YouTube Partner Program overview
The YouTube Partner Program (YPP) lets creators monetize their content on YouTube. Creators can earn money from advertisements served on their videos and from YouTube Red subscribers watching their content. You can apply to join the YouTube Partner Program from your account in Creator Studio.
Note that your channel needs to be in the YouTube Partner Program in order to access certain features, such as end screens and cards that link to associated websites, crowdfunding, or merchandise sites. Channels do not have to monetize any videos as part of this requirement. This helps us evaluate the validity of the channel, as well as determine whether the channel is following our Community Guidelines.
How to apply for the program
Who is eligible to apply
All YouTube creators can apply to join as long as the program is available in your country. Once a channel reaches 10,000 public channel views, it will be reviewed to join the program. You can check your channel’s view count at Creator Studio > Channel > Monetization.
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This view count threshold gives us enough information to determine the validity of a channel. It also allows us to confirm if a channel is following our community guidelines and advertiser policies.
How to apply
You can follow the 4 steps to join the YouTube Partner Program from your account in Creator Studio. Once your channel reaches 10,000 public channel views, your channel activity will be reviewed.
What’s reviewed when you apply
Once your channel reaches 10,000 public channel views, your channel activity is reviewed to make sure your content adheres to the YouTube Partner Program policies, YouTube Terms of Service, YouTube spam policies, and our Community Guidelines.
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We’ll email you to let you know as soon as the process is complete. You can also check the status of your application at Creator Studio > Channel > Monetization. The process may take up to several weeks.
• If you’re approved: You’ll start earning money on YouTube right away if you’ve already chosen the videos you want to monetize.
• If you’re not approved: If your channel isn’t approved to join the program, it’s likely because we cannot determine whether your channel’s activity complies with the YouTube Partner Program policies and Community Guidelines.
You can keep uploading original content and building your audience on YouTube even if you’re not in the YouTube Partner Program—and you can re-apply again in 30 days.
If your YPP participation is suspended
If it’s determined that your channel is no longer eligible for monetization, your channel will lose access to all monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program. Learn more about what to do if monetization is disabled for your channel.
You can keep uploading original content and building your audience on YouTube even if you’re not in the YouTube Partner Program. You can re-apply to the program 30 days after suspension.