It came at the perfect moment. I was sat working on my Youtube channel and my website last night, making some tweaks to improve the flow of the site and to set up YouTube in a more streamlined way to help deliver more awesome and free content to you, when I received an email from YouTube.
“Under the new eligibility requirements announced today, your YouTube channel, Traktor Tips, is no longer eligible for monetization because it doesn’t meet the new threshold of 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. As a result, your channel will lose access to all monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program on February 20, 2018 unless you surpass this threshold in the next 30 days.”
Now to be honest, I’m not fussed one bit about the ‘monetization‘ part of this, because I’ve made less than $150 in 5 years through ad revenue, but the part that upsets me is losing the ‘features associated with the YouTube Partner Program‘.
As I say in the video below, I am currently able to link all my videos to my website and to also provide you with a link at the end of my videos to other relevant videos, including those videos that run in a specific series, such as the remix deck videos.
This is where you come in…
So, instead of bitching and complaining about this, I am going to see this as a challenge and I’ve set myself the goal of generating as much engaging content as I possibly can and hoping that you folks watch it.
So – please – check out the video below on YouTube and then fire in your comments below it (on youtube) to generate more interest in the content and hopefully get it in front of as many eyes as possible.
Now, if I don’t make the recommended 4000 hours of views before February 20th then it’s no big deal, but it will make my channel a little broken due to none of the links working at the end of videos.
Thanks for helping me out, let’s hope we can get my youtube channel to qualify as YouTube takes aim at all the small fry on YouTube.