If monetization is disabled for your YouTube channel, it could be for several reasons. Any of these actions could result in suspension of payments:
- Attempting monetization of videos you don't own. If you're not sure if you have the right to upload the content, check the Copyright FAQ. Also make sure you know how fair use works.
- Attempting monetization of videos that don't meet our advertiser-friendly content guidelines. We may reserve the right to disable ads on your entire channel in situations where most of your content is not suitable for any advertisers. This condition can also include where there are repeated, serious violations (for example, uploading of incendiary, demeaning, or hateful content).
- Violations of YouTube channel monetization policies, YouTube spam policies, AdSense Program Policies, or YouTube Terms of Service.
Severe violations of our YouTube channel monetization policies may result in monetization being permanently disabled on any of your accounts.
If your channel’s monetization is paused (not disabled), it means that you need to link an active and approved AdSense account to resume. Paused monetization is different from disabled monetization – learn more about paused monetization here.
Frequently asked questions
How can I check my channel's monetization status?
If it’s determined that your channel is no longer eligible for monetization, your channel may lose access to all monetization tools, features, and Modules associated with the YouTube Partner Program.
Your channel will then no longer earn money from YouTube. This restriction includes revenue from advertising, YouTube Premium subscriptions, and products like channel memberships.
You can keep uploading original content and building your audience on YouTube even if you're not in the YouTube Partner Program. You can reapply to the program 30 days after suspension.
We want you to have a chance to monetize again, but to do that you'll need to make some changes to your channel. Learn more.
Depending on the issue with your video or channel, you can take steps to reinstate monetization. To learn more, click below based on your monetization status. Severe violations of our YouTube channel monetization policies may result in monetization being permanently disabled on any of your accounts.
Community Guidelines and copyright issues
If you can’t fix your existing copyright or Community Guidelines issues, we may reinstate monetization on your channel after 3 months. You'll need to meet the following criteria:
- You've not had any new copyright or Community Guidelines issues in the last 3 months.
- You use your channel in compliance with our policies (for example, by uploading content that you have the right to monetize).
You can re-apply to the program 30 days after suspension. Follow these general guidelines:
- Start by going to the Earn section of YouTube Studio to read more about the policy your channel violated.
- Then, review your videos against our YouTube channel monetization policies, advertiser-friendly content guidelines, and our Community Guidelines.
- The next step is to edit or delete any videos that violate our policies
If you reapply, our review team will carefully look over your content again. We'll email you to let you know when the process is complete (it takes about a month). You can also check the status of your application in the Earn section of YouTube Studio.