When something goes “viral” on YouTube, do all those hits generate money or do people upload their videos just to get their 15 minutes of so-called fame. Why do people do it?Videos that do go viral can generate money — sometimes very big money. If your YouTube channel has enough followers, you can make money every time someone watches one of your videos. And if your followers watch oodles of videos, it can translate into hundreds of thousands and perhaps even millions of dollars.In a ’Net shell, every 1,000 times an advertisement is seen (views or CPM), YouTube is paid a certain amount of money, typically between $20 and $25. When a YouTube channel has enough followers, the owner of the account can apply to become a member of YouTube’s Partner Program and then earn a percentage of the CPM earned from videos on their channel. YouTube takes 45 percent of whatever the partner’s channel earns. The CPM price can vary quite a bit, but typically a YouTube Partner ends up earning a roughly $5 to $7 per CPM, so that means for every 1,000 times an advertisement is shown on their channel, the Partner earns $7 and YouTube receives $18. For more information or to see who is raking in the big YouTube bucks, visit http://tinyurl.com/n56vze7. Bear in mind, however, that the average doofus who uploads a video of his cat coughing up a fur ball need not spend any time waiting for royalty checks. There are hundreds of thousands of videos that have been on YouTube for years and have perhaps 40 or 50 views, most of them from the person who uploaded the video. How does one forward a message from the Gmail Inbox to all persons in the Contact list? Thanks as usual, Mr. M.You can quickly add all your contacts to a forwarded Gmail by following these steps: Start by logging into your Gmail account and click to select the email you would like to forward, then click “Forward” at the bottom of your email, in the “Reply or Forward” section.Next, click “To:” at the top of the Forward section, just to the left of the addresses section. Click the drop-down menu located in the top left and select “My Contacts” (if it is not already selected) to display a list of all your contacts.Click “Select All” to select the entire list, followed by the “Select” button (at the bottom) to return to the email you want to forward. At this point your selected email is locked and loaded, so all you have to do is click “Send” to forward it to all your contacts.
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