To put ads on your YouTube videos, you need to enable and set up monetization on your YouTube channel. Here is a step-by-step guide:


  1. Create a YouTube Account:
    • Make sure you have a YouTube account. If not, you can create one on the YouTube website.
  2. Create and Upload Videos:
    • Upload videos to your YouTube channel. You need to have original content that complies with YouTube’s policies.

Enable Monetization:

  1. Sign In:
    • Sign in to your YouTube account.
  2. Access YouTube Studio:
    • Click on your profile icon in the top-right corner and select “YouTube Studio.”
  3. Navigate to Monetization:
    • In YouTube Studio, find the “Monetization” tab on the left sidebar.
  4. Agree to the Terms:
    • If you haven’t already, you will be prompted to agree to the YouTube Partner Program terms.
  5. Meet the Eligibility Requirements:
    • YouTube has certain eligibility requirements for monetization. You need at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months.
  6. Submit Your Channel for Review:
    • Once you meet the eligibility requirements, you can submit your channel for review. YouTube will review your content to ensure it complies with their policies.
  7. Wait for Approval:
    • YouTube will review your channel, and if approved, you’ll receive an email. This process may take some time.

Set Up Ad Types:

  1. Sign in to Google AdSense:
    • If you don’t have an AdSense account linked to your YouTube account, you’ll need to sign up for one. Visit the Google AdSense website and follow the instructions.
  2. Link AdSense to YouTube:
    • In YouTube Studio, go to “Monetization” and follow the prompts to link your AdSense account to your YouTube account.
  3. Choose Ad Types:
    • Once your AdSense account is linked, go to “Monetization” and select the types of ads you want on your videos. This includes display ads, overlay ads, skippable video ads, and non-skippable video ads.

Ad Placement:

  1. Video Manager:
    • In YouTube Studio, go to the “Videos” section.
  2. Select a Video:
    • Choose the video for which you want to manage ads.
  3. Monetization Tab:
    • Click on the “Monetization” tab for the selected video.
  4. Enable Ads:
    • Toggle the switches to enable or disable different types of ads for that specific video.


  • YouTube’s policies and features may change, so it’s advisable to check the latest guidelines on the YouTube Help Center for the most up-to-date information.

Remember, while ads can generate revenue, it’s essential to balance this with providing a positive viewing experience for your audience. Ensure your content complies with YouTube’s policies to maintain eligibility for the YouTube Partner Program.