There is always so much information going online about YouTube Policy Changes whether they are real, or not. The most recent YouTube Policy Change is about the YouTube partner program. Others refer to this as linking your channel to AdSense to get paid for your content. The new YouTube Policy states, Content Creators won’t be able to join the partner program until the channel has received 10,000 total views.
I Thought I was Wrong
I assumed they wouldn’t penalize me because I have already been accepted into the YouTube Partner Program. However, upon reading the article it states “Starting today, we will no longer serve ads on YPP videos until the channel reaches 10k lifetime views.” This to me sounds like they will stop posting ads on my videos til I hit 10,000 views.
YouTube Protecting Itself
I understand that YouTube needs to make changes to the policy to protect themselves and their advertisers. But, they are hurting myself and many other great Content Creators. It’s already hard enough to fight against the all the bigger content creators to get views. YouTube already doesn’t pay very much in regards to you the views I get. When does YouTube consider the content creators that are constantly creating content to place on the YouTube network?
Starting a YouTube Channel
It’s also very hard starting a YouTube Channel. Sometimes it seems like YouTube is pandering to the large creators instead of helping the smaller Content Creators like myself. YouTube has the Creator Academy, but they need to come out with actual tools instead of just videos with advice.
As a Content Creator, I am constantly investing time and money into my channel with filming, editing, equipment and so forth. They aren’t even compensated very well as it is, to hit them with another strike against monetizing their channel is another hit below the belt.
Will I Have to Re-Apply?
This leads me to wonder if I will have to be re-accepted into the YouTube Partnership Program again once I hit my 10,000 views. I’ve already been accepted, will I be kicked out of the program? Will I have to re-apply?
The YouTube Policy Change they posted has left so many unanswered questions. I don’t know what the future holds and the wording is vague and not very clear.
Keep Moving Forward
I’m not going to stop Moving forward with my dream of being a YouTube Content Creator. It’s just frustrating when it’s already hard enough to be a Content Creator they make it harder on you from their end. YouTube is making it harder than ever to get revenue and continue investing in your channel. It seems like they would want to invest in the smaller channels to keep the content coming to their network.
You can read the full YouTube Policy Change HERE
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