YouTube is the largest video platform in the world. Also, Google rewards its content creators with monetary benefits based on the number of views of their videos.

In order to monetize, the user channel must meet certain requirements. But, before they can do that, it goes through an evaluation process by the YouTube team.

However, it seems that some creators are experiencing frustrating issues when requesting monetization on a YouTube channel, due to an error that occurs in step 2 of the process (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13).

YouTube channel monetization step 2 error

Some YouTube creators are unable to complete their channel’s monetization request process due to the step 2 error. All they get is an ‘AdSense account is missing required payment details’ message (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).

AdSense, account is missing required payment details 6 Replies

I set up an AdSense account and got the issue, ”You have duplicate accounts please remove one” I sorted that by just deleting the accounts. I have made a new AdSense account but now when I go to link it to my Youtube account it just says ”Your associated AdSense account is missing required payment details, so we are unable to monetize your channel’.


youtube monetization step 2 ERROR “your associated adsense is missing required payment details

My youtube monetization step 2 has been on ERROR “your associated adsense account is missing required payment details” for a couple of days now and I don’t know what to do and there’s no way to change the adsense account please help me.

From there, users cannot do anything else that will allow them to complete the process. They just get stuck, unable to activate the monetization on their channels (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17).

Issue already escalated to Google team

Some Google Product Experts were attentive to reports from affected users. In response, more feedback related to the issue was requested.

User 11985513479833152110 (original poster): YouTube support is asking you to provide a video recording showing that you are logged in with the correct AdSense account then have him click the other tabs/ windows, etc.

Once you have done that, you can upload it to Google Drive, and then share it with anyone with the link, and post the link here.

After having enough information, the problem was escalated to the Google team. So, for the moment, the affected creators can only wait for updates on the matter in the coming days.


If there are any changes related to the YouTube monetization glitch, we will update this article. So, stay tuned with us.

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More reports: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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