Eventually, this side business began to take off, and by 2019, two years after launching his channel, O’Brien was earning around five figures a month on YouTube, he said.
That same year, he dropped out of college and decided to go all in on YouTube.
Now, he earns money each month from the platform through Google-placed ads that play in his videos as well as via affiliate marketing, among his other side hustles.
To start earning money directly from YouTube, creators must have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the past year. Once they reach that threshold, they can apply for YouTube’s Partner Program, which allows creators to start monetizing their channels through ads, subscriptions, and channel memberships.
O’Brien has several videos with more than 1 million views. But how much income does he earn from his videos each month?
O’Brien broke down how much his channel has earned in 2021 through the Partner Program: