How to Monetize Youtube Channel- Beginners 2020 Guide | Billionaire Mentor

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This post is about how you can monetize your content on YouTube to get revenue. 

There are four golden rules for earning money on YouTube, and they are:
  • You need to have 1,000 subscribers to your YouTube channel.
  • Your video has generated 4,000 watch time hours in the last 12 months.
  • You follow all of YouTube's policies and guidelines.
  • You have an AdSense account set up.

# 1 YouTube Partner Program Requirements

Commonly known as YouTube Partner Program or abbreviated as YPP, you must fulfill all four requirements before accepting your channel.

Starts with 1,000 customers. This is a very straightforward one, no matter how long it takes you to get 1,000 customers, once you hit that milestone, you have reached this requirement.

Along with 1,000 subscribers, you also need 4,000 hours of watch time on your videos in the last 12 months. There is some confusion with this one, so I should try to clarify it. First of all, it's not about how much video content you watch YouTube Creator. All this is how much video content is viewed on your channel from people all over the world. These are videos of all the hours that people have watched on your channel in the last 12 months (by any date). You may have a good 4,000 hours of watch time over the lifetime of your channel, but it is only the last 12 months that YouTube Partner Program requirements count.

A few more things to tell you about watch time. The live stream counts towards that total. Unlisted videos also count towards that total. But if you delete any video, that watch time will be removed from your channel watch time hours. And one more final point, if you are already in the YouTube Partner Program, and if your channel falls below the 4,000 hour watch time, YouTube will not automatically remove you from the Partner Program, but they will do so at their discretion.

# 2 Following YouTube Rules for Demonetization

Next on the list is the rule book. If you want to monetize your content, you need to make sure that you refer to it as a YouTube state:

When you apply for the YouTube Partner Program, you will go through the standard review process to see if your channel meets YouTube's policy and guidelines. Only the channels that meet them will be accepted in the program.

The YouTube program also continuously watches the channel to see if they continue to meet YouTube's policies and guidelines. These policies and guidelines which are very broad, all see increasing pain YouTube has had to find the right balance between creators, viewers and advertisers. If you want to monetize your content in the future then I recommend familiarizing yourself with these policies and guidelines.

However, if you are in a TLDR mood, then in short, apply common sense. If you think a video may be inappropriate, then chances are that it is, and you create such content at your own risk.

# 3 Copyright and Monetization Policies on YouTube

Copyrighted content is a big topic in YouTube's policies and guidelines. Essentially, if you use other people's work, you can use copyrighted material without their permission, And YouTube does not want you to do this. This will almost certainly demonetize you or prevent you from entering the YouTube affiliate program. Let's look at this in a little more detail. 

For most of you, this is the most important monetization policy. You must ensure that you are adding value to any third party content that you monetize, and that your content has significant original commentary, educational value, or editorial detail. And to be clear, that still may not be enough. It does not license you to use other people's content in your videos at all times, because if you do, YouTube can use it as an argument for not monetizing your content.

YouTube confirms that if your or most of your channel is dedicated to reused content, and you are not changing the original work by adding your own unique value, your channel is not eligible for the YouTube Partner Program. The spirit of this policy is to ensure that YouTube is encouraging unique and original content in the YouTube Partner Program, and that YouTube is protecting and rewarding creators who work hard on original content. 

Now, some may see YouTube's policy as an excuse for the demonetization of channels that they don't want in the demonetization program, but let's look at it from this point of view. You spent days creating great pieces of content, and it went viral on YouTube. And then a dozen random video producers steal that content, upload it, generate hundreds of thousands of views, and profit handsomely from it. How would you feel if this happened? This is what YouTube is trying to save original content from video creators.

Advertising, reuse, duplicate content and copyrighted content is a broad gray area on YouTube, and they don't always get it right. And you can look at some channels on YouTube and see that they are showing these rules clearly. Okay, you don't know what their personal circumstances are, they may have permission to use that material, or they might get caught in the future, and you don't want to follow the examples of the channels that are doing it Huh. This is not the path to success. 

YouTube is finally the gatekeeper. They have all the keys. You are on the ground of rent, and if you break these rules, and break them, don't be surprised when you come after YouTube.

# 4 Linking Google Adsense Account with YouTube Channel

If you are going to make money from your videos, YouTube needs a way to pay you, and at least to get started, this will be done through an AdSense account. Some things you need to know about it, if you already have an AdSense account, you can use it. You can associate multiple channels with one AdSense account, and if you have not received an AdSense account, you can set one during the YouTube Partner Program application process.

# 5 Applying for YouTube Partner Program

Let's remind ourselves once again of those requirements: you need:
  • 1,000 subscribers to your YouTube channel.
  • 4,000 watch time hours on your video in the last 12 months.
  • To follow all of YouTube's policies and guidelines.
  • Set up an AdSense account.
When you have implemented the YouTube Partner Program, the platform may take up to a month to decide. Because real humans will review your channel, it is a manual process. Some channels have been cleared in days, so it may be early. However, if it takes more than a month, your channel will usually be kept in further review. When this happens, unfortunately, the waiting time can be very long. Three, six, possibly even 12 months. In some unfortunate cases, YouTube never comes to a decision, leaving the creator in the limb of demonetization.

We appreciate that it can be a very frustrating situation to find yourself as a video producer, as many of you have commented about our videos here on vidIQ. Unfortunately, we cannot help you pursue this process on your own, So what we recommend you to do is to talk to TeamYouTube on Twitter, make sure everyone knows that there is an issue with your demonetization decision.

YouTube says that it will never speed up this process, but you should be worth it as a video producer to make at least some decisions.

# 6 Rejected from YouTube Partner Program: Next Step

Now you say that you have applied for the YouTube Partner Program, but you have been rejected. What can you do?

When you are rejected from the YouTube Partner Program, YouTube will give you a common reason. Unfortunately, they will not specifically tell you what video or content is causing the problem, so you may be left to visually adjust your channel. However, the good news is that you can re-apply for the program in 30 days time.

Again, this is where you have to use your common sense. If you think there are videos that are tightening community guidelines and policies, they are most likely and you need to adjust them. If there are videos that contain copyrighted material, they are likely causing problems with YouTube as well, so you will need to remove them.

The creators have asked that when they apply for the companion program, will the Community Guidelines strike or the copyright strike against my channel prevent me from appearing in the program? The answer is probably no, it certainly won't stop you, but it is going to have an impact.

There is a dedicated support page with advice on what you should do if you get rejected from the YouTube Partner Program, and you'll find it here.

Once you are in the Partner Program, and you want to take your demonetization a step further by earning money from super chat, membership, and merchandise.

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