Is YouTube Monetized in Afghanistan?

So you’re based in Afghanistan and want to enable YouTube monetization on your channel. Is that possible?

YouTube monetization is not available in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to get AdSense revenue in Afghanistan. Changing your channel’s country won’t help, as Google AdSense will verify your actual address. If your chanel’s country and your country of residence don’t match, you’ll be ineligible. Entering fradulend information might lead to your channel’s being terminated, or have legal consequences.

Can You Monetize YouTube Shorts in Afghanistan?

Unfortunately, since YouTube monetization isn’t available in Afghanistan, you won’t be able to monetize YouTube Shorts with AdSense.

Can I Make Money on YouTube in Afghanistan?

You can still make money on YouTube in Afghanistan, even if YouTube monetization is not avaible. Brand deals (or sponsorships), affiliate marketing and merch are very popular and viable options.

Why Isn’t YouTube Monetization Available in Afghanistan?

YouTube doesn’t say why it channels in Afghanistan are not monetized. Some local laws in Afghanistan might prevent you to make money from the United States, where Google (which ows YouTube) is based.

Also, some laws in the United States of America might be at play here.