If you are a Youtube creator or want to know how to monetize your Youtube videos then this is the right place for you. In this guide, we will discuss how to monetize YouTube videos with Adsense.
Adsense is one of the most popular options to make money from your YouTube videos. Adsense for hosted accounts is easier to approve than non-hosted accounts. And Youtube is also a hosted platform by Google and works on 55:45 revenue share ratio. It means 55% keeps the publisher (YouTube creator) and 45% Google. But to earn money with Adsense you need to monetize your YouTube channel & videos. Here are the requirements to monetize youtube videos.
Let’s come to the point & discuss how to monetize YouTube videos with Adsense step by step. So let’s start!
How to Monetize YouTube Videos with Adsense? Step-by-Step Guide
Get Started with Youtube:
Create a Youtube Channel
First of all, you need to make your YouTube channel. But if you already have then you have no need to create a new one. To create a Youtube channel-
Open www.youtube.com on your PC or laptop and sign in to YouTube with your Gmail
Click on your profile photo then click on the gear icon of YouTube settings.
Then click on Create a channel.
Enter your channel name in the type box then press Create a channel
After creating your channel change your profile & cover image and write a description of your channel.
Upload & Publish Videos- After completing your channel press the upload icon on the top right corner. Then press upload button to upload your video.
After uploading your video you write a catchy title & good description about your video and write related tags for your video. Also choose the category, language, and other options.
After completion of this job, press the publish button to upload your video.
Upload Videos to your YouTube channel. Your videos must be original not be copyrighted. If you will publish copyrighted videos on youtube then you can’t get Adsense for your channel even YouTube may ban or suspend your channel due to copyrights. So always use your own & original videos to publish on Youtube.
Check this video to know about Copyright Basics-
Enable Youtube Monetization
After publishing videos on your channel, now keep Youtube monetization ON for your channel. Follow these steps to do monetization on for your channel-
Click on the creator studio Then go through My Channel option – Status & Features.
Then go on the monetization box & press the Enable button to on monetization for your channel.
But if you didn’t choose your country for your channel then you will have the need to choose your country before to do monetization on for your channel.
After clicking on Enable option, now press Get Started
To enable your channel for monetization, you have to need to join Youtube partner program. To become a Youtube partner, check all the boxes then press I accept
Now it is the time to make or connect your Adsense account with your channel.
Now YouTube has changed its eligibility guidelines to join the YouTube Partner Program. You need a minimum of 4000 Hours of Watch-Time and 1000 Subscribers in a year (last 365 days). Only then you can apply for the YouTube Partner Program.
And Your Channel will be monetized after that…!
Link YouTube account to Google Adsense
Click on Setup Adsense account button or click on setup Adsense button in monetization option to setup Adsense account for your channel
then press next.
Now you will be redirected to Adsense signup page.
Now you have to need to choose your email account which you want to use for signup with Adsense. You can use your already existed account or can create a new one to sign up for Adsense. But if you are already a Google Adsense Publisher then you have the need to sign in with that account. But if you are not an Adsense publisher then you can use anyone.
After signing up with email now Fill Form about your personal details like as Name, Address etc. Fill your form carefully. Write your exact payee name which you are using in your bank account name. It means your bank account name & payee name must be the same. After filling the complete form carefully, submit it.
Now your application will be under review. It will take 7 days or maybe longer. It depends upon your channel quality & Google Adsense that how much time they will take to check or approve your request. But in my case, it takes only 2-3 hours to approve my application for Youtube channel.
If your application will be approved then you will get a mail about Adsense approval. But if your application got rejected for any reason then you have to need to fix them & reapply for Adsense.
After getting approval for Adsense now it is the time to monetize your videos.
Enabling Monetization for Youtube Videos
To monetize your videos go to monetization option through My Channel menu option. Now click on monetize videos to choose ads types to monetize your channel or all the videos.
Or you can monetize your videos individually from the video manager. To monetize your videos individually select all the videos which you want to monetize.
Then click on Actions drop down list and click on Monetize.
Select ad types which you want to use and press monetize button. Your selected videos will be monetized.
But if you want to monetize only one video or change the monetization settings for a particular video then you can do that by pressing Dollar’s icon button or click on the edit button for that video in the video manager.
Then go to monetization option & select monetize with ads option on and choose ad Formats to monetize that video. Now save the changes. Your video will be monetized with selected ad formats.
Ad Formats for Youtube Videos Monetization
Youtube offers Following Types of Ads to monetize Youtube videos-
- Display Ads- this type of ads are showing on the right sides of the videos.
- Overlay Ads- This types of Ads are appearing on the lower end of the videos. these ads can be shown several times during a video.
- Sponsered Cards- Cards with related products which are used in the video.
- Skippable Ads- Full Sized video ads which can be skipped after 5 seconds. these ads can be shown several times during a video if is longer.
- Non-Skippable Ads- these are also full sized video ads which can’t be skipped. you have to need to see it completely to saw your video. these type of ads generates more revenue than other types of ad formats. You have to need to inform Youtube to Enable Non-skippable ads for your channel to use them for your youtube videos monetization
Now you are ready to make money from your videos with Google Adsense.
YouTube has changed its guidelines and criteria To join YouTube Partner Program and to enable monetization. Youtube officially said that:
new channels will need to have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time within the past 12 months to be eligible for ads. We will begin enforcing these new requirements for existing channels in YPP beginning February 20th, 2018.
Both new and existing YPP channels will be automatically evaluated under this strict criteria and if we find a channel repeatedly or egregiously violates our community guidelines, we will remove that channel from YPP.
This means Now A channel needs 4000 hours of watch time and a minimum of 1000 Subs in one year to be eligible for YouTube monetization for new channels as well as existing channels. if an existing channel can’t achieve these requirements then its monetization will be removed and it will become de-monetized.
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