The YouTube Partner Program lets creators monetize their content on YouTube.
Who is eligible to apply
All YouTube creators can apply to join as long as the Partner program is available in your country. Once a channel reaches 10,000 public channel views, it will be reviewed to join the Partner program.
If you don’t have enough views, keep working to make original content and build your audience. You can get tips from top creators in the YouTube Creator Academy.
This view count threshold gives us enough information to determine the validity of a channel. It also allows us to confirm if a channel is following our community guidelines and advertiser policies.
What they look at when you apply
You can apply to join the YouTube Partner Program and once your channel reaches 10,000 public channel views, your channel activity is reviewed to make sure your content adheres to the YouTube Partner Program policies, YouTube’s Terms of Service, and our Community Guidelines.
They will email you to let you know as soon as the process is complete. You can also check the status of your application at Creator Studio > Channel > Monetization. The process may take up to several weeks.
If you’re approved: You’ll start earning money on YouTube right away if you’ve already chosen the videos you want to monetize.
If you’re not approved: If your channel isn’t approved to join the program, it’s likely because they cannot determine whether your channel’s activity complies with the YouTube Partner Program policies and Community Guidelines.
You can keep uploading original content and building your audience on YouTube even if you’re not in the partner program—and you can reapply again in 30 days.