So you’re based in Botswana and want to enable YouTube monetization on your channel. Is that possible?
YouTube monetization is not available in Botswana. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to get AdSense revenue in Botswana. 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 Botswana?
Unfortunately, since YouTube monetization isn’t available in Botswana, you won’t be able to monetize YouTube Shorts with AdSense.
Can I Make Money on YouTube in Botswana?
You can still make money on YouTube in Botswana, 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 Botswana?
We don’t know exactly why YouTube doesn’t monetize channels in Botswana. But it’s usually because of specific laws in Botswana.
Also, the United States of America could have laws preventing (or making it hard) to have money exchanges with individuals based in Botswana.