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darktimelordx

Is it a good idea to join Maker Studios?

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Hey everyone, I have been making video game reviews and anime videos for a long time now and have become a youtube partner for almost a year. I recently saw maker studios might be interested in me when I received an email from them. I really want my youtube channel darkstylezvideo to become at least somewhat successful so I am thinking about it, but I have been hearing both good and bad things about them. I am wondering if anyone with REAL FACTS can help me with my decision. 

 

Joe if your reading this, PLEASE let me know your thoughts as well. It would mean a ton to me because your one of the people that helped inspire me not to give up on doing what I do. 

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Reviews on Glassdoor:

'Opportunities for advancement are slim to none. Salary is well below industry standard, and promises of raises and bonuses are thrown to the wayside within weeks. High level management has flat out admitted that they don't communicate anything to mid or low level employees because they don't trust them with information. Supervisors do a poor job of communicating and can be unprofessional. 401k is non matching, but you will still be harassed to sign up for it.' 

'You will not be paid industry standard here so you're exchanging that for the opportunity to gain experience if you're resume is lacking. A lot of people still live with their parents or with a lot of roommates because of this. You gotta start somewhere though, I guess.'

'low compensation. whatever you do here, you will undoubtedly be making the lower end of the pay scale for that position. little room for upward growth'

'- Low pay

- Only way to get a raise is to threaten to leave

- Poor management

- Abysmal employee morale

- Company does not invest in employee development'

'Leadership is creative but not professional and experienced which causes confusion, frustration and unrealistic goals. There's also extremely poor communication, unclear direction and constant changes and shifts in focus which causes inability to achieve stated goals.'

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I sum it up in one word... no. Absolutely not.

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I've taken everything everyone has said into consideration. I was going to join it since Joe has had a lot of success while under maker partnership, but after looking at all the shady things i've found out about the company and what they really do. I declined their offer they gave me to partner with them. Instead I partnered with Freedom Network which is a great network that helps you grow, has little requirements and even has a no lock in contract so you can leave whenever you want for whatever reason you have or no reason at all without fear of penalties at all. the guy that founded TGN left and created Freedom Network and right now Freedom is ranked higher than TGN i believe, if not it's still in the top 10 networks right now. But thank you guys for giving me that much needed information about Maker Studios.

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From what I am currently hearing, Union For Gamers is the best. A Curse owned partner. 

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From what I hear, Maker is much better suited towards already successful creators. I'm talking 100 thousand subscribers and above! Other than that they don't seem to offer their partners very much, you would probably be better suited where you are at unless you are very unhappy.

I'm currently with BBTV, they've been pretty great. They take submissions from everyone to their main channel along with offering lots of other services. Their support also always replies within the day/hour which is really helpful. I talked to my buddy in Machinima and apparently he was getting a much lower CPM, and it was static, whereas the BBTV one's aren't.

I've only been with BBTV however to take everything I say with a grain of salt, I also did some work with them as a partner aggregator for a while.

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