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How I recived extra money from youtube

April 6th, 2011 by Alexander · 5 Comments

Back in ’08 or ’09 I made four videos on how to make a couple string videos. I soon forgot about them. After some time went by youtube emailed me and said my videos had became popular and asked if I wanted to put adds on them to make some money. I said yes and signed up for the youtube google ads partnership program on my dad’s account. I then forgot about  it. A couple years went by and we received two checks for $114 and $106. My sister had also posted a video which went viral then had adds put on it while my dad never posted a video that got ads put on it. This is my journey on how I figured out i got about $200 from my forgotten youtube videos. I would also like to say that google adsense does not show exactly where the money is coming from, so I tried my hardest to get it as close to it as I can using the number of views show on the youtube demographics.

I am first going to show you how I get about $100 of the first check. You can see that in this picture my dad had something producing money then stopped. It then picked back up when my sisters video started producing money but my dad put ads on it after the peak and so did produce as much money as it could have. So after her video lost popularity its revenue was brought back down to about $1 and decreasing  then I am almost positive I added ads to my videos in March of 2010 because that is where the money starts to pick up slowly at first and then more as I add adds to my other videos until I had put four videos up with ads. Now, if you add all of my dad’s previous money it adds to $13.42. While if you add my sister’s money before my videos started making money she earns $15.61 and if I give her one dollor per month after that it all adds to $23.61 and that is what she earned for the first check. If you add both of those numbers together it comes to $37.03 and if you subtract that to the original $114.04 we find that I earned approximately $77.01 from the first check. Wow. That is a lot of extra money I picked-up just from the first check.

Now To prove that almost all of the next $106.58 is mine. First I will give my sister her one dollar a month for her now less-popular video. The next check came five months latter so she earns another five dollars which brings her total up to $28.61 in all. Now all the rest of the money should be mine, but if that seems a lot i will show you what makes it true. Now, if you look here than you will see that the income became high for Oct. Nov. and Dec. then drops back down a bit. When you look at the number of views from my videos producing revenue you will see that the most views i have ever gotten were in Oct. Nov. and Dec. then they dropped back down a little bit. This may also be explained by more people are watching my videos so they are getting recommended to other people when they finnish a video like it. I hope this makes it some what clear why I earned more in the last months. You can also see then drop in the las two months better from other videos but I did not want to use up more

space in this post and because this is the video that is producing most of the money. that also leaves me with $178.59 in total in both of the checks. If you are also wondering what I am going to do with this money, I am most likely  to save $100 then buy some legos with some of the other stuff. That is how I found a bunch of unknown youtube money.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sue // Apr 6, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    This is informative and hilarious! Your son shows that his videos outperformed those of his sister and at some point seems to say that when you posted a video, it hurt business but I was not too clear on that one for sure. He makes a persuasive argument with his time-line of events, charts, and analysis that he made the best videos and he earned the most money! Your son is a great businessman. Both of your kids must make great videos if they both had videos to go viral or at least become very popular. I would be interested in seeing the videos. Can you post links. Thanks for sharing this very fun post!

  • 2 John // Apr 7, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Alexander,

    Very nicely explained, and enjoy the legos! Would you share the link to your videos so my students and I can watch them (and generate more money… for legos)?

  • 3 Cheryl Oakes // Apr 7, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Alexander, I really like your thinking and problem solving skills. You clearly explained something that is very new and could be hard to understand. I wonder if you will be adding more videos to your channel?

  • 4 dad // Apr 7, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Great post and explanation, Alex!

    For those interested, Alexander’s videos are on a WordPress blog I helped him setup on:
    http://stringandme.speedofcreativity.org/

    His YouTube channel is:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/stringandme

  • 5 studio monitors // Apr 14, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Nice job Alexander! A true prodigy in the entrepreneurial spirit. Well done and I hope you enjoy your leggos. I hope you will keep us updated with future posts :)

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