So your YouTube Channel meets the monetization requirements of 1,000 subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch Time, but it's still under review and it has been for a considerable length of time. What can you do about it? We show you!
Congratulations, you've hit the requirements on YouTube to monetize your content - 1,000 subscribers, and 4,000 hours of Watch Time. It was hard work but you’ve applied for monetization, but then you got stuck in review for weeks, even months. It's frustrating to be stuck in this limbo with no information about when it's going to be resolved and no real way to contact YouTube. Until now, because we got an awesome comment from one of the members of our vidIQ community telling us their channel had been in review for three months, and after trying this strategy they got their channel approved in two days. And we wanna share that with you right now.
Asking YouTube for Feedback on Monetization Review
First off, click on your channel logo, and then click on Creator Studio. When you reach your dashboard, click on Channel and then Monetization to get to the monetization screen. SIf your YouTube Channel has been under review for some time then click on ‘Help and Feedback.’ This will bring up a small popup with a range of options, and you want to click ‘Send feedback’. This brings up the Send feedback tool in the middle of the screen, and it takes a screenshot of what's currently on your desktop. In other words, your monetization requirements, which you've met, and allows you to type in a message to YouTube. To give you a little bit of help with what to write, I asked the community member, My Name Is Andong, what he posted to YouTube, and this is what he wrote.
"Hi, YouTube team. "I've been under review for monetization since whenever. "I am well over the required watch time "and subscriber counts. "Please let me know if everything is okay "or who I can get in touch with "to move my application forward."
Now, I don't know about you, but that seems like a very reasonable request to me. Once you've typed it out, you can click on the Send button. Fingers crossed, let's see what happens. Now, a quick disclaimer here, we're not guaranteeing that YouTube are going to respond to your feedback. However, we do know that there's thousands of you out there who are desperately trying to resolve your in-review situation. And it is very hard to contact YouTube, so any opportunity to give them a bit of a nudge is worth a try. Good luck with your monetization requests.
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Rob is our resident video guy. He started out on YouTube in 2012, building up a tech channel to over 100,000 subscribers and 30,000,000 views before joining the vidIQ team. Today he is hard at work sharing everything he has learned on the YouTube platform; educating video creators on how to grow their own channels and turn hobbies into careers - just like Rob did in 2017.