I know how to do it - it's a process involving hosting multiple video filetypes and then encoding the fallback progression using HTML5. But that is an absolute worse-case scenario curbstomp solution.
The halfway point is hosting the video on a hosting service that would all you to embed the videos in your website, and then redirect your social media and search traffic there, putting the ads in the sidebar and down below - or just affiliate links having to do with the videos' content to generate revenue. So YouTube unlisted or Vimeo or some other video hosting website. (I think if you public embed YouTube that way it's a violation of their terms of service, but I could be wrong.)
Then of course there is an option of getting Patreon and sponsorships for your channel to evade the monetization problem, although this doesn't help with the censorship. My understanding is that you need this to live off the platform anyway.
The ultimate alternative would be a Christian alternative to these monoliths, and I believe that they exist - we just don't know about them because they haven't the exposure and funding of them, nor the marketing budget to attract real talent. Such is the world we live in. (GodTube? )
I think I will be putting my videos on YouTube anyway for the time being for exposure purposes (biggest search engine ever) but yeah. It's important to know your options to get paid and evade being victimized by large corporations that don't have your better interests at heart.
@Hanna_Brassheart Good to know. I have seen videos that haven't gotten taken down, though, so it depends on why they got removed.
Has anyone here yonderabouts seen the Ten Minute Bible Hour? I like his videos - lots of cool bible stuff. Matt is a pastor, but he also knows his references and is a lot of fun.