How do I earn money on YouTube?

If you have recently started a YouTube channel and you want to earn money but you are not aware of exact procedure, and you are wondering “How to earn money on YouTube?” Then you must be a part of the YouTube partner program. You must read the information given in the forthcoming section to discover different ways to earn money on your Channel:

Different alternatives to make money on YouTube partner program:

The following methods can be utilized by users to earn money on YouTube:

  1. Via Advertising revenue

  2. Via Channel memberships

  3. Via providing a shopping link

  4. Via YouTube premium revenue

  • Via Advertising revenue: Customers can get ad revenue from the display, overlay, and video ads.

  • Channel memberships: If you provide any special perks to your channel members, then they will provide monthly members for the channel membership.

  • By providing a shopping link: You can link your shopping store to your YouTube channel. So whenever any customer likes any product, they can directly press the purchase option to buy a commodity.

  • Via YouTube premium revenue: When your content is watched by the viewers, you will get YouTube revenue.

Other mediums to earn money on YouTube: Apart from the ways discussed above, there are a few other options to earn money on YouTube. But creators must keep in mind that they fulfill the eligibility set for different options by Google to receive money. In the forthcoming sections, a detailed description will be given of the eligibility for different options.

Via YouTube shorts:

  • Creators can create YouTube shorts, and for this, their Channel need not be monetized.

  • They must at least upload a single short video on their Channel within 180 days.

  • They must follow YouTube community guidelines, copyright policies, and monetizing rules.

  • If you are uploading videos containing watermarks of other social media platforms or you are uploading content of other creators, then you are not eligible to get a short bonus.

  • Creators must qualify for the age limit set according to their countries. For example, in the USA, they must be at least 18 years old.

What are the eligibility factors for turning on YouTube monetization features?

When any person wishes to use any of the above-described ways, then they must pass the eligibility set by YouTube. Refer to the following information given about the eligibility for converting YouTube into a monetized account.


For advertising revenue: 

  1. The user must be at least 18 years old or have any legal parent or guardian older than 18 years of age who can handle their payments via AdSense.

  2. They must create content that follows and meets the advisory guidelines set by YouTube.

For channel membership:

  1. The creator must be at least 18 years old.

  2. They must reside in a country/region where YouTube channel memberships are available

  3. They must not create a music channel under SRAV


For shopping: 

  1. For this, they must Have more than 1,000 subscribers on their channel, or they must hold an Official Artist Channel.

  2. Your Channel must not be set as Made for Kids and should not have a significant number of videos set for the made for Kids section.


For YouTube premium revenue

  1. You must create content that is watched by a viewer who is also a YouTube premium subscriber.



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