Youtube has officially opened its Partner program to all people and now video producers around the world can join the program immediately without application review. This is really good news because Youtube Partner could become a great revenue source for publishers and bloggers like us as we can earn more money from the advertisements displayed on our videos.
Youtube Partner Requirements
Earlier, although Youtube didn’t disclose exactly the minimum requirements to join its partner program, we know that it is very difficult. It is said that Youtube approved only accounts with more than 600 subscribers and 100,000 views/month, which could be unreachable for most video publishers. The requirements are now reduced to just some simple criteria, for example, your videos must be original, and you must have permission to use all images, audio and video content that you upload. If you are ready to earn money from Youtube, you can join the program here. Unfortunately, we still can’t upload custom thumbnails or use channel banner. However, they promised that they are working on making these premium features available to newcomers as soon as possible, at least there is no more limit on video length now.
At the moment, Youtube Partner accepts users from the following 20 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States. Note that the program is associated to Google Adsense, therefore, if you violate its terms by using materials without owner’s permission, the status of your Adsense account will be affected as well. The highest penalization could be the termination of your account.
After joining Youtube Partner, your existing videos will be put under review status. The status will be changed to Monetized after a few hours. For newly uploaded videos, you can start monetizing immediately. Your videos are also not qualified to earn money if you use the feature AudioSwap to get background music. There are 2 advertising options that you can choose for each of your videos: Overlay in-video ads (ads appear at bottom of videos) and TrueView in-stream ads (full screen ads appear before or at the middle of videos, allowing viewers to skip after 5 seconds).
Track Earnings of each Youtube video
As your Youtube Partner account is associated with Adsense account, you can track your Youtube earnings in Adsense. After participating in the program, you will see one more Adsense product added to your Adsense stats, that is the Hosted AdSense for Content. You can also check the stats in Performance Reports tab -> Products. For instance, here is my Adsense homepage:
However, the disadvantage of this way is that you can’t track the earnings of individuals Youtube video. What you can track is just the overall earnings for all your videos. To solve the issue and get more insights of your Youtube videos, you can check the Youtube Analytics page to track earnings of each video you have uploaded.
It is that easy. I think this is a good way for us to diversify revenue sources. Video is always easier to communicate with viewers and they can spend more time on watching than reading content.
What do you think about the Youtube Partner program? Could it be a good revenue source for you?
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PrIyAnGsHu @ Make Money Online says
Great tutorial Tuan ! Thanks for sharing :) !
Tuan Do says
You are welcome. Hopefully we can take advantage of this program and earn some more money. I find earning from Youtube is kind of more interesting. :D
PrIyAnGsHu @ Tech Blog says
Yes, it’s a great destination to earn some extra money :) ! Google had started this program a long ago, but I didn’t really get a chance to earn some revenue out of it, since I currently don’t have any mature YouTube channel :( ! What about you ? Are you making some money with this program ?
Tuan Do says
I’ve just started yesterday with a few videos. This seems to be a great revenue source as I’ve already earned a few bucks in just 1 day. Maybe I will get a better camera to have higher quality videos soon.
Hi Tuan, I’m glad you did this post and show people where to find the income from videos in the AdSense account. I’ve been monetizing my videos for about 5 or 6 months and I have to admit that I make more money from YouTube than I make from my blog. It’s hard to believe because I get so much more traffic on my blog and I have similar audience for both. But for some reason people are click happy when they are on YouTube or perhaps the ads are better. I’m not sure but it makes me very happy. :) Thanks Tuan!
Tuan Do says
Wow, I’m amazed that you are more successful with Youtube. I guess viewers tend to click more on video ads. I myself hardly click on ads in article but I’m very interested in video ads, especially the in-stream ads.
I am newbie to the program and I still could earn some bucks yesterday for less than 100 views. Hopefully more bloggers would take advantage of this awesome revenue source. :)
PrIyAnGsHu @ Make Money Online says
Hey Tuan, what type of videos have you uploaded to your channel ? If you don’t mind, can you please give me the link to your channel ?
wow Ileane that’s a strong statement. It amazes me your success on you tube it’s crazy you make more from it then your blog. On average how many videos do you have and do per week? Are you now spending more time on you tube then blogging?
Hey Brian, great questions. First let me say that my highest viewed video is also the one that is earning the most on YouTube. It’s a tutorial I did for using the Diigo extension for Chrome, way back when I was blogging on WordPress dot com. The folks from Diigo have featured the video on the Chrome download page and so far the video has close to 15,000 views.
Right now I have about 90 videos uploaded and I can’t say that I have a set schedule for uploading them. For me, it’s way easier to make a video than to write a blog post and most of the time I’ll do a video and write a short post to go along with it. So I can’t really separate the time because the same material that I use to prepare for the video is used for the blog post. I’m good at multi-tasking (sometimes).
Hi Tuan,This is really great instruction on how to track your earnings from your Youtube Videos, unluckily my country is not yet in the list, hopefully it will not take that much time to add it.
power supply says
But is there any other solution to create a tracking channel for every one of my videos on YouTube.