Is YouTube Monetized in China?

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

YouTube monetization is not available in China. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to get AdSense revenue in China. 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 China?

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

Can I Make Money on YouTube in China?

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

We don’t know exactly why YouTube doesn’t monetize channels in China. But it’s usually because of specific laws in China.

Also, the United States of America could have laws preventing (or making it hard) to have money exchanges with individuals based in China.