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Choose the videos you want to monetize

You can turn ads on for individual videos either when you upload them or after you've uploaded them. You can also turn ads on for multiple videos at once.

Before you start: Make sure you've completed all the steps to turn on monetization for your channel and set up an AdSense account for payments.
Turn on 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.
Turn on ads for videos you've already uploaded
  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.

Turn ads on for multiple videos

  1. Go to Video Manager and select the videos you want to monetize.
  2. At the top of the page, click the Actions drop-down menu.
  3. Select Monetize.
  4. Use the checkboxes to confirm or change the ad formats you want to enable for these videos, and specify if your videos contain paid product placement.
  5. Click Monetize.
 

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

By turning on ads for 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 that you own all necessary commercial use rights to any or all content in your video. Learn what to do if you're asked to submit rights documentation.

Troubleshoot monetization issues

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 what you can do. If you continue to have issues, you can use our monetization troubleshooter to get help.

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