The news is out – You can now instantly become a YouTube Partner! You can read the official YouTube announcement here: YouTube Just Got Even Better
This means that as a YouTuber, you can now earn yourself the title of “Partner” and can monetize all your videos through Google Adsense… So cool, right?
But wait… there’s more information you need to know about this recent development. Why did YouTube do this? And what’s in it for you?
Watch this video where I open up some controversy related to this whole thing. I also mention the pros and cons of joining the new YouTube Partner Program.
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Transcript Of Today’s Video
So I’m going to talk about that a little bit and the announcement from YouTube. I’m going to talk about how you can activate your account to become a YouTube Partner today. And I’m going to talk about some controversy about this announcement. So keep watching. There’s some interesting stuff coming up.
Okay, so there’s some big news going around the internet. YouTube has just announced, a couple of days ago or so, that everybody can now become a YouTube Partner, given that you’ve got some videos on your YouTube channel of course.
This is a new move by YouTube, I think, to help their revenue increase a little bit. Perhaps they have a few other reasons as well, but as you’ll see, soon you’ll understand why I’m making that statement.
But as a YouTuber you can now become a Partner, which gives you some benefits. Not all benefits that existing (old) partners have, but nonetheless, some benefits.
Let’s have a look at that.
First of all, let’s have a look at how you can create or activate your own partner program. All you’ve got to do is basically go to your YouTube channel into the settings area. (I’ll show you on the screen.) Go and activate you account; there’s just one button you’ve got to click and then you activate it.
Of course you’ve got to have videos inside your YouTube channel to make that possible. Once you’ve done that, you could just basically link your Adsense Account, if you have one, with your YouTube channel. If you don’t have one, just go ahead and create one. Then link that to your YouTube channel.
It’s really as simple as that. And that will then allow you to monetize any of your videos on your channel to get you a bit of an extra income stream. By the way, if you’re not getting a ton of views, you’re not really going to get a lot of money from this but hey, a bit of extra passive income – you wouldn’t say no to that. The good news is YouTube wants to pay you for hosting your videos on their servers. Pretty good deal, I reckon.
In any case, I reckon, it’s worth doing whether you think it’s a great thing or not. I think it’s worth becoming a partner so that you can monetize your videos. For the other occasion that one of your videos might go viral and you can get paid for having ads on those videos.
Now, there’s some controversy here; Pros and Cons.
Obviously, the pros for this is that everyone now is able to monetize their videos on YouTube, which is pretty cool!
Also, you can tell your friends that you’re a YouTube Partner now so it can make you feel good about your channel and about yourself.
I am not sure if there are many other pros just yet for becoming a YouTube Partner in this way.
Now the cons is that you can’t brand your channel just yet. Like the existing “old school” YouTube Partners can do. That’s a bit of a problem but perhaps this is just something that they’ll bring in for new partners in the future.
I am talking about being able to have like a banner on top of your channel that’s clickable and people can go to your website; that’s very cool. Also, be able to have your own banners on your channel and a bunch of other little things like that, that allows you to brand your channel a lot better. But you can’t do that just yet.
The other thing is that you can’t upload your own unique thumbnails just yet. Apparently, that’s in the works as well if you go to YouTube’s page or to the links below this video on the description area. But you can’t upload your own unique thumbnails yet, which is a big request. But that’s coming apparently; very soon. So that’s cool!
I’m not sure of this much else. In terms of much other benefits of becoming a partner other than really monetizing and adding to the YouTube (Google) Adsense program.
Who really benefits? That’s really the question that I want to ask here. For all these millions of people, perhaps over a billion potential subscribers can now be partners and monetize all their videos. What are the benefits here? Let’s just look at it.
There’s obviously benefits for you. As a YouTuber, you can become a partner and monetize your videos and maybe get some money coming in from that. But if you’re not getting a lot of views, I’m not really sure. It might just be a few dollars a month if that. If you’re getting a lot of views, you should have been a partner by now, in any case and so it wouldn’t make a difference.
What about YouTube? Perhaps YouTube is benefitting a lot from this. Imagine being able to monetize all videos now and giving people the choice to monetize all their videos. I’m not sure about this one but maybe they were able to do that in any case, so who knows what is the benefit there for YouTube.
And then the other question asked is – What is the benefit to advertisers? Obviously maybe they get some more exposure now, more opportunities to be seen. Who knows? I’m not quite sure how all those algorithms work with the ads being shown, etc.
What do you think? I’d love to know what you think. Is this a cool thing? Perhaps you have some more insight or information that I’m not aware of that you’d like to share. Please leave your comment below this video. I’d love to hear from you and continue the discussion.
This is a potentially really big thing for you as a YouTuber. In the past, you weren’t able to become a partner but now you can. And with the things that they have planned by the looks of it, perhaps they’ll bring up the status of the new partners to the existing partners so that you can also brand your channel and get all the other benefits.
Leave your comment below. Who knows? Maybe YouTube will come and see this. Maybe you’ve got a feature request. If there’s enough people who request the same thing, maybe YouTube will listen and add them for you.
Thanks so much for watching. I look forward to seeing you inside my next video. Please remember to leave your comment below this video.