‘Youtube AdSense’ means a hosted AdSense account only for use in YouTubing. As a YouTuber you should know a few things about it. They are listed below.
How many channels can you add to your AdSense account?
You can link as many channels as you want to the same AdSense account. Some of these channels may even belong to other people, like your friends or relatives. That means you can as well use your friend’s AdSense id to monetize your channel.
Ignore the superstitions about ‘YouTube AdSense’
If any of the channels associated with a particular AdSense account has been terminated, other channels’ monetization/activities won’t be affected. You can even add more channels to that particular AdSense account even after the termination of a previous channel. (If you were forbidden from using any particular AdSense account, then Google would have deleted it in the first place.)
YouTube earnings not reflecting on your AdSense?
Your channel’s earnings won’t be estimated/finalized on a daily basis in your AdSense account. It will be finalized once in a month. That’s why every time you take a look at today’s earnings in AdSense, it will show 0; but you shouldn’t worry about that.
How to verify your ‘YouTube AdSense’ account?
Once you reach $10 or more as finalized earnings on your AdSense account, a PIN verification mail will be sent to your physical address. If you didn’t receive this mail within 21 days of sending date, you can request for another like this. After three consecutive mails have been sent, if you still didn’t receive any of them, then you can upload an image of your bank statement or any other official document that contains your payee name and physical address on it and thus get verified.
When will you be sent a payment from AdSense?
You’ll be sent a payment once you have (i) reached at least $100 as finalized earnings/balance, (ii) verified your address and (iii) setup a payment method, where you may give your banking details.
What you can’t do with your ‘YouTube AdSense’
When you create an AdSense account to monetize your YouTube channel, you can’t monetize your blogger account with that. If you want to monetize a website with that AdSense account, you will have to upgrade it to do that. This up-gradation process is absolutely free of cost and requires just a request from you to the AdSense group. Nevertheless they have to manually approve your request before AdSense ads finally appear on your top level domain website.
Unable to login AdSense once you switch account?
Any changes that you make in your physical address on AdSense account or any changes that you make in anything on Google products/services, take at least a few hours to be reflected/approved. Actually Google’s respective authority checks those changes firsthand and approve them if they don’t find any unusual activity. That’s why when you leave one AdSense account and join another, you may be unable to login your new AdSense for a couple of hours. In the meantime you might get a message saying that ‘Your gmail is not associated with any AdSense account’ although it actually is. Don’t just worry yet.
Why is there a difference between finalized earnings and estimated earnings?
Finalized earnings are always less than estimated earnings. There are many reasons behind it. One is somewhat like this: assume that a person mistakenly clicks multiple times on an ad displayed beside one of your YouTube videos, but in this case you deserve the money only for one click. That’s why the earnings that show up on YouTube channel’s dashboard and analytics are your actual/true earnings and the estimated earnings that you find on performance reports in your AdSense account are just gross earnings, not net earnings.
You might ‘lose it all’ if you provide wrong info in banking details
Be very careful while providing your banking details to setup a payment method on your AdSense, because you won’t be able to check those details again once you have submitted them. After the submission, if you feel suspicious that you might have given wrong info/details, then simply DELETE that particular ‘payment method’ and setup the payment method again by giving right/correct information. Also be mindful to select that method as ‘primary’ payment method.
If you have a number of bank accounts associated with your YouTube AdSense, then one of them has to be selected as ‘Primary payment method’. Google always sends your payments to that particular bank account. If you have only one bank account specified, then it is automatically set as ‘primary’. People who have multiple bank accounts specified in their YouTube AdSense may not be sent any payments, unless they have checked one of them as ‘primary’.
What factors do your ‘YouTube AdSense’ earnings depend on?
Your channel’s earnings is not directly proportional to the total number of views. Many factors are associated with these like (1) which countries your viewers are from (2) what sort of content you upload to YouTube, (3) average watch-time of your videos etc. Earnings may simply vary from day to day irrespective of above-mentioned factors, because YouTube doesn’t always have the same number of ads to show. If you want to earn handsome amount from your channel, put efforts in (1) creating quality and extraordinary contents that people would like to watch very much, (2) increasing your average watch-time (this will help you get more views and make your videos viral) and (3) extensively sharing your videos on all social media platforms.
Earnings on terminated channel: Will you get it?
You won’t be getting paid for your earnings on your channel that got terminated in previous month. This is because your channel was terminated before your earnings could have been verified and finalized on AdSense. This is just a new policy/rule laid down by Google recently.
Use a trustworthy ‘YouTube AdSense’ account
When associating your channel with someone else’s AdSense account, be sure to choose a very faithful person; or you may not get your earnings properly. He or she may decline to let go of your gmail from their AdSense and thus block you from linking your channel with your own YouTube AdSense account. That’s why it is best to have an AdSense account of your own from the very beginning of your YouTube channel.
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