That pretty much sums up most videos on youtube these days. Waste a ton of money doing something, in hopes you get enough views to make a profit.I can't imagine how much money they spent for a video that is worthless except for a bit of entertainment
Yes, you can monetize your videos. Youtube will stick ads in your video (or you can advertise directly in the video), and you get paid for engagement. It takes a lot of views to make any real money, but there have been many a fortune made doing this. You have guys like LinusTechTips or AlecSteele who do this in a somewhat serious fashion, or on the other end of the spectrum there are guys like Whistlindiesel who essentially get paid to destroy expensive vehicles in obscene manners.… …… enough viewers to make a profit? Does one get paid for their video being viewed?
More like an ego Boost.