YouTube Changes Monetization Rules for Small Content Creators and We Could Use Your Help

Jan 21, 2018 Posted by in Features | Comments

Thank you to everyone that has subscribed to our YouTube Channel over the last few days. While we are still quite a ways away from the 1000 subscribers needed to remain part of the #YouTubePartnerProgram, we are very grateful to all that have subscribed thus far.

Being dropped from the program means that we would no longer receive a share of ad revenue from any ads that play against our videos. While we don’t receive much revenue from our channel, everything that we do receive goes towards covering some of our site hosting costs.

On January 16th, 2018 many YouTube content creators received an email similar to the following:

Today we are announcing changes to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). While our goal remains to keep the YPP open to as many channels as possible, we recognize we need more safeguards in place to protect creator revenue across the YouTube ecosystem.

What’s Changing

Under the new eligibility requirements announced today, your YouTube channel, kyooltube, is no longer eligible for monetization because it doesn’t meet the new threshold of 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. As a result, your channel will lose access to all monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program on February 20, 2018 unless you surpass this threshold in the next 30 days. Accordingly, this email serves as 30 days notice that your YouTube Partner Program terms are terminated.

One of YouTube’s core values is to provide anyone the opportunity to earn money from a thriving channel. Creators who haven’t yet reached this new threshold can continue to benefit from our Creator Academy, our Help Center, and all the resources on the Creator Site to grow their channels. Once your channel reaches the new threshold, it will be reviewed to make sure it adheres to our policies and guidelines, and if so, monetization will be re-enabled.

We would really appreciate if any readers who hasn’t already subscribed to our YouTube channel could head to and click on the red Subscribe button. While we currently meet the viewing hour portion of the new requirements, any video views, likes and comments would also still be greatly appreciated. is not the only site being affected by this change in policy. Many of our fellow TV blogger/podcaster friends are in the same boat with their channels. So, if you like TV interviews and other related video content, please subscribe to them as well:

We hope you enjoy the celebrity interviews, panels, and behind-the-scenes videos we post to our YouTube channel, and really appreciate your assistance in helping us to achieve YouTube’s new requirements.