How Much Money Do You Make On YouTube With 1 Million Subscribers?

Money Make On Youtube With 1 Million Subscribers

If you have 1 million subscribers on your YouTube channel then you can earn from $500 to $3500 weekly. Though; the exact earning depends on ad revenue from CPMs, product placement, sponsored videos, etc. The CPM rates play a big factor because the rate can be as low as $0.60 to as high as $7.00 and up.

Key Takeaways

  • Youtube is the largest online video platform in the world with more than 40 million YouTube channels
  • According to the latest statistics, 27,000 YouTube channels have over 1 million subscribers
  • In the last year, number of YouTube channels with over 1 million subscribers grew by 65%
  • T-Series is the largest Youtube channel with more than 183 million subscribers
  • You must be at least 18 years old and your Youtube channel must have 1,000+ subscribers and 4,000+ public watch hours to qualify for the YouTube Partner Program

How Many YouTubers Have 1 Million Subscribers?

YouTube channels with at least 1 million subscribers are considered as the dinosaurs of YouTube. The number of total YouTube channels in the world is huge but compared to the total YouTube channels, the number of channels with 1 million subscribers is very little. As of March 2021; 27,000 YouTube channels have over 1 million subscribers. Initially, it took ages for the Youtubers to hit the 1 million subscribers but with the rapid growth of internet users around the world not it is easier to reach the 1 million subscribers landmark in YouTube. Therefore, the number of YouTube channels with million subscribers is growing very fast. 

The current CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki said that in 2019, the number of YouTube channels with over 1 million subscribers grew by 65%. These Youtube channels are the foundation of the business model of the video platform and YouTube’s revenues. In 2016, there were only 2,000 channels that had over one million subscribers. But since then, 4 YouTube channels are hitting 1 million subscribers every day. Moreover, over the last 3-5 years, the total number of channels with 1 million subscribers has grown by 8 percent.

Top YouTube Channels With Most Subscribers

RankYouTube ChannelSubscribers
1T-Series183 million
2Cocomelon112 million
3PewDiePie110 million
4SET India105 million
5✿ Kids Diana Show78.9 million
6WWE77.4 million
7Like Nastya74 million
8Zee Music Company73.2 million
95-Minute Crafts72.4 million
10Vlad and Niki68.2 million
11Canal KondZilla64.3 million
12Justin Bieber63.3 million
13MrBeast62.5 million
14Blackpink61.5 million
15Zee TV57.8 million
16HYBE LABELS56.6 million
17Dude Perfect56.1 million
18Goldmines Telefilms53.9 million
19Marshmello52.7 million
20Movieclips52.5 million
21Shemaroo Filmi Gaane51.9 million
22Sony SAB51.4 million
23BangtanTV50.6 million
24ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs48.6 million
25Pinkfong! Kids’ Stories & Songs48.5 million
26Ariana Grande48.3 million
27EminemMusic47.7 million
28Ed Sheeran47.5 million
29Aaj Tak46.5 million
30Wave Music44.7 million
31Badabun44.5 million
32Sony Music India43.9 million
33JuegaGerman43.6 million
34LooLoo Kids – Nursery Rhymes and Children’s Songs43 million
35Taylor Swift42.6 million
36HolaSoyGerman42.6 million
37El Reino Infantil42.5 million
38whinderssonnunes42.4 million
39Felipe Neto42.1 million
40Fernanfloo42.1 million
41Tips Official41.9 million
42Billie Eilish41.1 million
43Katy Perry40.7 million
44T-Series Bhakti Sagar4.7 million
45BRIGHT SIDE40.6 million
46Você Sabia?40.5 million
47Colors TV39.9 million
48elrubiusOMG39.9 million
49YRF39.8 million
50Alan Walker39.4 million

The Highest-Paid Youtubers Of 2021

RankYouTube ChannelTotal EarningsTotal ViewsTotal Subscribers
1Ryan Kaji$29.5 million12.2 billion41.7 million
2Mr. Beast (Jimmy Donaldson)$24 million3 billion47.8 million
3Dude Perfect$23 million2.77 billion57.5 million
4Rhett and Link$20 million1.9 billion41.8 million
5Markiplier (Mark Fischbach)$19.5 million3.1 billion27.8 million
6Preston Arsement$19 million3.3 billion33.4 million
7Nastya (Anastasia Radzinskaya)$18.5 million39 billion190.6 million
8Blippi (Stevin John)$17 million8.2 billion27.4 million
9David Dobrik$15.5 million2.7 billion18 million
10Jeffree Star$15 million600 million (from June 2019 to June 2020)16.9 million

How Youtubers Make Money

There are many ways you can earn money from YouTube. However, the main 5 ways to get paid directly from the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) are:

1. Ad Revenue: This is the most common way to earn money from Youtube. In this process, Google will show ads on your content and you will get paid. The advertising format includes display ads, overlay ads, non-skippable video ads, bumper ads, and sponsored cards.  

2. Channel Memberships: Here you can charge your subscribers monthly fees. The paid members will get access to perks like emojis, badges, etc. in exchange for their monthly payment. Channel Memberships will help you earn recurring revenue.

3. Merchandise Shelf: This feature of YouTube allows you to showcase branded merchandise on your video content. If you are selling various products on a third-party e-commerce platform then this feature is suitable for you. You can use YouTube to drive more online sales.  

4. Super Chat & Super Stickers: This is a special feature for your subscribers. Your subscribers can pay for Super Chat and Super Stickers when you’re broadcasting a live video. This feature will make the name and messages of the paid subscribers stand out in the chat feed during live broadcasting.  

5. YouTube Premium: This feature is for people who want an ad-free experience on Youtube. YouTube offers a monthly subscription for its users that includes offline viewing, YouTube music, and an ad-free experience. Youtubers will get a share of the revenue from the YouTube Premium depending on how much content is viewed by YouTube Premium members.

You can also use YouTube for affiliate marketing, influencer marketing, etc., and make money outside of the YouTube Partner Program. For example, you can make a product unboxing video or product reviewing video and put the link of the product in the video description. You will get paid based on CTR, conversation rate, and commission from the sales.

Minimum Requirements To Make Money On YouTube

If you want to earn money through YouTube Partner Program then you have to fulfill some minimum requirements of YouTube. Let’s check them out!

Minimum Requirements To Be Considered For The YouTube Partner Program

1. 1,000+ subscribers

2. 4,000+ public watch hours in the past 12 months

3. A valid Google AdSense account

4. Your country/region must support the YouTube Partner Program  

YouTube Partner ProgramRequirements
Ad RevenueBe at least 18 years old, or have a legal guardian older than 18 years of age who can handle the payments via AdSense.Create content that meets the advertiser-friendly content guidelines of YouTube
Channel MembershipsBe at least 18 years old, Have more than 1,000 subscribers
Merchandise ShelfBe at least 18 years old, Have more than 10,000 subscribers
Super Chat & Super StickersBe at least 18 years oldLive in a country/region where Super Chat is available
YouTube Premium RevenueCreate content watched by a viewer who is a YouTube Premium subscriber

FAQs About Money Making On YouTube

1. How Much Do Youtubers Make Per View?

The average income per 1000 views on Youtube is around $3 to $7. The exact amount varies depending on channel type, subscribers, content quality, country/region, total views, ads click, and many more.

2. Do YouTubers Get Paid For Likes?

No, YouTubers don’t get paid for likes but likes help the video do better in the long term and help get more views. The more likes, comments, and shares a video get the higher it will rank and get more views. The more views a video gets, the more income it will generate. So likes do play an indirect contribution to the income of Youtube.

3. Who Is The Richest YouTuber?

Currently, the richest YouTuber in the world is Jeffree Star. He has a net worth of $200 million and it is 5X larger than the second richest YouTuber in the world.

4. What YouTube Check When Reviewing A Channel For Monetization?

The Youtube authority checks the content of a channel when reviewing for monetization. YouTube can’t check every video therefore Youtube checks – 

1. The main theme of the channel
2. Most viewed videos
3. Newest videos
4. The biggest proportion of watch time
5. Video metadata, etc.

5. Do YouTubers Get Paid Monthly?

Yes, YouTubers get paid monthly and typically on the 21st of every month.

6. Do YouTubers Lose Money If A Viewer Skips Ads?

No, YouTubers don’t lose money if a viewer skips the ads. Usually, a YouTuber gets paid when the ad is watched for at least thirty seconds or more, however, if the ad is skipped before thirty seconds then the advertiser won’t pay any money thus the YouTuber won’t earn any money.



Last Updated on October 8, 2022 by Magalie D.

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