YouTube has stated today that, starting in 2023, it will significantly reduce the requirements for artists to employ video monetization through the YouTube Partner Program. This change will affect both long-form videos and short-form videos.
As of right now, YouTubers must meet the following criteria in order to monetize in 2023:
- 500 subscribers
- 3 valid public uploads within 90 days
- 3,000 watch hours in the past year
- 3 million valid public Shorts views in 90 days
Prior to this, YouTube’s requirements for monetization were 1,000 subscribers, 4,000 watch hours, or 10 million Shorts views. That has been significantly undermined by the new requirements, which also provide producers the opportunity to make money from their videos considerably sooner in the channel-building process.
In a blog post, YouTube adds that reaching these milestones will enable monetization, which will open up fan funding alternatives including subscriptions, Super Chat, Super Stickers, and Super Thanks. Additionally, creators will be able to advertise their goods on YouTube Shopping.
Only users in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Taiwan, and South Korea will be subject to this new requirement for now, and maybe in the near future, it’ll kick in for users globally.
YouTube also mentions in the same post that all US creators with more than 20,000 followers can now use its affiliate shopping service too.