YouTube’s Announced Its New Monetization Policy 2018

This new updated YouTube policy will impact all YouTube Channel having less than 1000 subscribers or 4000 watch hours.

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YouTube's Announced Its New Monetization Policy 2018
YouTube's Announced Its New Monetization Policy 2018

Are you making money from YouTube Channel?, then this post is for you. Google recently has announced changes to its monetization policy on YouTube. For more updates and information, please read the below article.

The new policy will impact all small channel having less than thousand subscribers and four thousand watch hours.  According to new updated policy, if your channel does not meet these new requirements then you will be not eligible to monetize your videos.

YouTube Monetize Program Overview
YouTube Monetize Program Overview

DNA of New YouTube Program

If you refer the above image then you’ll find that now there are two requirements to monetize the videos. These requirements are as follows

  1. Minimum 1000 subscribers to your channel in last 12 months and
  2. Minimum 4000 watch hours to your channel in last 12 months.

These both the requirements are mandatory not optional. You needs to full fills both requirements to make money from YouTube Channel.

Here it is also important to note that these requirements are require to be fulfilled within 12 months only. It means if you’re are making 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours in more than 12 months, then it is of no use. The only last 12 months data will be consider for these parameters.The below image, will clarify this

Youtube Monetization
YouTube Monetization

In the above image you will find that though the said channel has more than 1000 subscribers, it is still not eligible for making money from its videos.

How To Check Eligibility for YouTube Monetization?

Follow below steps to check eligibility of your YouTube Videos for the monetization.

  1. Login to your YouTube Channel.
  2. Select ‘Monetization‘ option under ‘Channel‘, from left navigational menu.
How to Check Eligibility of YouTube Channel
How to Check Eligibility of YouTube Channel

That’s it. You will find the monetization status in the middle of the screen ( as shown in the above images).

In most of the cases then ‘Monetization preferences set’ is set to disabled by default. If it is not enabled then enable the same to check the eligibility status.

At last, this new policy will impact both current as well as the new partners. If you’re already a member of the YouTube Partner Program then henceforth you will not able to monetize your videos.

Further, all the new application are currently kept on hold. As per YouTube it will be reviewed in the next few weeks, so look out for an email update around then. Below you will find the official notification for the same.

New Youtube Partner Program
New YouTube Partner Program

Once you reached the required requirements, your channel is automatically reviewed to make sure it complies with the YouTube Partner Program terms and our Community Guidelines.

Now your turn. What do you think about these changes? Please do not forget to share your feedback in the below comment box.

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