Youtube Sets New Requirements For Monetization

Posted: Jan 17 2018, 1:04am CST | by , in News | Technology News

Youtube Sets New Requirements for Monetization

Your hobby Youtube channel is set to stop making you money.

Youtube announced and enforces new requirements for Youtube channels to make money. The new Youtube Partner Program eligibility requirement for monetization is now 4,000 hours watch time within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers.

On February 20th, 2018, Youtube will implement this threshold across existing channels on the platform, to allow for a 30 day grace period. On that date, channels with fewer than 1,000 subs or 4,000 watch hours will no longer be able to earn money on YouTube. When they reach 1,000 subs and 4,000 watch hours they will be automatically re-evaluated under strict criteria to ensure they comply with our policies. New channels will need to apply, and their application will be evaluated when they hit these milestones.

Though these changes will affect a significant number of channels, Youtube says that 99% of those affected were making less than $100 per year in the last year, with 90% earning less than $2.50 in the last month.

Youtube's goal with this new thresholds is to prevent spammers, impersonators, and other bad actors to monetize their videos. This way more ad inventory and revenue opportunity is available for creators.

If your legit Youtube channel is getting suspended, here is what you can do to enable monetization again. If your Youtube Partner Program participation is suspended you can keep uploading original content and building your audience on YouTube even if you're not in the YouTube Partner Program. You can re-apply to the program 30 days after suspension.

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