Anyone who understands the workings of Youtube understands how beneficial it can be to become a partner in the business.
It’s a way to get in on the money without having too much inconvenience or time consuming set up on your hands. That being said, there are strict rules to being a YouTube partner, and if you aren’t careful, you’ll find yourself losing that status as quickly as you got it. Here are the top five reasons that you will lose your status. Be careful to avoid these at all costs.
Fake Youtube views
Computers log everything, so make sure that you don’t try to cheat the system by constantly going to the video to pump up the views number. YouTube will catch on and you’ll be in serious trouble. The same thing goes for hacking the system to boost the number of views. They’ll catch on. The number of views will grow on its own if everything is working right, so don’t try to beat the system, it’ll lead to more harm than good. Bottom line: just don’t do it.
Content that infringes copyright
This is against the rules of YouTube, not to mention to mention the rules of those partners. You have to make sure that you have the rights and proper approval to have those contents in the videos and descriptions. This includes music videos and lyric videos, amongst other things. This is a very fine line and YouTube won’t hesitate to pull you from the program if you are breaking the rules. Be smart about it and play it safe.
Leaving abusive/span comments
Much the same as the previous point, don’t be making comments that are abusive in any way. They are all attached to your username so YouTube will track them down and kick you off of the partner’s program if you continue them. They won’t want mean or spam-filled comments on their website. As a parter, you’re expected to be a good member of the community, so the pressure on you will be much higher than the average YouTuber. That being said, rude comments are banned for everyone. Keep that in mind.
Clicking on their own ads in videos (click fraud)
Once again, YouTube will quickly figure out what you’re doing. They monitor and record everything about videos and usernames, so don’t think that you can get away with clicking on your own ads in order to get more money. This will get you in a lot of trouble.
Creating fake accounts
Not a good idea. While it may take longer, YouTube will figure out that you have multiple accounts and you could quite easily be sued or otherwise charged on a criminal level. While this may seem like overkill, it is an important rule to make sure that YouTube partnerships are healthy and legitimate from start ot finish.
Breaking the rules won’t benefit anyone and will cause no end of paperwork.