Updated: February 15, 2015
Do you have any amazing or funny home videos? Or are you an amateur video producer or an independent film maker? What if I tell you that you can earn from your videos by uploading and sharing them online? You’d be interested, right? Then read on and find out how you can get paid and earn money from your video creations.
Aside from submitting your tapes to Funniest Home Videos and hoping that you’ll win, you can be proactive and initiate income generation by creating an account in video distribution channels online. These websites share their revenues from advertisers to the video content creators. Depending on the website, producers usually get paid based from the number of views and ad clicks from the audience.
The secret to earning good money from this income opportunity is viral content. Upload videos that will make people talk. In general, the characteristics of viral videos are:
- It amuses and entertains quickly.
- It holds attention and provokes thought.
- It teaches interesting and useful ideas.
Remember to render you digital videos with good resolution because internet streaming will reduce its clarity. Add some sound effects and background music to enhance the viewer’s experience. Video editting and special effects are optional and will largely depend on the type of your content.
So where do you upload your videos? Here are some great sites:
As content creator, this website will split its advertising revenue 50/50 with you. Likewise, you can distribute someone else’s content and earn 20% of the total revenue from that video.
They will pay you $5 for every thousand views of your video on their site. Unfortunately payment starts only after your video reaches 20,000 views and earns a rating of 3.00 or higher. However, Metacafe will help market your content while you retain ownership on your videos.
Monetizing is done through Google AdSense for video. It is currently available to U.S. publishers with English language sites who serve at least one million video streams a month. But don’t worry, Google plans to expand the program to more publishers of various sizes and locations in the future.
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These two video sharing websites also offer monetizing through Google Adsense. Unlike YouTube, they accept publishers where Adsense is accepted and available. You will earn through clicks on relevant advertisements integrated into your video channel page. An Adsense ID is required when you sign up so if you don’t have an account yet, then I suggest you do that first:
To withdraw your earnings, you will need to have a Paypal account. Signing up is free and easy. So if you don’t have an account yet, do that now here:
So how much can you potentially earn?
I’ve read reviews and ratings of these websites and they say that you can earn as much as $2 per click on Google Adsense powered video sharing websites.
So what are you waiting for? Get those video cameras rolling.
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