YouTube announced that it has launched the YouTube Partner Program to video creators in Malaysia, allowing them to make money from their original works. Now any Malaysian creator with even just one original video can apply to become a Partner and start making money. This gives many in Malaysia the chance to follow the path of other YouTube Partners overseas who make a living just from the money they make on YouTube.
The Partner Program is YouTube’s way of sharing advertising revenue with video creators. Once a video creator becomes a Partner, he or she can choose to run ads against their videos. YouTube then splits the revenue generated by those ads, with the majority share going to the Partner.
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Beyond the opportunity to make money, YouTube provides these video creators with resources and opportunities to improve their skills, optimize their content for YouTube, and build larger audiences.
Every year, YouTube pays out millions of dollars to people through the Partner Program. There are now more than one million channels earning revenue through the YouTube Partner Program, with revenue more than doubling for four years in a row. Thousands of channels are making six figures a year, and during 2011, the number of partners making more than $1k/month nearly doubled.
To be able to make money from videos, uploaders on YouTube must follow the Community Guidelines and own all the rights to the video and music used. Users must also set up a Google AdSense account to collect revenue earned from their videos.
To find out more about the YouTube Partner Program, go to their website.