Become a YouTube partner

Becoming a partner is easy: if your account is eligible, you may opt yourself in to the YouTube Partner Program.

Enable your channel for monetization

To check your channel's eligibility and opt in:

  1. Visit the Monetization tab in your account settings. 
  2. If your account is in good standing and hasn't been previously disabled for monetization, click Enable My Account
  3. Follow the steps to accept the YouTube Monetization agreement.

You may see a different message if your your account is not enabled for monetization.

Monetize your videos

You may enable eligible videos to earn money from relevant ads after you opt in your channel for monetization. This guide has more information about how you can enable monetization for specific videos.

To be considered a YouTube partner and access promotional and skill-building opportunities, you must have at least one video approved for monetization.

Note: you may have applied for partnership but it's not required anymore unless you live in Turkey, Russia, Italy or Ukraine. For more information, visit