Last week, Youtube extended the partner program to include individual popular videos:
We’re extending the YouTube Partnership Program to include individual popular videos on our site. Now, when you upload a video to YouTube that accumulates lots of views, we may invite you to monetize that video and start earning revenue from it.
No later than yesterday, I received an invitation from Youtube:
Your video “###” has become popular on YouTube, and we’d like to invite you to start making money from it by including it in the YouTube Partnership Program.
Making money from your video is easy. Here’s how it works: First sign into your YouTube account ###. Then, complete the steps outlined here: http://www.youtube.com/… Once you’re finished, we’ll start placing ads next to your video and pay you a share of the revenue.
We look forward to adding your video to the YouTube Partnership Program. Thanks and good luck!
The YouTube Team
The steps to complete are pretty easy: It is a set of 11 questions regarding the content of your video and the steps to go through to start getting paid.
Your advertising share comes through your Adsense account, and it appears as “Adsense for content host” on your Adsense dashboard. The whole process is very simple.