Mar 25, 2019 - 03:03 PM
While you can use creative commons content, Youtube is not interested in monetizing it. They will see it as "reused" or "duplicate" content.
Youtube channels need to and should have original, unique content built from scratch, start to the finished prouct created by you to be approved.
You should want to be creative and stand out from the rest of the pack.
Creating original and entertaining content is what sets top youtubers apart from the rest and earns them large six figure incomes per month if not more in the process. If you do decide to go the creative commons route, you will need to make it very interesting to your viewers as they also have become more aware of "reused" or "recycled" content even in the form of a compilation.
Countless channels have been completely shut down, suspended or have had video ads removed from their channel all together.
Many (not all) viewers will leave your channel at the flip of a switch when they see content that they already know belongs to someone else no matter how interesting your title or thumbnail may be. The practice of using duplicate content can also tarnish the reputation of your channel lowering your viewers and potential subscribers.
Its a know fact that people rarely subscribe to a channel that has content they've already seen numerous times on other Youtube channels.
So my best advice would be to create your own original content or exercise caution when diving into the waters of creative commons videos.