The internet is the only invention of humankind which has taken the right to be heard away from big corporations and their exclusivity contract clauses and – for the first time in history – placed it solely in the hands of the people. While podcasts and blogs have played a large part in the onslaught of individuals taking to the internet to release their intellectual content, no other website has played so singularly unforgettable a part in this process as YouTube. Started by three ex-PayPal employees in 2005, YouTube quickly became the world’s largest video-sharing website, and soon became the home and launch pad of many of the world’s next-gen multimedia celebrities. By 2006, Google acknowledged the increasing business relevance of YouTube and purchased it from the founders. YouTube launched its Partner Program in May 2007, which allowed creators to get paid for their viral content. By the following year, many viral creators were earning well into six figures — enabling them to successfully quit their day jobs. This book is designed to provide you with step-by-step guidance to making money from YouTube through its ad placements and partnership programs, and will even help you figure out the kind of content which you’d like to create. So if you’re ready to make some money in a really fun way, then let’s get started already!