YouTube makes Malaysian partners official
By Digital News Asia December 17, 2012
- YouTube Partner Program now available in Malaysia
- Creators of original videos in Malaysia can now make money from their own videos
YOUTUBE has opened up its Partner Program to video creators in Malaysia, allowing them to make money from their original works.
David Macdonald (pic), head of YouTube Content Operations in Asia-Pacific, said that since YouTube was launched in the country earlier this year, the company has seen “amazing things” from Malaysians posting their videos on the video-sharing platform.
“They are coming to YouTube to tell their stories, whether in the form of songs performed in their bedrooms, short films, comedy skits, footage of everyday life, or pet videos.
"hese partners will now be able to make money from videos that find big audiences, and this will help very popular video creators build entire careers on YouTube. We hope this helps bring more Malaysian talent onto YouTube to share with the world,” he said.
The Partner Program is YouTube’s way of sharing advertising revenue with video creators. Once a video creator becomes a partner, he or she can choose to run ads against their videos. The company then splits the revenue generated by those ads, with the majority share going to the partner.
In addition, YouTube also provides partner video creators with resources and opportunities to improve their skills, optimize their content for YouTube, and build larger audiences.
There are now more than one million channels earning revenue through the YouTube Partner Program, with revenue more than doubling for four years in a row.
YouTube claims that thousands of channels are making six figures a year, and during 2011, the number of partners making more than US$1,000 per month nearly doubled.
To be able to make money from videos, uploaders on YouTube must follow the Community Guidelines and own all the rights to the video and music used. Users must also set up a Google AdSense account to collect revenue earned from their videos.
To find out more about the YouTube Partner Program, click here.