Below are the new changes being made to the #Youtube Shared Monetize Program. a.k.a= The Money!
This new rule will kill about 61% of #Youtubes channel owners who do not have 1000 subscribers or more. The benchmark is not easy to accomplish. And furthermore, on the flip side, #Youtube will profit tremendously because, they no onger have to pay all of those channels who has failed to reach the benchmark, yet #Youtube can and will run “THEIR” ads around those channels mentioned herein.
LA Wright, for OPM Streams
Starting today we’re changing the eligibility requirement for monetization to 4,000 hours of watch time within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. We’ve arrived at these new thresholds after thorough analysis and conversations with creators like you. They will allow us to significantly improve our ability to identify creators who contribute positively to the community and help drive more ad revenue to them (and away from bad actors). These higher standards will also help us prevent potentially inappropriate videos from monetizing which can hurt revenue for everyone.
On February 20th, 2018, we’ll also implement this threshold across existing channels on the platform, to allow for a 30 day grace period. On that date, channels with fewer than 1,000 subs or 4,000 watch hours will no longer be able to earn money on YouTube. When they reach 1,000 subs and 4,000 watch hours they will be automatically re-evaluated under strict criteria to ensure they comply with our policies. New channels will need to apply, and their application will be evaluated when they hit these milestones