These are the three YouTube questions I get asked most frequently (with answers):
How do I find sponsors for my YouTube channel?
Go out and look for them. If your channel is getting less than 100,000 views a month, you will need to do a production deal on a day-rate. Film production companies charge around US$1,000-£1,000 per person per day, depending on the size of the film. Over a million views a month and you can start charging for audience too, in the price range $15-£50 per thousand views. You already believe in your channel. Now get good at selling.
How do I get more views?
For audience, go to any of the big channels in your sector and ask if you can do a collaboration with them. You film them at the same time as they film you. You do an annotation to their channel - http://www.youtube.com/yt/playbook/en-GB/annotations.html - and they do one to you. That's the fastest free way to audience. It took us two years to get to a million views a month. These days I think it would take us three or four years, because there is so much more competition. PS. Read the whole of http://www.youtube.com/yt/playbook/ - it's excellent. Do not use Virool or anyone like that. YouTube will close you down.
Got any editing tips?
Sharpen up your film editing with:
Music. Free copyright-free tracks at http://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music