How To Become A YouTube Partner To Monetize Your Videos

How To Become A YouTube Partner To Monetize Your Videos

Do you want to make money from your videos?
Do you want to have more tools available for the sake of promotion?
Do you want to reach a larger audience?

Most online marketers are not aware of all the benefits of the YouTube partner program so they miss out on a lot of traffic and sales. One great example is the ability to use custom thumbnails.

Instead of using YouTube’s automatically generated images you can create your own image that makes it stand out in the search engine listings.

So how do you become a YouTube Partner?

1. Check if your account is eligible

Your YouTube account must be in good standing. This means you’ve never violated the terms of service or community guidelines such as uploading videos that you didn’t make yourself, or didn’t have the copyright to. To become a partner, you must opt in your account and have at least one video enabled for advertising.

2. Enable your channel for monetization

If your account is in good standing and hasn’t been previously violated any terms of service click “Enable My Account”. Follow the steps to accept the YouTube Monetization agreement.
That’s it!

3. Use the YouTube channel features that are available for YouTube Partners

Custom Thumbnails
Once you have activated YouTube partner status a number of extra tools become available for you to promote your videos. This includes custom thumbnails which I mentioned previously.

External annotations
These enable you to link outside YouTube to other web properties such as your landing page.

Google+ Hangouts
This is a free video chat service from Google which enables you to engage with your customers in online meetings.

Scheduled Publishing
This feature allows a private video to be scheduled to go public at a later time.

Upload videos that are longer than 15 minutes.

Go through all the videos that appear in your video manager and “uncheck” the boxes of the videos that you don’t want ads to appear on. Just leave a few videos checked for monetization.

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17 Responses to How To Become A YouTube Partner To Monetize Your Videos

  1. The Beast StorM says:

    can I monetize videos shorter than 15 minutes ?

  2. beautybybeccaandshu says:

    When the monetize option does not come up, that means that your account is not eligible? If that is not the case, why? Or, how can I make it pop up?

  3. Life of a geek teen says:

    can you partner and monetize

  4. Noodles... says:

    If you have permission to use videos longer than 15 minutes to 12 hours, can u still use monetization for your videos?

  5. Trevor Pitts says:

    Thanks for this content! 

  6. TRISYz196 says:


  7. Yer Lee (beautifuLee) says:

    Do I need to reach a specific amount of views and subscribers to monetize my videos? I don't understand how this work.

  8. Billy Hanning says:

    If you want to become a YouTube partner you should join the RPM network. Click here to see if you qualify:

  9. Herman Drost says:

    Thanks for your feedback

  10. Kingcrown Enterprises says:

    You're so pleasant.

  11. Blaze NightHunter says:


    when i sometimes upload my videos the monetize button wont show and i dont know why please help me 🙁

  12. stevesleeper says:

    very helpful info

  13. Ray The Video Guy says:

    It's a LOT easier than some people think. There was a YouTube 'Expert' recently telling a crowd all sorts of crazy things they need to do first. People are shocked when I make a brand-new account, that doesn't even have a video yet, a partner

  14. 9UR-00001 Microsoft Surface Pro says:

    Thanks for the great tips!

  15. Chamberlane Altatis says:

    Becoming a Youtube partner brings more opportunities. Thanks for showing us how to become one!

  16. isitebuild says:

    You're welcome Chuck.

  17. Chuck B says:

    Thanks for putting this into such a distinct and concise format for us, isitebuild!