YouTube partner earnings overview

The YouTube Partner Programme lets creators monetise their content on YouTube. Creators can share revenue from advertisements on their videos. Creators can also share revenue from YouTube Premium subscribers watching their content. You can apply to join the YouTube Partner Programme from your account in YouTube Studio.

How do I earn revenue?
When you enable your channel for monetisation, you can turn on ads for your videos and share revenue from them. Ads are served through the AdSense auction, Google Ad Manager and other YouTube-sold sources. Learn more about how ads show on videos that you monetise.
There are no guarantees under the YouTube partner agreement about how much, or whether, you'll be paid. Earnings are generated based on a share of advertising revenue generated when viewers watch your video.
Don't forget about taxes! As a creator, you're earning money that may be subject to taxes. Remember to check with your local tax authorities about what your responsibilities may be.
What's my revenue share?
You can review your YouTube Content Licence Agreement for specific details about your ad revenue share:
  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio
  2. Go to the Monetisation menu on the left-hand side of the page.
  3. In your channel monetisation overview, go to YouTube Partner Programme options.
  4. To see your revenue share, choose 'See agreements' and select View agreement next to YouTube Partner Programme Terms.
How do I get paid?
Unless you're part of a multi-channel network (MCN), all payments are issued through your AdSense account once the earnings have been finalised.
To get your payments, you need to sign in to your AdSense account and make sure that you've resolved all payment holds.
Once your holds have been resolved, you'll be paid when your earnings reach your local payment threshold.
When do I get paid?
Once you've associated an AdSense account with your account, you can be paid when:

Finalised earnings are not transferred to AdSense until about halfway through the following month. For example, earnings accrued in June will be transferred to AdSense in mid-July.

Finalised YouTube earnings for the previous month are added to your AdSense account balance between the 7th and 10th of the month. The earnings are paid out that month as long as your total balance has reached the payment threshold and you have no payment holds.

For example, if you're in the United States and your balance exceeds $100 at the end of June, you'll get a payment in July.

More info about specific payments can be found in the AdSense Help Centre.

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