Discover the different ways to get paid for what you love to do — on and off YouTube.

The key ingredients for a profitable YouTube channel are a loyal, engaged community and a steady stream of great videos. Most creators find that before you can earn money with your channel, you first need to grow your audience and make consistent videos that you enjoy and your viewers love to watch.

All YouTube creators can apply to join the YouTube Partner Program as long as it is available in your country. After you hit 10k lifetime views on your channel, your activity will be reviewed against our policies. If everything looks good, you’ll be able to join the YouTube Partner Program and begin serving ads on your content. This threshold will help ensure revenue only flows to creators who are playing by the rules.

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Setting realistic expectations when you monetize

CTNtechnologynews explains, in his own words, his experience with tips for earning money on YouTube.

Whether your goal is to earn back some of what you spent making your videos or to become a sustainable business, YouTube’s platform lets you make money with successful videos.

Get your channel ready to earn:

Step 1: Setup a channel and apply to join the YouTube Partner Program. Your channel must have 10,000 lifetime views before your application to join the YouTube Partner program can be reviewed.

Step 2: Connect your YouTube channel to an AdSense account in order to earn money and get paid for your monetized videos.

Step 3: Take a minute to get to know the kinds of videos you can monetize and the different ad formats.

Step 4: Select “monetize with ads” for your videos and choose which ad formats and videos you want from the YouTube Studio app and in video manager.

Step 5: Keep making great videos that your community loves to watch!

Note: Monetization is only available in certain countries, and copyright or community guidelines violations can affect your eligibility to earn money.