Google AdSense: Beware while linking your YouTube channel

Google AdSense
Google AdSense is a good way to earn money if used properly

Linking your channel with Google AdSense sometimes might be tricky

Linking your YouTube channel with your Google AdSense account might sound like a piece of cake. The thing is that you might be in a mess unless you know how to do it properly. Suppose you have two channels A, B from different gmail accounts and two Google AdSense accounts X, Y. X belongs to you and Y belongs to someone from your family, like your brother. A has access and authorization to X and B has access and authorization to Y.

Just consider the following scenario. While you were watching videos without logging in, all of a sudden you decided to log in. You logged in to YouTube account/channel A and later you added another YouTube account/channel B. You went to channel B’s monetization page. Upon seeing the details, you suspected that this channel might not have been properly monetized. So you clicked on ‘Review or change AdSense association’ link and you went through the steps that followed. Finally upon clicking on the ‘Accept association’ button, you were directed back to the channel’s monetization page. You thought you just got relieved. Well think again, ’cause you just made a mistake and your channel B was associated with the wrong Google AdSense account.



How this mistake happened? What should you be careful about?

This procedure would have got you to the correct association/result if you tried this for channel A, since this channel was logged in first. But this procedure would bring about undesired results for any further added channels. For any such channel, the association would have been with AdSense account X, which is the correct AdSense account for channel A (the first logged-in channel) and likely a wrong AdSense account for any channel (YouTube account) later added.

So the catch is this, if you are going to associate a channel with Google AdSense, or change its association, log in to JUST that YouTube channel/account and do not add any further account. In case further accounts are to be added, make sure that the channel/account that you’re about to associate with Google AdSense is the first-logged in channel during the association procedure.

You might also likeThings you should know about AdSense as a youtuber

Visit and subscribe to our channel on YouTubing Tips:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-sIntL0DxMqO3sf-z-2H8Q

AdSense: How to monetize your channel’s videos

Attempt to monetize your channel with AdSense once you fulfill the criteria

According to a new rule laid down by Google, a new channel can monetize its videos once it hits 10k views. Once your channel reaches that milestone you can apply for that. To monetize your channel’s videos with AdSense: first of all, you have to click on the Channel Tab, while you’re at video manager. You’ll be directed to ‘Status and features’ page by default.

AdSense

You can go to ‘Advanced’ page to set your channels’ country, in case you didn’t do that previously. In case ‘monetization’ isn’t available in your country, choose a country where it is allowed.

AdSense

Then go back to ‘Status and features’ page. In the middle of the page, you’ll see monetization section. If this is the first time you’re going to monetize your channel, then you’ll see ‘Enable’, otherwise you’ll see ‘View monetization settings’. Firstly we’re going to show you the steps, if your channel is not monetized yet.

AdSense

You have to click on ‘Enable’ button, you’ll be directed to a page where you’ll see ‘Get started’ on a blue button.

AdSense

If you click on that, a form will appear that will read ‘YouTube Partner Program Terms’, where you’ll have to check the three boxes of representing major terms and then click ‘I accept’.



You might also likeMetadata: When it becomes misleading and leads your YouTube account to termination

AdSense

Then you’ll click on the blue ‘Set up AdSense account’ button.

AdSense

You’ll be directed to a page that belongs to Google AdSense.

AdSense

Create a new AdSense account if you didn’t have any

You’ll have two options, either to ‘Sign in’ or ‘Create account’. We hereby assume that the gmail id associated with your channel has already been included in an AdSense account. In that case, you’ll simply have to ‘Sign in’. Once you have signed in, you will have to ‘Accept association’ as depicted in the following image.

AdSense

You do that and you’ll be redirected to your channel at this page with url https://www.youtube.com/account_monetization

AdSense

There you’ll have to click on blue ‘Monetize your videos’ link, otherwise the monetization process won’t be complete. Once you do that, the process is complete. Now you can click on ‘Review or change AdSense association’ link to see which AdSense account your channel has been linked to. You’ll get to see information like this as below.

AdSense

You might also likeYouTube channel url: How to find it and custom url

Visit and subscribe to our channel on YouTubing Tips:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-sIntL0DxMqO3sf-z-2H8Q