Youtube monetization not available in your country, united states : Solved in 3 steps

June 12th, 2013 § 0 comments

I have been playing with videos and wanted to explore the Monetization feature in Youtube. I am in the United States but Youtube gave me this message when I tried to activate the Monetization feature, “This feature is currently not available in your country”. The most common mistake is setting the country to the default, “Afghanistan”, which was my mistake. If you are in the same situation, you can resolve this in 3 simple steps.

Side note for those not in the US:
If you are in another country and want to apply for partnership, you’ll have a hard time finding the application form. It took me a good hour to find and it turns out that was not my issue. At least I hope this information will help someone. Here’s the link to the form, Youtube partnership application form. Good thing I had it in my records because I couldn’t find it again.

monetization not available in your country, united states

Error message from Youtube when trying to activate Monetization @USA

Step 1:

To change your country, click “Video Manager” in Youtube account. Click “Advanced” and select “United States” from the drop down menu and hit “Save”.

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Step 2:

To enable monetization, click on “Channel Settings”. Select “Features” and you should see the “Enable” button available, while before it was not.

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Step 3:

Confirm by clicking the “Enable My Account” button.

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