- How short can a monetized YouTube video be?
- Does my YouTube video need to be 10 minutes?
- Does video length affect monetization?
Creators who meet the criteria can make anywhere from $100 to $10,000 based on viewership and engagement of their Shorts, which can be up to 60 seconds in length. The $100 million YouTube Shorts Fund will be distributed through the remainder of 2021 and into 2022.
Right now, only videos longer than 10 minutes are eligible for mid-rolls, which appear in the midst of videos as a commercial break of sorts. But beginning later this month, YouTube is changing that minimum threshold to eight-minute videos.
First of all, there is no minimum length for monetizing videos. But for optimal revenue sakes, make your video is at least 8 minutes, because you can place extra mid-role ads in the video.