The revenue you earn is related to how many adverts are placed on your videos and what type of advert it is.
Each different ad format earns revenue in a different way, for example revenue for a banner ad will usually be applied when someone actually clicks the banner, whereas revenue for an in-stream ad will be applied after the viewer has watched 30 seconds of the ad or to its completion. When revenue is applied to a video view, we call this a monetized view.
So revenue is calculated by adding together the dollar value for every single monetized view you get in a month. If in one month you had a total of 10,000 clicks on a banner ad, with each click being worth 1¢, then your total revenue for that month would be 10,000 * 0.01, which would work out to be $100.
Please note: Your RPM is related to your CPM which fluctuates based on factors outside of our control and is very hard for us to predict or guarantee. Some of these factors include age, demographic, language, content type and seasonal advertising strengths. This is the reason why you may see fluctuations in your RPM on a monthly basis and we do not guarantee a set RPM.