How To EASILY Get 4000 WATCH HOURS On YouTube

Are you struggling to meet the monetization requirements on YouTube of 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers in the past 12 months?

Watch the video below to discover 10 ways to easily get 4,000 watch hours on YouTube.

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What are some of the benefits of joining the YouTube partner program?

  1. You can start making money by enabling monetization on your channel.
  2. You can enable super chat and super chat stickers during your live streams.
  3. You get live chat support from YouTube.

What are some of the other eligibility requirements to join the YouTube Partner Program, besides getting 4,000 watch hours?

  1. You got to get 4,000 public watch hours in the past 12 months.
    This means that private videos, unlisted videos, and short videos don’t count towards watch hours. You must have at least 1,000 subscribers.

    Click the link on the description to find out how to get 1,000 subscribers fast on YouTube.

    You must live in a country or region where the YouTube partner program is available. If you live in the United States, you have nothing to worry about.
  2. You must follow all of YouTube’s policies and community guidelines.
    If you violate any of these policies or community guidelines, then, you won’t be accepted into YouTube Partner Program.
  3. You must link your AdSense account to a YouTube account.
    You have to sign up for an AdSense account and link it to your YouTube channel.

    After you’ve completed all these requirements, then, YouTube will review your channel to see if you can be accepted into the YouTube Partner Program.

Here’s how to check if you’re eligible for monetization.

All you have to do is go into YouTube studio and click on the monetization link. YouTube will show you how many watch hours and subscribers you currently have on your channel. If you divide 4,000 hours by 365 days, it comes to about 11 hours per day. As you’ll find out later, the more you upload, the more hours you accumulate.

Here are 10 ways to easily get 4,000 watch hours on YouTube.

  1. Target low competition keywords.
    The purpose of targeting low competition keywords is that they’re easier to rank for. If your videos rank on the first page of YouTube, you’ll get a lot of traffic. If you get a lot of traffic, you’ll get a lot of watch hours.

    One of the best tools I use for finding low competition keywords is TubeBuddy. Use promo code hermansbuddy to get 20% off any paid option off TubeBuddy.

    You simply enter your keyword phrase in the keyword explorer tool of TubeBuddy and it’ll give you a bunch of suggestions. If you get a good, very good, or excellent score, then, it’s worth going after that particular keyword phrase. It’ll also show you suggested keyword phrases that you can go after that may not be so competitive.

    Create a list of those low competition keyword phrases, then, make videos about them, and get them ranked on the YouTube search engine.

    The more videos that you make and get ranked on the first page of YouTube, the more watch hours you’ll accumulate, and they’ll accumulate faster as you create more videos. You’ll then be able to get your channel monetized and start earning your passive income from your YouTube videos.
  2. Create longer videos.
    If you create longer videos, you’ll quickly accumulate more watch time hours. For example, if you create a three-minute videos and people only watch 50% of it, you only are going to accumulate one and a half minutes. If you create a 10-minute video and people watch for 5 minutes, you’re going to accumulate 5 minutes of watch time.

    The key is to keep your viewers watching all the way through the video, some things you can do is adding a hook at the beginning, like a question or tease them at the beginning about what’s coming up later in the video. Reset the attention of your viewers throughout the video by adding graphics, B-roll, transitions, et cetera. This will help you keep your viewers watching.
  3. Create a video series.
    The beauty of creating a series of videos is that people watch more than one video, which helps them to stay longer on the platform. YouTube rewards videos where you keep viewers watching more than one video. If they come to the end of a three-minute video, then, watch another video and another video, this means it extends the session watch time. Instead of watching 3 minutes, they might have watched 10 minutes of all different videos from your channel.

    The key is to create a video series that has all similar topics and put them on a playlist. At the end of your video, you can link to the playlist in a card or an end screen. You can add that playlist as a section on your YouTube channel homepage and also pin it to the top of your comment, as well put it in the description. This will remind viewers to check out your other videos and keep them watching.
  4. Increase upload frequency.
    It just makes sense that if you upload videos on a more frequent basis, you’re going to get more watch time hours. For instance, if you’re only uploading one video per week, try uploading two or three videos per week. If you don’t have time to film and edit a regular video, try doing a live stream video.
  5. Do a live stream.
    For example, if you get 10 people on a one-hour live stream, you’ll get 10 watch hours on that video. If you do multiple live streams in a month, then, you’ll quickly accumulate the necessary watch hours to join the YouTube Partner Program.

    Here’s a confession, it took me two months to summon up the courage to do my first live stream. However, after I did my first live stream, I actually enjoyed it and continued doing it. Now, I do live streams every Friday at 2 PM Eastern Standard Time. I invite you to join them so you can learn how to grow a YouTube channel.
  6. Feature a video on your YouTube channel homepage.
    Find a video on your channel that’s currently attracting the most views and subscribers. Use that video as your channel trailer. All you have to do to add your channel trailer is go into YouTube studio, click on customization, and select the channel trailer.

    Now when viewers first visit your YouTube channel homepage, they’ll watch that high performing channel trailer. This will help you to quickly accumulate those watch time hours.
  7. Feature a video on your YouTube channel homepage for returning subscribers.
    Keep in mind this video is not seen by your non-subcribers, those who first visit your YouTube channel homepage. This video is primarily for people who have already subscribed.

    Choose another high performing video and use that as a featured video for returning subscribers. All you have to do is hit the customization link and choose a featured video for returning subscribers.
  8. Feature a playlist on your YouTube channel homepage.
    Now, I mentioned previously about creating a video series and put them in a playlist, with that playlist, you can now add that to your YouTube channel homepage.

    Add a section containing your highest performing playlist at the top of your YouTube channel homepage. These are videos that have been proven to perform on your YouTube channel.

    You can even create a special playlist like best of, like Best of Drost video. Now, when people visit your channel homepage, they’ll be more inclined to take a deep dive into your content by watching multiple videos, which means you’ll accumulate more watch hours.

    It’ll also motivate them to subscribe so if you haven’t got the 1,000 subscribers, then, you accumulate more subscribers.
  9. Translate your videos.
    Click on the audience tab on YouTube analytics to find out the demographics of your audience. If a lot of your audience is watching your videos in a different language, consider translating your videos into that language.

    For example, if a lot of people are watching your videos in France, then, you might want to translate your videos into French. This will speed up the process of meeting the threshold of 4,000 watch hours.

    Watch this video to learn how to translate YouTube videos into another language.
  10. Capitalize on the hot trends.
    If you discover a hot trend that can relate to your niche, create a video on that hot trend. You can find the hot trends by using Google Trends or you can even use TubeBuddy.

    For example, if you’re on a health trend, you could do a video on COVID-19. When the pandemic hit, many people started doing videos on how to use Zoom correctly. If you create a video early enough on a hot trend, you can get a ton of views in a very short time.

Bonus Tip
Double down on the top-performing videos on your channel.
Go into your dashboard in YouTube Analytics and look at the top 10 videos. If you click see more, you’ll be able to even get more detailed statistics like average view duration, watch time, average percentage viewed, clickthrough rate, et cetera.

Choose a video that’s currently attracting a lot of a traffic every single day, then, make more videos like that one. You’re going to approach the topic from a different angle or check the comments of that video to see if people have questions, then, answer those questions in that video. –

As I mentioned before, if you create enough videos around that particular topic, you can create a series of videos and put them on a playlist.

I’ve experienced it many times that when you double down on a high-performing video and make more videos like that, then, you get more traffic to those videos.

Here are some frequently asked questions.

1. When will my channel be reviewed.
If you meet the threshold of 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers in the past 12 months, then, you’ll be eligible for a review from YouTube. After asking for a review or you’ve been notified that they’ll review you channel, it typically takes about a month for them to get back to you.

What if your channel is not approved?
If your channel has met the YouTube polices and YouTube community guidelines, you can reapply after 30 days.

What happens if I drop below the monetization threshold?
YouTube won’t automatically remove your channel’s access to monetization if it drops below the threshold.

Keep in mind that if your channel’s inactive for six months and you’re not regularly uploading new videos, then, YouTube reserves the right to remove you from monetization. This is regardless of the number of watch hours and subscribers you’ve accumulated.

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