How to turn on YouTube Brand Connect?

So, how do you turn on YouTube Brand Connect? If you're eager to try it out, follow these steps:

  1. Open YouTube Studio on your desktop: Sign in to your YouTube Studio account using a computer. This initial setup can only be done on the desktop version of YouTube Studio.
  2. Click on the "Earn" option: In the left menu, navigate to the sidebar menu and click on "Earn". This section will allow you to manage different monetization features.
  3. Look for the Brand Connect tab: Along with other tabs like ads, affiliates, and shopping, you will now see a new tab called Brand Connect. Please note that this tab will only appear if your channel meets the eligibility criteria.
  4. Start the setup process: Click on "Get Started" at the top of the screen or "Let's Go" at the bottom of the screen to initiate the setup process.
  5. Accept the Terms of Service: Like any new feature on YouTube, you will be asked to accept the YouTube Brand Connect Terms of Service. Make sure to go through them carefully before proceeding.
  6. Sign in: Sign in to your account to complete the setup process.

There you have it! You have successfully turned on YouTube Brand Connect and can now explore its features. But before you get started, let's go over the eligibility criteria for your channel:

  • You need to be at least 18 years old.
  • Your channel must already be part of the YouTube Partner Program, which means you can earn revenue from watch page ads.
  • Your channel must be based in either the United States or India. At present, Brand Connect is only available in these two countries.
  • There should be no active community guidelines strikes against your channel. Warnings are acceptable, but strikes may impact your eligibility.

Keep in mind that YouTube Brand Connect is still in beta and currently available only to a small group of creators. As it progresses, it may become accessible to a wider audience.

Now that you know the steps to turn on YouTube Brand Connect and the eligibility requirements, go ahead and explore this exciting feature to enhance your YouTube experience!

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