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Bad news out there for all YouTubers who wanted to monetize their YouTube channel. According to a recent blog post, YouTube announces that the channel monetization rules of engagement have changes in order to discourage spammers and ‘bad actor.’
What You Need to Know About YouTube Monetization Policy
The finest hour of any YouTube content creator is that moment when his bankroll starts multiplying. It’s not just a dream come true, but with the YouTube Partner Program, anyone can start making serious money, provided that the owner has enough subscribers and hours of watch time.
Well, far be it from us to discourage, young content creators, but according to YouTube, there will be a massive change of policies, starting with February. The area most impacted by YouTube’s policy change is monetization or rather, the eligibility conditions.
According to one of YouTube’s blog posts, in order to sow what you reap, your YouTube Channel must have at least 1,000 subscribers and a total number of 4,000 watch hours for it to be eligible for the Partner Program.
Compared to YouTube’s past policy, which usually required a channel to hit the 10,000 public views channel, the new one can put a lot of people out of business and, of course, discourage others. But, all in all, it’s not an exactly bad thing, considering that these kinds of changes can seriously discourage spammers and what YouTube called ‘bad actors’ for posting trash content just to increase channel engagement.
So, when will YouTube start enforcing its new policy? According to the post, the new policy will be applied starting with the 20th of February. YouTube channel owners who don’t meet the eligibility requirements, but made serious moolah before the policy change, will have a grace period of 30 days to get in shape, otherwise is bye-bye channel.
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