Ahhh, here we go. The first video conversation to take place here on the new and improved version of the site: Video Convos 2.0. Welcome.
Today’s topic is more of a quick tip that I believe is important for anyone that is using YouTube videos, especially as a means of making money. To travel straight to my main point, I just want to warn [from personal experience] that you should always save a copy of your videos somewhere other than YouTube. YouTube is a third-party website, meaning you don’t own the content on it – it’s just displayed there. The catch is though, your content can be taken down at any time, and for any reason. Sucks, I know.
Because of this, you should always have the original copy of your video on your computer or another storage device for safe measure. It’s always better to be safe and save them than sorry, and end up losing all of the videos on your channel if YouTube for some reason decides to give you the boot.
Okay, I so I’m pretty sure that I’ve made my point.
It sucks that people can just come along and flag your video(s) enough that YouTube eventually removes them. It happens on a daily basis, and it’s possible to get them restored, but the process can be tedious and in some cases impossible. Many people have gone through this ridiculous problem, and many people always will. In most cases, it’s because it’s one of the easiest ways that people can hate. #truth