HOW YOUTUBERS MAKE MONEY: Ads, Sponsorships, Networks, and more!

  • Published on Oct 21, 2017
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    ♡ SOURCES:
    How TVcliprs get paid depending on which ad and how you interact with them:
    TVclip’s Community Guidelines that can get you demonetized if you break them:
    Ethan from H3H3 lamenting on the Adpocalypse:
    Philly D discusses the Adpocalypse and the Restricted Mode fiasco:
    Helpful article on deciding your rate for sponsored videos:
    Merch shop:

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Comments • 453

  • Pixielocks
    Pixielocks  Year ago +194

    ~~~TIME STAMPS~~~
    3:48 - How different ads work and how we get paid depending on how you click/view them
    11:12 - The adpocalypse and how it affected creators
    15:18 - TVclip Community Guidelines and demonetization
    23:04 - Sponsorships and how to calculate your fee for a sponsored video
    30:50 - Networks and why you should be very careful around them

    • Annika Victoria
      Annika Victoria Year ago +1

      Pixielocks owhhhhhh - you sweet human bean you ☺🌈💖

    • Pixielocks
      Pixielocks  Year ago +2

      +Annika Victoria Exactly!! I super admire you for working hard for yourself! I'm lucky in that I live in Atlantic Canada and it's super cheap to live here, I still live at home of course but now I'm looking at apartments and 2 bedroom apartments float around 700$-1200$ a month in the province I'm moving to.
      Sewing videos are so much more of an ordeal to plan and film too! You put so much thought and love into your videos and it totally shows, getting those 2-3 uploads a month is amazing girl especially with the chronic illness you deal with. I'm cheerin you on from Canada 💞🌈💖

    • Annika Victoria
      Annika Victoria Year ago +1

      Pixielocks also I've never heard of anyone having a good experience with a network omg 🙄 they just steal money from youtubers. 😑

    • Annika Victoria
      Annika Victoria Year ago +2

      Also to add to the topic you were talking about at ~29:00 - you gotta consider where that TVclipr lives, how much their rent would be, whether they live out of home or with their parents, whether they have children, an expensive medical condition.. etc. I've had comments before that go "omg you get $700+ per video on patreon, you must be swimming in cash dollars, you're just using people blah blah"... without considering that I live out of home & in one of the most expensive cities in the world & that my rent is $2600 a month, and with 2-3 uploads a month, patreon doesn't even cover my rent let alone food, medications, etc 😜 those comments drive me mad coz I'm like, I'm basically just scraping the minimum wage in australia bruh.

    • GucciGal2 MSP
      GucciGal2 MSP Year ago

      Guys guess what pixielocks is my auntie 😃😃😃❤💛💚💙💜💓

  • SimpLee Beth
    SimpLee Beth 3 months ago

    Great breakdown! Thanks!

  • altkovac
    altkovac 6 months ago

    Tbh I’m surprised at the amount of support of getting a sugar daddy and the amount of belittling by getting sponsors. It’s crazy.

  • The Wonder Luster
    The Wonder Luster 7 months ago

    Your lighting is always fabulous... I struggle with this HARDCORE even with a ring light and all that... I get heavy shadows and weirdness. So pretty!

  • Kindness Confetti
    Kindness Confetti 10 months ago

    I've gotta do my own research in a lot of this, but omg thank you so much for this video! That was all super helpful! 😀🦄💖

  • Grace Elizabeth
    Grace Elizabeth 11 months ago

    About to go watch all your videos! Rewatching this first for a refresher on what not to skip and blah blah blah ilysm ❤️❤️❤️

  • gothiclittlewitch
    gothiclittlewitch 11 months ago

    Did anyone else hear Kermit the frog (or Yoda) at 29:30? Lol luv ya pixie.

  • Darth Dezi
    Darth Dezi Year ago

    Bingo bongo!

  • Kevin Gilgore
    Kevin Gilgore Year ago

    your honesty on how the youtube system works is admirable. i have more respect for the creators after this. its tough work..

  • Melanie Brock
    Melanie Brock Year ago

    this was so amazingly helpful!!!! The video I have seen explaining all this

  • Vanessa Bühlmann

    I love you so much 🐻🐻🐻 🐻🐻🐻
    🐻🐻 ❤ 🐻🐻
    🐻🐻🐻 🐻🐻🐻

  • Amy Midori
    Amy Midori Year ago

    You can’t watch TVclip on a switch my friends pissed about it lol

  • Em H
    Em H Year ago

    Loving your look in this video ♡ The makeup, the hair...! Your eyemakeup rock!

  • Izella
    Izella Year ago

    I'm never skipping another ad on ur channel 😘😘😘😘

  • GalladofBales
    GalladofBales Year ago

    This was super informative! Thanks for taking the time to research and debunk some of the rumors going around about the youtube algorithm. I'm not a content creator but as an avid consumer I like to know how to help out my faves.

  • Whitney Rebel
    Whitney Rebel Year ago

    I would love to see sewing tutorials from you! I am a self taught sewing novice. I have made Halloween costumes and dog clothes and bikinis. But I want to see how you made your cosplay dress and accessories, for instance.

  • Beeler 907
    Beeler 907 Year ago

    What kinda pc do you use to edit your videos, and what programs

  • Livingdeadgirll
    Livingdeadgirll Year ago

    oh man.... i've been doing this the WHOLE time with out knowing about midroll adds. THIS WAS SO HELPFUL. one on every video plz.

  • michiyo sugaya
    michiyo sugaya Year ago

    Does she like Japan?
    Tell me anyone!!!

  • Red Kujo
    Red Kujo Year ago

    i actually do watch you on my nintendo lolol

  • Beauty Habitue
    Beauty Habitue Year ago

    Thanks for the info and where to look! So helpful and appreciated.

  • raquelpurpleboxes

    holy fuck are you serious wtffff lolita vids demonetized because of the book wtfffffff

  • Nearth G
    Nearth G Year ago

    Dear Pixie. New fan, you’re like the pink part of my soul talking. That’s weird, lol. If read. Let’s just leave it as a compliment 😋🦄

  • unk in the trunk
    unk in the trunk Year ago

    If you look at the magical girl wands in the right hand side, they spell “ lolit”

  • Caroline Wood
    Caroline Wood Year ago

    Ahh I love you !! I’m a struggling youtuber and this helped me a lot !!

  • Morgaan
    Morgaan Year ago

    Love the vid and love you too Pixie babe. :) *kisses*

  • Jess in king
    Jess in king Year ago +1

    very informative!! also love the darker look of the confetti member!!

  • Alexandra K
    Alexandra K Year ago +1

    very off topic but
    1. you are beautiful
    2. i am in love with your hair, you are a majestic unicorn
    3. seeing u makes me want to be more adventurous style-wise. usually i feel uncomfortable if i'm not dressed super casual or like everyone else, but you are unapologetically you and it's really admirable and inspiring :)
    4. lastly PLEASEEEEEE tell me what peachy eyeshadow you have on the inner half of your eyelids!!!??

  • Space Queen
    Space Queen Year ago

    Hey, I was just wondering what type of camera do you have? Also, I love the way your room looks.

  • Mango Anna
    Mango Anna Year ago

    Hello I’m a kid 😊 and I still love you no matter what! Even when I watched ur old videos I still loved u because u have improved a lot 🎀🌈🎀

  • Meewy
    Meewy Year ago

    We need billions and billions meme of this! x3

  • Bloom Looms
    Bloom Looms Year ago


  • LunaBunny93
    LunaBunny93 Year ago

    How do you monetize your videos in the first place? I've tried to look it up and ask other youtubers. (No one will tell me.)

  • Wendy Williams
    Wendy Williams Year ago

    pixie! sending you love all the way from Geneseo ny! 💞

  • MissyMouse
    MissyMouse Year ago +1

    Background music always gets stuck in my head. 😂

  • A Journey Through My Videos

    Thank you Pixie for covering a lot of this stuff and being open about it:) I've been wondering a lot about those types of topics

  • pool8party
    pool8party Year ago +3

    The people who have about 8 ads per 30 minute video, have ruined the youtube experience. The reason I started to watch youtube vs television was because of the lack of ads. I have stopped watching so many youtubers who have an overload of ads.

  • brrrrrrrrittany
    brrrrrrrrittany Year ago

    I am living and dying for this pony my dude 💕

  • shiusa
    shiusa Year ago +1

    So when youtube picks the TYPE of ads that display, are those gonna be the same forever? Or is it done randomly and shuffles to something new every time you click the video? As in like, every time I watch this video will it ALWAYS be 3 skippable ads as midrolls or will it change next time? Hope I'm making sense

  • mahoupeach
    mahoupeach Year ago +1

    need me a revenue rainbow rn

  • Cinnamom
    Cinnamom Year ago

    Ever since you made this video, I have tried my HARDEST not to skip ads on any videos ;-; Thank you for making this video!!

  • Virtual Mom
    Virtual Mom Year ago

    am i a bingo or a bongo

  • Sarah Bunny
    Sarah Bunny Year ago

    QUESTION, if I wanted to click the side bar ad a few times through out your video, would you get paid for each click or is it like a 'once per viewer' type or thing? I had another question but now I can't remember D:

  • Frosting R
    Frosting R Year ago

    This is the BEST video I’ve watch regarding how TVclip work! Thanks for explaining in detail. Cleared many things up.

  • Lollipop Princess

    Can you do your go to hairstyles??? (Plzzz)

  • Marisol Moon
    Marisol Moon Year ago

    I love you so much!!

  • Samantha Martin
    Samantha Martin Year ago

    Hey, I'm not trying to come for you or anything but I've meant to ask this before and since pewdiepie was brought up in this video I wanted to ask a question. I've noticed that you've kind of publicly wrote off Jeffree Star or stated that you do not support him or his company, which is fine, but I always asssumed it was because of his racist comments in the past, and I've been curious as to why you would follow pewdiepie on different platforms when he seems to make a joke out of his racist comments and racist issues and just be all around terrible about things like that? Again, no hate here, I'm just curious.

  • Ashley Marie Luna

    You're such a gorgeous rainbow babe

  • Artica
    Artica Year ago

    Was I the only one who let the ads play for 30+ seconds while watching this? >.

  • thecakeissisley
    thecakeissisley Year ago +2

    I literally had no idea about the mid-roll ads... I've been doing TVclip all wrong! 😂 thank you for making this extremely educational video!


    i am so grateful u made this video i was so confused about the all the youtube issues and i truely repect anyone that works on youtube now i know how it all works i will do my best to watch evey add to the full to help any youtuber i can but im not sure about if it was 5 mins this is the first video ive ever seen of u and im already amazed thank u

  • April Mclendon
    April Mclendon Year ago

    I will now watch and try to click on all your ads! love you girl you rock!!!

  • Shameema Lewis
    Shameema Lewis Year ago

    How pretty does she look wow 💕

  • Bella Ettery
    Bella Ettery Year ago

    I didn’t skip any of the mid roll ads I’m such a great human

  • Miya Skellington
    Miya Skellington Year ago

    Patreon is an amazing place for creaters to share some exclusive stuff with people who really anna see it. I really don't get why people get mad or think it's shameful?

  • approximately 47 bees

    What eyeshadow/eyeshadows did you use?? I'm SHOOK!!

  • Cosmicpink
    Cosmicpink Year ago

    Bless you, I hope your TVclip lasts forever 🌈

  • Amber Angerer
    Amber Angerer Year ago

    I follow an entertainer that goes by the name luckyhell on IG, she's a sword swallower and had complained so much about TVclip and how she had to appeal almost every single one of her videos. It makes sense now that you're explaining everything. She is a "risque" looking character, and I felt bad for her having to go through all that. Thanks for the clarification(:

  • coffeegirl18
    coffeegirl18 Year ago

    Ugh I am super annoyed with my account being demonetized, I was actually going to have a possible second job here. Now you need 100 000 subscribers min in order to get any Adsense. Wow I wonder if book reviews are getting demonetized because of "bad" words. lol.

    • Pixielocks
      Pixielocks  Year ago

      +coffeegirl18 It’s only 1,000 subs and 10,000 views I think!

  • Tee Parti
    Tee Parti Year ago

    Who else is clicking on all the ads to support Pixie!?

  • LuaStardust
    LuaStardust Year ago

    Thank you for such a simple layout of this! you explained it so well. BEST BELIEVE I CLICK ON ALL ADS FOR MY CREATORS

  • alolisa113
    alolisa113 Year ago

    Thank you!

  • Ji-nie
    Ji-nie Year ago

    You said bumper ad, and one popped up as soon as you made the gesture with your hand LOL I thought you edited it in. This is super helpful! Also, please do a tutorial on this look!! The eye makeup is gorgeous ahhh!

  • Gaby Nava
    Gaby Nava Year ago

    I'm going to watch at least 30 seconds for every pixie video and click on ads 💀

  • Dan thefan
    Dan thefan Year ago

    Proceeds to click on all the ads

  • Alexandra Finkeldey

    Hi Pixie! I've been following your channel for the past month-ish and I just want to say THANK YOU so so so much for all you do. This is such an incredibly helpful and well put-together video---I'm sure I'll be referring back to it many times! You clearly work so hard on your videos, and the love and care you put into them always shines through. I can't wait to see your future work (and a huge congratulations on getting into college!!).

  • Mirnyj
    Mirnyj Year ago

    Since you have the option, could you please consider putting your ads on natural pauses? ^_^

  • peteyhana
    peteyhana Year ago

    looove your eyeshadow here! and your rainbow extensions look SO GOOD! thanks so much for sharing all this info, pixie! xoxo

  • Bella Jenkins
    Bella Jenkins Year ago

    I love that cat :> !!!!!! Meow

  • Bella Jenkins
    Bella Jenkins Year ago

    Wish we could be friends irl *sighh *

  • Bella Jenkins
    Bella Jenkins Year ago

    this was so interesting and lovely to watch ! You’re really good at explaining things , you could be a teacher :) but yeh bullet points would be better for next time ;));););) xxxx

  • Bella Jenkins
    Bella Jenkins Year ago


  • Diane Fields
    Diane Fields Year ago

    I don't know about those at first time for me.

  • nessa preciado
    nessa preciado Year ago

    Im so jealous of you pixie!!! I wish I could follow my dreams with as much passion as you do congrats on becoming full time

  • BlooWolfy
    BlooWolfy Year ago

    Something I would like to say about Networks is if you make your own content 100% (not counting background music) you don't need a network. This account I have is a gaming channel so things can get messy about fair use so its nice to have a team that can support you. (Then again with me my emails get answered within 24 hours so idk I guess my network is better then most?)

  • Rubycurse
    Rubycurse Year ago

    Do you know how TVclip Red affects income? I have it and never see ads.

  • peach.y milk
    peach.y milk Year ago

    I had an add about 5 mins in about poop Jillian 😂 also I watched the whole thing for you :')

  • Jax Cas
    Jax Cas Year ago

    thank you for making this!!! i have been wanting to start youtube stuff and i had no dang clue how it worked

  • Audrey Ray
    Audrey Ray Year ago

    Also! This video is really interesting and I love you so much Jill!! I'm so happy to be a part of the confetti club 💖🍒

  • Audrey Ray
    Audrey Ray Year ago

    If you get an ad and then a link to the app and you skip it once the ad is over and the link is just there do you still get money from it?

  • Laurent Lasnier
    Laurent Lasnier Year ago +1

    Just want to say i am really impressed at how hard you work for what you have, how much positive energy you always send out and how much you grew lately you really deserve everything good that is happening to you! I love watching your channel because of that and I hope I can find the willpower to build something for myself the way you did. Keep it up! =)

  • Chloe Underhill
    Chloe Underhill Year ago

    FYI for all of u using adblock you can whitelist channels so u can give them ad revenue but keep adblock on for other websites or other youtube channels (if ur watching videos from people you do not particularly want 2 support).

  • Valathia
    Valathia Year ago

    Me watching this: we make money out of ads (huh, i never seen a pixie video with an add), People will see it if they don't have adblock on. (OH! OMG! IM SO SORRY! *stops adblock*)

  • Miss MeggieJane
    Miss MeggieJane Year ago

    You make $3000+ a month just from your online jobs? My parents and I live on $3000 a month. Apparently I'm in the wrong line of work.

    • Pixielocks
      Pixielocks  Year ago +1

      Just from TVclip 👀 Spreadshirt and YouNow are on top of that. You should give it a try it's an amazing job!!!

  • treyenius
    treyenius Year ago

    That literally means Shane Dawson has to change...

  • miss keishas murder

    this vid is the reason i finally understand youtube and why i finally whitelisted youtube lmao

  • Brithney B
    Brithney B Year ago +1

    Look at all the pretty colours 😃

  • Felix Moore
    Felix Moore Year ago

    WHAT ARE YOU WEARING ON YOUR EYEBALLS, that pink-to-coral fade is GORGEOUS and i want to steal it

  • glittabones
    glittabones Year ago +1

    I think that advertisers will eventually come crawling back to TVclip - people are watching far less TV these days and when they do, they go and make coffee in the ad breaks anyway - advertisers are wasting their money on old media!
    Wishing you the best of luck, ladyface.

  • Courtno
    Courtno Year ago

    Bruh if I weren't so insecure about my appearance I would sooo start a channel. :(

  • speltwithanInotaY

    I always try to watch the whole add

  • bread_astaire
    bread_astaire Year ago

    Oh no! I will have to turn off Adblock!

  • Chelsea Weiman
    Chelsea Weiman Year ago

    GREAT VIDEO. For anyone who says this isn't stable compared to what you were doing before I have one word for y'all: Sears.
    If you work for someone else you are disposable. Nothing is guaranteed. Be your own boss and you will get what you put in!

  • Malec HasMeCrafting

    You look like what I imagine it looks like inside a unicorns imagination land

  • Caffeinated Reading

    This is the best explanation of the whole adpocolypse stress I've seen yet! Glad to see you're doing well, I love your videos - so kooky yet so down to earth :)

  • P1NK
    P1NK Year ago

    A video that i can actually understand about the whole yt thing 🌸💕

  • Maya Eacret
    Maya Eacret Year ago

    What do you use to edit

  • Aurora
    Aurora Year ago

    Your makeup looks amazing!!

  • adrawer4ever
    adrawer4ever Year ago

    T H A N K Y O U S E N P A I

  • Shenroo Gob
    Shenroo Gob Year ago

    I don't know if you've mentioned it before, but I really wanna know what kind of glitter you have on your face bc it's so light and cute and I wanna have it on my face c: