YouTube does not allow you to monetize all your videos concerning the ads. It neglects certain types of content on the platform and gives a yellow flag to such videos that are not fit to run ads. If you want to earn a few bucks while pursuing your passion, YouTube videos can be the best option. YouTube allows you to post videos on sharing your knowledge with the audience in the form of tutorials and ‘how-to’ videos, helping the users with the right strategy they can use in their life, funny videos, awareness videos, and many. If you are a person who consistently creates videos on your favorite content but couldn’t monetize your content, you should continue reading to know what kind of content YouTube monetizes fully, the type of content YouTube monetizes partially, and the content that YouTube does not monetize at all. You should consider reading the Advertisement-friendly content guidelines before you like to monetize your videos on YouTube. You can visit the YouTube help center and read the article clearly and start working accordingly to achieve your monetization goal. Even after reading the content guidelines, one might have various doubts and confusion regarding the points laid down in that article. Here we have the summary of the Q & A video published by YouTube that clarified the questions of various creators regarding the rulebook. 

Harmful/Dangerous Acts:

There was a question from Accidental Science stating whether videos showing people working on welding, metalworking, high voltage circuits without injury will be termed dangerous? He believes that as there is no injury or shocking content, such videos will be getting a green signal from YouTube for ads. Yet he asks this question to confirm. YouTube replied that as long as the videos are tutorial in nature with proper protective gear and no physical/psychological/emotional injuries like any bleeding or damage, the videos are 100% monetizable. These videos will not receive a yellow tick and creators can focus on being careful while shooting the videos and following the precautionary measures. 

Controversial Issues:

YouTube’s guidelines for controversial issues are as follows:

So, instead of speaking about the controversial issue, you can create videos that advocate against that particular issue without including violent or abusive graphics. For example, videos that advocate against sexual abuse/animal abuse without hurting the sentiments of the audience will be most probably monetized that showing the abuse itself. 

Self-certification Questionnaire:

A self-certification questionnaire helps YouTube to analyze whether the content of a particular video can be monetized or not. You can rate any previously uploaded videos or new videos if you want to run ads on them. Once you submit the questionnaire, YouTube will review your answers and monetize if your content meets the guidelines. If a creator provides fake answers, it will directly impact the creator’s accuracy score. If you disagree with the automated system, you can request a human review for manual feedback. Based on the feedback provided, creators can work accordingly to fully monetize the content. Try to be honest while answering the questionnaire and have patience if the automated system disagrees. If you feel your content is worth monetization, keep trying and you will achieve it. 

Firearm Content:

YouTube strictly prohibits uploading content that promotes or features the sale or abuse of illegal products like drugs, firearms, guns, etc. 

As YouTube rejects videos of assembling/producing/designing both real and fake firearms, any content related to the usage of firearms will not be eligible for advertisements. There was a question from TJ Sports asking if news channels show authorities having their firearms during the coverage affect their monetization. YouTube replied that if an official/an authorized person holds their firearms in their hand, it is completely fine. Just in case the person uses the firearm to injure any person in the video, it will be demonetized by YouTube . 


Always have a thorough understanding of advertiser-friendly content guidelines before creating a content piece. Focus more on producing content that does not instill any hard feelings or illegal advice to monetize every content and earn more.