Monetizing your live streams on YouTube is one of the best ways to earn high from digital platforms.  Even though the process of Livestream monetization may seem complicated, we’ve made it easy in the following procedures.

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How To Prepare For Your Youtube Channel Monetization

Before you get your channel live-streams monetized, you should meet the following minimum requirements.

If you’re a YouTube partner, you should comply with all the YouTube monetization policy.

  • You should be living in a region where the YouTube Partner Program is readily available
  • You should have over 4000 watch hours in your last 12 months of streaming
  • Have over 1,000 subscribers in your channel
  • Have a linked and active AdSense account

When you’ve met the above requirements, you should now gauge your channel through the following “YouTube Partner Program application checklist” to find out whether you’re eligible.

Make sure your YouTube channel follows the YouTube policies and guidelines

When you make your application, your channel will be subject to the standard review process to establish whether you qualify. Only the qualified channels are accepted. After the acceptance, they’ll continue to check your account regularly to see whether you’re still meeting the guidelines and policies.

Ensure you have only one AdSense account

Since you should have an AdSense account to be paid, you should create one if you don’t have. Alternatively, you can use an existing account if you already opened one. It is important to note that you must have only one account. Therefore, you should not create another one if you already have one. Instead, use the pre-existing one. Also, you can link as many as possible channels to a single AdSense account.

Ensure you have 4000 public watch hours and 1,000 subscribers to your channel

Having the earlier mention subscribers and public watch-hours shows that you have more content.

Make YPP application

You can make this application at any time, but your channel will be under review upon meeting the requirements. You can follow the steps below to make your application.

  • Sign in to  YouTube.com on your browser
  • Select your Account icon on the top-right pane
  • Click on the “Creator Studio
  • In your left menu, select “Channel” and proceed to the next step.
  • Click on “Status and features” and locate “Monetization.
  • Under “Monetization” click “Enable.
  • Follow the steps on your screen.

Get you Channel reviewed

Should your YouTube channel meet the YouTube Partners Program standards, you’ll join the list for monetization. After that, their automated system and human support team will scrutinize your channel content to find out whether you’ve complied with the YouTube terms and guidelines. The Review process takes up to a month for you to get feedback.

To check on your YPP application, click on this link https://www.youtube.com/account_monetization

If you qualified, that’s great. You can check on the FAQs for YPP newbies by clicking on this link Here’s a list of FAQs 

If you’re not lucky enough and your application for YPP got rejected, you don’t have to panic as you can re-apply after 30 days.  It is important to note that your account can get dismissed if the vetting team found some elements of incompliance in your channel content.

How To Polish Up After Application Rejection

When you’re waiting for your 30 days rejection period to end, you can use the following tips to make your next application stronger.

  • Take time to read the rejection email.

After receiving the application rejection email, take the time to go through it as it contains all the details of the guidelines and specific policies that your channel violated.

In this step, you should go through your titles, videos, descriptions, tags, and thumbnails, not the inconsistent content.

  • Edit or delete the content that violated the YouTube Monetization Policies.

In this step, you can delete the inconsistent videos or replace them in the steps

below.

How To Edit Or Replace Your Content In Your YouTube Channel

If you located the uploaded videos that are against the monetization policy, you don’t have to worry as you can get them down real quick by deleting or replacing them.

Delete Your Channel Videos

Before you delete your videos or other content on YouTube, it is essential to note that you will never recover them in the future when you need to watch them. Thus, have them backed up before you go on a deleting spree. You can see below how to delete your videos.

  • From your left menu, select “Videos.
  • Navigate to locate the video you want to delete and select Menu sign-always three vertical dots. And select the delete symbol.

After deleting your video, the title and URL will no longer exist or appear in Google Search Analytics. However, the data associated with the deleted video such as the “watch time” will be part of your aggregated report, but will never get attributed to the video.

Edit A Video In Youtube Channel

After deleting the inconsistent video from your YouTube channel, it’s impossible to replace it. Why? It’s because every video that you upload to YouTube will get a unique URL. But you can still make changes to your video in the following steps.

  • From your left menu, select “Videos” and click on the thumbnail or the title of the video you want to edit.
  • From your left menu, select the “Editor” option.

After following the above process, you can now make changes to your video. If you want to trim from the start or the end, you can proceed through the following steps.

  • Select “Trim” and a blue box will appear in the editor.
  • Click on the blue box and drag it until it covers a section of the video that you’d like to retain. That said, anything outside the box will get deleted.
  • Select “Play” to check your edits and then click on the “Save” option and your new changes will reflect.

If you want to remove a section of your video, you can proceed in the following step.

  • Select “Trim” and a blue box will appear.
  • Click on the blue box at the beginning of the section you’d like to cut.
  • Click “Split” and a white bar will appear.
  • Click on the white bar and drag it to the end of the section you want off.
  • Select “Play”  to check your edits and click “Save” to affect your changes

Add Cards To Your Youtube Video

Adding cards is another way to change the elements of your video. That said, cards can make your videos more interactive. Since the tickets are not yet available in your YouTube Studio beta, select “Creator Studio Classic “on the left menu and proceed to the following steps.

  • With computer signed in to your account, navigate to Video Manager
  • Locate the video you want to add cards to and click on “Edit.
  • On the tab bar at the top screen, select “Cards.
  • Click on “Adds Cards” and choose what type of card you want and click “Create.

 If you hadn’t done so before, you have to enable the features first by selecting “Enable” and agree to the terms and conditions, and then proceed to the next step.

  • Enter the URL from which you want to send your viewers cards
  • Upload the image you want to add in .jpg, .gif, or .png and not larger than 5mbs.
  • If possible, edit the title, call to action text among other relevant texts to create a fantastic card.
  • Click “Create,” and your card will automatically appear. If you want to edit your crated card, proceed to the next step.
  • Navigate to “Cards” tab and click on “Edit” next to the card you want to change and make changes

With the above steps carefully followed. You should be able to add card to your YouTube video(s)

Edit Youtube Video Details

After uploading your video to YouTube, you can still edit the metadata in the following steps.

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  • Sign in to your YouTube Studio beta
  • Click “Video” from the left menu and click on the video’s thumbnail or title
  • Adjust your video setting and click “Save.

By doing that, your video details will change.

When you’re sure all the inconsistent content no longer exists in your channel, you can re-apply to YPP to get your channel approved and monetize your live streams. You can check on the status of your application by clicking on this link monetization page. The process may take a month to get monetized.

If your channel gets approval for monetization, YouTube will put Ads on your content.  When your channel gets monetized, you can enjoy the following:

  • Pre-rolling ads featuring before your live stream on both mobile phones and on computer.
  • Mid-roll featuring during your live stream (Only for desktop)
  • Display and overlay ads featuring beside or over your content (Only for desktop)

Congratulations! You can now earn incredible income on your live stream. Sounds great? That’s it.

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