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Should I join a YouTube MCN? ( Multi Channel Network ) | FAQ #7

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This question comes from Aire English School who are doing some fantastic work in the educational space on YouTube.

 I’ve been approached by YouTube Network X to become an affiliate channel. I’ve always been sceptical of these, but just wondered what you thought of this. How does it work?

Multi Channel Networks (or MCNs) are a growing reality of the YouTube profession so I’m glad this was asked.

The How is fairly simple.

You sign a contract (and be under no illusion it is a contract you are signing, even if you’re only clicking a button) and your channel is added to the network’s Content Management System, or CMS.

In exchange for a cut of your ad-revenue the network offers a range of benefits for a specified length of time. These vary from network to network so again check the terms before you sign.

Like any industry there are companies that are transparent and above board and then there are companies that may not have your best interest at heart.

It’s not my place to say which companies fit into which category, mainly because I’ve never worked for or belonged to an MCN, but also because what may be right for one YouTube Creator may not be right for the next.

YouTube have put together a great resource for making the decision whether or not to join an MCN so I always default to that but after listening to stories in the YouTube community, expanding on YouTube’s recommendations and my own dose of common sense I’ve put together the following:

5 questions to ask yourself before joining a Multi Channel Network Continue reading…

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How To Create a gif From a YouTube Video

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There’s no doubt in my mind that when it comes to online content, video is king.

In terms of dwell time, engagement and creating authority there’s simply nothing as effective but sometimes on certain platforms video may be too much.

For times when video is overkill and images just aren’t enough you need a gif.

Gifs have become increasingly popular in the last few years with the rise of viral sites like BuzzFeed and Upworthy and as the tools to create them have also become more accessible.

Now there’s a tool that even dummies like me can use to create custom, downloadable gifs from any YouTube video.

Follow these 8 steps to create a gif from any YouTube video, that you can download and use anywhere for free: Continue reading…

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Tom “TomSka” Ridgewell’s How To YouTube – The Expanded Edition

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Thomas Ridgewell aka TomSka launched his main channel back in 2006 and has earned more than half a billion views. Not only is Tom one of the most well regarded and renowned UK Creators but is also one of the most subscribed-to channels in the world. Not bad eh? Recently Tom published a video that differed […]

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How Do I Send & Receive YouTube Messages? | FAQ #6

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This FAQ Tube community question comes from Soapluvva who is working on a very focused niche on YouTube – something that I always encourage. Here’s the question: YouTube changed their messaging system. What, exactly, do I have to do so that a “Message” button will appear on my opening page or on the “About” page? […]

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How to Get More YouTube Subscribers By Being Consistent

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Note from Tom – This is a guest post from Basketball and YouTube professional Dre Baldwin. I first heard Dre speaking about his incredible YouTube experience on the Niche Pursuits Podcast and knew that his philosophies on the platform would certainly be an inspiration to you guys. You can learn more about Dre at www.DreAllDay.com […]

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Follow These 10 Blogs To Improve Your YouTube Results

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As a certified YouTube Channel Manager and Blogger here at FAQ Tube I would consider myself somewhat of an expert on the platform. I’m responsible for channels that have millions of subscribers and gain tens of millions of views every month but with YouTube’s wide and ever-changing capabilities I’m still very much learning. There are […]

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The Definitive Guide To YouTube Tags

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Good metadata is the foundation of a successful YouTube channel. Along with your optimized YouTube video Titles and Descriptions, Tags make up the foundations of your videos’ SEO and play a huge role in a winning YouTube strategy. With optimal Tags in place not only will your individual videos rank higher in Search and be surfaced […]

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