There is a wide range when it comes to how much YouTubers get paid. Some YouTube users earn only dollars per month, while those with a large fan base can easily earn thousands. In 2013, the highest YouTube earner was PewDiePie, whose earnings had the potential to reach over $8,000,000.
YouTubers earn their money by allowing YouTube to sell advertising space on their videos. This can come in the form of a video that plays before the YouTubers own video, or as a small pop-up ad that appears on top of the video. When a user clicks on the ad, both YouTube and the owner of the video earn a payment.