WASHINGTON ― Starting February 1, 2023, creators can start making ad revenue on YouTube Shorts content. However, YouTube will require creators to sign new agreement terms.
“The Shorts Monetisation Module allows your channel to share revenue from ads viewed between videos in the Shorts Feed,” wrote YouTube on its announcement page.
“Once you’ve accepted this Module, you’ll start earning from Shorts Feed ads and YouTube Premium revenue on your eligible Shorts views as early as February 1, 2023,” the announcement added.
According to YouTube, the platform will require everyone who’s currently part of its YouTube Partner Program to sign new agreement terms.
The new terms include new Base Terms — which include programme terms like how they get paid, content policies, and new terms like country pass-throughs and rights clearance adjustments.
After signing the Base Terms, creators would be able to pick contract Modules depending on what they want to make money from.
The Watch Page Monetisation Module represents pages within YouTube, YouTube Music, and YouTube Kids, whereas the Shorts Monetisation Module allows your channel to share revenue from ads viewed between videos in the Shorts Feed.
You’ll need to agree to the terms by 1 February. If you accept the terms after 1 February, Shorts ad revenue sharing will begin accruing on the date you accept. But don’t stall the agreement for too long.
“To remain in the YouTube Partner Program and continue monetising on YouTube, all monetising partners will have until July 10 2023 to review and accept new terms. If you don’t accept at least the Base Terms by that date, your channel will be removed from the YouTube Partner Program and your monetisation agreement terminated. After that happens, you’ll need to re-qualify and re-apply to join again,” continued YouTube.
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