FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a YouTube network?

An organization that actively supports the development of online content creators, primarily on the YouTube platform. Partners within a YouTube network receive premium advertisements on their content, as well as features and support that are distinct to each network.

YouTube is a massive platform with millions of partners that represents almost every type of person. We think networks should be like a family within YouTube -- the place where you can get to know your fellow creators more intimately, and receive direct attention and care from your network support team.

What are the benefits of joining RPM Network?

Joining the RPM Network is a great way to improve your channel and grow your audience.

The benefits of joining RPM include...

  • Royalty free music to include in your videos from audiomicro.com
  • High quality ads tailored towards your videos
  • Custom thumbnails
  • Livestreaming
  • Access to the Exclusive RPM Dashboard (The RPM Partner Dashboard is an exclusive hub relating to everything about your partnership with RPM Network. Here you are able to view/edit your payment information, access your earnings, view your analytics and access cool referral tools and information to help grow your channel)
  • RPM Recap/ Spotlight (a weekly original series highlighting our partners content)
  • Access to forums to connect/collaborate with other partners
  • Access to our dedicated RPM Support team via email; live chat on the dashboard

How will joining RPM affect my adsense?

Once you have joined RPM, your earnings will no longer be managed by Google AdSense. All other Google related services like (AdWords) will NOT be affected by your partnership with RPM. Any earnings that you receive from other said services will still be linked to your AdSense Account.

For existing balances in your AdSense account:

  1. If the balance reaches or exceeds Google’s payment threshold, the payment will go out as scheduled. NOTE: RPM does not have any information on what this threshold may be.
  2. If the balance is below the threshold, the money will stay in your account until you have met threshold, resulting in a payout.

It is important for you to know that RPM cannot assist you in resolving issues relating to your AdSense account.

If you believe your issues can be resolved, you can file an appeal using the link included below:

Here is where you can find an appeal form:
http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?&answer=57153

More details about our AdSense program policies can be found here:
http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=48182

How can I view Ad performance?

Partnering your channel with RPM offers the unique benefit of earnings transparency. We are currently the only network to offer this service to its partners. Once in the network, you may visit http://www.youtube.com/analytics to determine your video & ad performance. You can view custom date ranges, ad earnings on a per-video basis, and many other useful tools.

How do I know if any of my videos violate copyright?

In short, Copyright is when someone creates an original, tangible piece of work. The ownership of said copyright works are exclusive to the owner and content creator and gives them the right to use their work in a specific ways. Some examples of copyright are:

  1. Video games and software
  2. Plays and musicals
  3. Audiovisual works: movies, TV shows, online creations

Ideas are not subject to copyright laws. In order to have something considered copyrighted, it must be tangible and it must be original. Names and titles, are NOT protected by copyright.

You can learn about what constitutes a violation of copyright here:

If your account status is in "Good Standing" then you are on your way to partnership! Please note: you must have commercial distribution rights for the content on your channel. If you do not, we advise you to either acquire said rights or remove the content from your channel before applying.

Do you offer any assistance for channel growth?

Absolutely! You’ll be given an orientation packet upon joining that contains a complete list of tools. For details, see the "Benefits" page.

I am hesitant to hand over some information. Is this necessary?

The RPM Network does function as a business and so we are obligated by law to collect personal identification information on our partnered YouTube channels. Your information is essential for us to release payments but more importantly to validate the recipient of the payment. As a large percentage of RPM Network partners reside outside of the United States, a great deal of communication is done via technology. We do collect this information electronically which is the safest and most secure way of collecting such data. Ultimately, all partnered channels are required to provide the same information and any legitimate networks will also require such information.

I am under the age of 18 and currently living outside of the USA. Who should sign the contract and tax/payment forms?

The minor (you) and your legal guardian (your parent or whoever is legally responsible for you) will need to sign the contract. As long as their signature is on the contract, either party (minor or guardian) may fill out the tax and payment forms.

Note: The tax and payment forms must be filled out by the same individual.

Can I get paid through PayPal if I live in the United States?

We issue payments through PayPal only if you are living outside of the US.

When do I first get paid?

Maker Studios follows the same payment schedule as YouTube. Payments are sent out between the 1-15th, one month after the earning period. For example, you will receive payment for your January earnings at the beginning of March. You can view your estimated monthly earnings on your YouTube analytics page: (http://www.youtube.com/analytics). Keep in mind it takes 5-7 days to populate and the estimated total is before the revenue split between you and RPM Network. Your monthly earnings are dependent upon an assortment of factors including (but not limited to) your country of residency, content classification, and audience volume. On average the channels that come aboard to the RPM Network monetize at a higher rate before any earnings are divided.

* Note: Your payments will be held until your earnings exceed the $50 threshold. RPM has lowered YouTube's traditional threshold by 50% as a courtesy to our partners.

I have more questions, what should I do?

More questions? Not a problem!

Visit https://max.makerstudios.com/support.html for helpful Knowledge Base articles!

You can also find us on Facebook.

What do I do with the invitation email?

Click on the “invitation link” in the email. The Dashboard will then prompt you to sign in with your Google account, or if you have multiple accounts, it will ask you to choose one of your Google accounts to associate with the Maker Dashboard. You should use the Google account that is associated with your YouTube channel(s).

How do I get paid through RPM Network?

You will receive payment (as explained in your contract) after we receive payment from YouTube.

  • If you are a US Citizen, we recommend you provide your bank information to set up direct deposit. This is the quickest and most efficient way for you to receive your money.
  • If you are not a US Citizen, than we can pay via PayPal or by check. We recommend setting up a PayPal account, as it is the quickest and most efficient way for you to receive your money.

Who owns my content after I join?

You do. RPM will always be a creator-first company and we do not believe in limiting the creative freedom of our partners. During your partnership with RPM, RPM has the right to monetize your content but ultimately you the partner holds ownership of your content. RPM has no control or access to what “likes” or “Favorites” you have on your channel, and never will.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUTUBE'S PARTNER PROGRAM AND JOINING THE RPM NETWORK?

We get it. As part of the only network founded by YouTube talent, we understand your position and needs. We have the knowledge and experience to help guide growing channels in an increasingly competitive landscape.

A partnership with our network offers services that YouTube is not able to provide to individuals, such as access to a focused community of other YouTubers, more targeted advertising, dedicated support and other tools.

As part of Maker Studios, RPM Network has the distinct advantage of being able to offer its partners access to more resources and services at different stages of their development. The RPM team tracks channel growth and development in order to be able to help channels succeed at every level. Click here to learn about the unique benefits of partnership with RPM Network.

What is the RPM Dashboard and how do I get access?

The RPM Partner Dashboard is an exclusive hub relating to everything about your partnership with RPM Network.

Here you are able to view/edit your payment information, access your earnings, view your analytics and access cool referral tools and information to help grow your channel.

Dashboard invitations are sent automatically as an email once you are fully partnered in the RPM system (i.e., accepted the YT invitation link). Note: dashboard invitations are sent out on business days only (Monday-Friday) after you are fully partnered. Please be patient.

Do I have to display the RPM logo on my channel?

We don’t require you to display our logo, but you’re free to show it off! Here’s the image:

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