Is YouTube Monetized in Somalia?

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

YouTube monetization is not available in Somalia. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to get AdSense revenue in Somalia. 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. Entering fradulend information might lead to your channel’s being terminated, or have legal consequences.

Can You Monetize YouTube Shorts in Somalia?

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

Can I Make Money on YouTube in Somalia?

While YouTube monetization is not available in Somalia, you can still make money on YouTube. The 3 most popular options are affiliate marketing, brand deals or sponsorships and selling merch.

Why Isn’t YouTube Monetization Available in Somalia?

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