Do I qualify for YouTube Monetization?

Do I qualify for YouTube Monetization?

To qualify for monetization, your channel should have at least 4,000 hours of public watch time and at least 1,000 subscribers within the last year. Moreover, you have to comply with all of YouTube’s policies and guidelines. If you have not completed your 4000 watch time then you can follow our article on how to easily achieve this target.

How to get 4000 watch hours on youtube

Moreover, if you are struggling to complete 1000 subscribers then you should read our another article which is gonna help you a lot.

Three Tricks: how to get your first 1000 subscribers

Last year means starting from today going back last 365 days. It does not mean that if you created your channel on 2nd April 2021 and your year will complete on 2nd April 2022. This is the common misconception that most YouTubers have.

What does “Public watch time” mean?

“Public watch time” means the total number of hours of watch time your public videos have got while your user is watching your videos. Private, unlisted, or deleted videos do NOT count toward this number. Fortunately, live streams do count toward that big, 4000-hour goal.

What is ypp?

Ypp stands for (YouTube Partner Program). As the name indicates, in this program youtube is taking you as its partner in earning money. As youtube is nothing without creators. People create content, others watch it. This makes youtube a busy platform. Having said that, being a busy platform youtube allows people or industries to advertise on youtube and hence this earning goes to youtube and its partner that are eligible in ypp.

Tip: Always be a loyal Youtuber

Consider your youtube channels like your baby and the youtube platform as your parent. So never ever try to game the youtube system. A youtube system or algorithm is very sophisticated and it is made and based on Artificial intelligence. So the system is intelligent enough to know if you are trying to trick it. Never ever try to watch your own videos because this is not gonna work at all.

How long does it take for youtube to monetize your channel?

It may take youtube up to 30 days to review your channel, so always try to submit or enable monetization application when you feel that you are totally ready. This is because if your channel is declined for monetization then it will take you another month to apply again for monetization. So don’t take any chances—you want revenue to start coming in as soon as possible.

Steps to enable monetization on YouTube

Once you are done with 4000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers, and you’ve checked that your channel has no issues and consider it ready for applying to get monetized, It’s time to learn how to enable monetization on YouTube.

  1. Click on YouTube Studio in the dropdown after you click on your icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Once you’re in YouTube Studio, find the Channel menu on the left-hand side of your screen, and click on Monetization.
  3. Finally, in the Monetization window, click Start.
  4. Accept the YouTube Partner Program terms.