Ok so YouTube pays you per view on original content, correct? It's not much, most likely it's less than a penny. My theory is to purchase views from real people (take away the risk of being banned) via websites like: Crowdflower Maximiles SuccessBux You-Cubez Places where you can spend 1 penny or less on your desired action. At the end of it all you'll either make more money than you spent, you'll break even, or you'll make less, but I mean lets be honest you'd be splitting pennies. So you may spend $3 on 1k views. If your video is SEO'd properly and you're paying for engagement (likes) then you should (theoretically) climb the charts and eventually begin to be rewarded more money per view. You could even take it a step further and pay them to click on the ad (risky move). But yea I just wanted to share my theory. I haven't seen anyone talk about this and I wanted to see if anyone thought the same way I did and if they didn't maybe this will help them and maybe they'll be able to expound on it. Tell me what you guys think!