Content creators in Kenya are now eligible to earn up to $10,000, an equivalent of over Ksh. 1.1M monthly for creating YouTube Shorts.
The Video making platform offers a new short-form video experience for users, with an endless stream of fun and creative videos that are less than a minute.
Users in Kenya and over 100 other countries around the world will now access Shorts’ creation tools.
YouTube Shorts Features
Users can record up to 60 seconds with the Shorts camera, and add clips from the phone’s gallery, to add to the recordings made with the Shorts camera.
Creators can also automatically add captions, add text to specific points in the video, and add basic filters to color correct the Shorts.
There is also a large library of songs to use, with options from over 250 labels and publishers.
You also have an option to sample audio all across YouTube as well as from other Shorts.
How to Earn From YouTube Shorts
Creators whose Shorts receive the most engagement and views will be rewarded for their contribution to the platform.
Commenting on its official blog, YouTube said: “We’re introducing the YouTube Shorts Fund, a $100m fund distributed over the course of 2021 to 2022.
Anyone is eligible to participate in the fund simply by creating unique Shorts that delight the YouTube community,”
The video platform added, “Each month, we’ll reach out to thousands of eligible creators to claim a payment from the Fund.
Creators can make anywhere from $100 to $10,000 based on viewership and engagement on their Shorts.”