Currently anyone can still apply to be in the YouTube Partner Program, but YouTube does state in the blog post that it’ll be adding a review process for new applicants in the coming weeks. “These new thresholds will help ensure revenue only flows to creators who are playing by the rules,” the company said. Howeber monetization through the YouTube Partner Program is just one way of making money off YouTube content. A free Google AdSense account is also available. . It’s a different and arguably less stable way of making money off YouTube videos, but it remains an option for any user, regardless of their total view count. YouTube already stated it will provide more tools for advertisers to essentially police their content themselves by letting them filter out the content they don’t want to be associated with.