The addition of "one-off" videos to YouTube's revenue sharing marks a big change in what was a very selective program. While creating one great viral video won't automatically gain you access to the exclusive YouTube Partner Program, which features Internet Celebrities like Tay Zonday, it does offer you the chance to make "thousands of dollars a month" if your video is selected for revenue sharing.
Don't go looking for a revenue sharing option on your last YouTube upload just yet! YouTube will be monitoring video statistics to invite content creators to take part in the new revenue sharing feature. If you're looking to turn your 15 minutes of fame into a quick buck, here's what YouTube will be looking for when it invites videos into the revenue sharing group.
- Number of views
- Video's Virality
- Ability to endure
- Compliance with the YouTube Terms of Service
What are you waiting for? Now that you can get paid for posting videos to YouTube you should be brainstorming and taping every moment of your life so that you can be the next Jud Laipply (The Evolution of Dance Guy) or capture the next "Charlie bit my finger - again" moment. If you play your cards right you might be able to pay off your debt by making others laugh, cringe and cry!