Perhaps you’re like me and just spent a few hours designing a new YouTube channel page for a client, and while doing this you saw all these other channels with these clickable banners at the top. “Huh… that’s weird,” says you. You dig around in the different design settings on your channel page and account page, but you can’t seem to find a way to create one of these banners. Well, dear friend, I have bad news. To have one of these banners on your YouTube channel page, you have to become a YouTube Partner.
To become a YouTube Partner, you must meet these minimum requirements:
- You create original videos suitable for online streaming.
- You own or have express permission to use and monetize all audio and video content that you upload—no exceptions.
- You regularly upload videos that are viewed by thousands of YouTube users, or you publish popular or commercially successful videos in other ways (such as DVDs sold online).
“How lame is that!?” you exclaim. And indeed it is. I spent a good while looking for tutorials on creating these banners and found that the vast majority of them are outdated. Finally, I found this video which enlightened me to the sad fact that I’m not among the folks who can create one of these banners… yet.
So, no instructions this time around, but perhaps this will save you the hassle of digging for this info on your own.