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Well...This is a Bummer!
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:41:04 AM »
I just logged into one of my YouTube Accounts to upload a video and received this messsage...

"We’re making changes to the YouTube Partner Program. As a result, your channel will no longer be eligible for monetization starting February 20, 2018. Learn more...

We'll be making updates to the YouTube Partner Program eligibility thresholds starting February 20, 2018. Channels will need to have 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months and 1,000 subscribers to be reviewed to join the program. Get more details on the YouTube Creator Blog"

I don't have a problem with meeting the watch hours. I have over 4,000. However, my subscriber count is no where close to 1,000 subscribers.  :o

Anyone else seen this pop up in your channel? Thoughts on how to overcome?

Any words of wisdom welcomed!

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Re: Well...This is a Bummer!
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 02:03:10 PM »
Yes, that's YouTube's new advertiser policy. Apparently they were getting a lot of flack from advertisers over low quality videos so they tightened the requirements.

Just think long game. And in the meantime promote your own products / website(s) in the video description and video itself.

Re: Well...This is a Bummer!
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 02:28:23 PM »
Thanks Jon for the wisdom.  Good thing I don't depend on this money. ;)

Re: Well...This is a Bummer!
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 05:02:49 AM »
this is a great lesson and reminder to ONLY use these platforms as a means to siphon people to your list. thats it. it would be not smart to invest years creating content that can suddenly be taken away for whatever reason

Re: Well...This is a Bummer!
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 05:06:36 AM »
A woman was explaining to me that her wedding planning business relied on Facebook for ALL her new clients.

After around 18 months, FB changed their ruling on the amount of reach people's post got.

She found that, all of a sudden, she had not new leads.

Your own website is the constant, send people there to join your email list etc. from DIFFERENT places online.  As you say, relying on one source can be fatal.

Luckily IVW can be used anywhere online and so, putting your eggs into a number of varying basket platforms is the answer.