The usefulness of joining a network is debatable, but if you want to make gaming content and earn money, you have to join a network. They take care of copyright and all the licenses for showing gaming footage. They provide protection from click fraud which small youtubers are vulnerable to (also false copyright claims). Adsense Ads for gaming aren't that great and they have teams to get better paying ones. Chances to collaborate with other channel and cross pollinate your subscriber bases. Anyway, which partner network is the best to join? Here are a few I know about and what they provide. Please, if you have more information or anything to add then post in this thread, thank you. TGN http://www.tgn.tv/ 80/20 split TGS http://thegamestation.com/ part of Maker Studios 60/40 (I've been corrected) split if I'm not mistaken (does Maker Studios take a cut and then the rest is divided by you and TGS?) Curse Network http://www.unionforgamers.com/ flat $3 CPM, leave whenever you want. Machinima http://www.machinima.com YEOUCH http://www.yeousch.com/ Which networks are the best to join? Highest average CPM/highest fixed CPM? Any prior/current experiences?