Is YouTube Monetized in Barbados?

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

YouTube monetization is not available in Barbados. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to get AdSense revenue in Barbados. Even if you change your channel’s country, Google AdSense will verify your actual address. Since your country of residence and your channel’s coutrny won’t match, you won’t be eligible. Also, entering fradulend information might have legal consequences, or lead to your channel’s termination.

Can You Monetize YouTube Shorts in Barbados?

Until YouTube monetization becomes available in Barbados, you won’t get any money from AdSense for views on your Shorts either.

Can I Make Money on YouTube in Barbados?

You can still make money on YouTube in Barbados, 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 Barbados?

YouTube doesn’t say why it channels in Barbados are not monetized. Some local laws in Barbados 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.