How to Put Ads on YouTube

Patricia Smith
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How to Put Ads on YouTube

If you’re a YouTube content creator, you may be wondering how to put ads on your YouTube videos. Doing this is a great way to increase your revenue as a content creator, and in this article, we’ll show you step-by-step how to easily put ads on YouTube.

Step 1: Join the YouTube Partner Program

Before you can start getting advertising revenue through YouTube, you must first join the YouTube Partner Program. This program is only available to channels that:

  • Have at least 1000 subscribers
  • Have gained at least 4000 hours of watch time in the past 12 months

Once your channel has met these requirements, you can then complete the application process to join the YouTube Partner Program.

Step 2: Enable Monetization

Once you have been accepted and are part of the YouTube Partner Program, you need to enable monetization for your videos. To do this, go to your YouTube Channel, click on “Video Manager” and navigate to the “Monetization” tab. From there, you can check the box to “Enable My Videos for Monetization”.

Step 3: Set Channel Revenue Sharing

The next step is to set up channel revenue sharing. This will allow you to decide how much of your earnings from ads will go to YouTube, and how much you will receive as the content creator. To set this up, go to the “Channel” tab in the “Overview” section, and click “Enable Channel Revenue Sharing”.

Step 4: Add Ads to Your Videos

Once you’ve enabled monetization and set up your revenue sharing, you’re now ready to add ads to your videos. YouTube will automatically start placing ads on all of your videos, but you also have the option to change the ad formats, or to block certain ads from being placed on your videos. To do this, go to the “Video Manager” tab, click “Edit” and go to “Ad Formats”. Here you can tweak the types of ads and locations for the ads on your videos.

Step 5: Earn Money from Ads

Once you have finished setting up the ads on your channel, it’s time to start earning! YouTube will now start monetizing all of your videos, and you will start receiving payments from ads. YouTube will pay you through AdSense and you can check your payments in the “Monetization” tab of your channel.


Adding ads to your YouTube videos is an easy way to start earning money on your channel. The setup process isn’t complicated and can be completed in just a few steps. With the right strategies, you can start making a decent income from your YouTube videos.

2. How much does it cost to advertise on YouTube?

The cost of advertising on YouTube varies greatly depending on the type of ad, the target audience, and the budget. Generally, the cost of a YouTube ad depends on the daily budget you set for the ad, how competitive the advertising market is, and how relevant the ad is to viewers in the target areas. Additionally, you also pay for the number of views your ad receives. YouTube also offers cost-per-view (CPV) bidding, which lets you set the price you are willing to pay for each view of your ad.

5. What analytics should I use to measure the success of my YouTube ads?

To measure the success of YouTube ads, you can use a variety of analytics tools, including Google Ads’ YouTube Campaign YouTube performance, YouTube Analytics, and Social Media Analytics tools from third-party providers. Google Ads YouTube performance metrics can provide an overview of how your ads are performing, including reach, watch time, cost per view, and cost per action. YouTube Analytics shows key stats like view count, watch time, estimated revenue, and plays by geographic region. Third-party social media analytics tools will provide channel performance metrics as well as insights into viewer engagement and interactions with your content.

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