Best Google Adsense alternatives for YouTube to earn money

10/01/2018 IST

Finally, you have a Google Adsense account for your Youtube channel after all the hard work you have put into creating a channel, uploading videos and most challenging, promoting it to secure 10,000 views for your channel, but what are you gonna do next to have your effort payback for you? Do you also want to be like those millions of people who rely on Google Adsense account to earn from Youtube via Ads? On an average, you get only $0.80 to $2 per 1000 views on your monetized video because Google Adsense YouTube pays you only 50% to 65% of actual revenue generated through Ads. Is it a fair bargain for your efforts? Absolutely not, but isn't it worth pondering over how people are making millions of dollars from Youtube channel if Adsense pays almost nothing? Well, they are doing some additional tasks to monetize YouTube videos which others are not doing for sure. Want to know? Then read to find out the Adsense alternatives for youtube monetization.

Reaching Billion views to earn Millions is a daunting and time taking task but what if we can earn millions from a limited number of views? To understand it better let's revise some latest figures of Youtube stars. Income of most famous YouTubers is something like :  PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg): $15M, Roman Atwood: $8M,  Lilly Singh (IIsuperwomanII): $7.5M, Smosh: $7M, Rosanna Pansino: $6M, Tyler : $6M,  Mark Fischbach : $5.5M and the list is endless. PewDiePie has around 9 billion views but his income is fifteen million dollars and to get this amount from Adsense he needs to have more than fifteen billion views and same is the case for all the above-mentioned Youtubers. Well, these YouTubers filled the void of views by Brand Sponsorships and Product Placements for Youtube Monetization in their videos.

You must have observed these YouTubers using some products of famous brands for examples cosmetic products in makeup tutorials(as in above image), electronic gadgets in gaming videos, or casually drinking out of renowned soda or beer bottles, eating famous food chain products and so on. But why are they doing it, isn't it a violation of privacy policies to showcase any brand on a public platform by a third party? Well, these companies are in fact paying off tremendous amount of bucks to these YouTubers to flash their products for a couple of seconds in their videos as a promotion stunt, which is also known as Product Placement or Brands Sponsorship. Big brands are approaching potential YouTubers to advertise themselves through YouTube videos more eagerly than ever and it is a sure win-win method for you and the brands to collaborate with each other as they get the publicity and you get well both publicity and money.

Worried If you can also get Brand Tie-Up for small YouTube channel?

Undoubtedly, you can also become Influence marketer(Brand Sponsor) on YouTube irrespective of the size of channel and views on it. Brands check the potential in your channel instead of the fanbase you already have, they prefer new and growing channels instead of already established ones to gain the fresh audience. All you have to do is choose the right kind of Influencer Sponsorship out of the following 3 types of Influencer Marketing:

  • Affiliate Marketing

Ever noticed products ads for purchase below any YouTube video similar to those above? These ads are called Affiliate sponsorship in which you get a commission ranging from 1% to 10% of the cost of every purchase made from the link on your channel or video. These sponsorships pay you less but they are easy to do and doesn't require any special attention from you. For a decent start, you can partner with Amazon Marketplace to begin Affiliate Sponsorship for your channel.


  • Product sponsorships

Well at some time or other we all have used YouTube to see gadgets tutorials, product or smartphone, cars reviews, makeup tutorials and all kinds of reviews, tutorials and unboxing videos like the apple iphone 8 review in this picture. These reviews and tutorials are often sponsored by the respective brands and they pay the YouTubers to create videos on their products either a great amount of money or through freebies, in some cases both. Income from these sponsorships are a manifestation of the number of views your video has achieved, for example, if your CPV is $0.05 then you can charge the company flat $500 for 10000 views and more by increasing the CPV rate gradually.

  • Paid sponsorships


Check the “Blind for Love” hoodie Taylor Swift is wearing in her “Look what you made do” music video, it is an exclusive range by Gucci. It is a paid sponsorship and these are the most profitable sponsorships in which companies are ready to pay any amount of money just for their products to be shown in your videos. Truth to be told, they are difficult to nail, you will need assistance to get such sponsorships. These sponsorships can pay you a minimal amount of $100 to a massive amount $10,000 for one video or even more than that depending on the popularity of your channel.

  • Personalized Application for YouTube channel

Never heard of it before? Well, it is an innovative and brand new way by to earn from YouTube channel twice than regular Adsense income. When you signup with YouTube Monetization, you get a free Android/iOS application through which you can share, manage, upload and analyze your channel. Spread the application to increase the views and subscribers on YouTube channel and earn through ads by google play store along with ads by Google Adsense on your videos and engage with your viewers more than ever through a personalized app.

How to get brand Sponsorships for YouTube channel?


The first important step before applying for sposorship is determining which kind of sponsorship suits you well. You can go for Affiliate Sponsorship if you are not into video making much or target a particular brand by making the videos suitable for them. You have to prove the brands that your videos are the right place for them to sell themselves. You can approach the brands through various sites which aids in associating with brands for sponsorships. We have collected some of the leading sItes in this niche, which you must check out if you have decided to go for Influencer Sponsorship :

YouTube Monetization: YouTube Monetization has a wide network of huge brands for Influencer and affiliate marketing tie-ups that can help you climb the ladder of success on YouTube quite easily and rapidly. Offering various services like app maker, support community, discussion forums, channel promotion guide, YouTube  Monetization is one of the best ways to get a product placement for YouTube channel.

Grapevine: Grapevine also helps in connecting potential YouTube creators to brands for your YouTube channel. They offer a refined list of YouTubers to brands and Grapevine helps marketers run end-to-end influencer marketing programs.

FameBit: With FameBit, you can launch a campaign for free, select the right creators, review and approve content before it goes live, and easily manage all aspects of your campaigns in one place.


YouTube is a great place to earn money and showcase your talent globally if you perform it right with Product Placements since they are the new face of income from YouTube instead of Adsense.


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