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Turn ads on for videos

You can submit a video for monetization and enable ads either when you upload a video or you can go back and enable monetization on videos you've already uploaded. You can also enable monetization for multiple videos at once.

Tip: You can also do this with the Creator Studio app on your mobile device. Get started in the YouTube Creator Studio app Help Center.

Monetize a video

Before you start: Make sure you've set up your channel to earn money. Be sure that the video you want to monetize is set to public. If you're uploading a private or unlisted video, you need to change the privacy settings to public.

Enable ads when you upload a video
  1. Follow the steps to upload a video. When your video is uploading, click the Monetization tab on the upload page.
  2. Select Monetize my video.
  3. Select what ad formats you want to turn on for the video. Each type of ad format notes what devices it will appear on and includes an illustration of the ad placement.
  4. Click Save changes.
Enable ads after you upload a video
  1. Go to your Video Manager.
  2. Next to the video you want to enable ads for, click Edit or the monetization icon .
  3. Select the Monetization tab.
  4. Select Monetize my video.
  5. Select what ad formats you want to turn on for the video. Each type of ad format notes what devices it will appear on and includes an illustration of the ad placement.
  6. Click Save changes.

 

Before any ads appear, the video will go through a standard review process.

Keep in mind that by monetizing videos on YouTube, you confirm that you have all the necessary rights to the visual and audio elements of those videos. You may be asked to submit information proving you own all necessary commercial use rights to any or all content in your video. Learn more about submitting rights documentation, if requested.

Troubleshoot monetization

If you're having issues submitting videos for monetization, it may be because some of the videos are age-restricted, claimed by a third party, or are set to unlisted or private. You can't monetize these types of videos.

If monetization has been disabled for your channel, learn why it may have been suspended and what you can do. If you continue to have issues, you can use our monetization troubleshooter

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