Knowing how to make money with YouTube Shorts can help content creators and businesses earn more from the content they create and share online. There are just a few general steps you need to follow to start monetizing YouTube shorts:
Create a YouTube channel
If you don't have one already, you'll need to start a YouTube channel for your business where you'll upload your content.
Unfortunately, you can't monetize because you don't have any followers yet. However, you can upload a video to YouTube to start earning followers. We recommend having a marketing strategy for your YouTube shorts to increase your reach and help you gain more followers faster.
Join YouTube's Partner Program
Once you've reached 1,000 followers, you may be eligible for the YouTube Partner Program which allows you to monetize YouTube Shorts and other videos.
You can join the YPP by applying through YouTube Studio under the Earn tab and completing an application. Then, it will go through a review. If your application is denied, you can appeal the decision or reapply after 30 days.
After joining the program, you can enable monetization under the Earn tab to allow ads to be displayed on your content. You can choose the ad formats you'll allow to be automatically placed within your videos.
Compliance with YouTube's channel monetization policies is crucial for all YouTube Shorts creators who wish to monetize their Shorts. This includes Community Guidelines, Terms of Service, Copyright, Rights Clearance Adjustment policies, and so forth. Your content must also be advertiser-friendly.
If you don't comply with these policies, YouTube can withhold or adjust your earnings, limit ad revenue from your content, suspend your participation in the YPP, or terminate your YouTube account. Luckily, YouTube will send you an email if they find you've violated their guidelines and give you the opportunity to rectify it.
If you're unsure whether or not you're following YouTube's guidelines, you can always reach out to the Creator Support team, which you'll have access to as soon as you become a YPP member.
Claim Your Earnings
Creators can view their Shorts ad revenue anytime by signing into YouTube Studio and reviewing YouTube analytics. Your finalized earnings are located in your AdSense account, which you'll need to make to apply for the YPP.
To view your finalized earnings, which take into account your tax withholding and are more accurate, you can log into your AdSense account and click "AdSense for YouTube."
Before you can get paid, you'll need to finish creating your AdSense account by providing your tax information and confirming personal information. Then, you can select your form of payment, which includes electronic funds transfer (EFT), wire transfer, and so forth.
Then, you'll get paid once your account reaches its designated threshold. If your payments haven't reached the threshold, your current earnings roll over to the next month and accrue until you reach the threshold.
How much money can you earn from YouTube Shorts?
Your earning potential from YouTube Shorts largely depends on the number of views you get. Creators get 45% of all ad revenue, but how much you earn depends on factors like geographic location and music tracks used.
The total amount you're paid is determined by views and engagement, making YouTube shorts ideal for businesses and creators with large followings. The more views you have, the more you earn.
Unfortunately, YouTube doesn't disclose revenue figures for creators because there are too many factors that influence them. The potential earnings from YouTube shorts depend on the success and monetization strategies used by creators.