Make Money On YouTube: Nursery Rhymes And Sing Along Videos

Make money on YouTube nursery rhymes videos

This is the next post in our popular Make Money On YouTube series where we talk about the different ways you can monetize your videos.

In this recipe we’ll talk about nursery rhymes videos, including animated baby songs, sing along videos, and kids karaoke. Keep reading!

Key takeaways

  • Nursery rhymes are highly searched on YouTube and Google.
  • You can create animated nursery rhymes, sing-along videos with lyrics, and karaoke videos.
  • Use YouTube’s Partner Program and make sure your videos comply with children’s content policies.
  • Use properly licensed songs to avoid copyright issues and ensure monetization.
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Why make nursery rhymes videos?

I’m sure you’ll agree that nursery rhymes are quite popular.

Close to 300,000 people search for the term “nursery rhymes” every month!

nursery rhymes search-stats web

Since, YouTube is considered the second largest search engine after Google, lost of the results will be YouTube videos.

On top of that plenty of people search for “nursery rhymes” directly on YouTube:

nursery rhymes search-stats youtube

That would be an oversight not to tap into that potential and not to make your own nursery rhymes videos!

What kind of nursery rhymes videos you can make

There are three types of the nursery rhyme videos you can make:

Nursery rhymes songs for babies and toddlers

A classic animated video with characters singing or dancing.

Which nursery rhymes to use?

Here are some YouTube searches that, while do not mention specific songs, should give you a good indication of what people are looking for.

TIP: Stick with the classics that are instantly recognizable!

Look are some examples of nursery rhymes and lullabies that you can use in monetized videos.

nursery rhymes songs youtube

sing along nursery rhymes songs

Similar to the videos about but with the addition of lyrics, so kids (and their parents) can sing along.

Want to make subtitled sing-along children songs videos?

See the lyrics for all the popular nursery rhymes songs.

nursery rhymes karaoke

One of our favorite types of nursery rhymes videos is karaoke videos!

Karaoke videos are typically harder to monetize, since they require a quality soundtrack and most good recordings of nursery rhymes will be copyrighted.

The good news is that you typically don’t need worry about copyright for the melody (the composition), as many nursery rhymes are in public domain.

Related: Read this before using public domain music in your videos.

IMPORTANT: While the songs are in public domain, the various recordings / performances of these songs may still be copyrighted.

Pay attention to this when searching for backing tracks for your karaoke videos.

The most reliable option is to get a formal music license that allows you to use specific music recordings for commercial purpose (including YouTube monetization).

We strongly recommend using “underscore” (or backing track) types of tracks for karaoke videos.

Underscore typically means that the vocals and the lead melody were removed to make the track less busy and, hence, easier to sing.

Browse our collection of nursery rhymes backing tracks.

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How to make money with nursery rhymes videos on YouTube?

There are many ways you can make money with good YouTube videos:

1. Monetize your videos with YouTube’s Partner Program

How monetization works?

You make videos, people watch your videos (hopefully repeatedly), and you get paid through the ads that appear before or after the videos.

Learn more how YouTube monetization works.


YouTube has very detailed restrictions on monetizing content created for kids.

Here is a little snippet from the policy:

“Our aim is to provide kids and families with a safe and enriching experience on YouTube, while finding new ways to reward creators contributing high-quality content to the platform.

If your channel has “made for kids” content, we’ll use YouTube’s quality principles for kids and family content to determine the monetization status of that content.

If a channel is found to have a strong focus on low-quality “made for kids” content, it may be suspended from the YouTube Partner Program. If an individual video is found to violate these quality principles, it may see limited or no ads.

When checking to see if your “made for kids” content is of low or high quality, nuances and context are important. Visit our best practices for kids and family content page for guides and examples.”

2. Earn money through TunePocket affiliate program

If you’re not a YouTube partner yet (or if your application was turned down :((), there is still a way you can earn on YouTube. You just need to target a different audience.

Instead of making the videos for people who come to YouTube to sing karaoke, you target the creators who make videos.

Join TunePocket affiliate program. It’s super fast to join, all you need is to fill a quick form and you’re in.

Then, make the same videos but add a simple message:

“If you want to use this backing music in your nursery rhymes videos, sign up for TunePocket and get unlimited access to great children music and carols”.

Use your affiliate link to direct YouTubers to TunePocket. If they sign up for any of our royalty free music plans, you will be paid a referral commission.

PRO TIP: You can use this approach as the stepping stone to get 1,000 subs and 4,000 watch hours for the Partner program.

Learn about other ways you can make money on YouTube.

Can I use any music?

There is plenty of free music around the Web.

However, if you want to monetize, it’s important to protect your channel against copyright claims that you won’t be able to resolve.

If you get a claim, you can’t monetize.

As a rule of thumb, if you want to monetize your video, it is recommended to properly license any music you use.

Related: How to resolve YouTube copyright claims

Here are some examples from our own collection of nursery rhymes tracks:

Listen to more examples in the video below:

Listen and download more nursery rhymes music.

Estimate how much you can potentially earn on YouTube

Use our free YouTube money calculator to quickly estimate how much YouTube will pay you based on the number of views.

youtube money calculator


This post is merely a suggestion based on analyzing successful YouTube channels, as well as our own experience of monetizing on YouTube.

We cannot possibly guarantee that you will earn money or get accepted into YouTube’s partnership program by simply repeating the steps outlined in this tutorial.

The actual result depends on many factors, including your ability to create quality videos that fully comply with all relevant YouTube policies (that can change any time).

Questions? Comments?

This post explains how you can start earning on YouTube by making nursery rhymes videos.

Keep in mind, this is NOT a get-reach-quick recipe. You still have to produce quality videos that people want to watch and to comply with all relevant and up to day YouTube policies.

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