What is the Join button on YouTube Channels? – How to Add

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To add the Join button on YouTube, you’ll need to log into your YouTube account from a web browser and then get into the YouTube Studio.
  2. Next, you’ll need to click on the Monetization option from the left sidebar.
  3. Next, on the right side of the screen, you’ll be able to see the Membership option. Click on the See More button below Membership to proceed.
  4. Click on EXPLORE NEXT STEPS. 
  5. Then click on the START button that’s below the Set Up Your Membership Offer header. 
  6. You’ll be able to see the instructions related to the setting up of membership, click on Next.
  7. On the next page, you’ll need to name each of the levels of membership of your channel and then select the price and add perks to them too. 
  8. After you’re done setting up each level, you need to click on the Submit for review.  
  9. Next, tickmark the square box next to the agreement statement and then click on Continue. On the popup box, click on Submit. 
  10. Then upload emojis and badges for your channel members. Announce your membership by uploading a video. You can also put up a community post too.
Expert Statement

What is the Join button for on YouTube channels?

You must have seen the Join button on many YouTube channels. This Join button is placed on the YouTube channels so that the viewers of the channel can become members too.

It’s also called the membership button or the sponsor button because once you join the YouTube channel as a member, you’ll need to support the owner of the channel by paying a monthly donation. But it’s a two-way path.

After you become a member of the channel, you’re not just paying to support the owner but you’ll also receive various other benefits in return. Perks like badges, emojis, and other merchandise are available for the members only. 

Joining a channel as a member is beneficial for both parties because the members receive greater chances of interacting directly with their favorite YouTubers. Even after you become a member, you’ll be able to live talk with the channel owner and get answers to each of your queries. 

How to Add Join button on YouTube channels?

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to the YouTube web page > YouTube studio

You can add the Join button to your YouTube channel to allow the viewers of your channel to become members of your channel. However, there are some requirements that you need to meet to add the Join button on your channel. If you’re eligible to add the Join button to your channel, you need to follow these steps to add it. 

YouTube studio

These steps should be performed using a computer. You need to use a web browser and go to www.youtube.com and then log in to your account. On the top right corner of the page, you’ll be able to see your profile picture, you need to click on the profile picture icon and they’ll provide you a list of options.

From the set of options, click on YouTube Studio to get into the YouTube Studio page. 

Step 2: Click on Monetization

After you get into the YouTube Studio page, you’ll be able to see a list of options on the left sidebar of the screen. There you’ll get an option of Monetization. You need to click on the Monetization option and the Channel monetization page will get open on the right sidebar of the screen. 

Click on Monetisation

There you’ll be able to see three options for Monetization. If your channel is eligible to get the Join button, then you’ll see the option Membership on the page.  Apart from the membership option, you’ll also get the options like Video advertising and Merchandise. 

click on the See more button on Youtube

You need to click on the See more button below the Membership option. It will take you to the next page. Then click on the blue EXPLORE NEXT STEPS button. 

Step 3: Set up your membership offer> START

After you click on the EXPLORE NEXT STEPS button, you’ll be taken to the next page of the method. On the page, you’ll get the Set up your membership offer header and under that, you’ll find a START button. You need to click on the START button to start setting up the levels and offers of your channel’s membership.  

EXPLORE NEXT STEPS

Before you click on the Start button you also need to know about the terms and conditions you’re agreeing to. The 70 percent of the total revenue from the membership income of your channel will be paid to you and the remaining thirty percent will be kept by YouTube. You can click on the Learn more button to read the whole terms and conditions. 

Step 4: Set up your membership offer> Next

After clicking on the START button, you’ll be taken to the Set up your membership offer page on youtube. On the left sidebar of the page, you’ll be able to see the different levels of membership and along with that, there’s an ADD LEVEL button too that will allow you to add more levels to the membership of your channel.

Set up your membership offer
ADD LEVEL button

On the right sidebar, you’ll be able to see the Create perks for each membership level page. On this page, you’ll be told about the prices of each level along with the various perks you can provide to the members of your channels. 

You need to read these points mentioned on the Create perks for each membership level page to know more everything about the membership category. After you’re done, you’ll need to click on the NEXT button that’s at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 5: Add level name, monthly price, perks, etc

You’ll be taken to the Set up your membership offer page where you’ll be asked to name each level, set a price that the members need to pay each month to be a member of your channel and the perks you’re willing to provide to the members of each level. 

Start from the Unnamed level 1 and then move on to Unnamed level 3. On the right sidebar, you’ll need to name each level and then move on to the Monthly price section. Click on the price box and set a price for each level. 0.37 USD is the lowest price and as the level increases the price of the membership increases too. 102.47 USD is the highest price that can be charged from the superfans.  

option CREATE PERK Click on it on youtube

Then you’ll get the option CREATE PERK. Click on it. It will provide you with a drop-down box. You need to select one perk for each level.  Perks like Behind the screen videos, early access, shout-outs in videos, etc will be displayed to you. You need to make sure that the perks increase with each level. The lower levels should have lower perks than the higher levels. 

Step 6: Submit for review> continue

After you’re done setting the perks for a level, you’ll be able to get a Description box. In the description box, you’ll need to describe the perks in not more than one to two lines. This description would be visible to the potential members of your channel. 

Then there’s the Instructions box.

You need to put some instructions on the box which would be visible to the members of that particular level only. 

After you’re done setting up each level, you need to click on the SUBMIT FOR REVIEW option and you’ll be able to take to the next page.

click on the SUBMIT FOR REVIEW

On the next page, you’ll get to see the summary of the offers that you’ve set for the members of your channel.  Right at the bottom of the page, checkmark the square box to agree with the statement that once the offer gets approved, you won’t be able to change the price of any levels.  Then click on Continue. Then click on Submit. 

click on Continue on Youtube
click on Submit on Youtube

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🔯 Uploading Badges or emoji

After you’re done submitting the offer for review, you’ll be taken to the channel Monetization page. You need to scroll down the page and you’ll get the Upload badges and emoji header. Below that, there’s a START button. Click on it. 

Upload badges and emoji on Youtube

You’ll be taken to the Upload badges and emoji page, where you’re required to upload a badge for the members of your channel. 

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You can either upload the badge that’s created by you or you can use the YouTube badges. After you select a badge for your members, you need to click on Next. 

you need to click on Next

Then you’ll be asked to upload emojis for the members. You’ll need to name the emojis and select images for them. After it’s done click on Save. 

done click on Save

🔯 Announce your membership and Post to Welcome new members:

Next, click on Start under the Announce Your Membership header and upload a video by clicking on the UPLOAD UNLISTED VIDEO button. In this video, you’ll need to talk about the Join button on your channel and explain everything about the membership of your channel to the viewers.

Announce Your Membership

You’ll need to talk about the levels and perks of the membership and also reassure your fans that it’s their choice if they want to join the channel or not. After uploading the video click on Done. 

Uploading the video click on Done

Then click on the START button below the Post to welcome new members header.

Post to welcome new members

You’ll need to click on the CREATE COMMUNITY POST button.

CREATE COMMUNITY POST

Next, you’ll need to click on SELECT A FILE TO UPLOAD and then click on a picture that you want to upload to the community post.

 click on Select a file to upload

Write a caption for your post and then click on POST.

click on Post on youtube

The Bottom Lines:

Here are the methods above to get the Join button on your YouTube channel. This Join button is used by the viewers of your channel to join as Members. If you want to add the Join button to your YouTube channel, you can do that by following the steps mentioned in this article. Viewers who will join your YouTube channel will get special perks and advantages that are not available to non-members.

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