What is StyleHaul Society?
Now that you're in the network, you'll have access to our creator dashboard called StyleHaul Society - available exclusively to StyleHaul members! Here, you'll be able to check payments, track channels, see analytics and benefit from a number of perks, including getting access to Epidemic Sound's music library for free! Through this platform we'll also bring you, from time to time, opportunities to participate in paid brand campaigns, contests and giveaways.
Who is a Social-lite Creator?
We classify an Social-lite as someone with 1,000+ genuine followers on one social platform: Youtube, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Who are the Brands?
Society is open to all brands, and those that represent them, including PR, Media, Advertising or Creative Agencies.
Who generates the content?
Brands request the content and Creators create the content. Brands can be represented by anyone from In-house to Agencies. But only the Creator can create the content to post on behalf of the brand.
Who owns the content?
The Creator owns the content, as it's been generated by them with a financial contribution from a brand to be featured within it. Therefore a Brand can share an Influencer's post within the social platform it appears. The Brand must share the post within the 30 days it's active.
What's the approval process?
From a Brand's campaign, accepted or invited Creators create and submit their content. If Society approves it, the Creator can then publish to their social media. If slight changes to the content are needed, changes will be requested of the Creator, who will then resubmit.
How many social accounts can I link in my profile?
As many as you want! We know that we have some of the most talented creators out there so we want to see all the amazing things you are doing on as many social accounts that you are rocking.
Can I remove my linked accounts?
Yes, however you will need to request to unlink accounts that you signed up with. We also require our creators to have one social account linked at all times.
Can I link any social account to my profile?
We accept Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts only. These accounts must meet our content criteria and we do reserve the right to remove any account you link that does not meet these standards.
What is the criteria my content must meet to remain a member of Society?
Here at Society our number one goal is to make sure our members have and are creating amazing content we know our brands will love. Our standards we hold all of our creator to are as follows:
Your content must be your own
Your content can not included nudity, pornographic photos or topics
Your content should not showed a high level of partying or drug use
Your content should not be graphic or violent
And your content can not show weapons of any kind
What if I want to unlink all of my social accounts from my Society Profile?
Unfortunately, we require our creators to have one social account linked at all times. We do this because without any linked accounts we can not consider you for our campaigns. If you really do not want to have any accounts linked then you can request to delete your profile from Society.
How long am I required to keep the campaign post live?
After 30 days a Creator may remove the post. Although most leave the post on their feed as they would any other.
What are the laws?
Once approved, how long do I have to post?
Directions of when to post or when the launch date is will be in the details of the campaign. It is important that you follow the brands dates and direction to be sure you remain professional. After all this is a business transaction.
How much will I earn each month?
StyleHaul pays you based upon your channel's monthly views, including all claimed views and mobile. The more views you get the more money you will earn!
How do I get my payments set up each month?
To set up your payments go to your earnings page and select the ‘edit payment details’ button. From there follow the steps to add your information. You can also find a shortcut to this page in your profile details area.
Can I choose how I would like to get paid?
You will be paid according to how you filled out your payment details. You can be paid via direct deposit (US residents only) or PayPal.
When do I get paid by StyleHaul?
You will receive your first StyleHaul payment at the end of the month following the month you joined (for example, if you join May 10th, your first payment from us will be at the end of June). Going forward, at the end of each month, you will receive your payment from StyleHaul for the previous month along with a Monthly Earnings Report.
What is the minimum amount I need to earn each month in order to get paid?
We will pay out monthly as long as you earn at least $25. If you do not earn $25 in a given month, we will pay you once you accumulate at least $25.
Can I still see my analytics when I join StyleHaul?
Yes, please log in to your StyleHaul Society account to view them.
Can I access my AdSense account once I join the StyleHaul Network?
Upon joining StyleHaul, your YouTube channel is incorporated under StyleHaul’s AdSense rather than your individual AdSense, which is how we are able to facilitate paying you. However, if you have a blog or website, you will still be able to see those earnings in your personal AdSense account.
I still have money in my AdSense account! Will AdSense pay out my earnings even if the amount is under the $100 threshold?
New providers will receive a final payment directly from AdSense if their remaining balance is above the $100 minimum on your same AdSense payment schedule. If your balance is less than $100 and you do not have another source of AdSense revenue (e.g. a website, a blog, or another channel that is not part of StyleHaul), StyleHaul will compensate you for the remaining amount in your AdSense account. Please send a screenshot of your AdSense Finalized Earnings to Lisa@stylehaul.com.
How do I project my StyleHaul earnings? (This is only an estimate.)
In your YouTube Channel, go to “Video Manager” then “Analytics then “Estimated Earnings.”
Ensure the appropriate date range is selected in the drop down menu in the upper right corner (it shows “Last 30 Days”). To show specific dates, select “Custom Range.”
Multiply the “Total Estimated Earnings” figure by your revenue share percentage. For example, if you are on a 60/40 revenue share, multiply “Total Estimated Earnings” by 60%.
We can proudly say that we offer Epidemic Music Library to all our channels in our network. Go directly to their website to register and start using their music library today: http://www.epidemicsound.com/
The general rule about music is that if you recognize a song from the radio you cannot use it without written permission from the owner of the content. This includes any length of a song video (i.e. even 5 seconds over your intro), or background music in your video. You will not be able to make money on videos with music that is not royalty free. Under copyright laws, songs from the examples below CANNOT be claimed for monetization:
Anything purchased on iTunes
Your own covers of popular songs
The radio turned on in the background of your video
Karaoke Tracks of popular songs
In addition to Epidemic, many other sites also offer royalty free music. Make sure to read their rules of use carefully, as the rights granted may vary from song to song and library to library.
While many of these sites have free music, some require you to pay for the rights and only allow you to use the music for broadcast one time. Always be certain to check the song you want to use regardless of where you pull it. Be sure to read the description of each song for the requirements of use. You can only claim a video if the music or image used is royalty free or used with permission. And since you are paid on all claimed views, it is also in your best interest to maximize monetization by staying away from copyright infringing materials.
Here is a list of recommended sites:
Approved Royalty Free Music List
What happens if I use copyright music?
The copyright holder places a claim on the video and monetizes on it, meaning you will not earn revenue from that video even though it is on your channel and continues to receive views.
The copyright holder places a claim on the video and blocks it, in which case the video comes down and no one is able to watch it unless the disputed claim is resolved.
The copyright holder places a strike on your channel. If you receive 3 copyright strikes, YouTube will delete your channel.
VIDEO CREATION/YOUTUBE FAQS
My video got tagged for copyrighted material. What should I do?
You don't have to click “acknowledge,” you can just leave it be and after 30 days, the disputed claim will be considered resolved. It is highly recommended you cease using copyrighted music, even in small sections or with Fair Use intent (Fair Use is something generally reserved for news sources that need to present possibly copyrighted material as part of a critique). Music that runs in the background of a video, regardless of the video's topic, does not fall under this category.
How come I’m not receiving money from my tagged video?
The owners of the music being used (the third or fourth parties) have noticed you are using their music without permission; therefore, they have been taking all the funds you are making through that video.
How do I claim my videos?
Your videos will automatically be claimed provided there is no matched 3rd party content. You can confirm your videos are monetized by looking for the green $ next to your videos in the Video Manager. If the $ is grayed out, the video is not monetized. Simply click on the gray $ and you will be directed to the monetization tab where you can enable this. If you are not directed to the monetization tab, something has most likely been matched on their video and this option may not be available.
How to credit music/images:
Before you can claim a video, you must credit the artist in the description field (royalty free) or provide documentation of permission to use (not royalty free). This will make it clear to StyleHaul and any monitoring system that you have done your due diligence and you are cleared for use. Images and video also require permission from their rightful owner. If the image or video is not yours and you do not have permission from the owner, it is best to not use these visuals on your channel.
How can I collaborate with other channels?
We encourage you to communicate with other StyleHaul partners and film a video together. You can communicate with each other on our private Facebook page, social media and even YouTube. You May also reach out to your network manager to help facilitate/coordinate.
How do I merge my YouTube channel to Google+?
Disconnect your YouTube channel from your personal Google+ profile (check steps on attached PDF).
Then, go to your Google+ account and create a brand page. You can do this by opening up the drop down on the left and selecting "Pages."
Once you have created a brand page with your desired channel name, watch this video that explains how to relink your YouTube account with this newly created brand page. Link here
How do I change my URL?
Login to YouTube account 1) Click on your Avatar on the top right-hand side 2) Click on Settings 3) Click on Advanced 4) Here, you can change your URL **If YouTube already has the URL you may have to try several times. You can only change a URL address one time, so make sure it is something you want to keep forever.
How do I get my channel verified?
To get your channel verified please email your network manager with the links to all your social accounts, your YouTube page as well as your Google+ account and we’ll do our best to get it verified.