Making money on YouTube?

Following several high profile scandals, YouTube is tightening its rules

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Why it's harder than ever to make money on YouTube

Following several high profile scandals, YouTube is tightening the rules around its partner programme - raising the requirements vloggers have to meet to be able to monetise their videos.

This means that for creators to make money from YouTube - and have ads attached to videos - they must have clocked up over 4,000 hours of watch time on their channel within the past 12 months.

Channels must also have at least 1,000 subscribers.

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Greater transparency for users around news broadcasters

A big goal for us in 2018 is to provide greater transparency across the board to our community of creators, advertisers, and viewers. In one small step towards that commitment, today we will start rolling out notices below videos uploaded by news broadcasters that receive some level of government or public funding.

Our goal is to equip users with additional information to help them better understand the sources of news content that they choose to watch on YouTube.

We’re rolling out this feature to viewers in the U.S. for now, and we don’t expect it to be perfect. Users and publishers can give us feedback through the “send feedback” form. We plan to improve and expand the feature over time.

The notice will appear below the video, but above the video’s title, and include a link to Wikipedia so viewers can learn more about the news broadcaster.

News is an important and growing vertical for us and we want to be sure to get it right, helping to grow news and support news publishers on YouTube in a responsible way. This work follows a series of changes we made throughout 2017 to better surface authoritative news content. In 2017, we launched a “Breaking News” shelf on the home page to prominently surface news after a major event and a “Top News” shelf in YouTube search results to highlight news from authoritative sources for news-related queries.

This notice on publishers receiving public or government funding, though still in its early stages, not only carries forward our work in this area through 2017, but represents one of many more steps we will take throughout 2018 to improve how we deliver news content on YouTube.

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How to Make Money on YouTube (Without a Million Subscribers) - Shopify

YouTube stars are the self-made celebrities of today: People who have earned an audience by creating content geared toward teaching, entertaining, reviewing, and being awesome on the internet.

And most do it just to do it-to scratch the itch of creating things and being in front of an audience.

Making money from a YouTube channel probably isn't the reason you'll start one, but the opportunities to earn are a pleasant surprise once you realize how many of them there are.

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