Demonetized by inactivity on YouTube

0:49 – Your channel can be ypp-suspended and demonetized by not uploading a video for 6+ months!

In the past week, YouTube demonetized and unlinked 10 channels from Freedom! for doing nothing wrong, just for doing nothing.

YouTube calls this “inactivity” and only wants active channels monetizing on their platform. It makes sense: all ads and money from demonetized inactive channels are redirected to active channels, motivating those creators to keep uploading. It is a positive feedback loop!

1:13 – Posting in the Community tab counts as “activity” just the same as uploading a video. Set a calendar reminder to post twice a year (once every 6 months) if you stop uploading videos to avoid getting demonetized.

0:49 – “Inactivity” is an official YouTube policy

We may disable monetization on channels that haven’t uploaded a video or posted to the Community tab for 6 months or more.

We have never seen “inactivity” enforced before, even though it is not a new policy.

See some of the demonetized channels in the video above.

See also: More monetization tips!

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3 thoughts on “Demonetized by inactivity on YouTube”

  1. Hello
    I have been demonetize because of inactivity, I am uploading, almost dairy a live video, and starting again, how long it takes to be again monetize?

    • You first need to reach 4k-1k which is 4,000 Watch Hours in the last 365 days and 1,000 subscribers. Then, YouTube will review your channel for the YPP (YouTube Partner Program) and allow you to monetize if you pass their review.

      Hope this helps!


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