Youtube Claims Users Are Making ‘Real Money’ Off Their Videos

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Every YouTuber wants to be the next internet famous web media darling but, until now, no one has seriously considered uploading web videos as a viable way to “make a living”.

Admittedly, not everyone can be Tay Zonday — but YouTube is claiming that its top users are able to earn “six figure incomes” from revenue share ‘partnerships’ with the video site.

Do you know anyone who is profiting from their web video uploads?

Er, SFW suggestions only, please.

Guess it’s time to dress up the pets in funny costumes and get ’em on the ol’ skateboard again.

Making videos for YouTube — for three years a pastime for millions of Web surfers — is now a way to make a living.

One year after YouTube, the online video powerhouse, invited members to become “partners” and added advertising to their videos, the most successful users are earning six-figure incomes from the Web site. For some, like Michael Buckley, the self-taught host of a celebrity chatter show, filming funny videos is now a full-time job.

Mr. Buckley quit his day job in September after his online profits had greatly surpassed his salary as an administrative assistant for a music promotion company. His thrice-a-week online show “is silly,” he said, but it has helped him escape his credit-card debt.

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