How To Link Your Google AdSense Account To Your YouTube Channel

YouTube is one awesome way to drive traffic to your blog and it’s also one cool way of making money as a Google AdSense publisher.

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If you have a YouTube channel that is doing well, monetizing your channel with Google AdSense is not a bad idea. At least it would be good to get paid for your hard work, right?

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If you want to get paid uploading your videos on YouTube, you will need to have a Google AdSense account. But if you already have a Google AdSense account, associating it would be a brilliant idea… it would be another way of boosting your earnings and getting your AdSense payment faster.

linking your Google AdSense account to your YouTube channel

If you don’t have a Google AdSense account, you can still be able to create one in your YouTube dashboard. But note that you can’t use the AdSense account on any other platform except on YouTube, why? It will be a hosted Google AdSense.

How To Create a Hosted Google AdSense Account Using YouTube

  1. Go to your YouTube channel >>> click your “gravatar” in the top right >>> Click “Creator Studio” to take you to your dashboard.
  2. Inside your dashboard menu (at the left side), click “Channel” >>> click “Monetization” and that’s how to go to your YouTube Monetization Page.
  3. In your YouTube monetization page, go to the “How will I be paid?” section.
  4. From the “AdSense Association” page, click the “Next” step to direct you to AdSense.
  5. Now, re-login to your Google Account.
  6. Accept the Adsense association >>> fill the form that comes up >>> submit your Google AdSense application.
  7. You’ll be redirected back to your YouTube account and will see a message saying that “your AdSense application has been received”.
  8. Adsense will update you by mail once your AdSense account is approved. Your AdSense ID will be updated on the AdSense Association page.

Note: It may take up to 48 hours or so, for the association to be fully active.

How To Add An Existing Google AdSense Account To YouTube Account

Associating your Google AdSense to your YouTube account is pretty much the same as creating one on YouTube with a little change.

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To associate your existing Google AdSense to YouTube,

  1. Going to your YouTube channel >>> click your “gravatar” in the top right >>> Click “Creator Studio” to take you to your dashboard.
  2. In your dashboard menu (at the left side), click “Channel” >>> click “Monetization”.
  3. Inside your YouTube monetization page, go to the “How will I be paid?” section.
  4. From the “AdSense Association” page, click the “Next” step to direct you to AdSense.
  5. At the bottom of the page, select the option “Yes, proceed to Google account sign in” to choose the Google Account you want to use.
  6. Enter the password for your Google Account.
  7. Accept the association and you’ll be redirected back to your YouTube dashboard.
  8. Once your account is activated, you’ll see a message to tell you that your AdSense account has been associated in your YouTube account.

And that’s how to easily link your Google AdSense to your YouTube account. Hope the tutorial is easy? If not, feel free to let me know where you’re getting wrong using the comment section below and I will help put you back on track.

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16 thoughts on “How To Link Your Google AdSense Account To Your YouTube Channel”

  1. Hey babanature,

    Thanks for this amazing guide 🙂 After this I can earn bit more from my YT Channels. By the way did you know how to connect YT with non hosted Adsense Acc because I’m facing some issue but with hosted Acc it’s take 5 min. Glad to know your point.

  2. Hello,

    Very useful article, Most of the bloggers who have linked their adsense account to blog will surely wanted to start a youtube channel and get it linked to it.

    I have also created a youtube account and will surely follow these steps for linking to youtube channel.


  3. Hey Babanature,

    YouTube is widely known as the biggest video sharing platform, where users can upload their personal videos and monetize it, using a different video advertisement platform.

    This is a great way to earn royalty fees from your YouTube videos. Before, YouTube didn’t allow users to link their Google self-hosted AdSense account, as they had a separate advertising platform.

    It was very hard for a YouTube users to monetize videos, because they only accepted channels with a high reputation who update videos regularly, and YouTube broadcasters who filmed professionally. Eventually, thanks for sharing your experience with us and this tuturial will very beneficial for people in order to maximize their productivity level.

    With best regards,

    Amar kumar

    • You are right about that Kumar,

      Every vlogger need to get paid for their work and one of the awesome way of getting paid as a blogger is using Google AdSense for YouTube. But the thing is, new bloggers can’t get access to this feature except their videos are making good views.

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping a comment on this… I appreciate it.

      Have a blessed week ahead… 🙂

  4. Hi Babanature,

    I have had this hosted YouTube Adsense for some now and never do much with it.

    Though I only upload view videos to it and earn very little to nothing. Just $1.96 since. Having the time to create these videos is one problem I’m facing.

    Will see how I improve on that in this first quarter of the year and hopefully earn more with my videos on YouTube.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Hello Shamsudeen,

      I’d advice you to join some of the YouTube communities so you can get decent traffic to your videos and boost your AdSense earning 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment on this. I sincerely appreciate it.

      Have a beautiful week start…

  5. Hello Baba,

    This is very useful article. Youtube is a top video sharing platform and I guess lots of people are preferring to create their channel and start earning.

    I think instead of creating hosted account, we must use blog’s adsense account.

    • Hello Jimmy,

      It doesn’t look smart creating a video and you’re not being paid for the hardwork you put online…

      Using a hosted AdSense account or a non hosted Adsense account, both are awesome and can do the trick 🙂

  6. Thanks for the info and tutorial. I just know that we can integrate AdSense on YouTube. I think it’s great resource for those who is going to start youtube channel or want to earn from their youtube channel.

  7. Thanks for share with us this nice topic. This topic realy helpful. I was a problem about Youtube Adsense. Im seeking this topic and I have gotten best suggestion from this post. I hope same topic in future. Thanks

  8. nice article Babanature. really helpful. pls i cant monetize my videos saying you are not eligible to monetize your videos. “viewers with less than 10000 channel cant monetize their video, is this true and what do i do?

    and more also if i dont have 10000 views can i use and generate income with my blogspot blog with my youtube and how?


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