If monetisation is disabled for your YouTube channel, it could be for several reasons. Any of these actions could result in suspension of payments:

  • Attempting monetisation of videos that you don’t own. If you’re not sure if you have the right to upload the content, check the Copyright FAQ and make sure you know how fair use works.
  • Attempting monetisation of videos that don’t meet Google advertiser-friendly content guidelines.
  • Violations of YouTube Partner Programme policies, YouTube spam policies, AdSense programme policies or YouTube Terms of Service.

Note: Severe violations of Google YouTube Partner Programme policies may result in monetisation being permanently disabled on all or any of your accounts.

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If you believe that your copyright-protected work was posted on YouTube without authorisation, you may submit a copyright infringement notification.

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Check Monetisation Status on Your Channel
To check the status of monetisation on your channel, go directly to the Status and features section of the channel, or get there by following these steps:

  • Sign in to your YouTube account.
  • In the top right-hand corner, click your account icon > Creator Studio.
  • In the left-hand menu under ‘Channel’, click Status and features.
  • Check the status next to ‘Monetisation’.

Participation in the YouTube Partner Programme was suspended
If it’s determined that your channel is no longer eligible for monetisation, your channel will lose access to all monetisation tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Programme.

This means that your channel will no longer earn money from YouTube, including revenue from advertising, YouTube Premium subscriptions and other monetisation products like channel memberships.

You can keep uploading original content and building your audience on YouTube even if you’re not in the YouTube Partner Programme. You can re-apply to the programme 30 days after suspension.

Google want you to have a chance to monetise again, but to do that you will need to make some changes to your channel.

How to turn monetisation back on
Depending on the issue with your video or channel, you may be able to take steps to reinstate monetisation. Click below based on your monetisation status to learn more.

Note that severe violations of Google YouTube Partner Programme policies may result in monetisation being permanently disabled on all or any of your accounts.

Community Guidelines and copyright issues
Videos with Community Guidelines strikes, copyright strikes, worldwide Content ID blocks and videos with visuals matching third-party content may contribute to monetisation suspension on all of your related accounts.

Note: Deleting the video will not resolve Community Guidelines or copyright issues.

If you can’t resolve your copyright or Community Guidelines issues
If you can’t resolve your existing copyright or Community Guidelines issues, Google may reinstate monetisation on your channel after three months if you meet the following criteria:

  • You haven’t been involved in any new copyright or Community Guidelines issues in the last three months.
  • You use your channel in compliance with Google policies: for example, by uploading content that you have the right to monetise.
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Invalid click activity on your channel
If you violate Google’s AdSense programme policies – e.g. if Google detects any invalid click activity – monetisation will be temporarily suspended. Severe violations may result in monetisation being permanently disabled immediately without suspension. Learn more about invalid click activity.

What you can do
You can appeal your disabled account. Make sure that you provide as much information as possible to help reviewers understand your traffic.

If your appeal is approved, monetisation may be restored on your YouTube account(s), and you can enable monetisation options on videos in bulk.

Note: If your channel is managed by a multi-channel network (MCN), contact them to see if you’re eligible for an appeal.

YouTube Partner Programme participation was suspended
You can re-apply to the programme 30 days after suspension. Follow these general guidelines:

  • You should start by going to the monetisation page to read more about the policy that your channel violated.
  • Then, review your videos against Google YouTube Partner Programme policies and Google Community Guidelines.
  • The next step is to edit or delete any videos that violate Google policies

If you re-apply, Google review team will carefully look over your content again. Google will email you to let you know as soon as the process is complete (it takes about a month). You can also check the status of your application on the monetisation page.

Note: See Google Policy and Safety Hub and Copyright Centre to learn how to manage your content on YouTube.

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