Associate your YouTube and AdSense accounts

You may begin monetizing your videos without linking an AdSense account once you’ve opted in your account for monetization. You will need to associate your YouTube account with an approved AdSense account to see your earnings in YouTube analytics and to be paid once you reach the payment threshold. In order to associate an AdSense account, your channel cannot be disabled for monetization.

When you're ready to associate an AdSense account with your YouTube account, there are four ways to do it:

If you already have an approved AdSense account:
  1. Access the Monetization page in your Channel Settings and go to the section "How will I be paid?"
  2. From the AdSense Association page, please follow the "next" step to be directed to AdSense.
  3. Select the option "Yes, proceed to Google account sign in" at the bottom of the page to choose the Google Account you wish to use.
  4. Enter the password for your Google Account.
  5. Accept the association and you will then be redirected back to YouTube.
  6. Once your account is activated, a message to inform you that your AdSense account has been associated will appear in your YouTube account (Please note that it may take up to 48 hours for the association to be fully active). Congratulations!
If you have never created an AdSense account before:
  1. Access the Monetization page in your Channel Settings and go to the section "How will I be paid?"
  2. From the AdSense Association page, please follow the "next" step to be directed to AdSense.
  3. Select the option at the bottom of the page to choose the Google Account you wish to use.
  4. Enter the password for your Google Account.
  5. Accept the Adsense association.
  6. Provide your contact information and submit your AdSense application.
  7. You will then be redirected back to YouTube, and a message to inform that your AdSense application has been received will appear.
  8. Adsense will update you by mail once your AdSense account is approved and your AdSense Id will be updated on the AdSense Association page (Please note that it may take up to 48 hours for the association to be fully active). Congratulations!
If you want to review or change your AdSense association:
  1. Access the Monetization page in your Channel Settings and go to "Review or change AdSense association"
  2. From the AdSense Association page, click Change.
  3. Select the option "Yes, proceed to Google account sign in" at the bottom of the page to choose the Google Account you with to use.
  4. Accept the association and you will then be redirected back to YouTube.
  5. Your AdSense Publisher Id will be updated on the AdSense Association page. Congratulations!
If you have full access to the YouTube Content Management System or you use Content ID:

You may need to complete this process in CMS under AdSense Settings

Please note that it’s against AdSense’s Terms and Conditions to create a duplicate account.