Most of us monetize our YouTube videos and other creative work with advertising, which has some advantages, but also makes it difficult for smaller creators and YouTubers to make a sufficient financial income to support their ongoing work, even those with an engaged audience of 50,000 or more!

John Green of the Vlogbrothers talks about several different models for making money from your videos and creative work and suggests that radio’s model of asking for support from viewers might be the best one.

In this week’s YouTube News update we also discuss the NextUp Vlogger 2013 announcement, the 1 billion user mark that YouTube reached, and how Generation C interacts with YouTube.

Sources for this week’s YouTube News