ask for a Gmail account. Here you have to select the same Gmail account which you had selected during the creation of the channel. This is mandatory. As you select the same Gmail account it will redirect to the AdSense account. Here you have to choose some simple options and your country. And at the end, you can see a button “CREATE ACCOUNT”. Click on it.

After doing all this as the form will open Infront of you. This part is very important. Carefully fill in all the required information. And here you have to mention your address and bank details. The money will be credited to this account directly. So be careful during the same. Fill in all the forms and click on the “SUBMIT” button. And one thing more, you must mention your mobile number just after your address. So that when you receive your AdSense PIN, your local Courier can call you by the number. And finally, your AdSense account is created now.

3rd STEP

Now click on the “Set Monetization preference” option. Just open it and click on the “SAVE” button. Nothing more you need to do.

4th STEP

In this step, you have nothing to do actually. Here YouTube will inform you that they will review your channel and let you know when the review is done. Once the review is done within a very short period, Advertisement will start playing on your videos and you will start earning. This is the way your monetization will on and you will start your earning on YouTube.


  1. Topics on Pets
  2. Traveling guide
  3. Cooking recipe
  4. Meme creation
  5. Education information on Coding.
  6. DIY products.
  7. Unboxing of Gadgets.
  8. Earn Money Online etc.

What is YouTube Shorts?

Right now, Indian video creators can use YouTube’s latest short-form video creation tool, the Shorts camera. All other creators are encouraged to upload short vertical videos (up to 60 seconds in length) and include #Shorts in the title or description to get started with Shorts.

YouTube Shorts are vertical videos up to 60 seconds in length. In addition to showing on your channel, viewers may find your short-length video on the homepage Shorts shelf and tap into a vertical viewing experience.

YouTube’s short-form video creation tool, the Shorts camera, makes it easy to create videos that are up to 15 seconds long with the option to capture multiple clips. You can also use various creative features, including:

  • Music: Pick from a selection of songs that are copyright-free.
  • Speed control: Easily choose video recording speed.
  • Timer: Set the Countdown timer to record hands-free and the Stop point to automatically stop recording.

Note: Content created using the Shorts camera is limited to 15 seconds. So, while anything up to 60 seconds can appear on the shelf, YouTube recommends that you focus on 15-second videos that viewers get it easily and quickly and enjoy it.

Can I Monetize My Short Videos and Start Earning on YouTube?

Whether Shorts are found on the Shorts shelf or through the short video player, ads won’t be served on them, and they won’t generate YouTube Premium subscription revenue.

Shorts also don’t contribute to YouTube’s Partner Program eligibility, but subscribers will be gained from watching your Shorts & viewers may show interest in your main videos.

As YouTube continues to experiment and improve the Shorts experience, there may be opportunities to monetize Shorts in the future.


  1. Sign in to YouTube on mobile.
  2. Tap on Create.
  3. Then Tap on Create a Short.
  4. To record a clip, tap and hold the capture button or tap it to start recording and tap it again to end the segment.
  5. Tap Undo to remove the previous video clip you recorded or tap Redo to add the removed segment back to your video.
  6. Tap NEXT to preview your video tap NEXT again to add details to your video.
  7. Add a title (max 100 characters) to your short video.
  8. Tap Select audience to choose whether or not your short is made for kids.
  9. Tap Upload to finish.

How will viewers find my short videos?

On YouTube home page there are Short Shelf. People can watch your video by default.

How do I add music to my short video?    

As soon as you finish recording your short video on YouTube, tap Add music to view a selection of tracks you can add to your short video. These songs are copyright free & you can use them.


This is all about How to start earning from YouTube. I hope you all are very much clear about how to start earning on YouTube. You can comment you already a YouTuber or you are going to start a YouTube channel. If this information is helpful for you please share it with your friends.

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