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YouTube plays ads on the videos of small YouTubers without paying for them

YouTubers make money from ads that appear before, during, or after their videos. To do this, they must have reached a certain level in order to be eligible. From now on, ads will also be placed in the videos of “little” YouTubers. But they won’t get any money.

YouTube changed its terms of use to announce the arrival of advertisements for videos from YouTubers that are not in its YouTube affiliate program. It is this program that makes it possible to monetize the videos. The video service makes it clear that ads can be served and the creator won’t get a single penny.

YouTube gives this message to ads:

Since you are not currently enrolled in the program, you will not receive any portion of the income from these ads. However, you will still have the option to apply for the program as usual once you have met the eligibility requirements. You can always review your progress towards eligibility in the Monetization tab of YouTube Studio.

To be eligible for the program and monetize your YouTube videos with advertisements, you must:

Reside in a country or region where the YouTube Affiliate Program is available. Earn over 4,000 valid viewing hours on public videos in the past 12 months. Have over 1,000 subscribers. Have an associated AdSense account