We’re introducing the YouTube Shorts Fund, a $100M fund distributed over the course of 2021-2022. Anyone is eligible to participate in the fund simply by creating unique Shorts that delight the YouTube community. Each month, we’ll reach out to thousands of creators whose Shorts received the most engagement and views to reward them for their contributions. We’ll also ask these creators to share their feedback with us so we can continue to improve the product experience. The Shorts Fund is not limited to just creators in the YouTube Partner Program. Creators will be eligible to participate if they create original content for Shorts and adhere to our Community Guidelines. We’ll share additional details as we get closer to launching the fund in the coming months.
Can Shorts be monetized?
As of now, you cannot directly monetize Youtube shorts. Instead, if you are a popular creator Youtube will offer you a creator fund. You can find more details and official statements from Youtube down below.