It’s only been a few months since YouTube introduced the Short program and I’m amazed at what it has accomplished in such a short time. For example, in the U.S., on average, people spend more than an hour watching shorts on YouTube per day. If you’re an English-speaking creator and haven’t yet signed up for the program, there are some important details you need to know!
What is the YouTube Shorts Fund?
The YouTube Shorts Fund is a $100 million fund established to support creators who produce great short-form content on the platform.
This fund is open to creators in countries where YouTube Shorts is available, and it will be paid out over the course of 2021. To be eligible, creators must meet certain thresholds for engagement and watch time on their shorts.
This is an exciting opportunity for creators who have been producing great short-form content on YouTube. This fund will help them to continue producing great content and to grow their channels.
Who can apply for the YouTube Shorts Fund?
The YouTube Shorts Fund is open to any creator who meets the eligibility requirements and whose channel is in good standing. To be eligible, you must:
-Be 18 years of age or older
-Have a YouTube channel that is in good standing
-Be a resident of one of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the UK or the US
If you meet these requirements and your channel is in good standing, you can apply for the YouTube Shorts Fund.
When does the deadline to upload a YouTube Short end?
The deadline for uploading a YouTube Short is January 31, 2021.
How much money should a channel be making per month to be eligible for the YouTube Shorts Fund?
There is no set amount of money that a channel must make per month to be eligible for the YouTube Shorts Fund. However, channels that are actively producing and publishing short content on a regular basis are more likely to be considered for the fund. In addition, channels that have a large number of subscribers and/or views on their short videos are also more likely to be considered.
What is a YouTube Shorts?
A YouTube Short is a short video that is under 60 seconds in length. These videos can be monetized through YouTube’s Partner Program. To be eligible for the program, you must meet certain criteria, such as having at least 1000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time. Once you are accepted into the program, you will be able to place ads on your videos and earn revenue from them.
There are a few countries where YouTube Shorts cannot be monetized. These countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
If you live in one of these countries and want to monetize your YouTube Shorts videos, you will need to find another way to do so. There are a few options available to you, such as using a third-party service or selling merchandise through your channel. Whatever route you decide to take, make sure that you research the options thoroughly before proceeding.
Currently, YouTube Shorts is available in the US, India, and Indonesia. This means that creators in these countries can monetize their Short videos with ads. However, it’s important to note that YouTube has said they are working on making Shorts available in more countries soon, so this list is likely to grow. If you’re a creator interested in monetizing your Shorts, be sure to keep an eye out for updates from YouTube.