Short videos are currently very popular for TikTok. With this in mind, YouTube launched the shorts feature.
Shorts videos have already become a very popular YouTube feature.
Just like you can earn money from YouTube by uploading videos, there are ways to earn money from short videos on YouTube.
Making money from YouTube shorts is a little different than the main monetization feature on YouTube.
Let's find out what YouTube shorts are, how to make youtube shorts, and how to make money from youtube shorts.
What are YouTube Shorts?
YouTube Shorts is a vertical format video of 60 seconds or less. YouTube has added this feature to the YouTube app to compete with features like TickTock and Instagram Reels.
Shorts can be created using the sound of other videos in addition to the original short record or upload.
How to Make YouTube Shorts?
There are multiple ways to upload YouTube shorts. First of all, if you upload any video of 60 seconds with a vertical aspect ratio, it will be considered as shorts.
You can also use the "Create" option in YouTube videos to create shorts with the sound of that video. There is also the opportunity to record and upload videos in the traditional way.
To create shorts directly from the YouTube app:
- Log in to the YouTube app
- Tap the Create (+) button right in the middle of the app
- Tap on Create a Short
- Tap the top 15 to create shorts longer than 15 seconds
- Note that a maximum of 60 seconds long shorts video can be recorded
- If you want, you can increase or decrease the speed of the video by selecting Speed
- There is also the option to record hands-free video by tapping on Timer
- Tap the capture button to start the record and press the same button again to close the record
- Once the video is recorded, tap Done
- You can select video titles, privacy settings, etc. by tapping Next
- Select Audience Select your video audience
- Tap on UPLOAD to publish your shorts
Earn Money from YouTube Shorts
To monetize a typical YouTube video, you have to join the YouTube Monetization program.
However, any creator (even if there is no monetization at the beginning) can earn money through YouTube Shorts Fund YouTube Shorts.
YouTube has introduced this bonus mainly to encourage shorts creators. Let's find out what a shorts fund is and how anyone can earn money from a shorts fund.
What is a shorts fund?
The YouTube Shorts Fund is a $100 million equivalent fund that will fund eligible creators between 2021 and 2022.
Each month, a shorts creator can receive a shorts fund bonus of $100 to $10,000.
This means that even if someone does not have the basic monetization of YouTube, he can earn money by uploading shorts. The bonus of shorts depends on the monthly views of the channel and the position of the audience.
So no one can guarantee that you will get money just by uploading shorts.
How to get a shorts fund bonus?
Creators who create original shorts videos can receive a bonus from the Shorts Fund.
Even channels that are not part of the YouTube Partner will receive a shorts bonus. This means that almost anyone can get the bonus of Shorts Fund from YouTube Shorts.
Each month, the YouTube Authority will provide shorts fund bonuses to eligible creators based on the performance of the previous month's shorts.
All shorts will be added to the video's performance metrics. In other words, it is possible to earn money from all new and old videos through shorts.
The list of channels that get a shorts bonus every month will be refreshed. That means if you don't get the shorts bonus in one month, you can get it in the next month.
Now let us know who will get the bonus of the YouTube Shorts Fund. If you want to get the bonus of shorts fund:
- You must have uploaded at least one short to the channel in the last 180 days
- The channel must adhere to the YouTube Community Guidelines, Copyright Rules, and Monetization Policy
- Channels whose videos contain logos or watermarks of other social media platforms will be excluded.
- If you upload content from another creator or upload unedited clips from a movie or TV show, you will not receive the channel shorts bonus.
- Creator must be at least 13 years of age or older
Shorts Bonus Claim
Shorts creators can get a shorts bonus if they follow the rules mentioned in the previous section.
If a channel receives a shorts bonus, the YouTube authorities will notify them via email and notification between the 8th and 10th of the month.
It's important to keep an eye on emails and notifications to claim YouTube Shorts Bonus. Because the bonus is not claimed by the 25th of that month, the bonus will expire.
When you receive a Bonus email or notification, accept the "Terms & Conditions" and link your YouTube channel with your Google AdSense account.
If you have already joined the Monetization Program, you will receive a Bonus AdSense account as soon as you accept the Terms & Conditions.
The process of linking the YouTube channel with the AdSense account can take a few days. Once this process is complete you will receive a confirmation email from YouTube.
Bonus Payment Withdrawal
Once the Shorts Fund Bonus is claimed, the money can be withdrawn from AdSense, i.e. it can be withdrawn.
If you make a withdrawal request from an AdSense account, you will receive the payment between the 21st and 26th of that month.
However, if you submit an AdSense Payment Withdrawal Request for the first time, you will need to fill in the Payment Details first.
To do this, you need to add a bank account of the same name in your Google account to the AdSense account.
Note that once the bonus is claimed, the money will be credited to the AdSense account.
AdSense authorities usually send automatic payments on the 21st of the month. In that case, money usually arrives in the bank within 5 working days.