How can my videos make money?
Once your video is submitted and approved for monetization, YouTube will place ads inside or near the video. After you’ve associated an AdSense account with your YouTube account, you will earn revenue that is generated from the ads. Learn more
How much will my videos earn?
Earnings will depend on a number of factors. The two key factors are the type of ads and the pricing of ads appearing with your videos.
What types of videos are eligible?
This means you have created everything in your video yourself, and you did not sell exclusive commercial usage rights to someone else. If your video contains content created by someone else, you must have their written permission to use and make money from it.
You may also share in the monetization of eligible cover videos. Learn more
Examples of videos that could be eligible include:
· You filmed your cat and there is no background music.
· Your video contains royalty-free music, and you can prove commercial rights using direct links to the song and applicable license.
· Your friend's band wrote and recorded a song for your video and states in writing that you can use and make money from it.
Which videos are NOT eligible?
Your video is not eligible if it contains content that you didn't create or get permission from its creator to use. You need to be able to show written permission for the following video elements:
· Audio: copyrighted sound recordings, live performances, background music, etc.
· Visuals: images, logos, software, etc.
· Any other content you don't own worldwide commercial usage rights to.
Examples of videos that are NOT eligible
· Your video contains a song you purchased for personal use (e.g., bought on iTunes or in a store) but didn't obtain a commercial license.
· You found a video on the Internet and you cannot prove that it's in the public domain.
· You are singing words of your favorite copyrighted song and there is copyrighted audio in the background, such as instrumental or karaoke tracks.
· You have used content from someone else without permission, but you haven't yet received a copyright notice on your video.
· Your video does not provide proper attribution or credits as required by a license.
If your video is not eligible, it may be removed from YouTube.
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