Today, YouTube is one of the world’s most popular video-sharing website. YouTube has videos of all kinds – from video clips of entertainment, music, news, viral videos, how-to-do- tutorials, do-it-yourself videos etc.
As per Google data, over 800 million users visit YouTube every month, over three billion hours of videos are watched every month and over 72 hours of video content is uploaded every minute.
The website also hosts professional video content and mini web series. YouTube has tied up with several Hollywood studios and gives people a share in the advertisement revenue if they sign up for the Youtube partner programme to produce exclusive content for the website.
With its reach and popularity, it has also emerged as a repository of a first-person account. At the same time, the growing popularity of YouTube has also forced it to deal with several copyright issues which are rampant on the website as users often upload copied video content without the permission of original producers.
A data released after two months in April 2017 by the Alexa Internet, a web traffic analysis company, showed that YouTube is ranked as the second most popular site in the world.
As per YouTube guidelines, you should have at least 10,000 total views on your channel before you can start making money off ads. Hateful or incendiary content is not allowed on the channel.