A few years ago, Will Smith's son Jaden was in Toronto filming a movie. His home in the movie happened to be across the street from my oldest daughter's friend's house. One day Jaden and his dad went over to say hi to my daughter and her friends.
Here's video of the encounter, which I uploaded to my personal YouTube account. It's now been viewed over 10,000,000 times.
Ca-ching, right? I must be rolling in that sweet YouTube cashola. After all, this is original content, and 10 million views is a lot of views!
I've made zero cents from this video. YouTube won't allow a video to be monetized unless the account's videos have generated 4,000 Watch Time hours over the last 12 months. Even if that video has 10,000,000 views (and counting).