YouTube has made it easier and faster for new content creators to make money from their videos. The platform has lowered the eligibility requirements for its YouTube Partnership Program or YPP, allowing more creators to cash in on their video creations.
Recently, TikTok too introduced similar initiatives to help content creators to monetize their videos on the platform. This provides more opportunities for them to earn an income from their content.
The new YPP policy now allows creators with 500 subscribers to apply for the program, reducing the eligibility criteria from 1000 subscribers earlier. Furthermore, you have to have posted at least 3 publicly available videos in the last 90 days.
The minimum requirement for public watch hours has been reduced from 4,000 to 3,000 hours. If you have managed to gain 3 million short views instead, it can be considered as an alternative.
Creators in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Taiwan, and South Korea are going to benefit from a lowered threshold in the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) that will give them access to tools like tipping and subscription options, as well as shopping opportunities on YouTube. This change will be implemented first in these regions before rolling out to other YPP participating countries.