What do people want? To earn money through a job or work they enjoy. These days the coolest and most satisfying work is that of a content creator or a social media influencer. Social media influencers, as well as content creators, earn a good sum of money while working from the comfort of their house. And so every day more than 1000s of individuals join social media platforms to try and succeed as a content creator and influencer. Of the many platforms that provide such opportunities, YouTube is by far the most popular as well as well-paying. There is no shortage of striving content creators on YouTube and their end goal being monetized. To get your channel monetized by YouTube previously you needed to have more than 1000 youtube subscribers. However with the rise of creators daily as well as for other reasons YouTube decided to tweak their monetizing policies just a little.
Are 1000 subscribers necessary to make your YouTube channel an income source?
YouTube has pulled taut the rules around its partner program and has also raised the provisions that need to be fulfilled by a channel/creator to be monetized. As of the present to be eligible for monetization, the YouTube channel must have a total of 4000 hours of overall watch time on its videos and content within a 12-month duration apart from this the channel also has to have a minimum of 1000 subscribers. Channels that do not meet these criteria will no longer be able to make any income via YouTube not even from ads.
So yes, you do need to have 1000 subscribers but that isn’t the only deciding factor you also need to have tallied a total of 4000 hours of watch time on your channel in order to qualify.
Previously the only requirement to be eligible for monetization and to join the partner program of YouTube was to have 10,000 public Youtube views without any specific provision for annual viewing hours. This change in policies will undoubtedly make it a tad bit difficult for new and smaller channels to achieve monetization but according to YouTube this gives them a little more time to access who is following the guidelines of the company and to disqualify “bad actors”.
This policy was bought into effect after one of YouTube’s star creators Logan Paul on his channel published a video that showed a dead body in a forest in Japan. Needless to say, this video too generated a lot of revenue which got YouTube in a pickle. Logan Paul was then kicked off YouTube’s Google Preferred ads program.
Yes, 1000 subscribers are necessary to qualify for monetization however it is not the only requirement there are other aspects you need to amass. This new policy change will be a hindrance for new creators however it is done for good reasons. There you have it all about YouTube and its monetization policies.