How to Enable Fan Funding on Your YouTube Channel – Tip Jar


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How to Enable Fan Funding on Your YouTube Channel – Tip Jar — YouTube has made it easier to make money with your YouTube videos by using Fan Funding. Link Your Kickstarter and Patreon accounts with your fan funding.

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  1. +Derral Eves Great video as always! I just checked my account (Good
    standing, partner verified, not part of a network and I have an active
    adsense account), but I don’t have the Fan Funding option on my list. Is
    this for folks with a certain subscriber number? Thanks again!

    • +thefrugalcrafter Lindsay Weirich I signed up a month or two ago too – but
      never heard anything so still have no option. How did you fare??

    • +LuckyFortune8Family I have not heard anything either:( I would also like
      to know how to get the verified button next to my name too…waiting:)

    • +thefrugalcrafter Lindsay Weirich Sorry to hear!! And yes getting verified
      is my other mission too!! There’s an annoying tip thing on my channel that
      says I should get verified so I can get an official G rating (a lot of our
      audience are kids) – but of course when I try I can’t. I don’t think we
      have enough of something? Hey Derral – got any advice for us??

  2. U r awesome Derral!! Thanks for making our day productive with such awesome
    informative videos!! 🙂 great work! Points noted :)

  3. So did you have to deal with that sleazy “google payment merchant” to do
    this? They seem to want $25 UP FRONT and they want a “tax ID” number and
    such. Is there a way to do this fan funding without all of the sleaze

  4. I understand Google needs my full name for verification purposes, but can
    donators also view it if they contribute money?

  5. It says: link to a Google Payments merchant account. I click on the button
    to use that email, and it shows the loading circle for forever and never
    loads. Any suggestions?

  6. Hey Derral Eves, When I press use this account it loads forever! I have
    been playing games for 2 hours wile it loads and it still loads! Is there
    anything I can do? I would love to have fan funding but i don’t know if it
    will even load! If you do reply with a awnser, Thanks in advance!

    • true it does depend on your subscribes but even then you make a lot more on
      ads then you will ever with funding just think about it some people like a
      channel and watch their videos all the time but don’t even subscribe let
      alone fund to that person….

    • That’s why you should engage your audience and let them know there’s a fan
      funding option (in your videos at the end or wherever, and on your main
      page… something eye-catching). Better to have something available for the
      benefactors to use to support you.

    • +RainbowDash Alex
      well yes you should always let them know… that its up there but its kinda
      obvious if you been subscribed and you see the channel everyday then it
      will be obvious to see a new option on the channel then yeah… so on….
      but even if you aren’t it is a pretty big box that pops up on the far right
      of the screen that says in bold words “fan funding” with a bright blue
      click icon so I doubt people knowing if it is there changes anything that

    • RainbowDash Alex then again also, im not old enough, and i dont want my
      family taking over my money, pff haha. And i dont really want to lie my age
      on it. So paypal seems like the safest option for me since they came out
      with that donation button. But then again i want to set it up (and lie my

    • +TECHGames HD Actually for this video it’s the information “i” in the top
      right screen for me.
      Well, that’s it from me. Good talk. Til next time.

  7. Hey Derral I got a question bout this fan funding thing. I just used my
    wifes youtube account to send myself a $1 to see what it looks like and i
    have no idea where it went. I asked tim schmoyer but i guess he’s to busy.
    Can you hold my hand and point me in the right direction?

    • Ok let me clear things up a wee bit. I click on “community” then “fan
      funding” then “View Fan Funding analytics” but it says “No activity for
      this date range” (Last 28 days) What gives? Where did my wifes donation go?

  8. I need help, i keeps telling me this”You do not have the necessary
    permissions to enable Fan Funding for your channel.” When i am partnered
    with fullscreen, i am good standing, and i have no copyright strikes.. can
    someone please help me.