How to make money on YouTube? 2022

Once you’ve applied and been accepted into the YouTube Partner Program , you can start making money on YouTube. You may also qualify for a Shorts bonus under the YouTube Shorts Fund , without being part of the YouTube Partner Program .

a few notes

  • We don’t tell you what content you can create on YouTube, but we have responsibilities to our viewers, creators and advertisers. If you’re a member of the YouTube Partner Program, you can earn money through YouTube. We hold YouTube Partner Program members to a higher standard.
  • We review your channel before it’s accepted into the YouTube Partner Program to make sure we reward good creators. In addition, we regularly review channels to ensure that all our policies and guidelines are followed.
  • You do not have to be monetizing YouTube to benefit from the YouTube Shorts Fund. Creators who are members of the YouTube Partner Program and affiliates within the Multi-Channel Network (MCN) are also eligible for funding.
  • You may have to pay taxes on your YouTube earnings. Learn more by reading the article.

Ways to make money in the YouTube Partner Program

You can earn money on YouTube using the following features:

  • Advertising revenue : You earn ad revenue from display, overlay, and video ads.
  • Channel memberships : Your members regularly pay each month for the special privileges you offer.
  • Product shelf : Your fans can browse and purchase official branded products displayed on your watch pages.

Each feature has its own eligibility requirements beyond the subscriber and view count requirements. If our reviewers decide that your channel or video is not suitable for certain features, you may not be able to use those features. These extra thresholds apply for two main reasons. The most important reason is that we are required to meet legal requirements in each region where the feature is available. In addition, we must have enough context about the channel so that we can reward well-performing creators. This usually means we need more content to review.

Note that we constantly review channels to make sure your content complies with our policies.

Minimum eligibility requirements to enable monetization features

Note that each property has its own terms. You may not be able to use some features due to local legal requirements.

Once accepted into the YouTube Partner Program, you can access the following monetization features:

Ad revenue
  • You must be at least 18 years old or have a legal guardian over the age of 18 who can manage your payments with AdSense.
  • You must create content in line with our advertiser-friendly content guidelines .

Channel subscriptions

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have more than 1,000 subscribers
product shelf
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have more than 10,000 subscribers
Super Chat and Super Tags
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must live in a country/region where Super Chat is available
YouTube Premium revenue
  • The content you create must be watched by viewers with YouTube Premium subscribers
Discover YouTube monetization tips for creators .

YouTube Shorts Fund

The YouTube Shorts Fund is a $100 million fund that rewards creators who post creative and original short videos that the YouTube community will love. We will reach out to thousands of creators each month to let them know that they are eligible for the Shorts bonus from our fund.

Shorts bonus
  • You must be a resident of one of the following countries/regions:
    • Algeria
    • American Samoa
    • Argentina
    • Aruba
    • Azerbaijan
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Bermuda
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Brazil
    • Bulgaria
    • Canada
    • Cayman Islands
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Croatia
    • Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • Sweetcorn
    • El Salvador
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • French Guinea
    • French Polynesia
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Ghana
    • Greece
    • Guatemala
    • Guadeloupe
    • Guam
    • Honduras
    • Hong Kong
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Jamaica
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhistan
    • Kenya
    • Kuwait
    • Latvia
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Macedonia
    • Malaysia
    • Malta
    • Martinique
    • Mayotte
    • Mexican
    • Montenegro
    • Fas
    • Nepal
    • Holland
    • New Zeland
    • Nicaragua
    • Nigeria
    • Norway
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Panama
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Puerto Rico
    • Train
    • Eire
    • Reunion
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Senegal
    • Serbia
    • Singapore
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Taiwan
    • Tanzania
    • Thailand
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
    • Uganda
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • USA
    • US Virgin Islands
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela
    • Vietnam
    • Yemen
    • Zimbabwe
  • For creators aged 13-18, the terms must be accepted by a parent or guardian and an AdSense account must be created by the parent or guardian if the channel does not have an AdSense account linked .
  • At least one short video that meets the requirements must have been uploaded in the last 180 days.

Your YouTube earnings and tax liability

Making money on YouTube or getting a Shorts bonus is an excellent way to get rewarded for the good and interesting content you upload to the platform. Please note that you may be liable to pay taxes in your country of residence on any income from videos you monetize on YouTube. Contact your local tax authority for details.

Watch YouTube monetization video

You can watch the following video on YouTube monetization on the YouTube Creators channel.

YouTube video

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