After completing Class 10 then Class 11-12 you can finish your B. Voc (Bachelor of Vocation) / Bachelor degree in any discipline (optional). No particular qualification is a prerequisite for this career so you may as well start vlogging at the age of 10 or earlier. Structured training, formal certification or any sort of licensing are not pre-requisites for becoming a YouTuber.
YouTubers (those who post videos and earn money through it) are called YouTube Partners and are part of the YouTube Partner program. It is as easy as shooting a video on your mobile phone and posting it online on YouTube but to get a fan following, retain your subscribers and ensure that your videos are being watched constantly is very difficult. You may get more than a million views on your first video and you will be paid for that, but to make a monthly income you need to shoot quality videos constantly (maybe 5 every week) and make sure that they are equally watched every month.
As a YouTuber, you will be shooting your videos and posting them on YouTube to earn money through it. You can focus on anything like music, dance, politics, news, beauty / self-care, comedy, parody, film reviews, mobiles / gadget reviews, car reviews or the ‘how-to’ categories like how to build something or how to cook something or how to do something etc.You have to constantly promote your videos through social networking sites, print media etc. so that viewers at least click on them even if they do not watch the whole video.
You can work in your own space for creating quality video content for your own channel. You may be hired by any company running their YouTube channel.
As a YouTuber, you will be engaged with one or more of the following roles and responsibilities: -
Earnings are generally calculated in terms of the metric ‘cost per thousand impressions (CPM)’ which is simply the amount that an advertiser pays to a publisher (here it is YouTube) for every thousand visits to a page or the amount an advertiser pays to YouTube for every thousand clicks on a video. 1 click means 1 viewer watches an advertisement once.CPM may vary between 70p to Rs. 698.42 depending on quality of online traffic (traffic means number of visits), the source country (advertisements are meant to be country specific and in local languages), the prices of specific ads and the actual click rate, among other factors.So if you have only 1000 views per day for a video, you may expect to earn around Rs. 500 – Rs. 9000 or slightly more a month.
Generally famous YouTubers get around 600,000 to 1,000,000 views in a day that generates around Rs. 5, 00, 000 to Rs. 10, 00,00,000 or more in a month! You can get famous in a year or 2 if your content gets popular. Bhuvan Bam, one of the highest paid YouTubers, shot to fame in 2 years only and now earns Rs. 1, 50, 000 – Rs. 3, 00,000 a month! Following are indicative earnings figures.