In 2017, we have seen a lot of creators come up on youtube especially from India but with the increase in the number of creators, we also saw an increase in the number of bad quality content. Last year Youtube changed there Youtube Partner Program (YPP) with a minimum of 10,000 channel views needed to earn view youtube.
Now the company has made it even difficult to earn, You need minimum 1,000 subscribers and minimum 4000 hours of watch time in past 12 months. It means your audience must have watched your video for over 2,40,000 minutes in the past 12 months. Getting that watch time is not that easy especially for a new creator.
If you are an old creator you still need to have more than 1,000 subs and over 4,000 hours of watch time. For old creators, this new policy will come into effect starting 20th February. After which if you don’t comply with the policies all of your previous earnings will be transferred to your Adsense account.
You can re-apply for monetization as soon as you reach 1,000 subscribers and have more than 4,000 hours of watch time. “Though these changes will affect a significant number of channels, 99% of those affected were making less than $100 per year in the last year, with 90% earning less than $2.50 in the last month.” – Youtube posted on its Blog.
This is a big move as many channels will be affected and this will also de-motivate new creators to come up on youtube. But the way bad content was published on youtube, some step was necessary. Are you a youtube creator? What do you think about this new update? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to Sid Tech for more tech updates.