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Is Your YouTube Channel Monetized? Here's How To Check.
August 30th, 2023 by Terri Pinyerd

How To Check Your Channel's Monetization Status


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You can confirm whether or not your YouTube channel is monetized by following the steps below:


  1. Visit YouTube Studio

  2. Click Earn in the left side menu

  3. From here, you'll be able to see the current status of your own channel.


There are several potential monetization statuses:


  • Not Eligible: Your channel does not meet the requirements for monetization.

  • Eligible: You meet the requirements, but haven't applied for the YPP.

  • In Review: You've applied and YouTube is currently reviewing your channel.

  • Monetized: You've been accepted into the YPP and can earn revenue.

  • Suspended or Demonetized: Your monetization has been temporarily or permanently disabled.


Taking Action On Monetization Features


If you're not yet eligible for the YPP, you can keep track of your requirements from this page. You'll also find other tips on how to earn money from your content on this page.


If you're eligible for the YPP but haven't applied yet, you can begin the process from the Earn page.

You can also resolve demonetization status from here.


Can I See If Someone Else's Channel Is Monetized?


It is possible to determine whether or not someone else's YouTube channel is monetized by using the YouTube API. However, a simpler method would be to input the channel's URL into an online checker. Sites like IsThisChannelMonetized can detect monetized channels without you having to fiddle around with source code.


TIP: If a channel has less than 1,000 subscribers, it's most likely not monetized as that is a base requirement for the YPP.


Signs That A Video Might Be Monetized


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Want to know if another person's video is earning ad revenue? There are a few things you can check to confirm monetization status.




If a video has advertisements of any type, or sponsored cards, it's possible that it's monetized. However, it is possible for non monetized videos to be preceded by ads.


Along with this, if a video has a copyright claim the uploader will not earn ad revenue from the content.


Sponsored Content


While it's not a sign of YouTube monetization, the inclusion of sponsorships within the video mean that the channel has a brand partnership or deal that they're earning revenue from.


Most uploaders will disclose this at the beginning of the video or just before the sponsored segment, and will mention any affiliate links or sponsored product links in their video description.


Membership Offerings


If you see a Join button below the video that allows you to become a channel member, the channel in question most likely qualifies for monetization and is earning through YouTube Channel Memberships.


YouTube Monetization Criteria


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To qualify for the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) and start monetizing your content, you'll need to meet the following requirements:


  • 4,000 hours of public watch time accrued within the last 12 months

  • 1,000 subscribers


  • 1,000 subscribers

  • 10 million valid public Shorts views in the last 90 days.


In June 2023, YouTube lowered the eligibility requirements for the YouTube Partner Program for qualifying users in the United States, Canada, the UK, South Korea, and Taiwan to the following:


  • 3,000 watch hours in the past 12 months OR 3 million Shorts views in the last 90 days

  • 500 subscribers


Currently, however, these lowered requirements don't allow video monetization. Users will gain access to the YouTube Partner Program and its tools, but will still need to meet the original requirements before they're able to monetize their content.

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