Well, after almost 4 months as a YouTube Partner, I've earned my first $100 from their revenue sharing program. It's a pittance, granted - a mere $25/month - but it's a fun little milestone to think about. At least it means I've broken even on the budget for all my videos (beef hearts, smoke machines, rabbit puppets and tape stock cost money!)
It's also significant as it's the minimum amount that Google AdSense will let you cash out of their program. You can't collect on any earnings under $100.
So in another four months, I'll be able to pay my phone bill again! And maybe have a burger!