This appeared originally as my answer to a question on Quora, which can be found here: How can you place ads on YouTube?
Placing ads on Youtube is easy if your content is original and copyright-free. Once you upload your video, follow these steps:
- Click on the ‘Creator Studio’ button that you see under your profile pic on the top right corner of the screen;
- Once there, click on ‘Channel’ in the left column;
- Click on ‘Status and Features’ thereafter;
- You will see a small square window titled ‘Monetization’.
Register/enable it by filling in required details, and your videos are ready to by monetized! Just select ‘monetize’ video when uploading videos to ensure your views earn you revenue.