I've also heard it's better (and more lucrative) to wait until you can partner with a network, but I have heard bad stories about networks too. Truthfully I'd rather stay independent if I can and still make money.
A lot of the things I've read are 1-2 years old and I am wondering if anyone has any recent experience with using just Adsense for making money on Youtube? Also your opinions and experience with being partnered with a network, like is it really more profitable?
I in no way expect to be rich doing Youtube but I am putting out decent and frequent content and would love to eventually make at least a few hundred a month extra in addition to my normal income.