To monetize their channel, creators must meet specific requirements set by YouTube. In this article, we will discuss the new, updated requirements for monetization, how monetization works, and the potential earnings for YouTubers with concrete numerical examples. Additionally, we are excited to announce that our YouTube watch time service has updated its access requirements. From today, if you don’t have a video that is at least one hour long, it is sufficient to have at least 10 videos on your YouTube channel, with one video being at least five minutes long. With these new, relaxed requirements, you can expect an even faster campaign than before.
To monetize a YouTube channel, creators must meet the following requirements:
- 1,000 subscribers: Creators must have at least 1,000 subscribers on their channel.
- 4,000 watch hours: Creators must have at least 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months.
- Advertiser-friendly content: Creators must ensure that their content is advertiser-friendly and does not violate YouTube’s Community Guidelines.
- AdSense account: Creators must have an AdSense account to receive payments.
How Monetization Works
Once a creator meets the requirements for monetization, they can enable ads on their videos. YouTube places ads on the videos and pays the creator a percentage of the revenue generated from those ads. The percentage that creators receive varies and is influenced by several factors, including the number of views, ad format, the video niche and geographic location of the viewer.
The Potential Earnings for YouTubers
Typically, YouTube pays content creators based on the number of ad clicks and impressions. Creators can also earn money from merchandise sales, brand deals, and sponsorships. To give an idea of potential earnings, let’s consider a realistic example. Suppose a creator’s video receives 1 million views, and the average CPM (cost per mille or thousand views) is $2. The CPM can vary widely depending on the factors mentioned above, anyway usually it is around $2-3. In this case, the total revenue generated from ads would be $2,000 (1,000 x $2). The creator’s earnings would be a percentage of this revenue, which can range from 45% to 55%, depending on the country and ad format. So your actual earnings for 1,000,000 of Youtube views would be around $1,000.
To monetize a YouTube channel, creators must meet the requirements set by YouTube, including having at least 1,000 subscribers, 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months, and advertiser-friendly content. Once a creator meets these requirements, they can enable ads on their videos and earn a percentage of the revenue generated from those ads. The potential earnings for YouTubers depend on several factors, including the number of views, ad format, and geographic location of the viewer. Additionally, our updated access requirements for our YouTube watch hours service makes it easier for creators to reach these requirements and start earning money from their channel. Good luck!