Back in May, YouTube began allowing its most popular original content creators to become partners and receive profits from ads displayed alongside their videos. Some of those initial partners, according to Google, have pulled in several thousand dollars a month via the program.
Based on this early success, YouTube has expanded its pilot revenue-sharing advertising program to allow anyone in the United States and Canada to apply for acceptance. The company says the focus is on those who regularly add new content to the site, already have a following and comply with the site’s posting guidelines.
Not everyone who applies will get in and it’s not even clear what percentage of revenues users are entitled to. But if you've been happily posting videos on YouTube, without the prospect of monetary gain, you might as well give it a shot.