Can You Use YouTube To Make A Part Time Job?

People work from home for various reasons: some just cannot make time, some are searching for office-based jobs or some just prefer working from home because of the freedom such work entails. Which leads us to the question – how can one work from home?

A form of work that has gained popularity recently is a earning through YouTube or other similar platforms where people upload videos or Vlogs (Video Blogs) that can be viewed by people around the globe.

YouTube or Similar Platforms As a Source of Income:

From the front, it looks relatively easy to earn through YouTube, but how can you actually make it one of the many successful part time jobs people earn from online. Make a video, get some views and start earning. For people using this as a primary source of income by working from home, it is not that simple.

The first step is to create your own YouTube channel, which means adding a username, details about yourself and some kind of clue as to the kind of channel you are running.

Then, you need to start adding content. It does not matter what kind of content it is; it can be a travel or daily life Vlog, short comics, reviews or interesting tutorial videos.

YouTube lets you monetize your videos i.e. start earning from your videos, once they reach a total of 10,000 (ten thousand) views. Once this milestone has been crossed, the owner of the channel can use Google Ad Sense to monetize their videos.

Google AdSense is a free service, which requires your PayPal or Bank details and a valid mailing address so that it can verify where the money earned is going. What Google AdSense does is, it places ads on or in between your content, and you gain money if someone clicks on that ad or a small amount if someone views it.

This is why the next step, which is of building an audience, is extremely important to earning through content. The more views one gets on their videos, the more money is generated.

The reason being that not a lot of people click on the ads in between or on YouTube videos, therefore, the amount earned by a view on the ad does not amount to a large sum unless the numbers of views are exceptionally high.

It is reported that YouTube content creators can earn anywhere from USD 1000 to 2500 and upwards for every million views.

And once a channel reaches a large audience, they can also do sponsored content for brands and companies which end up paying well. This sums up to a good income for people who work from home.


YouTube is a very wide platform and many people who work from home use YouTube and similar platforms as a source of income. Some people have struggled with their YouTube channel but then later turned it into a success, earning up to $15Million.

Therefore, this kind of work, although not easy, carries great potential as a method to work from home and make a good sum of money. You just need creativity, a good camera and firm faith!