Before I start, I'll just say that all of this is completely new to me. I've always made money online by selling bits and pieces on eBay now and again, but after reading some of the success stories about other people online I've decided to really have a go at making a living online. So I started a YouTube channel using a really old account I had about 12 days ago. I had an idea for some short entertainment clips to upload and got straight to work uploading. First thing I done was switched on monetization/AdSense. So, 12 days later here's where I'm at: 1.5k subscribers 400k views 1.3m minutes watched 2k likes / 33 dislikes $880 generated in AdSense Average view duration 4:30, retention rate of 75% The videos are all under the entertainment category. There's still a lot of growth with around 200+ new subs per day and I still have some content left to upload. The question now is where do I go from here? I want to branch out and start bringing in other potential revenue streams. I have done absolutely no advertising/marketing at this point, and I have no discernible web building/SEO experience. Some potential ideas I had were: Should I bring other people in at this point, or is it too early? Should I have a site developed? How I'd monetize that though, I'm unsure. Social networking. Is there any extra money to be made from my viewers by getting them onto a social networking platform? I can appreciate that from a marketing standpoint it'd perhaps increase my potential audience, but is there any other income (outside of AdSense) to be made here? Any ideas at all would really be appreciated!