My channel was rejected for monetization FAQs

Why was I rejected for monetization?

If your application was rejected, it means our human reviewers believe that a significant portion of your channel does not meet our policies and guidelines. To learn about next steps, see the other questions in this article.

Can I apply again?

Yes. You can apply 30 days after you received your rejection email. You’ll want to make some changes to your channel before you apply again.

What can I do to make my application stronger?

We can’t promise that you’ll be able to monetize if you make changes to your channel. But we do have some general guidelines to help you get your channel to a point where it’s eligible for the program.

  1. Read your rejection email. It will tell you the specific policies that your channel violated.
  2. Then, review your content (videos, titles, descriptions, thumbnails, and tags) against our YouTube monetization policies and our Community Guidelines.
  3. The next step is to edit or delete any videos that violate our policies

If you reapply, our review team will carefully look over your content again. We’ll email you to let you know when the process is complete (it takes about a month). You can also check the status of your application on the monetization page.

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