How Much Money Does One Million Video Views Get You on YouTube?

The dream of many people is to be able to leverage a platform like YouTube as a full-time career, but of course, with such spaces absolutely inundated by many creatives, that is not easy. Nonetheless, if you can make it, what kind of money can you expect? This great video features a YouTube educator discussing his actual revenue on several of his million-views videos.

Coming to you from Justin Odisho, this informative video discusses the kind of revenue he has received from videos of his that have reached one million views. With over 800,000 subscribers and almost 100 million total views, Odisho has achieved a lot of success on YouTube, but it certainly has not been without an incredible amount of consistent effort. Odisho has been putting out high-quality educational content for several years now, backed up by excellent production and engaging presentation, and it really highlights just how much work it is to achieve a dedicated audience at a level that makes the platform a legitimate form of sustainable income. That being said, if that is something you are truly committed to doing, it is great to get an inside look at exactly the sort of revenue you can expect once you find success. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Odisho.

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Teemu Paukamainen's picture

So... I was foolish enough to click to find out "How Much Money Does One Million Video Views Get You on YouTube?" but got disappointed. The article doesn't say. It only shows a video which may or may not answer the question.

I hate these clickbaits. How about actually giving the answer to the question too? Not everyone is interested in watching talking head videos.

Tim van der Leeuw's picture

I agree.
I was hoping to find the answer in the "article" too, not just in the video.
It would have been a 5 minute read, quick distraction from work, while going of to watch a video of unknown length that from the onset already looks like it's set up to make you watch until the end... no, thanks.
I have better things to do with my time and more interesting videos to watch!

Rayann Elzein's picture

Same here. I really wish this site would actually write articles instead of just linking to videos. Glad to see I'm not the only one who would rather read a 5 minutes article than watch a XX minutes video filled with mostly non-sense just to get over the Youtube monetization threshold.

Sebastian Erras's picture

Just don't read any article from Alex Cooke anymore. He only posts clickbait article that link to a Youtube video. No original content just, easy mass produced referral articles... sad

Tim van der Leeuw's picture

Yes, you're right.
I know that I shouldn't.
And still once again curiosity overcame my better judgement, in the hope that in the summary brief that he always gives there would be something actually worth reading. πŸ˜‚

And I guess the same goes for you, since you're here writing a comment too. πŸ˜‹

Alex Cooke's picture

I've written literally hundreds of original articles: https://fstoppers.com/profile/14596/originals

Tim van der Leeuw's picture

Then please write more of those, and fewer of these links to YouTube. :D

(At least f-stoppers puts a "play" button triangle on the article thumbnail to show that it's just a link to YouTube).

Steven de Vet's picture

couldn't agree more.. and yea, I stopped clicking on most "articles" with videos
if I'm ever on one (like now) it's because I didn't check who posted the article or missed the video icon.. and it annoys me every time.

I'm here for photography related stuff and discussions. Not a clickbait article without any actual information in it or answer to the question in the title.. with nothing more than a description and a link to a YouTube video. working as some sort of "ad" for a video...

if I wanted to watch YouTube, I'd be..... on.. YouTube.......

Mark Guinn's picture

The video does answer the question. I'll save you about 7 minutes... the answer is: it depends.

Teemu Paukamainen's picture

Thanks for saving me the time! And unfortunately the answer was exactly what I was afraid of. That's why I didn't watch the video. Or one of the reasons.

Steve Hunter's picture

Text is so much faster to consume for me, it's no contest. I hate these lazy articles that just repackage someone else's work, and then expect you to waste time sitting through a video. No thanks!

Pedro Pulido's picture

For his channel specifically, he estimates he will make between 2.8 to 3K USD for 1M views.
His math is 2.87usd for every 1000 views.
And yes, this clickbaity thing of not mentioning the crucial information for everyone to read is the new norm and ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!

Tim van der Leeuw's picture

Thanks for watching for us, and giving us the information here!

I owe you a beer, next time you're in Amsterdam... ;)

Musing Eye's picture

Thanks, I came to the comments on curiosity about it, but have no interest in the details since I have no desire to become a youtuber content creator. Great respect for anyone who can make a living on that then - you need to consistently entertain a lot of people to make it work.

Dieter Weinelt's picture

Another downvote on only posting videos here. It's a pity, but the reason I actually prefer PetaPixel: they at least give a summary of the salient facts in the video.
And yes, readers can usually skim an article a lot faster than watching a video, also it can be done without turning up the volume

Iosif Kallai's picture

It's a video. You can watch it (with your eyes). You must be really busy if you do not have 7 minutes.

Sam Tang's picture

We can read much faster.

Spy Black's picture

...if you know how to read. :-)

Iosif Kallai's picture

Watch the video with fast forward then.

Teemu Paukamainen's picture

One video 7 minutes. Watch 2-3 videos and it's closer to 30mins already. You can browse through maybe 20-30 written articles in the same time. Modern people don't have the time to watch talking head videos. :)

Tim van der Leeuw's picture

Especially not if you're only curious about the final conclusion and not all the talking before!

Iosif Kallai's picture

There is a magic buton for you, you can click at the end of the video, or fast forward. These modern humans, they don't have time for anything. This option is available since... the video is invented.

Ian Scott's picture

Most of the time, I hate watching videos and prefer to read. Learning the details is much more efficient while reading than watching videos - and so many of them have wasted fluff time.

Rhonald Rose's picture

Lol, I am glad I didn't check the video, came straight to the comment section :-)

Christos Dikos's picture

All those complaining about click bait should demand a refund. Oh wait, it was free.

Teemu Paukamainen's picture

My time isn't free. ;)

Nox Vega's picture

My time is not free either. And since I took my time to write to you, which adress do I send the bill to?

Christos Dikos's picture

Actually, your time is free unless you've entered into a business arrangement with another party so I'll save you the stamp.

Yannig Van de Wouwer's picture

This may be clickbait, but I found the video interesting nonetheless :)