Enable paid content

Before you can make your videos or channels paid, you need to enable paid content for your YouTube account.

These steps enable the option to create paid videos or channels for your account. They do not create a paid video or channel; see Create paid videos or Create paid channels for those steps.

To enable paid content for your account:

  1. On the Account Features page for your channel, locate the Paid content option.

    This option is available only if you meet the eligibility requirements detailed below.

    If the Paid content option indicates that your network needs to sign an agreement with YouTube, someone with Content Manager permissions needs to go to the Settings > Features page, click Enable, and sign the agreement. You can skip the remaining steps.

  2. Click the Enable button.

  3. Read the terms of the YouTube Paid Content Agreement, select the check boxes indicating that you agree to the terms, and click I accept.

    A Paid Subscriptions option appears in the list of Channel Settings on the left of the screen, and a Require purchase or rental to view checkbox appears on the Monetization tab of the video editor.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to create paid content, you must meet these requirements:

  • Your account is in good standing.

  • You meet the general criteria for YouTube partnership.

  • You have verified your account by phone.

  • You have an approved AdSense account linked to your YouTube account.

  • You own a channel with at least 1000 active subscribers.

  • You are located in one of these countries:

    • Australia (AU)
    • Brazil (BR)
    • Canada (CA)
    • France (FR)
    • Hong Kong (HK)
    • India (IN)
    • Italy (IT)
    • Japan (JP)
    • Mexico (MX)
    • New Zealand (NZ)
    • Philippines (PH)
    • Poland (PL)
    • Portugal (PT)
    • South Korea (KR)
    • Spain (ES)
    • Sweden (SE)
    • Taiwan (TW)
    • Uganda (UG)
    • United Kingdom (GB)
    • United States (US)
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