Continuing on from yesterday’s BIG news, I applied to join the YouTube Partner Program late last night to monetise my channel. I couldn’t wait 😂 Luckily I did, because apparently the wait to be approved can be up to one month. And it can actually be longer 😱 So all this potential revenue that I won’t be getting during this waiting period – assuming that they even accept me into the Program, that is!
I actually got an email from YouTube in the early hours of the morning inviting me to apply for monetisation. They obviously want people to join the Program! 😂
So anyway, this evening, I decided to log into YouTube just to see my stats. I went into my dashboard, which I hardly ever do, and this ‘Important Notification’ section caught my eye. Like I said, I hardly ever go into my dashboard, let alone look at this ‘Important Notification’ section. Out of the corner of my eye, I thought I read “Congratulations, << something something >>”. I thought I was just seeing things, since I’ve been so obsessed with getting accepted into their Program 😂 So I actually took a closer look: apparently they had already approved my application. I am now able to monetise my channel! OMG! Woohooooo!! 🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉
I still can’t believe I have reached this milestone. It’s not even about the money, because that’s just going to be pennies, at least initially. It’s actually achieving it. What I had to learn in order to get here. I have grown so much as a person during this journey, and I am so proud of finally achieving this. I totally understand it when people say that you have to focus on the journey, not the destination. Because if it was just the latter, I don’t know if I would have made it this far.
But anyway, nothing really changes for me 😂 Just that I now get money from people watching the ads that are shown before and after (and during) my YouTube videos! I’ll still continue to make videos, only now, I’m even more motivated because money is now extra motivator. Before, I used to track how I was going in order to achieve monetisation eligibility; now, revenue earned might be the new thing to track! 😜 I will forever be stats and data driven, even if I have changed career paths, so I always have to be tracking numbers 😂
So if you crossed your fingers and toes for me, thank you so much!! I am so happy right now!! 🤗🥰