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Hot Topic New monetization changes: 4k hours & 1k subs (**discussion here only**)

Discussion in 'YouTube Video Monetization & Partnership Forum' started by clerick, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. GrillinRandy
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    I'm a pessimistic optimist myself.
     
  2. Jawad Soomro
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    To be honest, my channel is doing well, I have more than 1000 subs, i have 73K views. But since I have no 4000 hours, my channel will no longer monetize. Thats kinda sad for me. I worked hard and made quality content on YouTube. I achieved good amount of goals and now they are taking away my monetization rights, I hope some magic happens and they dont disable my monetization.
     
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  3. AceOfBats
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    Well, assuming you do 10 minute videos and upload 5 days a week, and at least a quarter of your audience watches a full video, you should only need about 19 weeks of work to pull it off. And that's assuming no one watches after the 250 initial views. If you're doing as well as you say with as many loyal subscribers that you have that tune into your channel every week? Yeah I'm not too worried for you, I'm expecting you to get paid Jawad. I mean, screw the money though cuz you do it for the love, but if you need to subsidize equipment costs then that makes sense and I suspect that will come with time. 4 or 5 months from now you'll be in the milestones section bragging about that green my friend :)
     
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    Have you linked the correct channel to your profile? The channel linked only has 243 subs.
     
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    I was so upset, got my first pay check after about 2 years of work, then I got the email. Kinda felt s**t. But now I think its a goal to get that 1000 sub and 4000 hrs of view time. But I think I need to make better content.
     
  6. buzzcuts
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    I guess I'm in the minority in that I already comfortably passed the watch time but haven't hit the subs.

    I posted a video on my channel sharing my thoughts so I'll keep it short here, but I'm overall in favour of these changes.

    Only a combo of watch time and subs like this will weed out short-term channels that try to turn a quick profit before getting taken down (ie pirates, impersonators, etc.). These are the real bad actors that I think YouTube is targeting, and they aren't too concerned about the side effects caused to those who are simply new to the platform.
     
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    So after the 2018 requirements and Youtube Announcements, I am seeing more and more top tier youtubers not even bothering with a 10:01 + video

    Is this because Ad Sense is getting manually curated so there's no need?

    I'm only asking because it's very easy to do an 7-9 minute video, but sometimes stretching for that extra minute is difficult - but we do it to maximize that 10:01 sweet spot obviously.

    Are there new news about this?
     
  8. Pixel & Bracket
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    I think it's just coincidence currently. Nothing has changed or adjusted to make that video length less desirable.
     
  9. Realm Unknown
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    I think that may just be a coincidence, cause channel's I'm subscribed to are still certainly aiming for longer than 10 minute videos.
     
  10. Andie_the_Lab
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    yeah but is it possible that smaller youtubers don't know?

    A second thought was that if YT is now hand picking, maybe the top preferred users don't have to do 10min + anymore etc etc.
     
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