I want to make money on youtube, and I heard that you have to enable it but didn't know how to. So I searched up "how to make money on youtube", and it brought up this tutorial guide: https://creatoracademy.youtube.com/page/lesson/revenue-basics#strategies-zippy-link-2

On the first step, it says: After signing into YouTube, enter YouTube Studio, and select “Monetization” from the left menu. Under “Monetization”, follow the onscreen steps to accept the YouTube Partner Program Terms.

I followed the steps listed but realized that there is no Monetization button on the left. This does not make any sense. here is a screenshot

  • Questions about YouTube are out of scope here at Super User.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jun 11, 2019 at 21:43
  • then why is there a youtube tag?
    – Awesome Gamer 333
    Commented Jun 11, 2019 at 21:47
  • You should read the description of the YouTube tag. The reason the tag exists is that it was created by a user, given a tag description, and continued to be used and was never deleted by another user. There are lots of tags that specifically indicate the topic is out of scope here at Super User. A tag might exist, specifically to write a usage description, so the user can be pointed to the correct community. If you disagree that a question about YouTube is out of scope, open a meta discussion, at meta.superuser.com (which is the only proper place for that dicussion).
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jun 11, 2019 at 21:49
  • in that case, do you know the correct site to post youtube related questions?
    – Awesome Gamer 333
    Commented Jun 11, 2019 at 21:53
  • The correct community is specified in the tag description. You really should read the tag description of a tag before you use it.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jun 11, 2019 at 21:57

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Youtube has changed its policy. In order to do monetisazion, you have to be a partner. In order to become a partner, you must have more than 1000 subscribers and a total of 4000 or more hours of watchtime.

Once your channel is eligible to become a partner, you must request to become a partner. Once you are a partner, the monitisation option should be available to you.

See also Youtube Partner Program

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