Hello I was reading and I wanted to say I have 2 invitations and both are mcn and I don't know if it's real or not. Any advice for me about this?You can't actually monetize videos by default in some countries without joining mcn or getting partnership invitation from YouTube.
A big reason for me to join a network is because I do not want to risk my own Adsense account by connecting it to a YouTube channel. Google has a no b******t policy when it comes to Adsense accounts. You get banned, you NEVER get back in, ever. I use Adsense on a number of websites and I would like to keep it that way. YouTube has by far the highest risk of getting your Adsense account banned for false flagging and click bombing compared to just having ads on a regular website. And being in a network offers some protection against that because they will help you sort out problems like that with YouTube directly (a line of communication independent YouTubers don't have). In addition, if something does go horribly wrong with one of my videos in a way that would normally cost me my Adsense account, the brunt of the damage hits the MCN. And they are much better equipped to deal with that sort of trouble than I am. I don't even really care about the tools or the music, I've been part of a network for well over 2 years now and have never used any of those things. But I will gladly pay 10% of my earnings to protect my own Adsense account and to have a semi-direct level of support from YouTube, instead of being left to the whims of clickbot trolls.I do realize that. I also realize that you can still lose the privilege of monetizing your videos, either by being flagged by Youtube or by being associated to any banned Adsense account, including the MCN´s Adsense account, wich, BTW, can also be banned.
So, let me see if i got this right.
- You give away a % of your earnings
-You lose your freedom, due to contract obligations
- You risk not being paid, since dealing with a MCN is never as reliable as dealing with Google directly
And all this for what? For "tools" you can find for free somewhere else? It doesn´t seem a great deal to me. I might be wrong though.
networks can be a channels gateway to speak with youtube when problems arise, I have seen it happen, I have also seen channels contact YouTube themselves. they certainly wont help you avoid strikes at all.What about legal protection, I always though a big part of joining a network was legal protection from copyright strikes and the like.