How do YouTubers Make Money?

Brand deals, adsense, merch, gigs, touring, patreon, books…there is so much value in online video, and we’ve had a really hard time converting it into dollars efficiently. Lots of YouTubers are able to support themselves, some even get rich, but most can only supplement their other projects and jobs with their YouTube related revenue. It may be that creators will need to move more into subscription-style content for higher budget endeavors.

But SciShow and Crash Course are safe and secure here on the YouTube platform. Both were designed with these systems in mind and have found a path to sustainability thanks to advertisers and our Patreon patrons.

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