All about YouTube payment: How to apply and setup

YouTube is a content production platform that pays producers through advertising revenue, so many people saw the platform as a way to earn extra income and advertise their business. Understand how YouTube payment works and when you can receive payments through your channel.

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How YouTube payment works

YouTube’s payment system works through Google AdSense, Google’s advertising management platform, but before thinking about getting extra money, your channel needs to follow the YouTube Channel Monetization Policies that involve the Community Guidelines of YouTube, in addition it is necessary to meet the basic requirements required by the platform which are:

  • Have more than 4,000 public viewing hours valid in the last 12 months
  • Have more than a thousand subscribers
  • Have an AdSense account linked to the channel

How to participate in the YouTube Partner program

After meeting the basic requirements, do the following:

  1. Sign in to YouTube
  2. Click on your profile picture and then on YouTube Studio
  3. Then, in the left menu, click on “Monetization”

If you have reached the basic monetization requirements, click Start on the card “Know the Partner Program Terms” and accept the partnership terms.

How to link your YouTube channel to an AdSense account

To be able to receive payments through your channel revenue, you must first have met the minimum requirements, then do the following:

  1. Enter your channel
  2. Go to Monetization
  3. Click on the “Sign up for Google AdSense” card

If you already have an AdSense account, just link the channel to it.

If you don’t already have an active AdSense account, just follow the steps that will be informed in the process.

Important: You can only have one account registered with Google AdSense, however you can have a main account and link other channels and sites to it.

After you link your AdSense account to your channel, you will be taken to the channel again. Accept the partnership terms, after that your channel will go into analysis to confirm that you are following all the guidelines of the platform. The evaluation period is one month.

You can track the status of your request on the channel’s “Monetization” tab.

How to get paid from YouTube

After linking your channel to an AdSense account, you need to set up a way to receive money. It is important to remember that Google AdSense only releases payments after the amount added to the account exceeds $100.

How to set up payments in Google AdSense:

  1. Go to your AdSense account 
  2. Access the payments field
  3. Then select “How do you receive payments”

Payment is sent via international remittance, so it is important to analyze whether it is worth receiving directly from your bank or to use any company that works with sending international remittances, as these companies often work with lower rates than those practiced in traditional banks.

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