Are you a Youtube Partner? My take on it is that you need to have a channel that is centered around a certain topic, you need a good source of traffic being ppc or search engine. I have seen videos with less then 3,000 views that are Youtube partners. All I have to do is setup a ppc on Youtube, watch my views rise, wait for youtube to send me an email welcoming me to becoming a Youtube Partner? Pm me if you don't want to speak out loud.