After reading the article on “The Future of production” one thing is for sure… nobody is hoping to make it rich with Youtube videos. It’s a labor of love and that’s it. Between editing, Youtube’s cut, the IRS, the end take is almost not worth it. So why make the videos? Probably the same reason why I enjoy writing… it’s fun and there’s a sense of personal pride and accomplishment to see my book on Amazon. Sure it isn’t on the shelf at Barnes & Noble, but there’s something wonderful about the amazed looks of others that didn’t know I write novels and book series.

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-money-youtube-stars-actually-make-2014-2