short answer: Yeah but it depends
Contrary to popular belief, you don't "get paid" just for being a YouTube partner.
Only in exceptional circumstances, when Google's "AdSense" program places
"certain" advertisements alongside your videos, do you "sometimes" get a few
pennies based on the formula of 1000s of videos seen. What's important is not
if someone has clicked on the video, but rather if someone went to the channel
and "then" clicked on the video. That's why "channel views" are so important.
It's not that easy becoming a YouTube "Partner". Almost all of them are either
a film creator or director, an artist (musician, singer, actor/actress, comedian),
a media company, an advertiser, a broadcaster, someone with a very special
project or a person of significance (like Her Majesty Queen Rania al-Abdullah).
But that is not enough to become a "partner". YouTube has even more criteria:
-- You create your own "original" videos
-- You own all the appropriate copyrights
-- The content is 100% yours (no income splitting/sharing if money is involved)
-- You upload videos on a regular basis
-- Your videos are viewed by thousands
-- The videos are suitable for all viewers
-- You must be at least 18 years of age
-- You're in an English-speaking country.
Only after you've finally been approved by the YouTube administrators/directors
will they give you the all special tools and codes required enabling you to have:
-- a customized special logo or "banner"
-- different capabilities of "scripting fonts"
-- your channel-page video on "autoplay"
-- "high-definition" quality to your videos.
Also, whenever people watch your videos, the normal "Related Videos" section
is automatically supplanted by a "More From" section showing only your videos.
If you want to know more, go to the top right-hand corner of any YouTube page,
click "help" and then type in the searchbox the word "partners" -- or click below: