The bar is pretty high considering you need to earn at least 10000 views for your channel before you can monetize your videos.
For many Youtubers, there are three main sources of channel related revenue.
1. AdSense which I already mentioned you need the above number of requisite views.
“In a few weeks, we’ll also be adding a review process for new creators who apply to be in the YouTube Partner Program. After a creator hits 10k lifetime views on their channel, we’ll review their activity against our policies,” wrote Ariel Bardin, YouTube’s VP of product management, in a blog post published today. “If everything looks good, we’ll bring this channel into YPP and begin serving ads against their content. Together these new thresholds will help ensure revenue only flows to creators who are playing by the rules.”
2. Getting corporate sponsors to directly fund your channel (circumventing Youtube). Keep in mind you will likely have to sign a legal contract with this third party with all it contains (and if you're not careful you might end up biting more you can chew for what the corporation may or may not be placing on you and your channel restriction wise).
3. Directly appeal to you viewers and faithful subscribers if your content is ... well polished enough to earn their following by establishing a Patreon account (or other crowdsourcing site).
Keeping in mind how difficult it is to actually create noteworthy videos that have a distinctive vision that HAS TO DISTINGUISH itself from the literal thousands of other channels.
You're going to need some fancy tech (camera, microphones, editing software, a sturdy and reliable computer [you aren't going to do this successfully with a smartphone alone], etc...).
What kind of channel (direction and content wise) are you imagining you can pull off SS13?