The YouTube Monetization Tab | Tech Help for Churches

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On today’s Tech Help for Churches, The YouTube Monetization Tab

When you become a YouTube partner, you have the choice as to when and how to monetize your videos. In the Monetize tab when you first upload (or edit the settings of) your video, the first thing to choose is whether you want to Monetize in all countries, some countries, or none.

If you choose to monetize, Display ads (the ads around your video) will always be on. You can’t change that. The others you can choose.

Overlay ads show up as static lower thirds on your videos that can be turned off by the viewer.

Skippable video ads play for 5 seconds and then give you the option to skip.

Non-skippable video ads and Long non-skippable video ads are really annoying because your only choice is to watch them whether they are for you or not (I saw one in spanish yesterday and I don’t speak spanish).

Additionally, you can add ads into the middle of the video. You can also choose to put them before and after videos. If you put them in the middle, you can choose where they go or let YouTube decide (which tends not to be a good choice).

For more information, watch the video above.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.