YouTube has launched a new fund that will pay creators up to $10,000 per month for creating YouTube Shorts. The Shorts Fund is YouTube's latest incentive to get creators to create more content through YouTube Shorts. YouTube will choose creators to fund at their sole discretion, and the fund will be giving out $100 million between now and the end of 2022 to eligible creators.
Do you qualify? Let's find out:
• Channels need to have uploaded at least one eligible Short in the last 180 days.
• Channels need to abide by YouTube's Community Guidelines, copyright rules, and monetization policies
• Channels uploading videos with watermarks or logos from third-party social media platforms, non-original videos (for example, unedited clips from movies or TV shows), or videos reuploaded from other creator's channels will not be eligible.
• Creators must be in one of these countries/regions: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom, or the United States.
If you meet all of the qualifications, be sure to stay alert via email and notifications in the YouTube app after the first week of each month. Here, YouTube will send you a message informing you that you've earned a bonus and walk you through claiming it. You'll have until the 25th of the month to claim your money.
YouTube has stated that there is no threshold on performance requirements to receive funds. However, the bonus payments and performance qualifiers may change every month for various reasons, including Shorts views and viewers' location.
We'll keep you updated on any new information about the YouTube Shorts Fund. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us.