For many YouTubers, earning money from the platform is a dream. However, it’s not as simple as just posting videos and hoping they’ll take off. To get a share of the ad revenue generated by your videos, you must apply for monetization. Once you’ve been approved, though, you can watch those pennies add up over time.
You Must Be 18 Years Or Older To Monetize Your Channel
First of all, if you’re under 18, but have a parent or guardian who has signed up for the YouTube Partner Program on your behalf and verified their account, they can enable getting your channel monetized on your behalf.
If you are at least 13 years old but younger than 18 years old, then YouTube might allow ads on some of the videos that are not mature enough for advertising (like comedy skits). You will still need permission from an adult who is part of the YouTube Partner Program before turning on monetizing features for any video with ads enabled.
You Must Have A Minimum Of 10,000 Public Views
You can apply to get your channel monetized once you have a minimum of 10,000 public views on your YouTube channel. You can apply through the YouTube platform or its Partner Program. You’ll be notified if you are approved, which will allow you to start earning money from ads that run before or during videos.
You Must Have A Valid Tax Information To Sign Up For The Program
You must also have valid tax information for you to sign up for the YouTube Partner Program. If you are under the age of 18, you cannot apply for an IRS Employer ID but can still get started with monetization by using your parent’s or guardian’s tax information.
The Revenue From Ad Sales Will Be Deposited Into Your Bank Account Monthly
Once you’ve joined the YouTube program, the revenue from ad sales will be deposited into your bank account every month. This is a long financial process and requires patience on your part. You need to have a lot of YouTube subscribers, views, and watch time for YouTube to consider monetizing your account.
Get Your YouTube Channel Monetized Now!
Hopefully, this guide has helped you understand the process of monetizing a YouTube channel. It’s not as easy as just turning on a monetizing option, but there are plenty of online resources available to help make it easier on you, so start getting on the journey of YouTube monetary success!