I am very excited about this recent post on bbc news stating YouTube is intending to start sharing it's revenue with it's users!
Since revver is now making a good 10-20% of the revenue I get on my paper airplanes website. I started off using YouTube for the videos on my site and now have c. 300k views on my YouTube videos but just a 3 short months later shifted to revver since they paid me for my videos and I have now earned just shy of $1000 from them and been paid $700 of that through paypal (quality service doubt youtube will do that :( ).
The questions I have outstanding are:
- Will YouTube allow you to earn money from embedded videos or just on YouTube?
- How will the ads work, are they inline or are they the ones surrounding the videos?
- How can YouTube pay kids?
- Did the you tube founder just tread on his tongue by saying this in the quiet period pre earnings :s ?
Overall this is a great shift and one I have been hoping for for a while. It opens up a whole new territory on the web for people like me who create how to sites and have skills to share (as well as kids who set themselves on fire and steal copyrighted material ;) ) and with a big power in advertising behind it (Google) I am totally stoked.