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YouTube Channel Monetization in 2022

What is YouTube Monetization?

YouTube monetization is the process of making money from your YouTube videos. In essence, companies/ businesses will pay to advertise at various points throughout your videos. The creator has rewarded anytime a viewer sees the advertisement.

The first step to getting to the above point is becoming a member of the YouTube Partner Program. Google AdSense relies on you being a part of the YouTube Partner Program. Once you are set up with a Google AdSense account, you can then submit your videos to make money. Your video will need to meet several requirements for monetization.


  1. Have at least 1,000 subscribers
  2. Have at least 4,000 hours of watch time in the past 12 months
  3. Must be U.S. based (or based in a country with access to the program)
  4. Create an AdSense account (mentioned above) linked to your channel
  5. Cannot have any community guidelines strikes on your channel
  6. Must abide by YouTube monetization regulations

YouTube will then verify that these requirements are met as they do an overview of your application. Waiting for this verification can sometimes take up to a month. With this, all set, the only step left is to switch on advertising on your YouTube account.

YouTube will check the following while verifying your account:

  • Main theme
  • Most viewed videos
  • Newest videos
  • The biggest proportion of watch time
  • Video metadata

Other Tips to Make Money on YouTube: Finally, expand your horizons and consider these other monetization methods:

  • Merchandising: People love tchotchkes (e.g., t-shirts, mugs, hoodies, keychains, ball caps)
  • Affiliate link clicks: Join an affiliate program and get commissions from referrals.
  • Sell your video rights: Other brands might be interested in licensing your videos for their monetization purposes!
  • Get fan patronage: Use platforms like Patreon to offer your viewers extra features and special perks for their monetary support.