This might sound silly. Our team is planning to create YouTube videos that involve promoting brands in a creative way. Whats the best way to monetize those videos? We got few options. 1. Affiliate marketing, 2. Company sponsorship, 3. Show video prototype, 4. Hire a marketing firm to pitch to companies, 5. Just wait till the video becomes famous so the company might pay you. We are hoping 1 out of 10 videos might create some buzz but to produce 10 videos its costing us around 3-4K minimum. There is no guarantee any company would pay even if the video goes viral and created buzz. Corporate red tape, etc might not allow us to reach the company or they might say that video didn't help them. At the same time, we cant ask companies to sponsor without showing them the real video. Its like a catch 22 type situation. Please share your ideas or experiences if any to help us. Any alternative marketing ideas?