If you are a new YouTube content creator or if you are looking to start creating content for YouTube, you will need to know this more than anyone. The video platform YouTube has tightened it rules on monetization of videos for content creators.
If you did not know, or if you have been living under a rock, YouTube content creators can earn money from their videos once they qualify to join the YouTube partner program
The rules have been that for one to join the partner program and start earning from their content, one’s channel needs to acquire at least 10,000 public views of their videos.
On hitting this threshold, the content creator would be selected to join the partner program and YouTube would then run adverts on, before or during your video and share the advertising revenue with the content creator.
A monetized video on YouTube can earn anywhere from $2 to $5 for every 1,000 views that it gets and this is after YouTube has taken its cut from the advertising revenue. With the new rules for the partner program, for a video to be monetized, the channel must have received at least 4,000 public views within the previous 12 months and the channel should have a minimum of 1,000 subscribers.
The changes took immediate effect and the 12 months started counting from February 20 2018. What this means is that those channels that have not received at least 4,000 views from 20 February and have less than 1,000 subscribers will not be having monetized videos.
YouTube says that they are doing this to improve the quality of content by making sure that spammers and other bad actors on the web do not take advantage of the content creators or affect the YouTube eco-system while at the same time maintaining great content on the platform.
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