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Are YouTube shorts monetized? And how it works!

Are YouTube shorts monetized? And how it works!

Hello everyone and welcome to a new post this week. Well, usually this would be my last post of the week but lately, I’ve been sharing as many as possible each week which 4 posts a week. Anyway, today I want to share some more YouTube knowledge with you. And answer the question ” Are YouTube shorts monetized?”. That’s not all but more about how it works and some important points.

If you don’t know, I’ve been preparing my YouTube channel because I’m going to start making videos. I’m preparing tools, and content for now. So, once I’m ready, I will be publishing content on YouTube. However, During this time there are many things to learn, and today I will focus on one. Something that is important nowadays and today’s post will explain it and why you need to do it.

Are YouTube shorts monetized? And how it works!

Many people already know about YouTube shorts. But so many fresh YouTubers are missing the potential of earning extra money. You might have this question and want to know. Well, don’t worry because I’m going to mention the answer and more that can help you with YouTube shorts for new YouTube creators.

I’ve started sharing tips and things to help with videos on YouTube. One because I’m going to start making videos and monetizing them. Therefore, I’m learning things as well. And the second one is that I see many people who have new YouTube channels and missing out on making shorts.

Q: What are YouTube shorts?

A: Well, before I mention more about them. For those who don’t know what are shorts. They are short videos with a maximum of 60 seconds. Another content people can share on youtube they are vertical videos. Now it’s more important to every content creator and helps them with growth as well.

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Whether you just starting to publish videos on YouTube or have been doing that for a while. You will need to include the shorts in your YouTube channel growth. Because it helps a lot to get views as many people love watching short videos. And it will help you to earn money.

Benefits of making shorts

  • Increase the views and subscribers for your channel
  • Easy to make and many people love them
  • Earn extra money
  • Have a variety of content for your audiences
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Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Before I mentioned the answer to the question. I wanted to mention why you need to start making shorts today. As it has many benefits and just mentioned some of them. However, there is something that you should know about making shorts to earn money. Keep reading to know more about that and know the answer to the question “Are YouTube shorts monetized?”.

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Well, let’s begin with the first part of this post. Which is the question you’ve been waiting for. And then I will move on to the next part which is important as well. I’m going to answer some questions to help you understand better about monetizing YouTube shorts and earning money.

Q: Are YouTube shorts monetized? And can you increase revenue from them?

Screenshot of the ways to earn money. Are YouTube shorts monetized.
Screenshot of the ways to earn money

A: The answer is yes. You can earn money and partners who are monetizing on YouTube can earn money. However, it won’t start until February 1, 2023. However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Because shorts are easy to make that doesn’t mean any shorts can earn money.

Important point

You need to follow the guidelines for monetizing on YouTube and being a partner in the program and policies. Because YouTube now pays attention to many things and if you fail to follow them. It won’t allow you to earn money. Also, monetized creators will need to accept the Shorts Monetization Module and YouTube Premium in the Shorts Feed to show start earning money.

Q: How do be eligible to earn money from shorts?

Q: How much money earn from the shorts Ads?

A: If you have this question in mind, that’s good but there are a few things to understand the answer better. However, applied revenue would be %45 for the monetized creator. And YouTube shorts monetization has a system to calculate each month. Which includes four steps.

  1. The ads revenue running between shorts will be used to reward the creator and pay for the music licensing used in the shorts (Pool Shorts Feed ad revenue)
  2. Split the money between the creator pool and music partners based on the tracks used (if there is music used in the shorts)
  3. Allocate the creator pool and distribute the revenue to the monetizing creators based on their share of total views from monetizing creators’ Shorts in each country.
  4. Applied revenue share which creators will get the %45 regardless of music used or not.


If you are confused about the word ” Creator pool” think of it as a pool for the creators where they earn money and how much. It’s the term used for YouTube shorts. You can read more about short monetizing and pooling through this link. They explain more about how this work.

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The places for ads for the shorts will be below and above the short videos. If you ever wondered how they will place the ads in the YouTube shorts feed. Also, the YouTube shorts fund won’t work once the new YouTube short monetization start. And earn money from the new system. Hopefully, these help you with the answer to the question “Are YouTube shorts monetized?”.

Now, it’s time to move to the next part which will be about how it works. And how can you upload the shorts? Well, I’m sure many of you already know, and if not this will be for you. I’m going through the steps quickly to help you understand more about it.

Q: How do you upload the YouTube shorts?

A: The answer is simple as well. You can upload the shorts using your YouTube app on your phone. And I will go through the steps to do that quickly for you. However, it should be easy once you use the app to upload them. There is no option in the desktop version.

If you want to see the Youtube shorts whether on the phone or desktop version. You can find the shorts tab and you will find them there. You can just scroll and watch them. Nowadays, I see more and more people watching shorts. Which is good and they have much fun content as well.

Steps to upload the shorts

The first step of creating shorts
The first step of creating shorts

When you open the YouTube app. You will see a “+” plus sign in the middle bottom. After you tap it, the picture above shows the options that will show for you. Then, the button to create the short is the first one. Once you tap on it, you will go through the step-by-step process to upload the short.

Ways to create the YouTube shorts

  • Making a video using your phone camera
  • Using videos on your phone to make a full short video

Editing the YouTube shorts

Upload a video from phone option
Upload a video from the phone option

For this tutorial, I used a video on my phone because I want to show you some features that can help you to edit the shorts. But if you decide to make a video using the camera. That’s fine because you will have the same options either way.

Adding the short video together

Editing the short.

Final step to add caption.

Well, that would conclude the steps. And you can finish it by adding the captions for your short. Make sure you have the right setting before you upload. I hope you found this helpful talking about the question “Are YouTube shorts monetized?” and important points.

Conclusion of Are YouTube shorts monetized? And how it works!

Pinnable picture. Are YouTube shorts monetized
Pinnable picture

If you read to this point, thank you so much and I appreciate it. I’ve come to the end of this post. Talking about YouTube shorts monetization. How to earn money from and everything important that you know. Hopefully, you understood more about shorts monetization and how it works. Also, I mentioned a quick step-by-step on how to upload them for extra information for new YouTube creators.

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Sunday 28th of May 2023

This was very helpful and interesting because I'm contemplating starting to do shots. Thank you!

Fransic verso

Monday 29th of May 2023

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts about this post.

Jade MumLifeAndMe

Friday 3rd of February 2023

This is a very informative post. There’s so much to consider, but I bet it’s so worth it when you start earning from it. Great post- thanks for sharing. Jade MumLifeandMe

Fransic verso

Saturday 4th of February 2023

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts about it.

Ezioma Kalu

Friday 3rd of February 2023

I always look forward to your posts because you share really helpful contents. Thank you for sharing

Fransic verso

Saturday 4th of February 2023

That's awesome! Thank you so much!


Sunday 29th of January 2023

This is a really interesting post. I haven't really given much thought to Youtube shorts, but I will from now on! Thanks for sharing :) Aimsy xoxo

Fransic verso

Sunday 29th of January 2023

That's awesome, it's really good to have shorts.


Tuesday 24th of January 2023

How exciting to be setting up your YouTube. I have seen a lot of YouTube shorts. This post was really interesting on how they work. Thank you for sharing.

Lauren - bournemouthgirl

Fransic verso

Wednesday 25th of January 2023

Yup, although it's a lot of work but I'm ready.