Your next YouTube video could earn you cash!


People hoping to hit the big time with the next "one-off" viral video on YouTube can, beginning today, earn a lot more than Internet fame. The popular video-sharing Web site is changing its revenue-sharing program to allow you to earn cash for your viral videos.

The addition of "one-off" videos to YouTube's revenue sharing marks a big change in what was a very selective program. While creating one great viral video won't automatically gain you access to the exclusive YouTube Partner Program, which features Internet Celebrities like Tay Zonday, it does offer you the chance to make "thousands of dollars a month" if your video is selected for revenue sharing.