The best way to get maximum out of your YouTube channel is to get ads on your YouTube videos.
However, it is very challenging. As a YouTuber, you may not know how to get ads on your YouTube videos. If it is so, this guide is certainly going to help you a lot.
To get ads on your videos or to monetize your videos, your YouTube channel firstly needs to fulfill the eligibility requirements set by YouTube.
One of those major eligibility requirements are:
Your channel must have at least 1000 subscribers
Your channel must have at least 4000 hours of watch time within the past 12 months
Your channel must follow YouTube Partner Program policies, YouTube Terms of Service, YouTube spam policies, Copyright, Google AdSense Program Policies, and the Community Guidelines
Apart from these requirements, there are more. You can learn those in detail by surfing on the internet or checking YouTube monetization policies.
So, before you apply for monetization or ad approval for your YouTube videos, make sure your channel fulfills all these eligibility requirements set by YouTube.
Create Your Google AdSense Account
Once your channel meets the threshold of 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time, it will be eligible for monetization. To enable monetization on your YouTube channel, you first must have a Google Adsense account.
If you don’t know how to create a Google AdSense account, the below-mentioned guide is for you.
To create a Google AdSense account, you must have two things that are:
A Gmail account or a Google account
Your own content created from scratch (this can be a blog, website, YouTube channel, or other original content)
As a YouTuber, you will be having both these things. So, move on to the next step. However, before you move on to the next step to create your new AdSense account, make sure you do not have an AdSense account already as Google does not allow you to have more than one AdSense account. So, keep this in mind otherwise you will have to face several difficulties to get ads on your YouTube videos.
To create your Google AdSense account, you have to follow the following steps.
Visit the official online portal of Google AdSense (https://www.google.com/adsense/start)
Click on “Sign Up Now”
Enter the URL of your YouTube channel that you want to get ads on
Enter your email address
Select “Yes” if you want Google AdSense to send you customized help
Save and continue to further processing
Sign in to your Google or Gmail account
Select your country or region
Review and accept the terms and conditions
Click on create account
After successfully creating your Google AdSense account, make sure your AdSense account is linked with your YouTube channel. It is important for running ads on your YouTube videos.
Apply For YouTube Partner Program (YPP)
YouTube Partner Program is a specifically designed program that allows YouTubers to access YouTube’s resources and features. It also allows creators to generate revenues by enabling ads on their YouTube videos.
To apply for YPP, your channel needs to follow the YouTube Partner Program policies and guidelines. You can learn about those policies and guidelines on YouTube creator academy.
If your channel meets YPP requirements and follows all the mandatory guidelines, you can easily apply for it.
Follow the below-mentioned instructions to successfully sign up for the YouTube Partner Program.
Sign in to your YouTube account or channel
In the top right of the homepage of YouTube, you will see your profile picture. Click on that for further processing
Click on YouTube Studio from the drop-down menu
In the left menu, click on Monetization
If your channel hasn’t yet fulfilled the eligibility requirements of YPP or monetization, click on “Notify me when I’m eligible.” Doing so will help you know when you’ve reached the threshold of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time
If your channel meets the threshold, click the Start option on the “Review Partner Program terms” card
Once you will sign the terms, YouTube will mark this with green (done)
After you complete this process, your channel will automatically be put for review. YouTube’s automated system and human reviewers will review your channel and its content to check if it follows all the YPP guidelines.
If your channel is accepted for the YouTube Partner Program, congratulations! You can now enable monetization on your channel and get ads on your YouTube videos.
On the other hand, if your YouTube Partner Program application is rejected, you need not worry as you can reapply for it after 30 days.
Get Ads on Your Videos
Once your channel successfully enters into the YouTube Partner Program, you will be able to get ads on your videos. To get ads on your videos, you will have to manually select your videos and enable video ads on those. You need to follow the below-mentioned instructions.
Head over to the YouTube Studio app
Tap menu, click on Videos
Select the video you want to monetize or get ads on
Tap the edit icon
Tap the monetization tab, tap the switch for Monetize with ads.
Adjust the ad formats and ad break (you can only enable ad breaks for before or after the video)
This is all about monetizing your YouTube channel or getting ads on your YouTube videos. If you also want to monetize your channel, follow all the steps, guidelines, and instructions mentioned in this piece of writing. This will surely help you a lot.