Monetize YouTube with Google AdSense Make Money YouTube

One of the easiest ways to monetize YouTube videos is to enable the monetization option for your YouTube account and link your channel with your Google AdSense Account.

Google AdSense is a program by Google that helps publishers make money from their content. As a YouTube creator, you can join the publisher program to start making money from your videos.

YouTube Monetization with AdSense

Monetizing your YouTube videos with Google AdSense is one of the most common and easy ways to make money from your YouTube videos.

Once you have associated your YouTube channel with an AdSense account, you will have the option to submit your videos for monetization.

Your video will be approved for monetization if it passes YouTube monetization requirements. General criteria for meeting such requirements include provisions of your videos being advertiser-friendly and that you own the rights to the content to use it commercially.

In this tutorial, I will walk you through the steps that you need to complete to monetize YouTube videos and start making money from your videos.

YouTube Monetization Update: YouTube has introduced further changes to its Partner program, limiting the monetization to YouTube channels that have over 4,000 hours of watch time within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers.

Previously the changes required YouTube channels to meet the minimum threshold of 10,000 lifetime views to apply for the YouTube partner program and enable monetization.

Summary of Steps – YouTube with AdSense

Associate YouTube with AdSense for Monetization

Here’s the summary of steps to associate your YouTube account with AdSense for monetization if you know your way around both YouTube and AdSense.

  1. Go to your YouTube dashboard by clicking on your YouTube account icon and Creator Studio.
  2. From your Creator Studio dashboard, go to the Monetisation page under Channel Menu on your left sidebar (Channel > Monetisation)
  3. Under the “Guidelines and Information” section, you will see information about FAQ – “How will I be paid?”.
  4. Click on the AdSense Association page and follow the next step that directs you to AdSense and YouTube association pages.
  5. Sign in with the Google Account that has AdSense enabled and the one that you want to associate with your channel.
  6. Once you have logged in, click to Accept the association on the page.
  7. You will now be redirected to your YouTube account and soon receive messages and notifications to enable monetization for your videos.

Follow the detailed guide below with all the steps that are involved in the YouTube monetization process with AdSense.

Link YouTube Account to Google AdSense

Follow the steps below to enable monetization on your YouTube account and link your YouTube account with Google Adsense.

Step 1: First, you will need to go to your YouTube Creator Studio dashboard. When you are on YouTube, click on your icon on the top left, and click on the Creator Studio button that takes you to your creator studio dashboard.

YouTube Creator Studio Dashboard

Step 2: When in Creator Studio, navigate to Channel > Monetization, and here you should see an option to enable Monetization. Click on the Enable button, and you will be guided to complete a monetization agreement.

Additional note: Your channel needs to be verified to complete this step. Getting verified status for your channel involves associating your phone number with your account.

YouTube Partner Verified Status YouTube

You should be able to see your channel status as Partner Verified before you proceed with other steps.

Step 3: Once you enable the monetization for your account and complete the YouTube monetization agreement, there’s one more step left to do.

You now have the option to monetize your videos, but you will need to link your YouTube account to an Adsense account.

Step 4: At this point, check to see that your account is enabled for Monetization under the Account Status.

Although there’s no link or button to configure the AdSense account on this screen, there are a few ways you can go ahead from here.

You should immediately receive an email outlining the steps that you need to take forward to be paid by YouTube.

YouTube Email to Link Google Adsense Account

Step 5: The email, as you can see in the screenshot, urges you to link to an AdSense account and provides you with a link that you can click and start the process.

Alternatively, you should get a notification bar on top of your dashboard urging you to link your channel to an AdSense account.

“Almost there! Don’t forget to link your channel to an AdSense account to earn money and get paid for your monetized videos.”

YouTube Notification to Link to Adsense Account

Step 6: Proceed by clicking on the link by using any of the methods above and you should see this “Welcome to AdSense” screen.

YouTube AdSense Account Setting up Screen

If you already have an AdSense account, you can simply sign in with the Google account that you have used to sign up for Adsense. If you are signed into AdSense already, you should see a screen that asks you if you want to sign in using the same address.

YouTube Signed in Already AdSense

One important thing to note here is that you don’t need an AdSense account associated with the email account of your current YouTube account. You can link to any other independent AdSense account.

Creating an AdSense account is another big topic, but if you need to signup for an account – Sign in with your Google account first, and you will be guided to apply for an Adsense account.

You should obviously have used a Google account to set up a YouTube account, but if you want your AdSense account to be on a different account, you can click on “Create Account”, and it’s easy to follow along.

Step 7: Assuming you have an AdSense account already, click on sign in, and it will now take you to Step 2 in the process, where it will simply list your YouTube channel under my website section.

(The YouTube URL shown here is the ID-based URL of your YouTube Channel. Learn how to claim a custom YouTube URL here. )

YouTube Welcome to Adsense Account

Accept the Association with your Adsense account and it will redirect you back to YouTube Confirming all the details.

Monetization confirmed for YoutTube Videos with Adsense

That’s all you need to do to link your YouTube account to your AdSense account! You should now see options for AdSense settings and review and change your AdSense association.

There’re a few more steps that you need to do to start making money from your videos.

Enabling Monetization for YouTube Videos

Step 8: As mentioned in the email that you receive after enabling monetization, you will need to go to your Video Manager and enable monetization on all of your videos published already on your channel.

You should also receive an email saying that your AdSense account association with YouTube has been approved and that you’re ready to start making money from your videos.

Monetize YouTube Videos with Adsense

Click on monetize my videos to enable monetization on videos that you have already published on your YouTube Channel.

If you have several videos uploaded on your YouTube channel, you can monetize all those videos at once by navigating to Channel > Monetization. You will see your videos left to monetize on this page. Click on “Monetize Videos” (see screenshot).

Channel Monetization YouTube Videos

Step 9: For videos that you upload after associating with an AdSense account, you will see an option to enable monetization for each of them directly in your upload manager.

When you upload your videos, go to your Monetization tab and flip the switch button for Monetize with Ads. You will also be asked to agree with the terms that you own the rights to the video and its content.

Monetization Options YouTube Videos Adsense

Ad Formats to Monetize YouTube Videos

As you can see above, you can choose from all the available Ad formats that will decide the type of Ads that will appear in your YouTube videos.

Here’s the list of all available Ad formats for YouTube videos that can help you decide to choose from. I recommend selecting all Ad formats so that YouTube can choose and decide to display the most relevant Ads to your viewers.

  • Display Ads – Ad sizes of 300×250 or 300×60 appearing on the right side of the videos on desktop devices.
  • Overlay Ads – Ad sizes of  468×60 or 728×90 appearing on the lower end of the videos on desktop devices.
  • Skippable Video Ads – Full-sized video ads that play before your video in the player and can be skipped after 5 seconds. The Ad play on several devices and can be inserted before, during, or after the main video.
  • Sponsored Cards – Displays cards with related products featured in your video on desktop and mobile devices.

You don’t see it in the screenshot above under Ad formats options but depending on your account, you might also see options for Bumper Ads (6 seconds long, Non-skippable video ads) and Non-skippable video ads up to 30 seconds long, available to monetize Youtube videos that you upload.

I hope the tutorial was helpful to you in setting up monetization for your YouTube videos by linking to an Adsense account.

If you are just getting started on YouTube and looking for ways to make money with your videos, watch this short video from YouTube Creator Academy.

Do you monetize YouTube videos with Google Adsense? Let me know in the comments below.

And if you found this tutorial helpful, consider subscribing to my YouTube Channel here.

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  1. Hi pradeep. I have already monetised my videos and have around 150k views but still my account shows 0$.is there any other method to add my videos / channel individually

    1. Your revenue will increase only if someone clicks on those ads.
      Otherwise you won’t get paid.

      1. Sir PR YouTube creator studio aur YouTube channel PR mere 0.94$ dikha RHA hai PR AdSense PR zero why

  2. Khagen Patel says:

    Hello Sir, I want to monetize my hotspot page and put youtube video on it and earn money. Is it possible ?

    Khagen Patel

  3. hi pradeep sir,
    great post I am searching a idea to make money online here I found a lot of information and ideas.

  4. Chitranjan das says:

    Hii sir my youtube video monetize enable bt google adsense sign in krne par within a week show kr raha h kya karu sir ek bat aur sir ji google adsense se link hone pr automatically upload video me ads Wath honge sir yaar us ke liye bhi settings me Jane honge

  5. How to add website url…url not working I have many time try sir…

  6. Rohan sharma says:

    Thanx for such a great supoort..
    I now able to monetize my videos..
    Bt sir.. they didn’t ask me for bank details..
    How i will be paid.. ??
    n how much as per 1k views.??

    1. Amit Yadav says:

      They will pay through Paypal. Sign up for it.

      1. Mukul Padgaonkar says:

        I am having a YouTube channel, Chess Sincere Videos, and I have got paid 3 times , but the payment frequency is as low as once in 12- 14 months. Please help me so that I get paid atleast once a week.

  7. Ripal nakum says:

    Sir meri dusri channel me bataa raha hai ki your adsense associated now approved but uske niche likha aa raha hai ki review or change adsense association. monetization menu me enable nahi aa raha usme likha hai re-enable but me jab bhi uspe click karta hu to review and change wala page hi khul jata hai sir plz help me what can i do.
    Saare videos pe green dollers ki sign hai per videos me ads hi nahi aati or videos k view ka data adsense me nahi bata rahe hai help me

  8. ripal nakum says:

    sir mere account me associated has been approved bata rahe hai or uske niche review and change adsense association likha hua hai but videos pe green $ to aata hai lekin ads nahi aa rahe hai or views ka data adsense me nahi bata rahe hai pllzzs help me

  9. Ravindra sharma says:

    Hii Sir my videos r monetized but,mujhse mera account number to poocha hi nhi ,so meri income kaise hogi.

  10. I receive a letter from Adsense stating I’m fully approved. However when I’m on my YouTube account and I click moneization it’s telling me my application is still in process. My videos are good standing but still ENABLE. IS THERE a second response that has to come from YouTube. Why can’t click on moneization link and get to the agreement page.


    1. Shawn Loh says:

      I’m having a similar problem.
      I’ve been sent an email stating that I’m fully approved for adsense. However, I’ve tried going back to YouTube and enabling the monetization, it still says “Set up Adsense”.
      All these are of the same email address. Where might I have gone wrong

      1. Do you see a link to review or change Adsense association? If it says “set up Adsense”, you haven’t configured the association with your YouTube account yet.

        1. Shawn Loh says:

          Hi Pardeep,
          I’ve clicked on setup adsense, it’ll bring me to a page of “Your account”. I’m logged in as my YouTube account, once clicking yes, I have another “Your website”, in which, I clicked on “Accept association”, it skips “Your information” and redirects me to YouTube. After redirection, YouTube asks me to setup adsense again

          1. Sounds strange. Are your YouTube and Adsense under same Google account? If you feel comfortable, try sharing your details with me using the contact form and I can look into it for you.

  11. ikechukwu says:

    how would i open a nice and easy approve website? Because i dont have more knowledge on website designs. Cos am about pay for a host

  12. why it is showing “AdSense signup is currently unavailable. Please try again later”

    1. It might be a temporary error. Try signing out of your accounts or in a new browser.

  13. Hi Pradeep, great article 🙂
    Got one query. When to link your bank a/c to your adsense account?

    1. You will get notification from Google Adsense when they are ready to send you payment. You will also be notified in Adsense dashboard, I guess when you have crossed your minimum threshold for payment.

      However, you should be able to select the payment method anytime for your account.

      From Adsense settings, Click Payments, and Click Add payment method.

  14. Hi its me dinesh,

    I have a youtube channel already monetized. Now I have made a brand account under the same mail id. But I don’t know the procedure to monetize this new account. Please help me. I have tried many times but not succeeded. I hope you will help me out

    1. You need to go to the Creator Studio of your brand account and follow the same steps. You can switch to your brand account from the profile icon on your top right corner.

  15. Hello, my ads is not showing on mobile devices. How can I set it up?

    1. Hi Ayodele, displaying Ads on different devices and for visitors is entirely up to YouTube (and Google). Once you have enabled Ads, YouTube (and Google) will automatically decide who to show Ads.

  16. Sir,
    Mene apna YouTube channel absence or monetize se conect kr diya h or meri videos pr advertising show ho rhe h…..lekin mujhe ye samajh nhi aa rha ki YouTube mujhe payment kese krega…..
    Mujhe abhi tk koi aisa option nhi mila jisme YouTube meri bank. Details mange.
    Please help me

  17. HY SIR,
    sir is it necessary to have an account or credit nd debit cards coz i dnt own one so instead is there possibility of cash on delivery??

    1. Hi Asma, You will need an AdSense account and AdSense has an option to send you payment via cheque.

  18. Sameer Shekhar Mishra says:

    sir can you tell me that
    whenever i try to monetize my video it always show try again from youtube???
    can you tell me the suitable reason…


  20. Rajib Humayun says:

    Bro I got approve my youtube for Adsense last week but I couldn’t see any ad display on my videos . I have about 180000 views. Also can I link my website website?

  21. Hello Pradeep,

    I uploaded a video on youtube enabled with monetize ad. my video has 2340 views but there is no credit in my account. It is still showing 0$ in my account.

  22. Shailendra Pratap Singh says:


    Sir, please tell me that how OLD a youtube channel to be elligible for monetization.
    Is it possible with one day old youtube channel?
    And what is minimum requirements of Views and Subscribers on the channel to be there to fullfill the condition.

    Please let me know soonest.

    Thanking you in advance.

  23. Eskindir Jibrael says:

    whenever i try to monetize my video it always show try again from youtube???, please tell me that how OLD a youtube channel to be elligible for monetization.uploaded a video on youtube enabled with monetize ad.

    Thank you!!

  24. Thanks for share with us this nice topic. This topic realy helpful. I was a problem about Youtube Adsense. Im seeking this topic and I have gotten best suggestion from this post. I hope same topic in future. Thanks

  25. Hello sir ,
    I have crossed the 10k views my account is under review how long it will take to approved and also my views are not updated in Google AdSense plss help me sir

  26. Hello
    I create a YouTube channel and all thing is approved except monitization the monitization show not enabled I m tired to but not actived. ND also not showing monitization option below the video when upload the video and try to monitization all options are show but monitization option not showing what I do ??????

  27. Md. Minhajul Haque says:

    It’s a very helpful post. I will try for my channel. Thanks a lot.

  28. When I click on monitize it give ”this functionality is not available right now”. So what is this problem

  29. How the last step of monetization takes place that is 10000 veiws

  30. Thanks for providing nice information.But little bit confusing that sometime it comes as “sign in” and “create account” and sometime it comes as “Yes ” and “create or Use another account”. The thing is not clear ? “Assuming you have an AdSense account already, click on sign in”…….is also not clear. Because in a Video Tutorial by Naturalvita is telling to click on “sign in” to apply for Adsense Account when I don’t any Adsense Account. Here you are telling that to click on “sign in” assuming I have a an Adsense Account.

    Now, Pls advise….My channel has reached 10000 views and I have no adsense account.What to do ?
    Waiting for your kind advice.

  31. I have a adsense approved channel . But Ads are not showing may be because i have less then 10000 views .

  32. hello sir do we want to enable Monetization for each videos !
    in my channel first videonumber of viewers showing on the monitization bar
    but second video viewers number is not showing . i just started a youtube channel
    i hope you will clear my doubts.

  33. I recently created a channel & applied for monetization.. then I uploaded a video that has 160 views but under monetization tab-> step 4 is still showing 0 views.. I mean number of views are not increasing here monetization->apply for mentization->step 4->number of views=0.. how to resolve this

  34. Hello Pradeep!

    Great article indeed. This is something I was looking for. Got some insights. Much helpful!

  35. Pratyusha says:

    Hello Pradeep,

    Thank you for the information. I have a query. When can I go for monetization and create Adsense account for my video, right when I post the video or when it actually gets a lot of viewers or when it gets 10,000 viewers. I am asking about time to create the Adsense account and time to start monetization. Please answer my question. Thank you and regards.


    1. Hi Pratyusha,

      You can signup for AdSense anytime and associate your channel with AdSense but the ads will start displaying only after your channel has crossed 10k views (this can be for multiple videos on your channel).

      1. Hi
        I have over 10,000 views on youtube but my youtube Monetization is disabled i have a approved adsense account but i cant monetize this been going on for 3 months now and YouTube haven’t sent me any feedback about my monetization

  36. Hi
    I have over 10,000 views on youtube but my youtube Monetization is disabled i have a approved adsense account but i cant monetize this been going on for 3 months now and YouTube haven’t sent me any feedback about my monetization

  37. Eshak simhan says:

    My youtube channel reached 12k views 3 days back .youtube stuff saying we ll email u in week for monatizing, but me and my 50 friends watched all my videos for 10k views finally we reached but we saw all videos below 10 seconds view . shall I eligible for monatizing no copy right strike on video

  38. Ras Christopher says:

    Hello Pradeep,
    I have recently created a Youtube channel and monetized my video and got this message “Monetization Application submitted and in review” this channel was created in Dec 6th, 2017. I would like to know the following:
    Do the review starts after i set the video for the public view or i should set it for public view after the monetization approval is done?.
    You currently have the following AdSense account associated:
    Adsense Id: ****************
    Status: Active
    Date Associated: December 6, 2017 at 11:57 PM

    Your assistance is highly appreciated.

  39. Sunny Dhiman says:

    Hello Pradeep!!!
    My self Sunny Dhiman!!!
    My Youtube official channel name is sdvideos70. Actually six month back i was generate a Google AdSense account. The account was open successfully and ad was also started. But i didn’t get any monetization Adsense CODE till dated now. So Please Sir help me and suggest me what would i do.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Sunny Dhiman,
    Mobile No :- 08802980053

  40. hello sir
    as per YouTube rule I’m eligible to monetize but I’m pending to monetize and in review it takes too much time approximately 12 days
    my channel URL is
    plz suggest me

  41. very good article , i am the regular visitor

  42. My YouTube channel have 1000 subscribers and more than 4000 watch hours, and my channel monetization review started. But my channel includes both copyrighted and non copyrighted contents. So I’m just wondering if I’m eligible for YouTube partner programme or I have to remove all those copyrighted contents from my channel. I don’t wanna take any risk.
    Kindly reply…

  43. Syed shiraz says:

    Mera channel monetize

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