Well, it is possible to make money from YouTube Shorts. However, you have to make sure that your YouTube channel is monetized and that you post videos that are up to 60 seconds long. Moreover, you also have to ensure that your video is viral and has millions of views per day!
- You can earn money from YouTube Shorts via brand sponsorship, brand deals, product reviews, YouTube Shorts monthly bonus, and ads revenues (starting from 2023)
- YouTube Shorts have a 100 million fund for the YouTube content creators and it is known as YouTube Shorts funds
- Content creators from YouTube Shorts eligible countries can receive a monthly bonus that ranges from $100 – $10,000.
- In order to become eligible for the YouTube Shorts monthly bonus, you have to upload at least one short video in the past 180 days as well as fulfill other eligibility requirements
What is YouTube Shorts?
According to Wikipedia –
“YouTube Shorts is a short-form video-sharing platform offered by YouTube. The platform hosts user content much like YouTube’s primary service but limits pieces to 60 seconds in length. Since its launch, YouTube Shorts has accumulated over 5 trillion views.”
So, basically, YouTube Shorts is like TikTok where you are only allowed to upload a small video of up to 60 seconds with music, trending sounds, or original audio. You can easily make videos using your smartphone and then directly upload the video from the YouTube mobile app. YouTube mobile app has built-in creation tools that you can use to edit videos, add music from major labels, control the speed of the video, and many more. Similar to normal YouTube videos, viewers can like, dislike, share, or comment on YouTube Short videos. YouTube Shorts was first introduced in India on Sept 14th, 2020, and then released in the U.S. on March 18th, 2021. Currently, YouTube Shorts is available in more than 100 countries around the world.
What is YouTube Shorts Fund?
YouTube has announced a 100 million fund for YouTube content creators and it is known as YouTube Shorts funds. Basically, this fund is for content creators who are spending their time making various videos using their creative ideas and resources. YouTube announced this fund in 2021 and every month YouTube rewards creators with a monthly “bonus” from the fund. Usually, the monthly bonus ranges from $100 to $10,000. You should keep in mind that not everyone is eligible for the YouTube Shorts monthly bonus. There are some eligibility requirements that you have to fulfill for monetizing YouTube Shorts:
- You must upload at least one eligible YouTube Short video in the last 180 days
- Your YouTube channel must abide by YouTube’s monetization policies, copyright rules, etc.
- You must upload an original video
- Your video should not have unedited clips from movies or TV shows
- You can’t upload videos of other creators or from other platforms
- You can’t upload videos that have watermarks and logos of various third-party social media platforms
- The video can’t have a title, Meta tag, or hashtags that refer 3rd party social media platforms
- The content creator must be at least 13 years old and form a country that supports YouTube Shorts
How to Claim YouTube Shorts Monthly Bonus
In order to claim the YouTube Shorts monthly bonus, you have to connect your Google AdSense account and agrees to YouTube Short’s terms and condition. Now if you are selected for the YouTube Shorts monthly bonus then you will receive an email within the 8th-10th of each month. If you receive such mail then you have to claim the bonus within the 25th of that month. If you don’t claim the bonus then the money will be gone. When you open the mail, you will see the bonus amount and the Claim button. You have to click on the claim button to withdraw the money.
List of Eligible Countries where YouTube Shorts are Available
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Ireland
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
U.S. Virgin Islands
How to Make Money from YouTube Shorts?
There are quite a few ways you can make money from YouTube Shorts. You can make money from YouTube shorts monthly bonus, brand deals, brand promotions, and also from ad revenues. I already mentioned that you can get a monthly bonus of $100 to $10,000 from YouTube Short funds. The actual amount depends on quite a few things like how viral your video is, how many views your video is getting per day, etc. Below is a list of some content creators who have received the YouTube Shorts monthly bonus:
- TN Craft: $200 for 7 million Shorts views
- King Probherbs: $300 for 5 million Shorts views
- GEVids: $2,300 for 130 million Shorts views
You can also earn from brand deals, promotions, and sponsorship using YouTube Shorts. This is a much easier process because you don’t have to compete with other content creators for the monthly bonus. You can earn a handsome amount of money through brand sponsorships. If your videos get lots of views then various brands will sponsor your videos and you will make money. Moreover, brands might ask you to review their products for money.
The 3rd earning source via YouTube Shorts could be the Ad revenues. Currently, YouTube Shorts content creators don’t get ad revenues. But, recently YouTube has announced that they are planning to introduce the Ads revenue sharing for the Shorts content creators. Neal Mohan, chief product officer for YouTube has said –
“This is the first time real revenue sharing is being offered for short-term video at scale. Starting in early 2023, Shorts-focused creators can apply to YPP by meeting a threshold of 1,000 subscribers and 10M Shorts views over 90 days. We started with the Shorts Fund as a first step but, creator funds can’t keep up with the incredible growth we’re seeing in the short-form video. Therefore, we have taken this initiative”
So, from 2023, you can also earn money from the ads revenue of your Shorts videos.
FAQs about Can I Make Money from YouTube Shorts
Is it possible to monetize YouTube shorts for ads?
Well, currently it is not possible to monetize YouTube shorts for ads. However, from 2023, YouTube content creators will be able to monetize their short videos for ads and collect ad revenue.
What is the difference between YouTube and YouTube Shorts?
There are quite a few differences between YouTube and YouTube Shorts. One main difference is the length of the video. YouTube shorts are only 60 seconds videos while YouTube videos are much longer. Moreover, you can’t monetize YouTube Short videos for ads and collect ad revenue.
How long are YouTube Shorts?
YouTube Shorts videos are up to 60 seconds long. A video can be continuous 60 seconds or a combination of 2 – 3, 15 seconds videos. However, if you use music from the YouTube catalog then the Shorts video will be limited to 15-seconds only.
Are YouTube Shorts worth it?
Yes, YouTube Shorts is definitely worth it especially if you have a long-form video channel on the platform. Moreover, according to many marketing experts, it will be a new revelation in the marketing industry. YouTube shorts are engaging, entertaining, and most importantly short in duration. In this fast-forwarding world, people don’t have much time to watch long videos. They want the information in a quick time. This is why the popularity of YouTube Shorts is increasing rapidly.
Last Updated on October 2, 2022 by Ana S. Sutterfield