Tuesday, December 11, 2007

YouTube Starts Revenue Sharing With All Users

Few months ago YouTube started paying high quality, original content uploaders through it revenue sharing program YouTube Partners. Today YouTube announced that the revenue sharing program, originally limited to very few content producers, is open to any US and Canadian users.  

In an official statement YouTube Team said

We feel it's important to reward our most dedicated community members: those who are regularly uploading original content to YouTube.

we will focus on the users who have built a significant audience on YouTube (as measured by video views, subscribers, etc.) and who consistently comply with the YouTube Terms of Use

At present video uploaders from US and Canada are allowed for revenue sharing and soon it will expand internationally. If you live in in US or Canada and your video content meets these following requirements you can apply for YouTube Partner revenue sharing program

  • original videos
  • have the copyrights and distribution rights for all the uploaded content
  • regularly post videos
  • popular videos

tayzonday, hotforwords, apauledtv, and peteandbrian are the few lucky users who applied for this program earlier and YouTube selected them for revenue sharing.