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YouTube Partner Program: How to join its expanded version

07:04 AM June 16, 2023

YouTube lowered the requirements for content creators to make money via the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). It enables people to earn money from posting videos on the platform. The YouTube Help page says it is only available for users in Taiwan, South Korea, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Nowadays, more people aspire to earn a living from entertaining millions of people as content creators or online influencers. Thanks to the eased YPP rules, more people can start their digital careers. Soon, you might become the next MrBeast or PewDiePie!

This article will discuss the YouTube Partner Program’s new guidelines. Then, I will explain how you can join the YPP by listing the eligibility criteria and application processes. Later, I will cover how the Program helps you earn revenue.


Old vs. new YouTube Partner Program criteria

You can earn an income from YouTube by joining its Partner Program. However, you must gain enough subscribers, viewers, and other factors to qualify. Here are the old requirements:

  • 1,000 subscribers
  • 4,000 watch hours in the past year or 10 million Shorts views in the last 90 days

These were more manageable during the early days of the platform. Nowadays, the stiff competition among content creators makes it harder to meet these criteria. Fortunately, YouTube replaced them with relatively easier requirements:

  • 500 subscribers
  • Three public uploads in the last 90 days
  • 3,000 watch hours in the past year or three million Shorts views in the last 90 days

Long-standing YPP members retain their initial program benefits. Meanwhile, newcomers must meet these requirements aside from meeting metrics:

  • Follow YouTube’s channel monetization policies.
  • Also, you must activate 2-step verification for your Google Account.
  • Have one active AdSense account that you will link to your channel. If you don’t have one, prepare to create one with YouTube Studio.
  • Moreover, you must have a channel based in Taiwan, Canada, South Korea, the United States, or the United Kingdom

How to apply to the new YouTube Partner Program

You could apply to a PC or mobile device if you meet these requirements. Of course, you will need a Google account. Here’s the application process for computer users:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio with your YouTube account.
  2. Next, click the Earn button in the left menu.
  3. Click the Apply Now button to review and accept the base conditions.
  4. Then, click the Start button to set up your AdSense account or link an existing active one.

Alternatively, you can sign up for YouTube Partner Program with your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Fortunately, they share the same instructions:

  1. Open the YouTube Studio mobile app. Download it from Google Play or the Apple App Store if you don’t have it.
  2. Then, tap the Earn button from the bottom menu.
  3. Tap the Apply Now button to review and accept the base conditions.
  4. Afterward, tap Start to set up an AdSense account or connect an existing one.

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The Studio’s Get Reviewed step will show “In Progress,” indicating YouTube has your application. The Help page says it usually takes a month to approve applications.

However, the website says delays are possible due to various reasons. If your first application fails, you may try again after 30 days. In the meantime, continue uploading original, entertaining content to improve your odds.

How to make money from YouTube

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Once you become a YPP member, you can earn money from videos. The Help page says you can receive income from the following monetization features if you meet their eligibility criteria:

  • Channel memberships let viewers join your channel via monthly payments. In exchange, they gain access to your exclusive emojis, badges, and other goodies.
  • Super Stickers & Super Chats are paid live chat interactions. They can buy stickers that will show an animated picture on your stream. On the other hand, Super Chats lets them highlight their messages for a price.
  • Super Thanks let fans send you money.
  • Shopping lets you link your merch store to YouTube to showcase your goodies.

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YouTube loosened its Partner Program requirements, enabling more content creators to join. Eventually, they could help the platform gain more viewers, encouraging more ad revenue.

The new terms are only available to a few countries at the time of writing. However, YouTube may soon expand the new YPP to more content creators worldwide.

It is probably testing the impact of these new rules before expanding access. Meanwhile, you can learn more nifty tips and digital trends from Inquirer Tech.

Frequently asked questions about the YouTube Partner Program

How much do you get paid per YouTube view?

Influencer Marketing Hub says the average content creator makes $0.0018 per view. Google pays 68% of its Adsense revenue, meaning creators usually earn $68 if an advertiser pays $100. However, advertiser payments vary, typically from $0.10 to $0.30 per view. Consequently, YouTube channels often receive $18 per 1,000 views.

Does YouTube pay monthly?

The YouTube Help website says channels earn monthly AdSense payments. You accumulate earnings throughout a month, and the Payment page finalizes and posts your balance at the start of the next month. If you exceed the payment threshold, you will receive your payment between the 21st and the 26th.

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Can I monetize my YouTube channel without 1,000 subscribers?

The new YouTube Partnership Program rules allow content creators with 500 subscribers. Also, the new guidelines require three public uploads in the last 90 days. On the other hand, you need 3,000 watch hours in the past year, or three million Short views in the last 90 days. However, these are only available in select countries.

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