How to Monetize YouTube Channel

How to Monetize YouTube Channel


On January 16, 2018, YouTube announced new eligibility requirements for the YouTube Partner Program(YPP).  Once a channel reaches 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months(1 year) and 1,000 subscribers it will be reviewed to join the YPP program for Monetization.
The changes are done to address the issues that affected the community in 2017 so that it can be ensured that the original creators around the world who make their living through YouTube Channel can be prevented. This change is going to be tough for smaller channels to reach YouTube Monetization.  As per YouTube, “the change is going to strengthen the requirements for YouTube Monetization by preventing it from spammers, impersonators, and other actors that can hurt the creator ecosystem.”

Previously the bar for making money through YouTube Ad needed 10,000 total views to join the YouTube Partner Program. It’s been clear over a few months that there must have a high standard.



Steps to apply for YouTube Monetization 

1) Login to YouTube Account:

2) Click Creator Studio option:

On you click on the “Creator Studion option”, It will brings you to next screen. Then you will find CHANNEL button in left side of the Screen.


3) Click on Channel Button:

When you click on CHANNEL Button then You will be able to seen Monetization option in your screen. Currently it is showing Ineligible.

To make it eligible you have to choose your country location, before signing up for Monetization.




You have to click on Choose your country location option , after that you will see below screen then Select your Country location (here INDIA). & save the setting.



5) Now You are Eligible to apply for Monetization:

Now you are able to seen Eligible & Enable options on your screen.

6) Click on Enable button :-

Then Apply for Monetization page will appear here you have to follow below 4 steps to complete your monetization procedure.


  • Read and agree to the YouTube Partner Program terms.

This is the agreement that makes it possible for you to earn money from ads. You have to click on START button & accept all Terms & conditions of YPP.

  • Sign up for AdSense

Create a new AdSense account or connect an existing one to your channel. You need an AdSense account to get paid. All your Earning will shown in AdSense account.

  • Set monetization preferences

By telling YouTube what types of ads to run, you could start earning money as soon as your channel is approved.

  • Get reviewed after reaching 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months and 1,000 subscribers

Upon reaching this threshold, your channel is automatically reviewed to make sure it complies with the YouTube Partner Program terms and Community Guidelines. YouTube will email you a decision, usually within a month.

What is YouTube monetization?

Monetisation literally means ‘to earn money’. YouTube monetisation is the process of earning money from your uploaded YouTube videos by enabling ads on them.

When your channel becomes popular and gets regular unique traffic, it becomes profitable for businesses and they are willing to pay to advertise on your videos.

Businesses pay YouTube for advertising and YouTube in turn shares a part of that revenue with the video owner.This is how monetisation works.

In order to be eligible for monetisation of your channel, you must prove that your position and authority in YouTube is significant. How? By achieving the monetization program ( Youtube Partner Program) milestones. As from January 2018, these are:

1. 1000 subscribers

2. 4000 hours of watchtime


YouTube displays relevant ads on video content created by content creators. There are different formats from banners to skippable and non skippable ads.

Sites like Amazon provide affiliate marketing opportunities so content creators add links to these sites and also earn income from sales from these relevant products.

This is what monetization is all about.

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