HOW DO I EARN THROUGH YOUTUBE? By registering for and being accepted into the YouTube Partner Program, you can make money on YouTube. Without being a member of the YouTube Partner Program, you might still be eligible to collect bonuses for shorts as part of the YouTube Shorts Fund.
A FEW NOTES
1. We won’t limit what you can post on YouTube, but we will try to treat our users, creators, and advertisers fairly. You can make money through YouTube if you’re a member of the YouTube Partner Program. We expect more of you when you participate in the YouTube Partner Program.
2. Before we allow you into the YouTube Partner Program, we analyze your channel to make sure we’re rewarding excellent creators. Additionally, we continually check channels to make sure you adhere to our rules.
3. For channels to be eligible for the YouTube Shorts Fund, YouTube monetization is not required. Channels that are a member of a Multi-Channel Network (MCN) and creators in the YouTube Partner Program are still eligible.
4. Learn more below about whether you may be required to pay taxes on your YouTube earnings.
Ways to make money in the YouTube Partner Program
The following features on YouTube allow you to monetize your account:
- Get advertising money through overlay, video, and display ads.
- Channel memberships: You provide members exclusive benefits in exchange for recurring monthly payments from them.
- Merch shelf: On your watch pages, you display official branded items that your admirers can explore and purchase.
- Your supporters can purchase Super Chat and Super Stickers to have their messages emphasized in chat streams.
- Income from YouTube Premium: When someone watches your material while subscribed to YouTube Premium, you get a portion of their monthly price.
In addition to subscriber and view count limitations, each feature has its own specific eligibility requirements. Specific functionalities might not be accessible if our reviewers decide that your channel or video is not qualified. There are two basic justifications for these higher thresholds.
The most significant one is that in every location where the feature is offered, we must adhere to legal restrictions. Then, we must ensure that we have enough context on your channel in order to reward good authors. This context generally indicates that we need more stuff to review.
Remember that we monitor channels frequently to ensure that your content complies with our guidelines.
Minimum qualifications to activate monetization features
Once you’ve been accepted in the YouTube Partner Program, you may get access to these monetization features:
|Ad revenue||Be at least 18 years old, or have a legal guardian older than 18 years of age who can handle your payments via AdSense.Create content that meets our advertiser-friendly content guidelines|
|Channel memberships||Be at least 18 years oldHave more than 1,000 subscribers|
|Merch shelf||Be at least 18 years oldHave more than 10,000 subscribers|
|Super Chat & Super Stickers||Be at least 18 years oldLive in a country/region where Super Chat is available|
|YouTube Premium revenue||Create content watched by a viewer who is a YouTube Premium subscriber|
Fund for YouTube Shorts
The $100 million YouTube Shorts Fund exists to reward creators for their commitment to producing imaginative, unique Shorts that excite the YouTube community. Each month, we’ll get in touch with thousands of creators to let them know they’re eligible for a Shorts bonus from the fund.
Your YouTube income and tax obligations
Good, engaging material on the platform can be rewarded by making money on YouTube or by obtaining Shorts bonuses. Remember that any money you receive from your YouTube-monetized videos may be subject to taxation in your country of residence. For specific advice, check with your local tax authorities.