How to Monetize Your YouTube ChannelMonetizing your YouTube channel is easy.  The two key factors for earnings are the type of ads and the pricing of the ads appearing with your videos. Pre-roll ads, which lead into the beginning of a video, make more money per 1 thousand views than less obtrusive banners. You will make money per ad click and a smaller amount per view.
Getting Started: Step-By-Step
  1. To begin, log-in to your YouTube channel account.
  2. In the Channel Settings tab, select “Enable monetization.”
  3. Follow the steps to accept the YouTube monetization agreement.
  4. In the Uploads tab, you will see a green box with a dollar sign next to the videos that are immediately eligible for monetization. Videos that are not eligible to be monetized due to copyright will be appear under the Copyright Notices tab.
  5. Next, you’ll need to associate an AdSense account to your YouTube channel. It is free to set up a new AdSense account. You will need either a PayPal or a bank account and a valid mailing address in order to have your account verified. AdSense will update you by mail once your account has been approved. You can also associate an existing, approved AdSense account to your channel. For instructions on how to associate your YouTube and AdSense accounts, visit the Google support page.