The YouTube Partner Program (YPP) gives creators greater access to YouTube resources and monetization features. It also allows revenue sharing from ads being served on your content. Before reading this article, be sure to browse the YouTube Partner Program overview and eligibility.
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Once you've been accepted into YPP, what can you do next?
You now have access to a range of monetization features, so be sure to check the respective eligibility criteria before turning on these features. To start making the most of ad revenue, do the following:
- Learn about AdSense, Google’s program that lets creators in YPP get paid.
- Choose how you want to monetize, how ads show on your videos, and how to set your default ad formats.
- Review our advertiser-friendly content guidelines to make sure all your content is appropriate for ads.
- Check out our YouTube Self-Certification overview so you can self-rate your videos according to our advertiser-friendly content guidelines. This rating helps us make monetization decisions faster and more accurately.
Once you’re set up in YPP, you can monitor your performance and revenue
- Check when you made the most money. You can check this data by changing the date range to lifetime on the Revenue tab in YouTube Analytics. Are there correlations between the highest viewed days and most ad revenue earned?
- You can identify the geography where most of your estimated revenue comes from by using expanded analytics reports. You can create videos targeting these specific geographies and add captions to help reach your viewers.
- To identify seasonal trends, compare your traffic and earnings between different months or years. For example, US advertisers spend slightly more during the year-end holiday months, November and December. When you compare different years, how do your earnings and views change during certain months?
These tips can help you identify trends and patterns in your revenue sources. View your final earnings by logging into your AdSense account.
- To avoid getting overwhelmed, try experimenting with one feature at a time to find out how your revenue and audience is affected.
- To find more details on how revenue is shared, earned, and taxed, check out our official partner earnings overview. You can also find steps on how to view your final earnings (how much you’ll get paid) in AdSense.