Hey guys, I could use your help in order to maintain my channel’s standing with YouTube. Many of you have probably already heard about the changes they’ve recently announced. If you haven’t, the gist is that they are changing the qualifications for the YouTube Partner Program. Previously, in order to qualify, a channel just needed a lifetime total of 10,000 views. Now they are changing it so that each channel must have a minimum of 1,000 subscribers and a watch time total of 4,000 hours over the last 12 months. These effects go into place on February 20th.
The announcement of these changes and the tight deadline is bad timing for me. I hadn’t uploaded any new videos over the course of 2017, so my subscriber growth has been slow recently and my total watch time hours for the last year is way low. At the beginning of this year, I made plans to really pick up my YouTube activity and I’ve been planning out a lot of new videos that I plan to start recording and post in the next few months. Unfortunately, with these new changes, that’s going to be too little and too late.
I would prefer not to have my channel be downgraded, or if it does I would prefer for it to be a very brief downgrade. Though, if I miss the deadline my channel will have to be reviewed and approved and I’m not sure how difficult that process will be. So, that’s why I’m asking for your help. If you haven’t already subscribed to my Learn 2 Color Comic Books Channel, please click here to do so now. At the time of my posting this, I have 563 subscribers and I need 437 to meet the new requirements. Also, please go through and watch some of the videos on my channel and then share them to your social media accounts and encourage your friends and followers to check them out. If you can do some or all of these things, it would be very helpful.
I normally prefer that all my followers and views happen organically and I hate having to ask for help like this, but YouTube has pushed smaller content creators such as myself into a corner. So, I really appreciate the support. Thank you.