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You Tube Secrets – Is It Ethical To Steal Other People’s Videos?

You Tube Secrets is a program started by Mike Williams. He claims he can teach you how to make millions on Youtube without ever making a video. 

Mike states that his program is a “sensible choice which neatly side-steps the need to actually create your own videos – is probably as effort free as you’ll ever get when it’s a truly a viable and practical method that really does bring home the bacon.”

Do I think you can make money with this program? Maybe you can. Do I hope you get banned from Youtube if you use this system? Yes, I do. Is what this program teaches ethical? I do not believe it is.

Let’s take a look at Mike’s program. I will be covering;

  1. What Mike leads you to believe about his program.
  2. What You Tube Secrets teaches you.
  3. My recommendations
  4. Red flags
  5. My #1 Recommendation

You Tube Secrets

Program name: You Tube Secrets

Founder: Mike Williams

Price: as high as $1 with 7-day free trial and then $27 a month after that.

Recommended: NO , SCAM: to be determined

What Mike Leads You To Believe About His Program.

Mike Williams is the founder of You Tube Secrets. He states: I’ve ‘cracked the code’ to making effort-free money with YouTube.

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I make over $10,000 per month for only 30 minutes of work per week. 

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Mike says, “I take ALL the risk here.”

So let’s see here, he teaches you how he has become wealthy, wants to show you what he does but if you don’t do it right you will be in deep trouble. A plan like this is reassuring. NOT!

What You Tube Secrets Teaches You.

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The training looks impressive. I watched all of these videos to determine if this program is legit and ethical. 

Each video is 1 to 3 minutes long with an occasional 5-6 min one. The guy who is teaching you is unsure of himself and unsure how to instruct you to make a video. 

He does give you step-by-step instructions, but for a new user to youtube, this will not be enough to do it correctly. 

The instructor tells you to go to a video on youtube that is created by someone else and drag it to the editor on youtube. He then says to add music but not to add music. So which is it? I don’t know. 

You are to choose a movie that is creative commons. A cc movie gives you the right to use their information. So you duplicate what someone else has created to make money. 

But he tells you that if you duplicate content, you will get banned from Youtube. So you have to change the movie a bit, so Youtube does not recognize it. 

Did you know it takes 4-6 hours to plan, edit, and make a 10-15 min movie for Youtube? Then someone comes along and takes your work, changes it a bit, and makes money from it?

He then goes into the analytics of Youtube and how to use it for your benefit along with how to see how much you will make. 

This program is teaching you to steal legally from someone else and carefully place a redone video on a channel, so Youtube does not notice. You need to wait for an advertiser to notify you and place ads on your channel. Or you can pay to have ads set which is not cheap.

When he reaches video 10, the remainder is telling you how to do this so you do not get caught by the Youtube police and find your channel removed. 

Duplicate Testimonies

These people get paid to give testimonies or Mike used photos from other sites for his testimonies for You Tube Secrets. The girl in the fourth photo is a paid actor who promotes hand selfie sticks.

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Red Flags

  1. Fake testimonies
  2. Need to pay for advertising placed on your videos which is not explained to you clearly.
  3. Claim to make a million dollars a year. But it doesn’t say you will make it, but Mike makes that much.
  4. There are way too many hoops to jump through to make your stolen video perfect for YouYube does not find you and ban your channel. 
  5. The instructions are not suitable for a newbie to YouTube. 
  6. He uses unethical ways to generate money. 
  7. A statement by Mike, “Fortunes have been made using ‘Other People’s Money,’ and now there’s a smart way to make money from other people’s videos on YouTube.”

WOW! 7 red flags are a lot of concerns.

My Recommendations

So, in light of this information, I am not sure YouTube Secrets is a SCAM, but I do believe it is unethical.

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There are numerous red flags in this review. These red flags tell me it would be in your best interests to stay far away from Justin’s Bulletproof profits system.

You Tube Secrets is not a SCAM. They do offer information on how to use YouTube and how to make the videos you take from other hard-working channels. It is unethical to use parts of another video and make money from it. But there are a lot of people who will do this regardless of ethics. 

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4 thoughts on “You Tube Secrets – Is It Ethical To Steal Other People’s Videos?”

  1. It could be or not a scam but whatever Mike Williams teaches in his website to gain money for teaching You tube secret is crazy, and the worst part is that you have to pay for it. I already saw a vlogger who teaches YouTube community on how to earn money from You Tube for free and his user name is Caffeneited Vlogger. Right now he has 1.7 million views Make Money on You Tube with Super  Simple Videos. It basically teacher you how to create your own videos with the legit use of creative commons. So why pay Mike when Caffeneited vlogger gives it for free with a demo?

    Still, I agree with you. Even if creative common is a legitimate way of copying videos from youtube, it compromises your integrity. Hard earned work of other people shouldn’t be stolen and earn money from it. This was a good read. Thanks for sharing.

    • Oh, I know what you are saying. Unethical to the max. And you can learn all of this information for free on youtube or other youtube channels. 

      I just can call a program a scam if it doesn’t meet the criteria. But I can not recommend it. 

  2. Hi! Thank you for sharing this information concerning YouTube Secrets. I won’t join this program because it’s not ethical. And when YouTube bans you, you have nowhere to complain because from the start it shouldn’t be done.

    And on the other hand, nobody likes to be stolen. There is a universal law of sowing and reaping. And one is wise when obeying these laws.

    This is an interesting case, because we’re use to scams. But here is a program that could make its users money but in an unethical way. Both types of programs should be avoided.

    • Absolutely do avoid this one. There was a person on youtube just the other day who was banned because he was stealing creative commons videos. His whole channel was comprised of someone else’s work. Youtube will not put up with this type of unethical work. 


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