I'm currently working on a website, which has been in the works for about two months now and it's pretty much come down two one of two things. Using YouTube Using my own Bandwidth and Writing my own Video Player Now, I don't mind the Bandwidth issue, or the issue of writing my own Video Player to stream the videos, however what I would like to know is if there are any better ways to monetize the videos with advertisements. Perhaps something similar to AdSense which pays more, because I'm a direct advertiser? I'm not sure. I'm just looking for ways to maximize the profits of this website, as everything is going to be done completely whitehat and hopefully will become an authority site in it's certain sub-section of the Education Niche. I don't care what it takes, but I'm trying to find the best way to monetize these videos without: Harassing my community Content Locking (in any manner) I've seen advertisements of the sorts on video players on Adult websites (I'll admit it) and various Anime networks, where there is an advertisement there when the video is paused, etc.. perhaps these are just still-frames with CPA offers? Any information would be appreciated.