The first and foremost you’d need is a YouTube channel, assuming you already know your channel category. YouTube channel is the place where all your content lives.
Creating and uploading videos is one of the significant ingredients of becoming a successful YouTuber. Content is the key.
Google manages ads on websites/blogs and YouTube through Google AdSense. You must associate your YouTube channel to an approved Google AdSense account to get paid. Google AdSense will hold your payment till the threshold and then payout through direct deposit or mail-in check.
YouTube Partner Program (YPP) is a partnership agreement between the content creator and YouTube to the YouTube’s terms and conditions for video ads. You must join the YouTube Partner Program to start monetizing your channel.