YouTube alters the eligibility criteria for creator monetisation!

15 December, 2022 (Thursday)

Recently, YouTube has received a lot of backlash from creators active on the platform due to the rules for monetisation. 

Creators believe that the rules laid out by the platform are too strict for them to fit into.

Adhering to this, YouTube has clarified its guidelines for the kind of content that is eligible for monetisation. 

This update is intended to cover a number of potential content categories and ensure that YouTube is making everyones experience on the platform safer and more engaging while also helping creators reach a more diverse spectrum of users. 

The major point of concern for users is the limitations these guidelines would limit their voice when it comes to deciding what kinds of videos are allowed to be monetized. 

The standards that are continually applied to artwork depicting sex or similar acts will stay the same, with thumbnails and videos including such content not receiving any ad revenue. 

YouTube also clarifies that it will not allow monetization over the shock or controversial content. This includes intentionally shocking to view or inappropriate images, personal information shared for harassment, violence or showing graphic images. 

To turn away from encouraging dangerous displays of stunts by minors or any connection with drugs, YouTube also bans such content from monetization. 

Lastly, the platform encourages honest behaviour from the creators through these guidelines. It prohibits them from foul language, hacking or others.