- YouTube stars with large fan bases and popular videos can earn millions of dollars a year from their content, but you don’t have to have millions of subscribers to make some cash off the videos you post on the service.
- If you have enough people watching your YouTube videos, you can earn money from them through the service’s Partner Program.
- Here’s how to find out if you’re eligible for the program and how to join it.
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YouTube personalities including PewDiePie, the Paul brothers, and Jenna Marbles have made millions of dollars from their YouTube videos.
But you don’t have to be a megastar like one of them with millions of views to make money off your YouTube videos. Anyone who meets certain requirements can make some extra cash on the streaming video service through the YouTube Partner Program.
Here are the standards your channel needs to meet to qualify, how you can apply, and how the program works:
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To earn money on YouTube, video creators need to be accepted into the service’s Partner Program.
Once you become part of the program, you’ll have access to a trove of resources and features provided by YouTube. The program offers tips on the different ways you can make money and provides a dedicated support team.
Source: YouTube Help
To qualify for the YouTube Partner Program, your channel has to have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch-hours in the last year.
YouTube sets such requirements for the program to “protect the creator community from spammers, impersonators, and other bad actors,” it says.
Source: YouTube Creators
To be eligibile, you have to live in a country where the Partner Program is available.
YouTube offers the program in more than 100 countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Russia, and Norway. One country where it’s not available is China.
Source: YouTube Help
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