As YouTube has recently changed its monetization policy, it’s important that you take a moment to evaluate where your channel’s at and where it’s headed. If you want to continue making money from YouTube, there are a few new guidelines your channel must meet.
Here’s how to ensure your channel stays monetized.
1. You must have one thousand subscribers and 4000 hours watch time
The first criteria that all channels must meet to retain their monetization is a subscriber count of one thousand and watch time 4000 hours. However, so there is still chance for smaller channels to grow their audiences and and request for monetization as soon as they reach that milestone
In order to increase your watch time, create longer videos more frequently. You can read more about increasing your watch time here.
2. Keep your account in good standing.
The most important part of YouTube’s new policy is that all monetized channels must remain in good standing. This is to protect the community and ensure that no one is making money for the wrong reasons.
Keeping your account in good standing is fairly simple. Avoid copyright strikes by following the tips in this post. Don’t spam the comment sections of other videos with comments promoting your own channel. Create the kinds of videos you’d be proud and willing to share with your family and friends.
Monetization is the main way content creators make money on YouTube. To ensure your channel is monetized, make sure you meet these requirements.