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Does YouTube Pay For Likes?

Does YouTube Pay For Likes?

Whether or not YouTube pays for likes is a very common question. In short, YouTube does not pay for likes on videos, despite what many people think.

If you are not a YouTuber, this may come as a surprise to you and you may be disappointed that you won’t be paid for likes on your videos!

How to make money on YouTube

So, you are probably wondering how you can make money on YouTube without them paying you for likes. Well, there are many ways to make money as a YouTuber. Let’s take a look!

Income from Google ad revenue

This is the main way in which YouTubers get paid and make most of their money. YouTube shares a portion of their ad revenue with monetized content creators.


Many YouTubers are sponsored by specific brands to showcase their products in videos. If you are a popular YouTuber, a brand will often search you out and pay you to use and mention their products in your videos.

Affiliate marketing

An easy way to make money on YouTube is to use affiliate marketing. This involves placing a link to a product or service on your videos. Then, when a viewer clicks on the link, you receive a commission on any sales that are made.


If you are a full-time YouTuber, you will know that your income can vary each month. Using Patreon can help you to increase your revenue as it allows your fans to donate in return for rewards. Patreon does take a 10% commission but it can still definitely be worth your while.


Now that you have learned that YouTube doesn’t pay for likes, aren’t you glad that there are many other ways to make money on YouTube?

Of course, having many likes could mean that your videos are popular and you’re successful, but you can’t make money from them.

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