If you thought things couldn’t start off much worse for YouTube, you’re wrong! Today YouTube announced that they were demonetising YouTubers but not for everyone, just the little guys. And when we say little we’re talking 200k. That’s right the guys we all watch and love including YouTubers like Niki n Sammy will no longer be getting paid for their content.
What are YouTubes new rules?
The main change is that creators will now need to create a minimum of 4,000 hours of watch time in the last 12 months and 1,000 subscribers to qualify for the ad revenue from YouTube.
Why are YouTube doing this?
YouTube want to cut down on the amount of spam and scam channels. As it’s likely spam channels who simply repost other creators content or fake accounts are likely to get less watch time. The issue is that the smaller YouTubers who post genuine content will also be impacted.
What does this mean for us?
We’re not sure yet, but it could mean that some of our favorite YouTubers stop making as much content or stop making as great content because they won’t be getting the same income.
Read what YouTube had to say
Read what the creators have to say
Stop punishing channels which don't upload daily vlogs over 15 minutes long
Let us create and for our audience to just *see* it… That's it.
Lay off on the algorithms and let people make human decisions using their own brains
— Sammy (@SammyAlbon) January 16, 2018
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