YouTube Partner Program
The YouTube Partner Program lets creators monetize their content on YouTube. Creators can earn money from advertisements served on their videos and from YouTube Red subscribers watching their content. You can apply to join the YouTube Partner Program from your account in Creator Studio.
On April 18, 2017, we implemented a new review process for all channels applying to join the YouTube Partner Program. Get more information on the review process and eligibility requirements below.
How to apply for the program
Who is eligible to apply
All YouTube creators can apply to join as long as the Partner program is available in your country. Once a channel reaches 10,000 public channel views, it will be reviewed to join the Partner program. You can check your channel’s view count at Creator Studio > Channel > Monetization.
If you don’t have enough views, keep working to make original content and build your audience. You can get tips from top creators in the YouTube Creator Academy.
This view count threshold gives us enough information to determine the validity of a channel. It also allows us to confirm if a channel is following our community guidelines and advertiser policies.
What we look at when you apply
You can apply to join the YouTube Partner Program and once your channel reaches 10,000 public channel views, your channel activity is reviewed to make sure your content adheres to the YouTube Partner Program policies, YouTube’s Terms of Service, and our Community Guidelines.
We’ll email you to let you know as soon as the process is complete. You can also check the status of your application at Creator Studio > Channel > Monetization. The process may take up to several weeks.
If you’re approved: You’ll start earning money on YouTube right away if you’ve already chosen the videos you want to monetize.
If you’re not approved: If your channel isn’t approved to join the program, it’s likely because we cannot determine whether your channel’s activity complies with the YouTube Partner Program policies and Community Guidelines.
You can keep uploading original content and building your audience on YouTube even if you’re not in the partner program—and you can reapply again in 30 days.