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Mike Bienstock: The Money Man Behind Your Favorite YouTubers

Our interview of Mike Bienstock for “The Creative Influencer” podcast is available today for download on iTunes, Spotify, and premier platforms everywhere.  Mike is the CEO of Semaphore, a premier business management and tax solution firm specializing in servicing digital creators.

Mike sits down with us to discuss how Semaphore evolved from a financial management firm to now serving as a one-stop-shop for creators and a leading influencer marketing agency.  He shares his thoughts about the continued transformation of YouTube personalities into premier creative talent and offers a bold prediction…

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  • YouTube , The Creative Influencer , Influencers | Social Media
  • Jul 17, 2019

How do I monetize my YouTube videos?

YouTube monetization Photo by Pfeiffer LawOur ninth minisode of “The Creative Influencer” podcast is available today for download on iTunes, Spotify, and premier platforms everywhere.  In minisodes, we answer questions that our listeners have emailed Jon.  In this minisode, Jon walks through the steps to monetize YouTube videos (and the requirements for your channel before you can start).


A transcript of the episode follows:

 

Today’s Minisode features an e-mail from Logan. The subject line of Logan’s email…

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  • YouTube , Guides , The Creative Influencer
  • Jul 10, 2019

Idea Theft - What do I do if someone steals my idea?

Last week, we talked about how to submit your brilliant idea to a studio. But what do you do if someone steals that brilliant idea from you? Your gut tells you to sue – it’s theft isn’t it?! But wait a minute, you think. If submitting an idea isn’t as straightforward as you thought, maybe dealing with idea theft won’t be straightforward either. That’s exactly right, you brilliant human being! Unfortunately, the answer to “what do I do if someone steals my idea?” is “it depends.”

The best-case…

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  • Guides , Production , Copyright Infringement
  • Jul 08, 2019

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