YouTube Wants Content Creators To Appeal Demonetization, But It's Not Always That Easy

One of the big, controversial stories over the past few months has been the demonetization of content on YouTube. The 'Adpocalypse' has hit YouTubers who deal with controversial subject matter, video games, gun reviewers and historians, as nervous advertisers pause their ad campaigns while YouTube scrambles for a solution.

For some content creators, the past few months have been such a rough stretch that they've turned to Patreon, a website that allows musicians, YouTubers and other creative types to offer a subscription service for fans. Others skip crowd-funding and find that YouTube Red, a $9.99 subscription service Google offers, can help make up the difference in lost advertising revenue.

Still others remain mysteriously unscathed.