Since I am completly new to IM, I want to start simple and to create a few channels where I will just reupload videos and after some time monetize them with adsense. My question is whether it´s worth using black hat methods (editing and reuploading non- creative common videos, buying fake likes / views / comments etc) with an adsense account or whether it´s better to keep it clean. As I undestand it right now, black hat is better for fast, but risky income, while white hat is better for slow, but stable income. Since you have to wait at least 1 month for your adsense payments, and since YT videos are a good longterm income, isn´t it better to play it safe and to avoid the risk of getting your channel or your adsense acc banned, even if it means less money short term? Of course you could set up a business adsense acc, so in case you got banned, you just open another business acc. But you still have to start from the bottom again, and there is a big chance that you get banned before you even see your first money of your channel. Furthermore, G and YT are improving their algorithm all the time, so what works today, may not work tomorrow. Therefore I think it is better to use black hat methods in other fields, where the risk of getting banned is less likely or where you are getting paid faster than with adsense (same counts for adsense and websites imo). What are your thoughts?