I was approved for the YouTube Partner Program on Monday.
What does that mean you ask?
I started creating videos for YouTube on January 1, 2009 to supplement this blog (yes the one you are reading right now ). I was blessed to get a great response to my videos, people started subscribing to my channel and the traffic increased. Sometime around the middle of last year I began getting a message on my YouTube homepage offering me the opportunity to “become a partner” but I was not interested at the time. In the past few months that I have been without employment I decided to go ahead and submit to become partner (partial and full, there are levels) and by golly gosh I was accepted!
In a nutshell this milestone means I get to:
- Monetize my videos
- Optimize my channel analytics
- Brand my channel
- Click here to read more about YouTube Partner Benefits
I know this may not make 100% sense to everyone reading this but it’s a big deal to me . I would love to be a full-time blogger/vlogger one day and to do so you need to generate . It took me a LOOOOOOONG time to even allow myself to make money off of my website/blog because I was of the mindset that it made it lose it’s purity and appeal. MANY people urged me to monetize my online endeavors and I just would not. But now I understand that God has given me these platforms as a gift and He may be trying to bless me and I may be standing in my own (and His) way .
I am proud of me ; I made a goal to become YouTube Partner by the middle of 2010 and I surpassed that goal. I am happy and encouraged by this small success.
Anyhoo beautiful you, thank you for reading this and supporting my endeavors on this blog, my previous website and on my YouTube channel. If you haven’t yet subscribed to me on YouTube, please do…I appreciate it so much! To do so click here then click the yellow ‘Subscribe’ button.
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