Recently, many youth have been wondering about the conditions for profit from YouTube. Those who have been following YouTube for a long time know very well that the conditions for making money from YouTube have become more difficult than before.
About a year ago, I wrote a comprehensive and exclusive guide on how to make money from YouTube , in which I covered everything about YouTube and how to make a profit from it.
Tens of thousands of youth have read this guide and have benefited greatly from it, so I advise you to return to it after completing this article. But why am I telling you the story of this article now?
I tell you this because I found that the most common question that readers of the article asked through the comments was about: “The terms of profit from YouTube.”
This is what prompted me today to write this article, but my article today will not only be about the terms of participation in the YouTube Partner Program, but it will contain many other important points.
What you will learn from this article:
You will learn about the conditions for profit from YouTube in a detailed and simplified manner, with examples for clarification.
You will learn the idea behind YouTube setting these terms.
You will understand that these Terms work in your favor and not against you.
You will understand that fulfilling the conditions cannot become an end in itself.
You will learn a set of tips and ideas to achieve the conditions for profit from YouTube in a short time.
In this article you will find links to other YouTube articles, which cover everything you need to be a successful YouTuber with excellent profits.
are you ready? So let's get started now.
What are the conditions for profit from YouTube?
Below I will include for you all the conditions that you must fulfill in order to join the YouTube Partner Program, and start making profits from YouTube.
YouTube calls these terms “ eligibility requirements to join the YouTube Partner Program. ”
Condition 1: Your channel complies with YouTube's monetization policies
Your channel complies with YouTube monetization policies
In the past, YouTube called these policies the “YouTube Partner Program Policies,” but in September 2019 YouTube changed the name of these policies to “YouTube monetization policies. ”
It is a set of standards and laws that each participant in the YouTube Partner Program must abide by and not break, and they are standards and laws related to integrity, honor, and non-deception or endangerment of others.
It is worth noting that these standards and policies exist and have been activated from the beginning... Yes, many do not care about them, but they represent a prerequisite for profit from YouTube and the continuation of achieving this profit, and because of it many Arab channels are banned and their due profits are lost!
These policies are divided into four parts:
1. Forum Guidelines (Policies and Security)
It is a set of general guidelines for the nature of acceptable content on the YouTube platform, and a list of types of unacceptable content.
These guidelines are mandatory for every YouTube content creator... even if he is not a participant in the YouTube Partner Program, and you can learn about them in detail from the official YouTube page with the link below:
Youtube official page
2. Terms of Service
It is a set of terms for using the YouTube platform in general, and by the way, it concerns each user of the YouTube platform, whether he is a viewer or a content creator, and you can learn about them in detail from the official YouTube page with the link below:
YouTube Terms of Service
3. AdSense Program Policies
In order to start making profits from your channel, you must participate in the Google Adsense program of Google, and this program has its own policies that you must also abide by to accept your account in the program.
You can learn more about these policies in detail through the official Google page with the link below:
AdSense Program Policies
4. Advertiser-friendly content guidelines
We said above that YouTube's profit-making policies are divided into four parts, and the first part was for general guidelines for publishing content on YouTube, and it is specific to any video that is published on YouTube, even if it is not shared and does not show ads.
These instructions are also specific to the nature of acceptable and unacceptable content, but they are special and more specialized instructions for channel owners whose channels, i.e. participants in the program, have advertisements appearing on their channels.
You can get to know them in detail through the official Google website with the link below:
Guidelines for advertiser-friendly content
Second condition: You must be residing in a country where the YouTube Partner Program is available
Be based in a country where the YouTube Partner Program is available
This is one of the important conditions for profit from YouTube, which frustrates many young people around the world, and it simply stems from the fact that YouTube provides the YouTube Partner Program to a group of countries in the world, not all countries of the world.
The good thing is that the YouTube Partner Program is available in most countries of the world, and only a few countries are deprived of participation, and it is worth noting that it is available in most Arab countries as well.
To find out if the program is available in your country or not, you should visit the official Google page with the link below:
Availability of the YouTube Partner Program
Condition 3: Your channel has had 4000 watch hours in the past 12 months
Your channel got 4,000 hours of public watch time in the last 12 months
In fact, this YouTube profit condition is what confuses many, and so I will explain it here in detail so that there is no confusion about understanding it again.
First let's agree that the condition is talking about 4000 watch hours, not 4000 watch
The condition here is related to achieving a certain number of hours of views, and not directly related to the number of views.
Let's take an example: Let's say your channel has one video and the duration of that video is 1 hour, and your video gets 4,000 views, but the average viewer watch time is only 15 minutes.
So with a simple arithmetic, we can find out that your channel has garnered 60,000 minutes of views. (4000 * 15 = 60000), this means that your channel only got a thousand watch hours (60000/60 = 1000), so the 4000 hour requirement is still not met.
Another example: You have 20 videos on your channel, and each video is 40 minutes long, and the average viewer watch time was 30 minutes, and each video on your channel only got 500 views.
So with a simple arithmetic, we can know that your channel got 300,000 minutes of views (20 videos * 500 views per video * 30 minutes per view = 300,000 total minutes for all videos).
This means that your channel got 5,000 watch hours (300,000 minutes divided by 60 minutes to convert into hours = 5,000 total watch hours), so your channel has met the second condition.
Second: Let's agree that YouTube has set a specific period of time to achieve views, which is a year
Here, YouTube will look at the history of your channel in the last 12 months, and calculate the total hours of views to make sure that the condition is met or not, but the famous question that many ask is: Do I have to wait a whole year for the condition to apply?
The answer is clearly no, you do not have to wait for a whole year until the condition is met, but YouTube has set a year as a validity for views, and to understand this clearly I will give an example as well.
You have a channel since January 2020 and during the year 2020, the channel achieved 20,000 watch hours, but for some reason your channel stopped getting more views (perhaps because you relied on the trend strategy to get views and the trend ended and no one is interested in the videos anymore).
Also, for some reason, you didn't post more videos in 2021, and then your channel only got 3000 watch hours.
And now we are at the end of 2021, and you are about to participate in the YouTube Partner Program, here the total views of your channel are 28 thousand hours, but you still do not meet the condition, because your channel did not achieve 4000 in the last 12 months.
Another example: You have a channel since June 2021, and during the next 6 months, the channel achieved a total of 4500 watch hours, in this case and assuming that you want to participate in January 2022, the condition applies to your channel.
Note: According to YouTube itself, the views that count are the public views, so you achieve views on your own will not count!.
Here is a link through which you can find out the status of your channel and whether it meets the conditions or not:
A direct link to know the status of a YouTube channel in monetization
Fourth condition: Your channel has at least 1,000 subscribers
Your channel has at least 1,000 subscribers
YouTube will not accept your channel to participate in the YouTube Partner Program unless it has at least 1,000 subscribers.
It is worth noting here that having a thousand subscribers only may not be enough, because there is a possibility that some subscribers will cancel their subscription in the period between submitting the subscription request and responding to it.
Therefore, I strongly advise not to start submitting a subscription application unless you exceed a thousand subscribers with an appropriate number, and in any case you will understand shortly that getting a thousand subscribers does not serve as a goal anyway.
It is worth noting that this condition and the previous condition of the YouTube profit conditions are two new conditions and have been applied only since the beginning of 2018.
Read also: YouTube SEO: 7 steps to make your videos top search results
Fifth condition: You must have a Google Adsense account
To have a Google Adsense account
Google Adsense is a subsidiary of Google and specializes in providing the opportunity for publishers to make profits, which is not limited to making profits through YouTube channels, but profit from Google Adsense is also available to website owners to make profits from their sites.
Once you fulfill the two conditions of 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours… you can access your channel from the Google Adsense registration link.
Read also: Everything you need to know about Google AdSense
Why does YouTube put these conditions for everyone who wants to make a profit?
The answer is simply because YouTube wants success like any big site, and success cannot be achieved without a system and laws.
We can divide the conditions for profit from YouTube into two parts, a section related to respect for laws and policies, and a section related to seriousness and requires harvesting a certain number of views and subscribers, and accordingly we can divide the reasons for YouTube setting these conditions into two parts as well:
Most of YouTube's policies are related to not publishing content that contains violence or exploitation of children, or has sexual innuendos, or the promotion of prohibited products such as drugs or weapons...etc.
In fact, these policies are almost present in most social media sites , but also policies that exist for many sites that rely on the audience to create content.
If you look closely, you will find that these policies are very important to make YouTube a safe place for its users, and this of course will attract more users, and therefore it is in the interest of the content creator who wants to profit from YouTube like you.
2. Reasons for setting the conditional 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours
In the past, the YouTube Partner Program was crowded with millions of inactive participants, who were counted on the program in numerical terms only, but in practice they did not have any activity.
Therefore, at the beginning of 2018, YouTube set these two conditions, in order to separate the serious from the non-serious. If you are a person who is serious about profiting from YouTube, it is normal for you to have followers, and you will easily get 1000 subscribers for your channel, and you will continue to publish new videos and publish your YouTube channel .
This, of course, will eventually lead to you getting more views, and you will be able to achieve the 4000 watch hours naturally without focusing while achieving the condition, and your focus will be mainly on success.
At the end of this part, we can conclude that the terms of profit from YouTube are supposed to work in your favor and not against you, so do not deal with them because they are obstacles, but rather treat them as laws that you have to abide by as if you were an employee of a company.
It is worth noting here that the condition of 4000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers cannot be considered goals in themselves, and this is in fact a mistake that many Arab YouTube channel owners make.
If you read my previous article about how much profit from YouTube , you will discover that you need much more than 4000 watch hours to make good profits on YouTube.
My advice to you in this regard is to focus on constantly creating new content, working on building a fan base, and trying to provide the best videos that you can offer, in order to become a truly successful YouTuber , you basically need to work on developing yourself constantly.
You should also understand that there are many other ways to profit from YouTube without Adsense , which you can use to make a profit from your channel in the period of working to achieve the conditions.
And below is an article that explains the profit strategy from YouTube through the affiliate program, from which you can make up to $50 per day:
How to earn 50 dollars
Tips to achieve 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours
1- Make a channel about something you love and care about
This is the key element that will help you keep going, paying attention to what you present on your YouTube channel will give you the motivation you need to keep going, and will help you achieve results faster, because you are working on something you love.
In this regard, I advise you to read the two articles in the links below:
How do I define a successful YouTube channel idea?
Successful YouTube Channel Ideas (Comprehensive List)
2- Keep posting constantly renewed content
If you remember the two examples I gave you in the condition of 4000 watch hours... Through the two examples, it turns out that the more videos your channel has, even with the few views, the higher your chance of getting the 4000 views.
My advice to you here is don't stop posting new videos no matter how successful the old ones are, and the article below will help you get constantly renewed video ideas:
How to get YouTube video ideas
3- Put quality as your primary and primary motto
Quality is the main and most important factor that affects the decision to finish the video to the end, or lock it and search for another video of better quality. My advice here is to do your best to make videos of the highest quality.
4- Marketing is an important component of your success
Many video creators think that success on YouTube consists in making and publishing videos, and they think that their role ends once the video is published, but the truth is that marketing is a very important element and should always be taken into account, and these are some articles that will help you in marketing your channel and videos:
how to increase youtube views
4 Smart Strategies to Create a Successful YouTube Video
How do I publish my YouTube channel?
In the end, my friend, I hope with all my heart that this article will be useful to you and answer the question “What are the conditions for profit from YouTube?” In detail and clearly, so that you will not need to search again for an answer to it.
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