Choose the videos that you want to monetise

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 that you've completed all the steps to turn on monetisation for your channel and set up an AdSense account for payments.

Creator Studio Classic

Turn on ads when you upload a video

  1. Follow the steps to upload a video. When your video is uploading, click the Monetisation tab on the upload page.
  2. Select Monetise 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.
Click Save changes.

Turn on ads for videos that you've already uploaded

  1. Go to your Video Manager.
  2. Next to the video that you want to enable ads for, click Edit or the monetisation icon .
  3. Select the Monetisation tab.
  4. Select Monetise 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 that you want to monetise.

  2. At the top of the page, click the Actions drop-down menu.

  3. Select Monetise.

  4. Use the tick boxes to confirm or change the ad formats that you want to enable for these videos, and specify if your videos contain paid product placement.

  5. Click Monetise.

YouTube Studio beta

Follow these instructions to turn on ads for videos that you've already uploaded:

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to studio.youtube.com
  3. In the menu on the left, select Videos.
  4. Select a video.
  5. In the menu on the left, select Monetisation.
  6. Choose the type of ads that you want to run.
  7. Click Save.
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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.

Troubleshoot monetisation issues

If you're having issues submitting videos for monetisation, it may be because some of the videos are age restricted or claimed by a third party. You can't monetise these types of videos.

If monetisation has been disabled for your channel, find out what you can do. If you continue to have issues, you can use our monetisation troubleshooter to get help.

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