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How To: Make Money On YouTube

09/07/2014 15:06 BST | Updated 09/07/2014 15:59 BST

YouTube has more than 1 billion unique visitors every month, it is, without doubt, the most popular video streaming site on the planet and the great thing about it is that for a lucky few, it's also their living. So how can someone make money from YouTube? Actually it's surprisingly easy...

YouTube is massive, it's gargantuan, in fact it's so big that the only way to understand it is to have some numbers thrown at you.

There are over 6 billion hours of YouTube watched every single month with over 100 hours of video uploaded every single minute. That's right, minute.

With so much content on one site how can anyone make any money? Well it's not as scary as you might think, the guys over at Howcast have got YouTube expert George Strompolos to run through the basics of how to become a fabled YouTube partner and how, eventually, you'll be able to make money off of it.

It's as simple as that, check out the video, start creating that original content and before long you'll be getting that coveted email from YouTube asking if you want to start making money.