New opportunity for earning on YouTube


In the ever-expanding world of online content creation, YouTube remains one of the most popular platforms for individuals to earn supplementary income or even make a living. But how many subscribers does it take to start earning from YouTube videos?

The good news is that you don’t need thousands of subscribers to make money on YouTube. By becoming part of the YouTube Partner Programme, anyone can earn money from the video-sharing platform. However, there are certain conditions to reach this threshold.

How many subscribers do you need?

To start earning from YouTube, you must first become a member of the YouTube Partner Programme, which grants access to features that help generate income. As of now, you typically need a minimum of 500 subscribers to join this programme.

It’s worth noting that in June, the company relaxed the earning conditions in some countries, reducing the subscriber requirement from 1,000 to 500.

However, in Pakistan, this update has not yet taken effect, meaning that, for now, you still need at least 1,000 subscribers to qualify for earning.

Under the new programme, you must also upload at least three public videos within the last 90 days.

Additionally, your videos must have been viewed for a total of 3,000 hours during the past 90 days, or they must have received 30,000 Shorts video views during the same period.

Under the previous programme, you needed 4,000 watch hours on longer videos or 100,000 Shorts video views in a year.

The updated requirements offer greater flexibility for content creators.

YouTube Shorts, the platform’s answer to the short-form video trend, was introduced in February 2023. It aims to provide new monetization opportunities for content creators who primarily produce short videos.

Keep in mind that each programme may have specific conditions that you can review on this link (

Will you have to pay taxes on earnings?

It’s clear that all earners on this platform are required to adhere to their respective national tax laws and pay taxes on their earnings.

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