Many are asking whether YouTube pays through MPESA,the answer is no.YouTube’s payment methods are:
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
- EFT via Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
- Wire Transfer.
If you’re a Kenyan YouTuber, Wire Transfer is the best payment method for you. The minimum payment threshold is $100 which is approximately ksh10, 000.Once you choose your preferred payment method, the money is sent to your bank account automatically. It takes one to three days for the money to reflect in the account. You will then be able to transfer the money to your MPESA account.
In case the income is not $100 and above, YouTube carry it forward until the minimum threshold is reached.
To get paid from YouTube in Kenya, your channel should have more than 1,000 subscribers. It should be above 12 months old and have at least 4,000 hours of watch time. Realistically, it takes more than one year for one to start receiving money in their bank accounts.