Just as filmmakers were gearing up for creating web series and short films – the next big thing – YouTube, one of the biggest online streaming platforms has played spoilsport.
Users who have less than 10,000 lifetime views on their channel will not be able to monetize their videos. In a statement, YouTube said that this buffer time will give them time to gauge how valid the channel is. It also said that channels with less than 10,000 views that have been monetized until now will not see demonetization. The number of views may seem massive to the average reader, but in the scheme of all things digital, the number would be insignificant.
YouTube videos that go viral end up getting millions of views in a matter of hours, so the 10000 views buffer should be just a hiccup and nothing else. However, the 10000 views buffer will be a definite problem for anyone who doesn’t yet have their content in place and are still trying the permutations and combinations of creating quick-consumption content.