YouTube Partner Programme overview
The YouTube Partner Programme (YPP) lets creators monetise their content on YouTube. Creators can earn money from advertisements served on their videos and from YouTube Red subscribers watching their content. You can apply to join the YouTube Partner Programme from your account in Creator Studio.
How to apply for the programme
Eligibility & programme threshold
All YouTube creators can apply to join as long as the programme is available in your country. Once a channel reaches 10,000 public channel views, it will be reviewed to join the programme. You can check your channel's view count at Creator Studio > Channel > Monetisation.
This view count threshold gives us enough information to determine the validity of a channel. It also allows us to confirm if a channel is following our community guidelines and advertiser policies.
How to apply
What's reviewed when you apply
- If you're approved: You'll start earning money on YouTube straight away if you've already chosen the videos that you want to monetise.
- If you're not approved: If your channel isn't approved to join the programme, it's probably because we cannot determine whether your channel's activity complies with the YouTube Partner Programme policies and Community Guidelines.
You can keep uploading original content and building your audience on YouTube even if you're not in the YouTube Partner Programme – and you can re-apply again in 30 days.
If your YPP participation is suspended
If it's determined that your channel is no longer eligible for monetisation, your channel will lose access to all monetisation tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Programme. Learn more about what to do if monetisation is disabled for your channel.
You can keep uploading original content and building your audience on YouTube even if you're not in the YouTube Partner Programme. You can re-apply to the programme 30 days after suspension.