YouTube’s monetization policy changes from time to time. We’re here to walk you through the ins and outs of the entire YouTube monetization process.
Qualifying for YouTube Monetization
To qualify for monetization, your channel has to have at least 4,000 hours of watch time within the last year and at least 1,000 subscribers.
This policy went into effect at the beginning of 2018 and is another way for YouTube to prioritize watch time (as opposed to view count, which was the platform’s previous focus).