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October 5, 2022

New ways to make money with Shorts

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Above, an email I got today from YouTube.

I've previously remarked that Shorts — YouTube's riposte to TikTok and Reels — are WAY more popular among my fans — I'm up to 1,043 subscribers BTW — than my livestreams and ordinary videos.

Now they're gonna help me cash in.

No worries: I currently average about $1/month in YouTube advertising income, a small fraction of the monthly $20 or so Google ads bring in.

Reading the fine print in YouTube's email, I see that they've once again set requirements I can't meet, like the bar of 1,000 subscribers to unlock mobile livestreaming I only reached last month after nearly ten years.

To enter the YouTube Partner Program starting in early 2023, I will need to accumulate 10 million Shorts views over a 90-day period.

Tell you what: at the rate I accumulate Shorts views — about 2,500/day — it'll take me approximately 10 years to make the grade.

Shorts v livestream:regular uploads copy

Good thing I'm experienced with distant targets when it comes to YouTube, what?

October 5, 2022 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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