Hey you guys I'm new here, so sorry if this thread doesn't really belong here... We're planning on starting a YouTube channel. We already invested in a vlogging camera and shot and edited a video (it's not uploaded yet) and totally love doing it and create content! It takes a lot of time and effort to shoot and edit, but the result makes us so happy and we really want to share it with the world. However, we were lucky enough to already have a DSLR, box lights and ring lights, we did invest in a €580 camera and spent about €50 in total on products to test in our video's. Not a very big deal, but we can't keep on doing this unfortunately. This is why we started thinking about monetising our video's. We want to support the costs that come with making video's, and, if our video's catch on, eventually even quit whatever we're doing to invest all of our time in YouTube. Unfortunately, I really can't seem to find how to sign up for AdSense. I filled in everything and came to a page where it asks for a website, which we don't have. Why do we need a website? Someone told me you'll actually generate money by the ads on your website, not your video's. But even if we got a website, we want YouTube to be the platform where you can easily find our video's back, so no-one would even visit our website... Is this really how generating money on YouTube works? What kind of website do we need to make, though? The money part really isn't the most important one, however, it would increase the quality of our video, we would be able to buy products to test in our video's (that's kinda what we do), eventually get a second vlogging camera (one for each), ... Also, are their any tips on how to get recognised and how to attract the right kind of audience? My friend proposed to comment on video's that attract the same audience and ask those people to check out our account, but I don't really like that idea... I don't wanna make use of other YouTuber's success. Would paying YouTube to promote a video work? Also, we're located in Europe, but our video's are in English and we're really hoping to attract people from the U.S./Canada/U.K./... Could our video pop up in the recommended section in these countries, if they weren't uploaded there? And how do we promote our video's there? The benefit of creating content in English is that we can reach way more people (USA and Europe, rather than one or two European countries that understand your language). I'm sorry for the long post. Hope someone could help us out, though! Thank you guys so much in advance!