YouTube Networks: The 5 Things You Must Do Before Signing To One

4. Figure out what your goals are, and see if they align with the potential network

You really need to sit down and map out what you want to do for your career as a YouTube creator in the long term. Do you want to just stick with YouTube, grow your audience and monetize? Or are you trying to get work outside of YouTube? These things come into play when it comes to signing with a specific network. After you map out a long-term plan, ask for the same from your potential network to see if their plans for you align with your plans for yourself. Some networks focus a lot on aiding the creator on the production end of things, while others may focus more on getting their talents work offline, and yet others focus on building subscribers and monetizing their channels. While some may claim that they can do everything, I personally believe that the truth is that no one can really succeed by spreading themselves too thin, so spend time to really figure out which areas potential networks specialize in to see if they fit with what you need.

5. Meet with employees of the company and see if you vibe well with each other

In the entertainment industry, I believe that it’s very important that you work with people that bring good vibes and help raise your creative juices. That starts with doing your best to align yourself with people who you trust and are comfortable working with. As a good friend in the industry always tell me, “It’s not about the company you work with, it’s the people”.

For your convenience, here is a list of the applications links to all of the major networks in alphabetical order. Please email info[at]newmediarockstars[dot]com to add any other networks I’ve missed, and it’ll be added to the list.

Alloy Digital
Big Frame
Blip Studios
The Collective 
Creator X
Maker Studios
PMC Studios
Social Blade
TYT Network

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