As an avid vlogger, you might be wondering how to monetise your videos. Here’s where to find monetisation options in YouTube Studio.

Whether you share funny videos of your cats, or you impart expert knowledge on photography, you’re probably keen to grow your channel on YouTube. This could be in order to boost your business, help define a brand, or to make money through content creation.

Taking your YouTube channel seriously involves lots of careful work. You have to consider things like giving videos the perfect title, or understanding analytics to help videos to rank better. It’s a lot of work, even if it is something you enjoy and are passionate about. It’s fair enough that you’d appreciate some financial reward for your efforts.

How exactly do you earn money through YouTube videos, then?

Monetisation Eligibility

Before you can start raking in the big bucks and living that professional content creator lifestyle, you’ll need to meet a few requirements.

You first need to apply for monetisation of your channel through the YouTube Partner Programme. You’ll also need to create an AdSense account. In order to be able to apply for these, YouTube requires you to have at least 1,000 subscribers, and over 4,000 hours of watch time in the last 12 months.

If you need to boost your subscriber numbers, there are plenty of ways to gain subscribers for free!

YouTube Studio

If you are eligible for monetisation, you can find monetisation options in YouTube Studio on your channel.

If you’d like to edit monetisation options or update ad settings, choose a video and then click Monetisation in the left-hand menu. From here, you can turn monetisation on or off.

When you upload long-form videos, which are videos longer than 8-minutes, you can enable mid-roll ads. These are ads that will play in the middle of your video. You can manually place these ads within your content, using the studio editor.