YouTube lowers its Partner Program monetization requirement, needing 500 subscribers, not 1000, and just 3K watch hours!

In order to provide producers access to monetization tools through the YouTube Partner Program (YPP), YouTube is decreasing the restrictions. The business is extending its shopping affiliate program to YPP artists with more than 20,000 subscribers who are headquartered in the United States.

Old YouTube Partner Program requirements:

  • 4,000 Watch Hours (Longform Only)
  • 1,000 Subscribers
  • 10 Million Shorts Views

Let it be noted, that you needed either the 4,000 watch hours OR the 10 million shorts views. You did not need both.

The new requirements make it much easier for creators to join the Partner Program.

New YouTube Partner Program requirements:

  • 3,000 Watch Hours (Longform Only)
  • 500 Subscribers
  • 3 Million Shorts Views

The number of subscribers was halved as a result of the additional criteria. Users of short films will also be happy to see the 7 million view decrease, which makes it much simpler to accomplish.

In order to use tools for tipping like Super Thanks, Super Chat, and Super Stickers, subscription mechanisms like channel subscriptions, and the opportunity to market their own merchandise with YouTube Shopping, artists must hit a new level. If they do, they may apply to join YPP.

The requirement of three videos uploaded every 90 days is fascinating since, despite receiving millions of views, video producers could not have enough content to produce numerous videos in that time.

This new qualifying standard is being used by YouTube in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Taiwan, and South Korea. Later, it will expand to additional nations where YPP is offered.

Here is everything you need to know about YouTube’s new requirements to join the Partner Program.