List of Best YouTube Networks!
Over the course of the last year, we’ve been fielding increasing requests from people wanting to know about potentially joining a YouTube Network. YouTube networks can do a lot of things. Among their services are providing you with production support, helping link you as a creator with brands and finding brand deals, and an increased CPM.
What Is A YouTube Network?
MCNs are organizations that partner with YouTube channels (and possibly other video sharing platforms) to offer services to contracted content creators. These services may include digital rights management, monetization, target audience development, cross-promoting, funding, product development, brand sponsorship collaborations, and additional influencer marketing opportunities.
YouTube MCNs offer their services with the agreement to receive a negotiated percentage of revenues generated from the ads and sponsorships of the YouTube influencer's channel(s). By creating content management system (CMS) profiles on video platforms and adding their contracted users to the CMS, multi-channel networks aim to minimize the difficulty involved with advertising, producing/editing videos, and building an audience.
YouTube MCNs can be beneficial for all parties - YouTubers, the MCN, and advertisers - if properly monetized and well-structured. Still, it is important for YouTube influencers to read and fully comprehend the contractual fine print before signing with an MCN. With this in mind, joining an MCN can provide possible benefits that may not be easily attainable for solo content creators.
Benefits Of Joining A YouTube Network
Management - YouTube networks can offer creators assistance with growing, managing, programming, and monetizing their channel.
Partnerships - In an effort to transmigrate audiences from one of their channels to another, MCNs create opportunities for collaboration between different in-network talent. For a small YouTuber working with a larger influencer on the platform, this can be hugely beneficial.
Facilities - Some of the larger networks have their own (or access to) production spaces that YouTubers can use for shooting and editing content.
Support - YouTube do offer a list of certified providers and it’s pre-existing relationship with these individuals and businesses means that they can sometimes more quickly resolve content issues. Some MCNs also offer protection from misappropriated copyright strikes against creators.
What are the Best YouTube Networks?
That being said, everyone is different and clearly there are benefits to joining these networks as evidenced by the many established YouTube channels that have formed partnerships with YouTube networks. Additionally, many of these networks really can help when it comes to production and marketing resources. Therefore, we recommend separately evaluating the pros and cons of each network to determine on your own if there’s a good upside for your specific channel needs and goals. This is a somewhat nacent market and business models will likely evolve. At the very least, keep your eye on the networks to see if they make sense for your efforts.
Keep in mind that if one network don't accept your channel, another one will :)