Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Yeah, they have this youtube partners program. http://www.youtube.com/yt/partners/
It ends up being something like $5 per 1,000 unique views. Most of the spammers are idiots who haven't figured out basic math ratios though. What they usually do is copy popular videos, make a secondary link and hope no one notices, then spam it enough that hopefully one of theirs gets picked up somewhere as the real thing. Other times they legitimaltly are posting a real video, but its still spamming so it still gets nuked.
Yea, I have a partnered channel and a monetized one (there are some differences), but it's not easy to make cash from it. I haven't gotten a dime yet due to there being a payment threshold, but then I also don't produce tons of content lol!
Some people make a pretty decent living at it, but really the idea is to springboard off to get sponsors.
Also had to edit because YouTube Partnership is like @#%^ing Fight Club. Edited, May 7th 2013 5:10pm by Pawkeshup