Some YouTubers get paid if they have a lot of viewers. If a YouTube artist signs up to be a partner, the artist gets a portion of the money earned.
There are many YouTube stars that make millions of dollars a year. It is not an easy way to make money, but it can be done.
Before every video, YouTube plays an ad. If the owner of the video has enough subscribers, the owner can ask to become a partner. YouTube makes a certain amount of money after every 1,000 views of the ad. A portion of this money is sent to the YouTube star. The more views the ads have equals, the more money the video owner makes. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jenna Marbles makes $4.3 million a year by being a YouTube partner.
YouTube gurus also make money through sponsorship, apparel and reviews. A company can offer the star an income to promote its brand. This could be done by reviewing a product or just having ad placement in the videos. While filming, a YouTube star may eat a certain kind of candy bar. This gives the company more exposure. In return for the exposure, the star gets paid.