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YouTube introduces Membership programs and merchandising for creators to earn extra money

After receiving complaints for creators for the company’s alleged unfair unfair demonetization practices, YouTube is finally giving them more ways to earn through introducing channel memberships, merchandising, and the Premieres feature.

According to a report by, YouTube channels that have over 100,000 subscribers will have access to Memberships and other perks.

For $4.99 per month, users will have access to unique badges for their profiles, custom emoji, members-only posts, exclusive livestreams and videos, and others.

For US-based channels that have more than 10,000 subscribers, the company and Teespring teamed up to let creators sell more than 20 items such as T-shirts, hoodies and pillows through a built-in hub that can be found on their channel.

The Premieres feature meanwhile will allow the creation of a landing page that will help owners to build a hype around a video before its publication.

The page includes a countdown and the Super Chat feature that let creators engage with their audience before the video has been uploaded. Aside from content countdown, it can also be used for movie, video game, or music video countdown.

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