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Does YouTube Pay in Kenya? What You Need To Know 

YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world. It has over 1 billion users, and every day people spend an average of 30 minutes on it. Many businesses use YouTube to generate leads, but does YouTube pay in Kenya? 

The answer is yes! 

Read this blog post to find out what you need to know about making money with YouTube.

How to get on YouTube in Kenya?

There are two ways to get on YouTube: you can create a channel or become a partner

To create a channel, simply go to and follow the steps. 

To become a partner, you need to have at least 4000 hours of watch time and 1000 subscribers. 

Once you meet these requirements, apply to become a partner at

What are the benefits of being a YouTube partner?

There are many benefits to being a YouTube partner, including access to more features, higher ad revenue, and exclusive partner events. 

In addition, partners can use the YouTube Partner Program logo on their videos to show that they are part of the program.

How does advertising work on YouTube in Kenya?

Advertising on YouTube in Kenya works in two ways: pre-roll ads and overlay ads. 

Pre-roll ads play before the video starts, and overlay ads play during the video. 

Advertisers can choose to place their ads on specific videos or target viewers based on interests, demographics, and other factors.

How much money can I make with YouTube in Kenya?

The amount of money you can make with YouTube in Kenya depends on a variety of factors, including the type of ad, the size of your audience (number of views), and the number of videos you have uploaded. 

However, partners typically earn between Kshs 100 and Kshs 200 per thousand views.

To understand how much YouTube pays in Kenya, you need to understand how AdSense earnings are measured.

How is AdSense earnings on YouTube measured?

AdSense earnings on YouTube are measured by the number of views your videos have. 

The more people who watch your video, the higher it ranks in search results and as a result, you will make more money from YouTube in Kenya. 

AdSense uses RPM to measure how much they will pay you.

What is RPM on YouTube?

RPM stands for revenue per thousand views. This is an important metric to measure the earnings you get from your ads on YouTube. 

RPM rates vary depending on a variety of factors but typically range between Kshs 100 and Kshs 200 per 1000 views if monetizing with AdSense, or up to ten times more than that when promoting other brands in videos (for example clothing companies).

How does RPM work?

RPM simply means how much money can be made every time you get one thousand video views based off ad revenue within YouTube only and not any outside traffic sources such as social media, etc. 

That’s why it’s called “revenue” because there are various types of advertisements you may see playing before or during your video and the more people watch it, which would be your views or audience size in numbers, then there’s a chance for you to generate revenue from that video.

What you don’t know is that RPM varies from industry to industry.

What are some tips for increasing my RPM?

There are several things you can do to increase your RPM, including creating high-quality content, targeting a niche audience, and using relevant keywords in your titles and descriptions. 

Additionally, partners should focus on building relationships with other creators and brands in order to create joint partnerships that will result in higher earning potential.

In addition to AdSense revenue sharing, there is also merchandise available for purchase through YouTube that can help increase ad revenue.

Is there a limit to how much money I can make with YouTube in Kenya?

No! There is no limit to how much money you can make with YouTube. The more videos you create and the more people who watch them, the more money you will earn.

How much does YouTube pay for 1000 views per month?

With 1000 views on YouTube in Kenya, expect to earn between Kshs 100 and 200.

This means that for 1 million views, you will earn 200K and above in Kenya.

So, does YouTube pay in Kenya?

Yes, it does if you are publishing quality content consistently!

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