Is There Anything That Prevents Videos From Being Monetized on YouTube?

As of February 20, 2018, YouTube has enacted new eligibility requirements for monetization. In order for us to place ads on and monetize a video, the video must be on a channel that has at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time over the past 12 months. If a video has had over 10,000 views, YouTube will review them manually to determine monetization eligibility.

Once a video meets these requirements, we can "claim" it, which means YouTube will place advertisements on it and the video will begin to be monetized. We are paid by YouTube on a monthly basis, and pay these royalties out at the end of the following quarter with our regular distribution.