This is a short guide on how anyone can start earning some serious money with a youtube video.
The first step is to create your channel. It is important that the channel is focused on a topic you know about and have the passion to. This way it is easier to keep posting content.
The second step is simply to post content on your channel and gain the audience by looking up for people that are interested in the topic you are posting. Keep uploading content and try to get people hooked. Share your content throughout social media (Facebook video, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Interact with your newly recruited viewers but responding to comments, making content related to viewer comment or question. This will make you more approachable and in long run bring more subscribers.
Now to the important part, enable monetization in the video manager. Just click My Channel and choose Video Manager. In the right panel, click Channel and enable monetization. You have to have at least 4000 hours of watch time and 1000 subscribers in order to earn money, so if you are not right there yet, go back to the second step, build more content, share it in social media and interact with your viewers. Once you meet the requirements you can monetize video as it uploads by clicking the monetization button and checking the monetize with ads. If you want to monetize a youtube video you have already uploaded, go to video manager and click the dollar sign next to the video.
Set up Google AdSense for free on AdSense website. You have to be at least 18 years old, so readers younger than that need help from an adult. You will need either a PayPal account or bank account, a valid mailing address and basic information to verify who you are and to whom AdSense will send the huge income you will generate. You will gain money through ad clicks and also a small amount every time the ad is shown, so building your viewer base is key.
So congratulation, you are now earning on Youtube. To increase your pay-check remember to keep posting content, sharing them on social media and maybe start a blog for your site, and use every opportunity to make a noise of your channel.