If you’re looking for potential revenue streams, consider trying to get a premium YouTube channel.
YouTube paid channels, which launched in May 2013, give video creators the opportunity to earn revenue from paid subscriptions. Viewers to pay a monthly (or annual) fee, which is set by each video’s creator. Fees are $2.99 to $6.99 per month for the channels I’ve seen.
You can apply here for a premium YouTube channel.
But slow your roll. To get a premium YouTube channel, it appears you must have a big audience for an existing YouTube channel.
I’ve been part of the YouTube Partners program since 2009. My fledgling Moonpies channel has more than 12,000 subscribers and nearly 4 million video views. I didn’t receive an invitation to create a premium channel, and I certainly don’t expect one. I’m too small.
As of this writing, there are 259 premium YouTube channels. They include:
• Qello (HD concerts)
• Fix My Hog , (Harley-Davidson maintenance).
• Digital Theatre (British theatre, opera, and ballet)