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A few notes
- We won't tell you what you can create on YouTube, but we do have a responsibility to do right by our viewers, creators and advertisers. If you're in the YouTube Partner Programme, you can earn money through YouTube. When in the YouTube Partner Programme, we hold you to a higher standard.
- To make sure that we're rewarding good creators, we review your channel before you're accepted into the YouTube Partner Programme. We also constantly review channels to make sure that you're meeting all of our policies and guidelines.
- Channels do not need to be monetising on YouTube to be eligible for the YouTube Shorts Fund. Creators in the YouTube Partner Programme and channels that are part of a Multi-Channel Network (MCN) are still eligible.
- You may be liable to pay taxes on your earnings from YouTube; find out more below.
Ways to make money in the YouTube Partner Programme
You can make money on YouTube through the following features:
Each feature has its own set of eligibility requirements on top of subscriber and view count requirements. If our reviewers believe that your channel or video is not eligible, specific features may not be available. These extra thresholds exist for two main reasons. The most important one is that we have to meet legal requirements in every area where the feature is available. Then, because we want to reward good creators, we need to make sure that we have enough context on your channel. Generally, this context means that we need more content to review.
Keep in mind that we constantly review channels to make sure that your content is in line with our policies.
Once you've been accepted into the YouTube Partner Programme, you may get access to these monetisation features:
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YouTube Shorts Fund
The YouTube Shorts Fund is a $100M fund to reward creators for their dedication to making creative, original Shorts that delight the YouTube community. We'll reach out to thousands of creators each month to tell them that they qualify for a Shorts bonus from the fund.
Earning money on YouTube or receiving Shorts bonuses are a great way to be rewarded for good, engaging content on the platform. Bear in mind that you may be liable to pay taxes to your country of residence on any income earned from your monetised videos on YouTube. Check with your local tax authorities for detailed guidance.
Watch how to earn money on YouTube
Watch the following video from the YouTube Creators channel on how to earn money on YouTube.