In today’s modern era youtube is one of the best media to earn money. But due to growing competition, youtube has made some strict youtube monetization policy which you have to adhere to in order to get your channel monetized.
This post is all about how you can monetize your content on YouTube to start generating revenue.
youtube monetization policy
- You need to have 1,000 subscribers on your YouTube channel.
- Your videos have generated 4,000 Watch Time hours over the last 12 months.
- You comply with all of YouTube’s policies and guidelines.
- You have an AdSense account set up.
1000 subscriber and 4000 hrs watch time
If you have completed 1000 subscriber and 4000 hours watch time in last 12 months , then you are eligible to apply for YouTube’s partner program .however if you have not completed it in 365 days then, all of old watch time will be removed from monetization page.
you have to comply with youtube policies for youtube monetization
When you apply for the YouTube Partner Program, you’ll go through a standard review process to see whether your channel meets YouTube’s policy and guidelines. Only channels that meet them will be accepted into the program.
complete list of channels type not eligible for monetization in 2020
https://support.google.com/youtube/help click on this link to see the official statement
1 . channels uploading same type of videos or videos with a slightly difference will not get monetized or channels having 2 videos on a same topic will not be allowed get monetized.
2 .channels based on a template format .
3 . videos based on reading other people’s created books ,question papers , news ,blog or website content not created by you.
4 .voice over on images , slide show etc having minimal or no narrative commentary .
5. mindless or meaning less content which does not add entertainment value or educational value or any kind of other value to the subscriber .
6 .collection of songs from different artist even if you have licence or song modified by changing its tempo ,pitch ,speed etc.
7. short videos of social media site like tiktok , Instagram etc.
Adsense account set up
After successfully approved for youtube partner’s program you have to apply for Google Adsense so that adds can run
steps for AdSense set up
What if you get rejected?
Now let’s say that you’ve applied for the YouTube Partner Program, but you’ve been rejected. What can you do?
When you are rejected from the YouTube Partner Program, YouTube will give you a general reason why. Unfortunately, they won’t tell you specifically what video or content is causing the issue, so you may be left blindly adjusting your channel. However, the good news is you can reapply for the youtube monetization in 30 days’ time.
Again, this is where you will have to use your common sense. If you think there are videos that are walking the community guideline and policies tightrope, then they most likely are and you need to adjust them. If there are videos that have copyright content on them then those are probably causing a problem with YouTube as well, so you will need to delete them.
Creators have asked when they apply for the partner program, will have a community guideline strike or a copyright strike against my channel prevent me from getting into the program? The answer is probably no, it definitely won’t prevent you, but it is going to have an impact.
There is a dedicated support page with advice on what you should do if you are rejected from the YouTube Partner Program, and you’ll find it here.