How to Make Money From YouTube Without Being a Partner

YouTube's partnership program helps users to develop their video-making skills, increase their subscriber count and boost their revenues. However, if you're not a YouTube partner, you are not exempt from the money-making. You can still monetize your videos by using a Google AdSense account, which is free. When your visitors click the ads displayed on your videos, the earnings are deposited in your AdSense account and paid to you after they reach a given threshold.

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Monetize YouTube videos without being a partner.
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Go to YouTube's website and click the "Sign In" button. Enter your Google account name and password and click "Sign In."

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Click your username and then click "Settings" from the drop-down menu that appears.

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Click the "Monetization" link under the "Channel Settings" header and then click the "Enable Monetization" button. You can also familiarize yourself with the Guidelines and Information section of this page, which answers some of the frequently asked questions about monetizing videos.

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Visit YouTube's Monetization page (see link in Resources) and click "Next." If your AdSense account is resisted to the same email as your YouTube account, click the option to link the two accounts. If your AdSense account is on a different email, click "Use an Existing AdSense Account" and enter the email address. If you don't have an AdSense account, click "Create a New AdSense Account" and enter your details into the relevant text fields. Click "Next" when you're finished.

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Check your email every day and wait for an approval message from YouTube. When you receive it, return to your YouTube account page and go to the "Edit" screen of one of your videos. Click the "Monetization" tab, check the "Monetize With Ads" box and then click "Save Changes" to start making money.