FAQ

Why Become an SGA Member?

Because you love Smosh Games as much as we do!!!!
SGA is a creative community built by and for Smosh Games fans and passionate gamers! As a member, you will get a peek behind the curtain and learn tips and tricks on how to make videos like the Smosh Games crew! You’ll get to meet and collaborate with other dedicated Smosh Games fans, interact with Smosh Games cast members, ask questions, potentially be featured in community spotlight videos, learn how to be a better YouTuber, get early access to fun Smosh Games related opportunities, and last but not least, WIN PRIZES by participating in fun contests!!!

What are the criteria for joining Smosh Games Alliance?

If you’re reading this and you’ve made it to this page, you are qualified to join. We really don’t have any restrictions, aside from having a YouTube channel and being a fan of Smosh Games! Focusing on gaming content or being an avid gamer is a huge bonus and makes you an important part of our community. You can live almost* anywhere in the world and both beginner and advanced YouTubers are welcome. Whether today is your first day on YouTube or you have been uploading videos for years, you’ve got a home here in SGA!

* anywhere where YouTube is supported and not blocking citizens from uploading

How does this sign-up process work – what are the steps and what can I expect after I sign up?

Signing up is extremely easy – there are just two steps: First, fill out the simple application on the Smosh Games Alliance website. After you submit the application, we’ll send a link to your YouTube dashboard. Once you click the link and accept, you will be an official member of our network!

How long does the whole process take from start to finish?

Only a few minutes!!! In most cases, once you sign our contract online, you will be invited to our YouTube Content Management System (CMS) immediately. If for some reason you don't receive your invite immediately, you will receive a follow-up e-mail with an invitation to join our network within 1-3 business days. This invitation will be entitled “Invitation: Smosh Games Alliance would like you to join its network on YouTube”.

I’m applying from a mobile device, but can’t see the mobile version of my YouTube Dashboard to accept the CMS invite from Smosh Games Alliance. What can I do?

At this time, YouTube does not provide a mobile browser version of the YouTube Dashboard. But don’t worry! All you need to do is click the “Desktop” button at the bottom of your mobile browser’s page, in order to display the Desktop version of your dashboard. Once you do this, you should see the invite from SGA. When you see the invite, click the “Learn More” button to continue with the process.

Is there an age limit to becoming a partner?

You must be 13 or older to join SGA. If you are under 18, parental consent is required to join, which your parent will be able to provide during the sign-up process.

Does it cost money to join SGA?

No, it’s completely free to join! You will just need your parents’ permission if you are under 18 years old.

How will my channel change once I join Smosh Games Alliance?

In order to be a member of the Smosh Games Alliance, we’ll move your YouTube channel into our YouTube Network. This is a very easy process. We’ll email you following the completion of your registration to get this process underway. Nothing will change for you – you will still log in and manage your channel as you currently do today. We will also provide you with access to your own dashboard where you can view your channel’s analytics, find out about the latest SGA news, and much more. Additionally, we’ll pay you 70% of your channel’s ad revenue on a monthly basis.

What is the payment process?

Once you reach $100 in earnings, you’ll receive a payment from us. If you have not reached $100 yet, don’t worry! Your earnings will roll over month-to-month until you get there. As you get close to reaching this threshold, our team will follow up with the next steps required for receiving payment.

What should I expect once I join Smosh Games Alliance?

We are dedicated to creating and supporting our community and providing you with smart tips and advice for: optimizing your YouTube channel(s), creating engaging content experiences/videos for your audience, and growing your channel. We’ll also help get you connected with other like-minded members of SGA. Most importantly, we’re here to celebrate Smosh Games and have a great time! Expect tons of fun contests, prizes, and live streams! When you join SGA, you will get an awesome Smosh Games Alliance logo, which you can proudly display on your YouTube and social media pages.

Since one of the most important parts of the Smosh Games Alliance is community, we’ll work really hard to foster our community of fans and make sure you can support, teach, and learn from one another.