In this article we will review one of the biggest MCNs out there. Many of you are interested whether it is a good or bad network to join, what are the requirements and how much does it pay
Freedom Network in General
Freedom is a managed YouTube partner network. It offers a number of services to help you to grow your own YouTube channel and expand your revenue. These services included a variety of copyright music that you get access to, banner and logo design. You are offered 60%-40% split on your revenue, they will take 40% and pay 60% to you. There are a number of small fees for use of the copyrighted music and other services.
Requirements to join:
- You are required to have at least 33 views per day
- At least 1000 views per month of videos on your account
- No copyright strikes or other infringements against your account
- The main requirement is no copyright infringements. If you pass this you are likely to be accepted.
As to their website here how they require from you to join:
This MCN is very popular with gaming niche but they will happily accept any channel from beauty to vlogs and anything else in between. As long as you meet the minimum requirements they should accept you. The point of Freedom is to be a technology partner network that offers resources to all different types of YouTube channels.
How does it differ from other MCNs?
Freedom does not deduct tax upfront. All the money you make is paid directly to you and you pay your own tax. The majority of partner networks deduct tax before payment is made.
They offer a 60% – 40% split which is higher than a number of other YT MCNs. If you promote your channel yourself and load a number of videos in a month you will receive points. These points can be used to pay you up to 110% revenue on a chosen month. This is not offered by any other YT company as far as we know.
They will offer a partnership to fairly new channels. All you need is 1000 views per month, 33 views per day and no strikes against you. This allows new users to receive all the benefits of a MCN. The majority of them require you to be a big channel with 1000s of followers in order to apply for partnership.
No contracts. You can leave whenever you want to as long as you give one months’ notice.
What people say about it. Short reviews
Like all the other networks Freedom deals with a lot of people both teenagers and adult. Some like it, some hate it. When it comes to reviews you can find both good and bad opinions. Anyway after we made huge survey we didn’t manage to find anything that proofs this company is a scam. We decided to draw some opinions about this partnership for you. So here they come:
As you see this guy is totally happy with the network he joined. There are a lot of such people on the internet. Number of negative reviews is much lesser but anyone there are. Here is example of such a negative opinion:
Freedom is predominately about gaming. The majority of channels feature Minecraft, Angry Birds and a few virtual life games. The network does cater for other channels and you will find a few DIY, music and vlog channels. The system works well for gaming and the majority of users in the forums post gaming channels.
Payments and Earnings
- 60-90% revenue split. You get 60% of the revenue paid out to your channel by YouTube. They take 40% in order to pay for the services they offer.
- If you load a large amount of content and your channel is growing you will be offered bonus points. These can be used to increase your % of the payout in any given month. The points can be used to claim up to 110% of your revenue earnings.
- Users have complained about small fees being taken off their revenue such $5 for use of copyrighted music. This may not matter to big, profitable channels but it will hit the small guys.
This will really depend on your channel. The average CPM last year was $7.07.
Partnership with Freedom Network. Is it Good or Bad?
Freedom is a great network for people starting out on YouTube but you can get a lot higher revenue from other MCNs. The big advantage of it is that you don’t need a contract, so you can leave them at any point. The pay rate does appear to be rather slow and some people have waited months for payment leading them to call the whole thing a scam. You will wait two months after signing up before you receive any payment from it. You have to post a large amount of content to get the 110% payment and this will not occur every month so don’t be fooled by the adverts. In all it is a great network and they are still ironing out a few issues.