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