New YouTube Creator Program Requirements 2018

YouTube laid out some drastic new requirements for Adsense Monetization inside the YouTube platform without warning on January 16th 2018.  These came as quite a shock to those inside the YouTube community.

it should be noted that this was not announced even to well-known YouTube personalities.  The reasons why, I discuss in my video below, include better quality for YouTube Advertisers – which means that YouTube ad quality should increase for most advertisers when this comes into effect on February 28th 2018.

Here is a link to the YouTube blog post explaining the new requirements.

And here is a breakdown did on YouTube explaining what this means for creators:

WARNING! YouTube Demonitization Policy Explained

This YouTube Demonization came out of left field from the secret YouTube Bunker – nobody knew about it and its in effect March 1st 2018 YouTube is DEMONITIZING thousand of YouTube Channels.

Find out in this video what this means for you, and what your next plan of action needs to be to SAVE your channel.

If you have under 4000 hours of watch time and less than 1000 subscribers, you will be DE-MONITIZED at the end if February 2018.

In order to get access to Monetization (Adsense YouTube Revenue) and other YouTube Partner perks like End Cards you need to hit these milestones: 1000 subscribers + 4000 Hours of watch time in the last 12 months. For a point of reference… 4000 hours works out to 333 hours per month (20,000 minutes per month) Or… 11 hours per day (667 minutes per day approx)

Moral of the story:  You need to learn how to monetize your YouTube channel in other ways.

And there are plenty of ways to do that.

have you been de-monetized?  Let me know if the comments.  And if you need to monetize your channel is other ways, check out this webinar training.

Here is a video from YouTube answering some questions you may have about this issue:

Best Way To Buy Bitcoin In Canada With Fiat Canadian Dollars

The Best Way To Buy Bitcoin In Canada With Fiat Canadian Dollars

As a Canadian, I'm well aware that some things are more complicated for us folks up here in Canada.  However, buying Bitcoin, Litecoin or Etherium with fiat currency is not one of them.  This article will show you the best way to buy bitcoin in Canada.

Fiat currency, if you're not familiar with the term, is for paper money that is printed and has a recognized value through Canadian society.

According to

Fiat currency is legal tender whose value is backed by the government that issued it. The U.S. dollar is fiat money, as are the euro and many other major world currencies. This approach differs from money whose value is underpinned by some physical good such as gold or silver, called commodity money.

So one of the things people don't really “get” when they want to invest in cryptocurrencies is how to start.

How to Understand Bitcoin Exchanges in Canada

Think of it this way.  There are basically two types of cryptocurrency exchanges.  Those that allow you to buy with fiat money (debit card, credit card, paper money, wire transfer), and those that only accept cryptocurrency as deposits.

(For sake of clarification, the secondary exchanges that only accept cryptocurrency as deposits generally have a very wide variety of alcoins, like Binance or Kucoin, for example.)

So those are more for diversifying your portfolio and getting into altcoins.

But there are a few that allow you to buy with your fiat currency.

The most popular option is the San Francisco based Coinbase, which allows you to buy a small amount of bitcoin from your credit card.  If buy $100 worth of Bitcoin on Coinbase, you will get a $10 worth of bitcoin bonus if you use this link to open your Coinbase account.

Best Method For Buying Bitcoin in Canada

But Canada has a couple of primary exchanges and I have used both of them.

The first one I used was QuadrigaCX, which I funded with a bank wire.  These are a little more costly to fund with, but QuadrigaCX has an API that connects with more coin tracking software.

But for Canadians specifically, the easiest way to fund your account is with Coinsquare, which you can fund with Interact online or e-transfer.  Interact online in my experience takes less than a day.

I have had bank wires to other exchanges that have taken weeks to be depositing into my account.

Check out this video.  In it I show you how to fund your Coinsquare account and use Interact Online to buy bitcoin.

Coinsquare Review:

Coinsquare is the EASIEST Canadian exchange that Canadians can use to buy Bitcoin, Litecoin and Etherium in Canada with fiat Canadian dollars.

You can use Interac Online (which took me less than one day to fund my coinsquare account with $2000 CAD.) And you can avoid having to use expensive bank wires.  (Bank wires are clunky and slow in Canada, plus you may lose some of your funds en route to fees.)

Join Coinsquare through this link and you fund your account with $60 CAD within 5 days, you will get a bonus of $20. Nice little Coinsquare promo.  That's an immediate 30% ROI for those keeping score!

Make sure you use this link below: Coinsquare Referral Code/Promo Code: D558B2AEA
Direct Referral Link (no code required already hardcoded into link)

I am very happy with Coinsquare and in this video show how to fund your account and purchase BTC with the Coinsquare iOS app.

Have any questions?  What's your experience about buying Bitcoin in Canada.  Let me know in the comments below!


Best To Do App

I have been really digging the new Things 3 app.

It's really, really well designed and functions perfectly.

I have tested out a ton of To Do apps, and I'm really into this one.

I love the interface.  I love the “Evening” function, and the project headings.

This is a nice video review:


There is a lot of functionality, but it's been kept simple at the same time.   Perfect example of the “less but better” principle.

Looking for a fantastic To Do App?

Mac users? Take a peek here.

It's also on iOS for iPhone and iPad.

Previously I was using TeuxDeux, which has a completely different spin on the To Do list.  It's just a little weak on projects, but it's very unique and works well if you have a simple business.

What is your favorite To Do app?

Let me know what you're using by commenting below.