While that may be true, the many changes implemented over the past year have made it much harder for new creators to succeed on YouTube (when success means making money). The new 1,000 subscriber/4,000 hours of watch time threshold will be difficult to reach for those who have only just started a channel, especially with mysteries of YouTube’s algorithm dictating which videos get pushed in front of users’ eyeballs
YouTube’s creator base is at opposite ends over a series of new monetization guidelines that the company instituted yesterday evening.
Youtube’s new monetization policy will saturate beginners from amatuer and will force starters to be patient and be very patient
YouTube’s new rules state that creators must now accrue 4,000 hours of watch time over the course of 12 months and reach 1,000 subscribers to join YouTube’s Partner Program and qualify for monetization. This is a big change from the company’s previous rules put in place last year that allowed any channel with 10,000 views to apply for the Partner Program.