Is YouTube Monetized in Rwanda?

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

YouTube monetization is not available in Rwanda. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to get AdSense revenue in Rwanda. 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. Also, entering fradulend information might have legal consequences, or lead to your channel’s termination.

Can You Monetize YouTube Shorts in Rwanda?

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

Can I Make Money on YouTube in Rwanda?

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

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