How to become a YouTube Partner – Simple Steps to Take
One of the many ways to earn money from YouTube is to become a YouTube partner. However, becoming a YouTube partner is not exactly easy. Being already established may make it a little easier for you – for instance if you’re an artist, movie director, a broadcaster, media agency, or an advertiser. But even then, YouTube’s criterion is still stringent and there’s no other way around it. When you finally become one, you will be able to receive a descent income as a percentage of the ad revenue that your videos generate.
The steps are pretty easy. Firstly, you need to create a YouTube account in case you didn’t have one already. The rest is to upload your videos on a regular basis; one video every week is just about enough.
Promote your videos to achieve more success. The more views you get for each video, the better. There’s no limit to the number of views and subscribers you can have but setting targets is a good way to push yourself to work harder. For instance, a target of 100,000 views and 1000 subscribers is a good benchmark.
Engage your subscribers in discussions because YouTube administrators want to see that your subscribers are interacting with you.
Finally, you can make your application to become a YouTube partner and get paid by YouTube. Simply fill out the application form and be as honest as possible. Talk about yourself in good light and wait for the decision, which can be within a day or a full month.
When you have an account up and running on YouTube, you need to meet a few criteria before YouTube can make you a partner.
The videos you make must be your original creations. Naturally, this means that you own all copyrights of that content. You must be a solo owner of the content without revenue sharing where money is involved. Your videos must have big viewership, and this essentially means that you must have at least a few thousand viewers. Your videos must suit all audiences. Obviously, you must be an adult – 18 years and above – and live in a native English speaking country.
Once you meet the aforesaid criterion and you’ve been approved by YouTube, you’ll then be given access to special codes and tools to customize your YouTube channel page with a personalized logo, as well as other capabilities to brand your page.