Thursday, July 5, 2018

7 ways to get 4000 watch hours on YouTube easily

How am I gonna make money on YouTube? Youtube is horrible. My channel is screwed with changes. These are the outcries from YouTube community concerning about new requirements for YouTube monetization.
In this post, you will learn the pros and cons of enabling YouTube monetization on your YouTube channel and discover 7 ways to get 4000 watch hours on YouTube easily.


  • Generate revenue from Adsense
  • Link to associated websites from cards and end screams
  • Super Chat
  • Sponsorships (for gamers)

So what are the new requirements to enable monetization on your YouTube channel for 2018?
According to YouTube once a channel reaches 4000 watch hours in the previous 12 months and 1000 subscribers it will be reviewed to join the YouTube partner program.

What if your channel is currently in the YouTube Partner program? Your channel will automatically remain in YouTube partner program as long as you stay in their requirements. If your channel is below the requirements, It will be removed from the partner program.

Cons of monetization
  • Unable to monetize your video using Adsense ads
  • No longer link cards and end screens to associated websites.  However, you will be still able to videos and playlist. Also, the previous links that developed to your channel will remain there even though you are not in the Youtube partner program
  • No super chat
  • No sponsorship
Here are 7 ways to get 4000watch hours on YouTube easily

1. Trends

If there is a trending topic in your list, jump on it right away and discuss it in your video. Stand out of the crowd, gaming and blogging YouTube videos are already done. The YouTube audience is looking for something new, exciting. Can you deliver such things? Use websites like Google trends to find new trends.

2. Live Streaming
People spend more time on your live video than on regular video because there is a live interaction going on streaming. It is a great way to accumulate watch time hours.

Change your perspective – you need 4000 watch hours which means 240,00 minutes or 14,400,000 sec.
If you have lots of subscribers, going on live will grab the attention of your viewers. They would at least check your live video to know what you are revealing now. 

3. Collaboration
It is the greatest way to expose your content to a different audience as you get more collaboration you will expand your audience, attract more subscription and generate more watch hours.

4. Increase Upload Frequency
More frequently you upload new videos the new watch time hours and subscription you will attract.
For example, if you uploading only one video a week,  you are not going to attract new subscribers or accumulate watch time hours. However, if you increase the frequency to 2 or 3 times a week, you are getting more subscribers and accumulating more watch hour.

5. Increase audience retention
It is the amount of time viewers remain engaged on your video.  The longer your audience stay more watch time you get. Check the current audience retention for your videos by going to YouTube analytics. If your audience retention is below 50% then work on it and improve it.

So How do you increase audience retention?
Grab viewers’ attention in the first 10 seconds of the video, you can do this by asking a question or stating clearly what your video is all about. The rest of your video should reinforce what you introduced at the beginning. Also, make sure you reset the attention of the viewers every 10 seconds and ask them to subscribe the video at the beginning or end or in the video which helps you to increase subscription.

6. Playlists 
The playlist is that it contains a series of videos, so people may watch a series of your videos. If you have a playlist and someone watches your video other videos in your playlist comes in their recommendation list. When people watch your videos in succession you gain more watch hours. Pin playlist or give a link in the description.

7. Adword for a video campaign
You can promote your videos at six cents per video. You can get more watch hours by doing a campaign at Adwords.

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