The YouTube Partner Program provides creators with resources and opportunities to improve their skills, build larger audiences, and earn more money. Membership is free.
As a YouTube Partner you will join a global community that includes members ranging from musicians to filmmakers, comedians to athletes, and more. Getting started is quick and easy.
Exclusive development programs, video equipment and other tools help YouTube partners improve their production quality and distribution skills.
A slate of additional promotional tools—both on and off of YouTube—help partners build their brands and fan base.
Through an array of ad formats, partners are able to find new ways to monetize their content to build larger careers.
To become a YouTube partner, content creators must abide by YouTube’s Community Guidelines. Admission to the Program varies by country; learn more about which process applies to you or simply get started.
If you’re a nonprofit partner, learn more about our Nonprofits Program.
If you represent a company and would rather submit your information before enabling monetization, please fill out the optional form here.
YouTube provides our partners with a unique platform that has enormous reach in the U.S. and globally. As a YouTube content partner, we expect you to comply with YouTube’s Terms of Service, Community Guidelines and AdSense Agreement when you create content and build your audience. Failure to comply with any of these policies may result in YouTube disabling ads from your content, disabling your AdSense account and/or suspending your YouTube partnership agreement, or suspending or even terminating your YouTube account.
To support your growth and success on YouTube, we expect our partners to follow these program policy guidelines when they build their brand presence on YouTube. Violating these guidelines may result in your videos being removed, AdSense account being disabled, and/or your partnership or even your YouTube account being suspended.
To support your growth and success on YouTube, we expect our partners to follow YouTube’s Community Guidelines when they create content for YouTube. Below, we’ve provided more detail around these guidelines. Following them will increase the visibility of your content on YouTube which could mean more views, more user engagement and ultimately more revenue. Violating these guidelines may decrease the success of your video since it may not be applicable for monetization and may be age-restricted or removed from YouTube.
The most important ground rule is keep your content clean and appropriate for a general audience of all ages. This means the following: