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BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Thinking about of creating your very own YouTube channel and milking it dry? Well, brace yourself, because, starting February, YouTube has harshened its monetization policy, make it even harder for users to make money off their channel.
Why’s YouTube Doing This?
If this is the first thing that pops into your head, then we’re on the same wave. The recent chain of controversies surrounding the questionable quality of content on YouTube has determined the video giant to take more drastic measure.
So, in order to ensure that garbage content such as Logan Paul’s suicide forest video will not end up on the Internet, the team decided that it’s high time to review and change the policy regarding how users make money with their channel.
If you would recall, before Hell broke loose, the only thing needed in order to enroll in the Partner Program and start making serious money is that your YouTube channel has at least 10,000 views.
And now, here it comes. According to renewed policy, for a user to enroll in the Partner Program he’s, or she’s channel must have at least 1,000 subscribers and must amass at least 4,000 hours of watch time.
Sounds pretty rough, doesn’t it? Well, it’s for the best given the fact that YouTube is filled with stuff that makes you scream into the night. Also, according to this policy, the change will affect both freshmen and seasoned channel owners.
What does this mean? If you have a monetized channel, but you don’t meet the company’s minimum requirements, they will give you a 30-days grace period before deleting your account. These changes will start to roll around on the 22nd of February.
So, to avoid the February stampede, do make sure to tell your users that they matter more than they realize.
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