YouTube is now offering paid subscription channels to anyone with 10,000 subscribers or more, but is that the best way to monetize your viewers? Do the crowdfunding sites like Patreon, TubeStart, and Subbable work better? What’s the difference between a premium YouTube channel and a crowdfunding site for earning money to make your channel’s content sustainable? Here’s a bit of my thoughts on the matter and why I think I would go with a crowdfunding option over a paid YouTube channel.

We also discuss YouTube’s addition of free music to their library, available for anyone to use, and the new audience development tools that are coming out from YouTube, Tubular, and vidIQ.

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