How Much Money Numberphile Makes On YouTube

(Last Updated On: April 5, 2018)

Numberphile is a YouTube channel created for just mathematical content. Anyone who really loves math would love watching the videos in here. It was created by a guy named Brady Haran and he has collaborated with a number of mathematicians to produce videos for different topics. He is an Australian independent filmmaker and video journalist. He mainly does educational videos and documentary films evidenced by his work with BBC News.

How Much Money Does Numberphile Earn On YouTube?

The channel has over 2.5 million subscribers and has accumulated over 250 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 260,000 views per day and this should be able to generate an estimated revenue of around $400 per day ($146,000 a year) from the ads that run on the videos.

YouTubers get paid between $2 – $5 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 60% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like device played on, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, ad engagement etc. The cost of an ad view is based on an auction between advertisers based on views. Advertisers have to bid a minimum of $0.01 per view.

There is also a program known as Google Preferred where deep-pocketed companies can target ads on the top 5% most popular content. The ad rates here are higher than normal. Apart from ads, YouTubers also generate extra from YouTube Red viewers who pay a monthly fee to view premium content on YouTube plus watch videos without ads. Here they get paid based on watch time on their videos. The longer the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.

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