Whether you want to earn money on YouTube without creating videos or as a content creator, joining the YouTube Partners Program and setting up monetization is a vital step. You can apply for monetization once you‘ve hit 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours over the past year.
Furthermore, how much money do you make when you hit 1000 subscribers?
Ads are worth $0.50 to $20 per thousand views but only half of your viewers are shown ads and youtube keeps half (take home is usually about $1–2 per thousand). So for every 1000 subs, a youtube video will earn between twenty cents and a dollar.