It get hit with this problem hard, and Google work on this problem is bad. It is doable but have no indication of what are you doing. Bad workflow on Google in this part.
So, The situation is this
- You have 2 Youtube account. GrayFish@gmail.com and PlumCat@gmail.com
- GrayFish@gmail.com is your Google AdSense account. It link together neatly.
- You want to link your second Youtube account, PlumCat@gmail.com with GrayFish@gmail.com Adsense account.
- You logged in Youtube as PlumCat@gmail.com and try to link it together in monetization menu.
- Youtube ask you to create a new Google AdSense account but you already has one.
- Other option is log in to your GrayFish@gmail.com AdSense account. But if you logged in as GrayFish@gmail.com account your Youtube account is going to change to GrayFish@gmail.com which is already linked.
- What The Heck.
The problem is in number 6. You can log out and log in as your Google AdSense account In this process to link Youtube Account and Google AdSense with no problem. Just log out and log in on that page. Google just don’t tell you what are you doing so you have no idea what are you doing.
Here is the solution step by step.
- GrayFish@gmail.com is your first Youtube account that link to GrayFish@gmail.com AdSense account.
- Log in to PlumCat@gmail.com and go to monetization menu (https://www.youtube.com/account_monetization) .
- Enable Monetization
- Click on “How will i be paid”.
- Click on “associate an AdSense account”
- Click “next” button.
- Choose log in to your current Google AdSense account. In this example i have to log in to GrayFish@gmail.com account.
- You may have to log out from your current logged in Google account, Don’t worry just log out on That Page and then log in to your GrayFish@gmail.com
- Check channel you want to link, is it correct.
- Choose your language.
- Confirm by click “Accept association”
- You will be redirected to Youtube.
- Youtube will ask you to log in to your Youtube account again. In this example it is PlumCat@gmail.com
- Every thing should be OK.
This is how i clear my problem. Hope it help.