I want to make money on youtube, and I heard that you have to enable it but didn't know how to. So I searched up "how to make money on youtube", and it brought up this tutorial guide: https://creatoracademy.youtube.com/page/lesson/revenue-basics#strategies-zippy-link-2
On the first step, it says: After signing into YouTube, enter YouTube Studio, and select “Monetization” from the left menu. Under “Monetization”, follow the onscreen steps to accept the YouTube Partner Program Terms.
I followed the steps listed but realized that there is no Monetization button on the left. This does not make any sense. here is a screenshot
Youtube has changed its policy. In order to do monetisazion, you have to be a partner. In order to become a partner, you must have more than 1000 subscribers and a total of 4000 or more hours of watchtime.
Once your channel is eligible to become a partner, you must request to become a partner. Once you are a partner, the monitisation option should be available to you.
See also Youtube Partner Program