YouTube monetization requirements
Before going into the details of this guide and explain yourself how to monetize youtube videos, you need to know what the monetization requirements of the videos uploaded to the famous Google video sharing platform.
At the time of writing this tutorial, you can request the activation of monetization for a new channel as well. However, to start earning money on your videos, you must meet the eligibility requirements for the YouTube partner program.
If your channel has at least 1.000 members and in the last year he has scored at least 4.000 hours of views, is considered eligible, you can apply to join the program and start monetizing your videos. If, on the other hand, you had previously submitted the application for membership, once the requirements indicated above are met, your channel will be examined automatically without having to repeat the activation procedure.
If you have reached the minimum threshold for monetization, have requested activation, and your channel has been successfully reviewed by YouTube, you should know that you will be able to continue to enjoy monetization even if your channel falls below the threshold of 4.000 hours of viewing. in the last 12 months or under 1.000 subscribers. However, YouTube may turn off monetization if the channel, in addition to falling below the eligibility thresholds, is inactive for 6 months or more.
Enable monetization of YouTube videos
The procedure for activate the monetization of videos on YouTube it takes a few minutes, but it can take a few days for acceptance.
To activate the monetization of your videos, go to the main YouTube page and click on the button Log in present at the top right, then select yours Google account, enter the password in the field Enter your password and click the button NEXT to access your channel. If you are reading this guide for information and you do not yet have a Google account and have not registered on YouTube, you can read my guides on how to create a Google account and how to create a YouTube channel.
Once logged into your channel, presses on yours photo (or icon oflittle man if you haven't customized your account) at the top right, click on the item Creator Studio from the menu that appears and, in the new open page, presses on the option Channel present in the sidebar on the left to access the screen Status and functions of your YouTube channel.
Now, locate the box Monetization and click sul pulsating Active. You can request to activate monetization at any time, but as mentioned above, YouTube will only review the request if your channel has at least 4.000 watch hours in the previous 12 months and has reached the threshold of 1.000 subscribers.
On the page Monetization, click here starts to read and accept the terms of service. Read, therefore, the terms of the YouTube partner program and put the required check marks next to the items I have read the previous terms and accept them, I agree not to click on the Google ads that I will post through Google products and services to fraudulently increase my revenue e I will not enable monetization content for which I do not have sufficient rights.
If you would like to receive suggestions and updates in order to improve your YouTube channel and monetization, put the check mark next to the item Email me updates, announcements and personalized suggestions to help me develop my channel and click sul pulsating Accept.
To continue activating monetization, you need to link an account to your YouTube channel Google AdSense, one of the most popular tools for monetizing online content. If you already have your Google AdSense account, the connection procedure is simple and quick, while if you have never registered for Google's online monetization service, you can create your account in a few minutes, as I have also explained to you in my guide. dedicated.
To proceed with the association between YouTube and AdSense, press the button starts present accanto alla voce Sign up for AdSense, and on the newly opened page, click the button NEXT. Now, select theGoogle account associated with your AdSense account, enter the password in the field Enter your password e pulsing sul pulsating NEXT. If you are already signed up for Google AdSense, click the button Accept association to complete the connection, otherwise proceed with registration.
Then check that the URL of your YouTube channel is in the field Site URL is correct, put the check mark next to the item Yes o No whether or not to receive personalized help and performance tips by email and select city using the drop-down menu under the item Country or area. Finally, read the terms and conditions of the service, put the check mark next to the item Yes, I have read and accepted the contract and click the button Create account.
Now, click button Start and enter the required data in the fields Account type, Your name, Address, Postal code, City, Province, Phone Number and click sul pulsating Send, then choose how to receive the verification code (useful for confirming your identity) by placing the check mark next to one of the options available between Text message (SMS) e Voice call.
Pigia, quindi, sul pulsating Generate verification code to receive the code via SMS or phone call, enter it in the field verification code, click here Send and, in the new open page, presses the button Redirected to return to the YouTube monetization activation page.
Continue the monetization activation procedure by pressing the button starts present accanto alla voce Set your monetization preferences and choose the ad formats you prefer by placing or removing the check mark next to the options Overlay ads, Sponsored cards e Skippable video ads. Then press the button Save to confirm your preferences, which will be active as soon as your channel is approved for monetization.
If your channel already qualifies for monetization, it will be automatically reviewed for compliance with the terms of the YouTube partner program and community guidelines. Usually the procedure takes no more than a week: you will receive an email at the address associated with your YouTube channel with the outcome of your request. In the meantime, you can read my in-depth guides on how YouTube pays for videos and how to become famous on YouTube.
If, on the other hand, your channel has not yet reached the minimum threshold for joining the program, the automatic review and activation of monetization will not take place until all the requirements are met. You can keep track of the status of your channel and how long it takes to reach the threshold for monetization by accessing the section Creator studio and pressing on the voices Channel e Monetization present in the sidebar on the left. To speed things up, you can read my guides on how to subscribe on YouTube and how to increase YouTube views.How to monetize YouTube videos