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