Make money from programming through YouTube (everything you need to know)


Updated 31/05/2023

Programming is one of the most in-demand fields in the job market at the moment, thus there are a lot of people who are looking for how to learn programming online in general.

Since YouTube is one of the largest free educational platforms that many rely on to learn various skills; There is a great opportunity to earn from programming by owning a YouTube channel.

Making money from programming through YouTube is about sharing experiences and expertise; Either in the process of learning programming itself, or in how to apply programming methods and its various applications through YouTube videos, and then profit directly from advertisements, or indirectly by promoting the programmer's information and services on his channel.

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This is what we will talk about in detail in our article today in seo7u, through the following elements:

An important and short introduction to programming and how to make money from coding competitions and coding jobs for beginners and developing your coding skills.

Why do I recommend this method for profit, especially for beginners in the field of programming.

What kind of content can you provide about programming in order to make a good income.

7 ways to make money from YouTube by programming directly and indirectly.

How to have a professional YouTube channel.

Practical tips to help you make profit programming through YouTube as quickly as possible.

As we talk together in this article, you will find me answering many questions that may be in your mind about profit from programming, such as:

Do I have to be an expert in a particular programming language or in a particular discipline in order to start earning from programming through YouTube? Or can I start even as a newbie?

Do I have to have professional equipment and tools to start on YouTube?

What is the profit rate for my new YouTube channel?

All these questions and more, you will find adequate answers between the lines, and I will share with you some features from my personal experience, as my humble person is a programmer and I learn new information every day from various sources.

That is why I advise you to read this article very carefully in order to get the most out of it; I will also put a lot of resources and links for you that will definitely help you on your journey.

We agreed? Good, let's move on to the first item!

An important introduction to programming and how to make money from it

If you are new to the field of programming, and have not started the learning journey or have a simple experience in the world of programming and want to know more about how to start, learn and develop yourself and your skills, then I want you to learn the following.

This article is just part of a large comprehensive and renewable library of guides, explanations and articles about the field of programming and information technology, through which we seek to provide all information and resources about programming from all aspects to our dear readers.

If you do not specify a field yet or want to learn about programming in general, I recommend the following guides:

What are the fields of computer science: a comprehensive roadmap that explains in detail everything you need about computer science

What is programming: a simple and practical explanation of programming and the most important terms that you should know about.

The most famous programming languages: an explanation of the most important and most popular programming languages and the areas of use for each of them.

We will first start by talking about the quality of content that you can provide on YouTube in the field of programming.

What kind of content can you publish on YouTube to make money from programming?

If you look at the “best YouTube channels to learn programming” guide that we recently published, or if you are a good follower of more than one programming channel on YouTube, you will notice specific patterns for videos, regardless of the language of the videos or the channel’s specialization.

You will notice that there are roughly 5 types of programming content on YouTube:

1. Educational courses: 

videos aimed at explaining a specific programming language or technology (such as web development courses on the famous Zero Academy channel).

2. Practical explanations:

 videos intended to explain a specific tool (such as the VScode program), or an explanation of a specific concept in the field of programming (such as CSS Transitions).

3. Sharing experiences and learning journey:

 Videos in which the programmer talks about his journey or experiences, his social and economic conditions, and the sources he relies on to learn programming (you will find many videos of this kind on YouTube).

4. Practical applications:

 Videos explaining practical real-life applications using a specific programming language or technology (such as how to make a program to respond to WhatsApp messages automatically using Python language - by the way, this is one of the first projects that I implemented when learning this wonderful language?).

5. Tips and Instructions: 

Videos that provide general tips and instructions on learning programming or using one of its different languages ​​or tools (such as tips to learn programming quickly - 5 javascript tricks that you don't know).

All of these videos of all kinds are very popular, and you will be shocked to learn that the most popular type is the third type “sharing experiences and learning journey”.

There are many beginners who want to see the experiences of others, they want to see someone who succeeded in front of them as a kind of motivation to go through the experience themselves, they want to feel that there are those who are going through the same suffering and difficulties as them so that they do not feel isolated and to benefit from his experience.

This in a nutshell means that anyone, regardless of their programming experience, can profit by owning a YouTube channel, even if all they have learned about programming is HTML and CSS.

Remember that no matter what your level of experience or skill is; There is a certain category of YouTube visitors who are looking for how to reach the same level as you.

After you know the quality of the content that you can provide to profit from programming through YouTube... Let's start talking about the importance and benefits of this method of profit, which many do not know!

Benefits to the programmer by owning a YouTube channel

There are many reasons why I recommend you to use the YouTube platform, not just for the money; Of course, making money is a good, wonderful, and necessary thing for many people.

But there are other benefits - in my opinion more important than money - that you will get when you own a channel that talks about programming on the YouTube platform, such as:

1. Help you understand and learn

I think you've heard the famous saying "If you can't explain something to a 5-year-old, you don't understand it well", and I think you've also heard that one of the best ways to learn is to explain what you've learned to others.

When you explain what you learned about programming on your YouTube channel, it helps to deepen your understanding, it will make you revise what you learned so that you become more proficient in it, and this is a great benefit.

2. Take responsibility

Many of those looking to learn programming at the present time do not rely on university education but rather on self-learning, which is difficult and requires patience and continuity.

When you share what you have learned with people, and tell them about your plans and goals, you become more responsible, and you have additional motivation that helps you learn with discipline to keep your promises in front of people.

3. You will learn to challenge yourself

Many YouTube channel followers in the programming field ask channel owners to explain certain terms or try a certain technology or tool. This will push you to constantly challenge yourself and develop your skills.

4. Share experiences and expertise with others

When you share what you have learned or how you are learning it with YouTube users, you will find a lot of response and interaction. You will find someone who advises you, shares his experiences with you, or draws your attention to information that you did not consider, and this is also a great benefit.

5. Feeling good and proud to help people

When you see a comment from one of your followers saying, “Thank you, you helped me and influenced my work life.” You will feel a wonderful feeling that motivates you, and your work on the YouTube channel will be a work that helps others.

There are other benefits that will accrue to you indirectly, such as:

A/ Build a powerful Portfolio:

 Your YouTube channel will serve as a business gallery for you, a place to prove your skill, experience, and knowledge in programming for anyone.

B/ Expand your circle of acquaintances:

 The YouTube channel will help you get to know people with the same interests as you, so you may find someone to cooperate with or work with in the future.

A / Increase your chance of profit from freelancing: 

Profiting from freelancing is one of the most important ways to make money from programming, and the YouTube channel will indirectly help you to promote yourself and what you can do, and often many viewers of your videos will contact you to ask for professional help.

This is unlike using the YouTube channel to directly promote your free business if you are interested in this field

All of these reasons and more make profiting from programming through YouTube an excellent option for many programmers, regardless of their level or the extent of their knowledge.

After you have learned about the quality of the content and the benefits of owning a YouTube channel in the field of programming… let's now delve deeper into how programmers make money from YouTube.

7 Ways to earn from programming through YouTube

There are many direct and indirect ways to profit from programming through YouTube; I will show you the best and most popular 7 methods with some important information and notes:

1. Make money from Adsense ads

All the ads that you see before, during and after YouTube videos are arranged and displayed on the channels through the YouTube platform itself, so that you share part of the profits from these ads with the owners of the channels themselves.

This is what is known as the AdSense program for profit from YouTube, which the owner of any YouTube channel can apply to after fulfilling certain conditions, such as “a specific number of views - a specific number of subscribers.”

2. Make money from sponsorship offers

I think you've heard the phrase “This video is sponsored by… In many YouTube videos, whether in the field of programming or others.

When you have followers and your videos achieve a good viewership rate, you will find many companies contacting you to market their products and services for a certain amount of money.

You will find these offers come to you automatically over time, and you can communicate with any company or service that you use constantly, and ask them to sponsor some of your videos, especially since you are constantly promoting their services.

This method is very profitable but not at the beginning of your YouTube journey, you will need some time to build a base of followers and viewers to profit from this method.

3. Make money from affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money from the Internet in general. All you do is promote some products and services by placing links to them in the description of your videos.

These links are called “Affiliate Links”, which if someone uses them to purchase any product or service, you will get a commission.

If you go now to any video on YouTube in the field of programming, and you find the owner of the channel talking about “hosting company – course – book – a specific program” and you click on any link to these products in the description, you will often find the affiliate link.

If you are the first time you hear about this method of profit, I advise you to guide “Affiliate Marketing” in which you will find everything you need to know about this field.

Regarding the search for affiliate marketing programs and tools that you can promote, all you have to do is look at the sites of services and tools that you use, you will find titles such as (Affiliate program - Referral program), which explains everything to you in order to promote any service.

What is also distinctive about making money from commission marketing in the field of programming is that you promote digital services and products, and most of these products offer an excellent commission rate that may reach 50%.

For example, there is a hosting company for servers, which many programmers need - I personally rely on - offering a 50% commission on each new customer that the affiliate marketer brings.

If you are serious and really want to profit from programming through YouTube, you will find this company and others on your own very easily.

4. Make money from promoting your website

If you have a website as a blog, service or tool, you can use your YouTube channel to promote this site, and thus increase your profits from it.

For example, if you have a blog and use it to profit from ads, you can promote it on YouTube, and thus the traffic rate increases, and then the rate of profits.

5. Make money from selling digital products

Making money from selling digital products is one of the most prominent ways to profit from programming through YouTube at the present time, especially with the large demand for these products.

These digital products may be:

electronic books.


Ready-made software templates.

Add-ons and software tools such as (Plugins - Scripts) and others.

I think you have some experience with these products, as most of the owners of programming channels on YouTube sell courses and books to their followers.

Making money from this method requires some experience, knowledge and familiarity with what the market needs. Do not worry. You will learn about all this over time, and if you are already an expert, I want you not to hesitate.

When you get your first 10,000 followers, I advise you to immediately start creating and promoting these digital products.

6. Making money by promoting your services in the field of freelancing

I referred to this method earlier when I talked about the benefits of owning a YouTube channel about programming, if you are interested in freelancing and want to start it, whether by communicating directly with employers or by working on the most famous freelance platforms.

You should know that the YouTube channel will help you promote your services and products, it will make anyone get to know you and your personality and the extent of your experience and skill, and this helps to break down barriers between you and customers and easily build trust.

7. Make money through donations

There are a lot of YouTube channels that depend on the idea of ​​donating or directly helping the content provider, for example, the famous Freecodecamp channel does not depend on profit in any way, even ads, and depends only on the support of followers.

This support may be $ 5 or even 10 per month, and there are those who motivate their followers to donate by providing exclusive information (such as posting some special videos on the Patreon platform or giving the code files used in the videos).

There are many programmers on YouTube who prefer to provide everything they have for free, and only accept money support from the financially able, or who appreciate the information and advice they provide.

This method may generate a good and stable income for you if you gain the admiration and appreciation of your followers.

Now let's move on to the practical side of this article; Where I provide you with everything you need to make a good YouTube video and adjust your channel so that you achieve your goals as quickly as possible.

Practical advice on earning programming through YouTube

In the end, I want to give you a set of tips and guidelines to help you make profit from programming through YouTube as quickly as possible and with minimal effort while ensuring continuity.

1. Summarize the information:

 The easiest videos that you can provide are the ones in which you summarize a set of information, for example: (the best Python libraries in the field of data science), which is the information that you may have searched or searched for at the moment… So why not kill two birds with one stone ?!

2. Record all the projects you are working on: 

Try to speak out loud while you work, this will make you quickly get used to making videos and talking to people through video.

3. Write a simple script:

 I advise you to write the text that you will say in the videos, and to practice it once or twice before recording the video. You do not have to write an entire script word for word. The important thing is that you specify the points and topics that you cover before recording the video.

4. Do not change your personality:

 It is true that I may have encouraged and increased your enthusiasm to start this method, but the most important advice I give you after that is to be yourself.

You don't have to present the content in a similar way to any channel you follow, maybe you don't talk much or you are a bit shy... It doesn't matter, the important thing is that you love what you do and want to benefit.

5. Be honest: 

tell people about your true level, never claim experience and knowledge, this will make you earn the respect of your followers, and thus they will trust you faster.

6. Organize your time: 

Perhaps the idea of ​​owning a YouTube channel is secondary to you, you may be a student or have a job, so try to organize your time well so as not to affect any activity you do.

7. Maintain a consistent publishing schedule: 

It does not matter how many videos you publish as much as continuity, for example, try to stick to a video every week, and with the passage of time and gain experience, you can increase this rate if your weekly schedule allows it


Programming is a wonderful and very interesting world; Because it is not just a field, a job, or a way to make money, programming is a complete lifestyle that helps you to be a better human being.

For this, take advantage of programming well, use it in all aspects of your life as much as you can, and there is no doubt that you will now rely on profit from programming through YouTube, or some of the other methods I mentioned earlier to achieve a good income that helps you in your life, whatever your economic and social circumstances.

If you have any question or inquiry, feel free to leave it to us in the comments…. I wish you success, and see you soon!

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