Is YouTube Monetized in Kiribati?

If your channel is based in Kiribati, can you make money with YouTube monetization? Let’s find out.

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

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

Can I Make Money on YouTube in Kiribati?

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

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