CashCrate is no longer accepting new registrations and will be sunsetting our program effective April 1st, 2019. Instead, we've partnered with SwagBucks to give new users a $15 sign-up bonus, and existing CashCrate members a $20 bonus. These deals are exclusive to CashCrate and are our way of saying thank you for so many great years.

CashCrate Blog

Making Money with YouTube Videos

Do you create and post your own videos? Have you ever thought about monetizing them? YouTube gives you the option to set up ads inside or next to your videos. There are basically three things you’ll need to do.

-Set up your YouTube account for monetization.

-Enable monetization for existing videos and new videos as you upload them.

-Associate a Google AdSense account to your YouTube account.

Each of these items is discussed below.


Enabling Monetization

First step: On your YouTube Account Settings, you need to enable your account for Monetization.

Click the “Enable My Account” Button.

Agree to the YouTube Partner Program Terms and other stipulations.

Click the “I accept” button.

Your YouTube account is ready to be monetized. You can see more details about monetizing your videos here: Monetization Guidelines and Information

Ad Formats

Before you start monetizing your videos, you want to understand the basic Ad Formats:

Display Ads (appear next to the video)

Overlay Ads (appear on the bottom area of your video)

Sponsored Cards (display ads that may be related to your video topic)

Skippable video ads (allow viewers to skip the ad if they choose and continue to your video)

Non-Skippable video ads (ads that viewers cannot skip may also appear)

According to YouTube, “Earnings will depend on a number of factors. The two key factors are the type of ads and the pricing of ads appearing with your videos.”


Monetizing Your Existing Videos

For videos you’ve already uploaded, visit your Video Manager page and click the $ icon to the right of the video name to monetize.

Monetizing Videos as you Upload Them

After your account is enabled for monetization, you can choose to monetize your videos as you upload them.

When the video is uploading, click the Monetization Tab.

Select the “Monetize with ads” Tab.

Select/Deselect the desired ad formats.

According to YouTube “Once your video is submitted and approved for monetization, YouTube will place ads inside or near the video.”

AdSense Account

YouTube payments are made through Google AdSense, so you’ll need an AdSense account to get paid. If you do not have an AdSense account, you’ll need to sign up for one and get approved. See more info in the AdSense Help Center.


Reaching a Larger Audience

Videos allow you to reach a larger audience. Use your own blogs and websites to promote your videos, and include links to those blogs/websites in your video descriptions. Also promote your videos on other websites, forums, social media, and where ever else it is allowed. Videos can be an essential part of any Internet Marketing plan.

A number of CashCrate members have their own YouTube Video Channels. While you may not be able to monetize your CashCrate Videos directly through YouTube, videos are a great way to engage others and to build interest. If someone watches your CashCrate Video and joins as your referral, you make money every time they complete an offer or a survey. A popular video could mean a lot more referrals and a lot more money for you on CashCrate!


  • December 14, 2016 12:36pm
    This is the first one I have ever seen.
  • February 14, 2016 3:01pm
  • February 10, 2016 7:04pm
    bring it on
  • February 06, 2016 9:03am
  • February 04, 2016 10:48am
  • February 02, 2016 2:04am
  • February 01, 2016 5:32pm
  • January 30, 2016 8:13am
  • January 30, 2016 1:12am
    I like it
  • January 28, 2016 5:58pm
    Very interesting...
  • January 28, 2016 2:44pm
    sounds cool thanks
  • January 28, 2016 2:33pm
  • January 27, 2016 11:52pm
    Just for checking
  • January 27, 2016 12:01pm
    It will work if you put a little effort into it, and it takes a few minutes but it is well worth the effort if you have the time.
  • January 27, 2016 4:35am
    I like this
  • January 24, 2016 9:51am
    it's hot!
  • January 24, 2016 8:00am
    I live in bangladesh. I can't monetazing my video in youtube videos.
  • January 23, 2016 2:27am
  • January 22, 2016 11:12am
    I been a YouTube partner since 2011.It does take effort and motivation, but if you have a niche or a hobby that you enjoy and what to share with the world, then YouTube is perfect for you.
  • January 21, 2016 4:12pm
    I like this
  • January 21, 2016 3:28pm
    Thanks for the info! :)
  • January 21, 2016 9:43am
  • January 20, 2016 6:48pm
  • January 19, 2016 5:47pm
    That's cool.