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YouTube 4 You by Michael Miller

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14. Profiting from Your YouTube Videos

If you upload a lot of videos to YouTube, especially videos you produce yourself, you may be wondering whether there's any way to make money from all this activity. The answer is yes—sort of.

Let YouTube Pay You

Here's the reality. At present, YouTube is a true video sharing community—with the emphasis on the word "sharing." And when you share, you give of yourself (and your videos) freely, with no anticipation of profit.

In other words, YouTube doesn't have any means for you to generate revenues from the videos you upload.

Yet.

This situation is due to change, if we're to believe YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. In January 2007, Hurley announced at the World Economic Forum that YouTube was working on a plan ...

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