This post is for people who are planning to make make money from videos uploaded on youtube. They have released an article on 6th April 2017 stating that monetization rules on youtube have changed.
Years ago, YouTube opened their partner program to everyone. Anyone could sign up, start uploading videos, and start making money. But this led to some problems. People were creating accounts that uploaded content owned by other people.
Inorder to prevent these, YouTube has announced a change to its partner program.
“Starting today, we will no longer serve ads on YPP videos until the channel reaches 10k lifetime views. This new threshold gives us enough information to determine the validity of a channel. It also allows us to confirm if a channel is following our community guidelines and advertiser policies. By keeping the threshold to 10k views, we also ensure that there will be minimal impact on our aspiring creators. And, of course, any revenue earned on channels with under 10k views up until today will not be impacted. “
From now on, uploaders will not be able to turn on monetization until they hit 10,000 lifetime views on their channel.
YouTube believes that this threshold will give them a chance to gather enough information on a channel to know if it’s legit. And it won’t be so high as to discourage new independent creators from signing up for the service.
“In a few weeks, we’ll also be adding a review process for new creators who apply to be in the YouTube Partner Program. After a creator hits 10k lifetime views on their channel, we’ll review their activity against our policies. If everything looks good, we’ll bring this channel into YPP and begin serving ads against their content. Together these new thresholds will help ensure revenue only flows to creators who are playing by the rules.”
Along with protecting the creators on its service whose videos are being re-uploaded by scam artists, these new rules may help YouTube keep offensive videos away from the brands that spend money marketing on their platform.
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