1000 Subscribers and 4000 hours in YouTube explained

To join the YouTube partner program, you are required to have 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours watch time for the last 12 months. The question is: how to get subscribers? how to get 4000 hours watch time? how many videos are required?.


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How does YouTube count the months?

To join the YouTube partner program, YouTube does not follow the calendar months. If you started a YouTube channel in October or November or any month and you fail to get the 1000 Subscribers and 4000 hours before December, it does not mean that YouTube will not count your watch time and you will not start again in the new year, you will continue where you were. YouTube counts the last 12 months, this means that, if you started a YouTube channel let’s say in April, you will have to to get the 1000 Subscribers and 4000 hours before April next year. If you don’t, you can still continue untill you meet the requirements in the last 12 months

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How to get 1000 subscribers in 12 months

For some people, it is hard to get 1000 subscribers in a month as I did. But YouTube requires you to have 1000 subscribers in 12 months. So how many subscribers do you need to get per day or week or month to get 1000 subscribers in 12 months?

Let us calculate…

12 months = 365 days

so we need 1000 subscribers in 12 months

so you need 84 subscribers per month in 12 months 

(84 subscribers X 12 months = 1008)


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According to the maths above, you should make sure that you get 84+ subscribers per month.

keith rainz youtube subscribers
keith rainz youtube subscribers

As you can see above, I get a minimum of 10 subscribers per day which is a minimum of 300 subscribers per month. You can track this using tubebuddy.

How to get 4000 watch time hours in 12 months

How to get 4000 watch time hours in 12 months? how many videos are needed? how many views are needed?. Let’s calculate.

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how many videos are needed to get 4000 hours in 12 months?

You only need 240 videos.

how many views are needed to get 4000 hours in 12 months?

Your 240 videos need 10 views each.

How long should the videos be?

your 240 videos need to be 10 minutes long should have 10 full views each.

This is my simplest strategy you can implement but it all depends with you and your niche, some people manage with 10 videos, some people manage all in one month.


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