So, you received mail regarding 4000 Hours watch time & 1000 Subscriber Youtube Requirement. Some of our youtube clients also received it. But the good thing was, we already told them about youtube has a keep changing attitude without giving a good time to make arrangements. They have given 30 days for making things right but which is less for those who were not serious while uploading content. While we are not against this change. This change will stop an unwanted problem that comes when ads get placed on unethical video content.
What are the changes in YouTube Partner Program (YPP)?
For being eligible for monetization of your youtube content. You must satisfy two conditions:
-Minumum 4,000 hours of watch time within the past 12 months &
One more thing to note Youtube had added one more requirement
What if you have 4,000 hours of watch time within the past 12 months, is your channel eligible?
No, both condition needs to be satisfied.
How much time do you have for satisfying these condition?
What if your channel does not meet the said requirement within 30 days of Notice?
Then your channel will not be eligible for monetisation. In two words No Earning through your youtube channel. We always told our clients “Kindly do not think youtube channel as your primary income” It is an excellent platform for the content creator like to showcase their work. Yeah, you can earn, but that is the second good thing not primary.
What is the reason for the change in YouTube Partner Program (YPP)?
To protect creator revenue across the YouTube ecosystem
To tackle the day to day abuse by small channels.
Will youtube stop people to make New channels?
Their goal is to keep the YPP open to as many channels as possible. So no they do not want to stop people from making a new channel.
What is YouTube Partner Program?
YPP allows video creators to monetise their content on YouTube.
Want to know more about this mail, you may visit Additional Changes to the YPP to Better Protect Creators.