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When Does YouTube Start Paying You?

YouTube starts paying you once you have reached at least 1,000 subscribers, and a minimum of 4,000 hours of watch time on your channel within the past year (12 months).

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Once you have reached these requirements, you can then apply for the YouTube partner program.


What is YouTube Partner Program?

YouTube Partner Program allows you to run ads on your videos, which will earn you money in return. And it also gives you access to a lot of YouTube resources.

such as;

    Youtube Partner Program requirement

  • You must have a minimum of 1,000 subscribers.
  • You must have at least 4,000 hours of public Watch Time within a 12-month period.
  • make sure that 2-Step Verification is turned on for your Google Account
  • Make sure you only have 1 AdSense account

How to Apply for YouTube Partner Program

Navigate to Youtube Studio. Click on monetization, which will bring you to the Partner Program page. This stage will require you to do three things,

  • Review and agree to the YouTube Partner Program Terms of Service.
  • Create a Google Adsense account and connect it to your channel.
  • Wait for youtube to review your application and give you feedback.

How to connect Google Adsense to Youtube

What is Adsense?

AdSense is a free Google platform, which makes you earn money by placing ads on your YouTube channel or Site.
Google’s ad network connects advertisers looking to run their ads on the web with creators like you, looking to monetize your website, making it simple for everyone to succeed.

How to create Adsense account

  •  Access Google Adsense official page.
  • Click Get started.
  • Sign in to your Google Account.
  • Enter the URL of the site that you want to show ads on. Learn more about how to enter your URL.

How to connect your Youtube channel to Adsense;

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. Select the Monetization tab on the left menu.
  3. Click START on the Sign up for Google AdSense card.
  4. When prompted, enter your YouTube account password and re-authenticate if required.
  5. Choose which Google account you would like to use for AdSense.

Once you are done with this process, Navigate to Youtube Studio. Click on monetization, and click on apply for YouTube Partner Program.

How Long it Takes to Get Accepted to the YouTube Partner Program?

The approval process usually takes around 1 week to a month as YouTube manually reviews each and every channel nowadays.

Anything and everything in your content must belong to you or you must have the right to use the content if it does not belong to you. (including images and music)

Else youtube won’t accept you into their program.

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Does YouTube pay every month?

Yes! Youtube pays you every month, mostly on the 21st of every month. Youtube will only pay you once you have earned a minimum of  $100.

This means the minimum threshold is $100.

What is YouTube’s pay rate?

Youtube videos can generate from $0.003 to $0.01 per view. If we analyze it on large scale your videos on youtube can generate $3 to $10 per 1K views.

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