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See How Kenyans Are Earning On YouTube

YouTube is a Google's video sharing website paid by AdSense. YouTubers are paid based on cost per mille(CPM). This means for every 1000 views you earn $7.6. For you to start earning,you must have 4,000 hour view time and at least 1,000 subscribers.

This is a great avenue for tech-savvy Kenyans to share content and videos and earn. Many young people have discovered this avenue and are busy creating content and sharing on this platform for money. Recent survey show that YouTube is the fourth most visited site in Kenya after Google at position 1, Facebook at position 2 and Yahoo position 3.

Local television stations have opened YouTube channels to the increase viewership. Celebrities and Kenyans are using this platform to create income. One Kangai Mwiti, has a channel,Bellesa Africa,where she uploads make-up tutorials. The channel has 111 videos with 4,228,322 views earning approximately 30,000 shillings. The channel has 77,127 subscribers.

The artists are also hosting YouTube channels to supplement their income. Locally, musicians are using all social media platforms to promote their music. This year, Covid-19 has led to cancellation of their performances and thus creativity comes in handy to boost and diversify income sources. The top artists in YouTube Kenya include:

1. Willy Paul Msafi

This channel has 402,000 subscribers with cumulative viewership of 81 million.

2. Sauti Sol

The boy band channel has 355,000 subscribers with 103 million cumulative views.

3. Njugush

The popular comedian has 352,000 subscribers and 58 million cumulative views on his YouTube channel.

4. Otile Brown

The versatile musician has 72 million cumulative views and 310,000 subscribers.

5. Jalango

His bonga na Jalas YouTube show is quite popular. He has 284,000 subscribers and he was quoted saying that he earned 1.8 million shillings from ads on his YouTube channel.

6. Wabosha Maxine

An Economics student who shares videos on make-up, fashion, travel and photoshoots has 192,000 subscribers and 14 million cumulative views. She also promotes Nice products on her channel.


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