YouTube will no longer allow creators to make money until they reach 10,000 views
That's 10k views in total for the channel (not per individual video... though that would easily help).
Are people still able to monetize their videos on sites that have disabled comments? Dailymotion disabled posting comments under videos because people were infecting the site with viruses via spam bots. Metacafe seems to have disabled posting comments under videos on their site.
Earn revenue from video monetization
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Once you've enabled monetization, you will automatically start earning revenue from your uploaded videos.
On dailymotion, many videos are served with in-stream advertisements—ads that appear before, during, or after videos (learn more about ad formats). Enabling video monetization allows you to share in the revenue these advertisements generate when served on your videos.
The more views your videos get, the more revenue you earn—so make sure to share your videos. And, you can make even more by embedding your videos on your own websites. To do this, you'll need to verify your domains.
To get paid, make sure to add your banking information. Earned revenue will automatically be transferred to your PayPal account or bank account every month when your balance exceeds $100. Also, you can always track your revenue in your analytics and view your payments.
Metacafe Users can Make money by Uploading Best Videos that Becomes Popular on Metacafe.
Metacafe has Reward Option for their Users that they Pay $5 for Every 1000 Views After a Video Get 20,000 Views. This Means Video have to have 20,000 Views to Start Earning $5 every 1000 Views.
According to a YouTube video I watched called "We Speek - YouTube Monetization for Dummies":
you earn 55% of ad revenue on YouTube and can earn $1.50 to $2.50 per 1000 views per video.
I don't know how accurate this is - I've seen different figures for the CPM on YouTube elsewhere online, like $3-$5 per 1000 views.
However, according to this video, you have to wait and meet certain criteria before you can start monetizing videos on YouTube.
What about other video hosting sites?