According to reports, YouTube will no longer allow certain channels to monetize their content. YouTube will only allow people who have at least 1000 subscribers to be able to monetize their videos.
Youtube has announced that in a bid to protect the Youtube ecosystem and stabilizing the revenue, it has decided to out in more stringent measures to make sure spammers, impersonators, and other bad actors can’t hurt our ecosystem.
So, starting from the 16th of January 2018, only channels with at least 4000 hours of watch time within the last 12 months and at least 1000 subscribers will be eligible for monetization. So, content creators who fall short of this requirement are given until February 20th, 2018 to meet the requirements or be prevented from the YPP.