20101: How I Monetize a Small YouTube channel with less than 1000 subscribers

3 min readJan 7, 2021


“How I monetize my YouTube channel with 550 subscribers”

I am sharing with you my very own case study. This will not be a lengthy case study. So don’t worry I get to the point. On how exactly I monetized my struggling YouTube channel with only 550 subscribers. I’ve been growing my channel for 1.5 years. At the end of December I made it 550 subscribers. That’s a huge milestone for a small youtube channel. I was pretty anxious about this. For the simple fact I need money and I need it right away. Unfortunately, my channel is not like other YouTube channels you may find. I haven’t niche down like most recommended. For instance lifestyle vlogs, travel vlogs, mini house tours, pranks, and/or challenges. Nah! My channel is an informational channel that shares knowledgeable information that you may or may not know.

How do I gain more views on my channel?

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In beginning of 2020, I thought it would be a great idea to start writing blog post and use my videos in the post. This has gained me about 637 views in the whole year. It’s not a lot compared to other bloggers. I can honestly say for my channel that was a big step in gaining attraction. 637 views are better than 0 views. Wouldn’t you say!

If you have a blog and looking to gain attraction for both your blog and channel. This is one tip that will help you. Make a blog post using your video. That’s a double whammy for SEO search. When someone browses the internet and uses a tag. Your content shows up twice with your Blog & Videos.

How did I really Monetize a small YouTube Channel?

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Enough of that. I’m sure you didn’t come here for that. Now back to the subject at hand. How I Monetized my Youtube Channel? Without reaching the required threshold, 1000 subscribers, and 4000 public watch time hours. There are other possible ways to monetize your channel without reaching youtube requirements. I have simply monetized my channel by using affiliate links in my description box. The best decision and eye-opener I made. I haven’t made thousands of dollars through my affiliate links. I have made a good amount to make ends meet.

If you’re someone like me with a small youtube channel and looking to make money. You should consider signing up to affiliate programs that can help you make money through your blog post and channel. I thought I couldn't make any money with my channel or blog unless I have reached my requirements.

Affiliate Programs to Make Money

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Affiliate Marketing is one the best ways to earn money. When you read more into the each Affiliate Programs threshold or requirments. You will learn it’s not bad at all. I suggest you pick, do your research and start making money today.

Originally published at http://mamaahholic.blog on January 7, 2021.




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