YouTube Shorts monetization requirements

YouTube Shorts monetization requirements

YouTube Shorts is a feature on the YouTube platform that allows users to create and upload short-form videos of up to 60 seconds in length. As of March 2023, the monetization requirements for YouTube Shorts are as follows:

  1. Become eligible for YPP with Shorts YouTube Partner Program (YPP) eligibility threshold for Shorts creators. Starting in mid-January 2023, creators can become eligible for YPP by gaining 1,000 subscribers with 10 million valid public Shorts views in the last 90 days.

  2. Advertisements: YouTube Shorts monetization works by displaying ads alongside your videos. To be eligible for ads, your Shorts must be advertiser-friendly, which means that they must adhere to YouTube's advertiser-friendly content guidelines.

  3. Location: YouTube Shorts monetization is currently available in certain countries only. You can check if your country is eligible for monetization by visiting the YouTube Help Center.

  4. Content Ownership: You must own the rights to the content you upload to YouTube Shorts, including any music or other copyrighted material that you use in your videos. You can use music from the YouTube Audio Library, which contains a selection of free-to-use music tracks and sound effects.

  5. Quality Standards: YouTube Shorts must meet certain quality standards to be eligible for monetization. This includes having a clear and high-quality image and audio, and complying with YouTube's community guidelines and terms of service.

It's important to note that the above requirements are subject to change, and YouTube may update them at any time. For more information on YouTube Shorts monetization, you can visit the YouTube Help Center.