As YouTube has recently changed its monetization policy, it’s important that you take a moment to evaluate where your channel’s at and where it’s headed. If you want to continue making money from YouTube, there are a few new guidelines your channel must meet.
Here’s how to ensure your channel stays monetized.
1. You must have one thousand subscribers by February 20th.
The first criteria that all channels must meet to retain their monetization is a subscriber count of one thousand. However, the new guidelines won’t be implemented until February 20th, so there is still time for smaller channels to grow their audiences.
If you haven’t yet reached one thousand subscribers, don’t worry. After the new policy is set into place, channels will be re-evaluated for monetization as soon as they reach that milestone. For some extra help getting there, check out this post.
2. You must have four thousand hours of watch time within the past twelve months.
The next criterion your channel must meet involves how much time viewers spend watching your videos. In order to stay monetized, each channel must have accumulated four thousand hours of watch time within the past twelve months.