YouTube announces condition for creators to start earning from shorts
Giant streaming platform, YouTube has announced that it would start allowing its Shorts creators to monetize their content from February 2023.
However, there are modifications to its Partner Programs conditions that all artists must agree to if they want to keep making money from their videos on the network.
Creators who agree to the new terms will start receiving Shorts ad income the next month.
Although Shorts began as an experiment more than 18 months ago, short-form videos have fast become more and more popular on the platform, with YouTube giving them prominent placement on its website, YouTube app, and even TVs.
Following this, YouTube declared last year that it will distribute ad revenue to producers who provide short-form videos.
To do this, the YouTube Partner Program developed new guidelines for Shorts creators, giving them targets to meet in order to monetize their channel, including 1,000 subscribers and 10 million public Shorts views. This is very dissimilar from typical YouTube videos, which need 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 public watch hours.
With the new conditions, YouTube is introducing Modules to the site, which will offer creators more flexibility in the ways they can earn from their video.
In addition to a new Watch Page Monetization module that will track all views accumulated with long-form or live-streaming videos and a Shorts Monetization module that will track views in Shorts content, YouTube will have a set of basic terms that must be agreed upon in order to continue participating in the YPP program.
While it’s crucial to read the terms in their entirety, YouTube requires that creators accept them in order to continue or start making money from their videos.
Creators will be released from the YPP after this if the terms weren’t agreed upon, and they will have to reapply. YouTube noted that the decision to separate the terms into modules was made to provide “increased transparency and focus.”