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This is typically a cost per click or cost per thousand views process. However, Google, which owns YouTube, only gives the content creator 68% of the revenue from displaying ads through AdSense.
There is no specific amount of views you need to get to start earning money on YouTube. Instead, you must meet the strict criteria to join the YouTube Partner Program. This requires a content creator to have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months.