Earning from youtube-
If you use it well then you can earn a lot of money from YouTube. Your earnings will depend on your views. Even if someone skips the advertisements in the middle of your video, it will not harm your earnings. And anyway, if you do not give the option to skip advertisements, then it will affect your views.
But because there have been many channels on YouTube. It has become a bit difficult to monetize your new channel quickly. YouTube has made some rules to monetize the channel. Your new channels will have to fulfill some requirements, only then your channel will be able to be monetized. First of all, your channel must have at least 1000 subscribers. And in a year the videos of your channels should be watched by people for at least 4000 hours. If your channel fulfills these two requirements, then you will be able to apply for monetization of your channel. But if your channel has a copyrighted, objective, or illegal videos, then your channel will not be able to be monetized. For monetization, you have to create a hosted account in Adsense.
After the channel is monetized, the revenue share of Adsense will start in your videos. And you will get a revenue share for every interaction with each of the ads shown on your videos.
Making Own Video Website-
Truth be told, creating a video website of your own will not be beneficial for you as compared to YouTube. If you make your own video website, then your competitors will be YouTube, as well as big brands. And of course, you will not be able to face them. It does not mean that you will not be able to earn. Your earning will be good if you work hard. Maybe go too far. But for this, you have to work really very very hard. I don't want to disappoint you, but you get to see all kinds of videos on YouTube. You can also get the video of how to tie the zip of the pants on YouTube.
And YouTube which is the biggest video sharing platform. So it is obvious that the users are also the highest in this. If you start your own site, then you will have to bring interested people from far and wide. But on YouTube, you will find everything in one place, You just have to reach them with your videos.
Lastly, I would like to give you something suggestive. Because the competition is very high, and all types of content are already available on the net. So to be successful your content has to be different. The better your content quality, the better for your growth. And you will have to work hard to find the first 1000 subscribers.
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