Free YouTube Channel Monetization Checker ✅
Need to know if a YouTube channel is monetized? Simply enter the channel’s link below and find out!
Monetization Checker FAQ
How can I tell if a YouTube channel is monetized or not?
You can use our monetization checker. Simply insert the YouTube channel’s link, and in less than 1 second you can find out if the given channel is monetized, or not.
How does this tool work?
Our YouTube monetization checker works by analyzing the source code of the YouTube channel page. There, YouTube reveals whether a YouTube channel is monetized or not by providing a value, which can be “false” (for non monetized channels), or “true”, (for monetized channels).
Is it accurate?
Yes! The returned answer is 100% accurate.
Why do I see Ads on channels that are not monetized?
Even when a channel is NOT monetized, you can still see Ads before or during the video. This is because YouTube, since June 2022, is showing Ads on any YouTube channel regardless of their monetization status. “Ads can now appear on videos from channels not in the YouTube Partner Program (YPP)…”, citing YouTube.
And, also when a video has a copyright claim from a third party – i.e. in the case of a copyrighted song – ads will be shown regardless of the channel’s monetization status.
Why My Channel Is Not Monetized? 😔
Before 2018, anyone could create a new channel and start making money off it from the very first video. But since then, mostly because under pressure from advertisers who saw their Ads next to copyrighted or illegal content, YouTube introduced different requirements in order to be monetization eligible.
The first one is related to a channel’s metrics. In fact, a channel needs at least 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time in order to be eligible to join the YouTube Partner Program.
But, it doesn’t end here. YouTube manually reviews each channel prior to accept him into the Partner Program, and it may reject the ones that do not follow their content policy. A monetized YouTube channel could also be “demonetized” later on if YouTube believes its content does not follow the platform guidelines.
Below, the most common reasons why a channel is not monetized
- Taking an existing video that is not your own and publishing it to your channel
- Image slideshows with minimal or no commentary
- Text or websites scrolling with minimal or no commentary
- Video compilations with no added value
- Music promotion channels (re-uploading royalty free music)
- Songs modified to change the pitch or speed, but other than that, identical to the original
- Collections of songs from different artists (even if you have their permission)
- Artificially generated or mass-produced videos
- Videos with AI voice-overs
- Short videos compiled from other social media websites
How To Get Monetized? 🙂
To get monetized, you need 4000 hours in the last 12 months, 1000 subscribers and, of course, original or transformative content. Examples of “monetizable” content, include:
- Reaction videos
- Gameplays with commentaries
- Compilations with added value (i.e. editing) and commentary
If you are struggling to reach the monetization three sold, you can consider purchasing 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours. You may also get a monetized channel, meaning a channel with content that is already approved into the Partner Program.
It is important to note that, even if you have a monetized channel, you should always adhere by YouTube monetization policies. YouTube automated algorithms are scanning channels periodically to make sure that Creators are uploading original content. If a channel is found to break the rules, YouTube will revoke its monetization status.