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5 Great Ways To Profit From Web Videos

Oct 12, 2007
Consider the following five ways to profit from internet video just five of many ways. I could have listed five more but it would make the article to long. These five ways are good to get started.

1. Upload Your Videos To Ad Revenue Sharing Sites.

Although YouTube is the leader in video sharing and syndication it has only just introduced placing adverts on its videos to monetize the site. Despite the fact that over 37000 videos are submitted each day only those videos from YouTubes' professional content partners and over 70 independent partner channels will have their videos monetized and receive a percentage of the income.

To profit from submitting your videos then you must look elsewhere and Revver should be your first stop. Revver is..

. a video-sharing platform built the way the internet really works. We support the free and unlimited sharing of media. Our unique technology tracks and monetizes videos as they spread virally across the web, so no matter where your creativity travels, you benefit.

.. the viral video network that pays. We connect video makers and sharers with sponsors in a free and open marketplace that rewards them for doing what they do best.

.. committed to the artist. You have something to say and we built our network to empower you to say it.

Revver recently announced that it had paid out $1 million amongst 25000 video submitters. It is not the only site sharing revenue with video submitters depending on how many times the videos are viewed. Blip.TV and eefoof offer revenue sharing as well.

2. Combine Web Video With Affiliate Marketing

Review a product with a well written article. Lots of new products on the market now have a video embedded within the sales landing page. Using a program such as Affiliate Video Brander you can make use of the sales page video and incorporate it into your article or blog post.

This has many advantages, no cost to you, no time spent producing the video and not even the techie knowledge on how to make videos. As long as you receive permission to show the video, and why wouldn't you as the product owner wants to sell as much product as possible, all you have to do is show the video and collect the affiliate commissions.

3. Create Your Own Google Video Site.

Most movies available on Google Video can be embedded on any web page. If the option is available for the video, there will be a link next to it that gives you the embed code.

If you create a niche site that has plenty of videos available at Google Video and build the site with WordPress you can quickly have a site where you can continuously add new content, much loved by Google. You can find videos about dogs, martial arts and DIY just to name a few.

Create a post for each video, write some text about what is covered in the video and make it interesting. Add Google AdSense ads and/or related product affiliate links to the post and also include an opt in box to capture your viewers email address to notify them of new videos and related offers.

If this proves successful then you can research another niche and start an additional site.

4. Create Promotional Videos For Local Businesses

Once you have experience of making your own videos and have the confidence and equipment required then contact some of your local businesses and show them the benefits of adding video to their websites or starting a website if they do not have one already. I know of a pest control website in the USA which has increased business by displaying funny videos about, you guessed it, pests.

Obvious potential clients would be Realtors, Hotels, Leisure Centers and Car Dealers. It is advisable to license the videos to your clients as it would cost them less to start with and encourage more business, especially once they start to benefit from your input.

Create your own website promoting your services and start advertising in the local press and at the venues of local business and society meetings. Print up business cards to pass around.

5. Place Affiliate Links in Your Own Videos

When you are hosting your own videos or paying for a paid web video service then you have control over your videos and can add redirect websites to the video to take your viewers to your affiliate partners.

You cannot add redirect websites to videos submitted to YouTube and other free video sharing sites or video syndication sites.

This is just five ideas on ways to profit from web videos. There are more ways than this and maybe you can think of more yourself. There is no time like the present to get started so do it now.
About the Author
Bruce Walls writes about using video on your website to increase traffic. You can read this article and more at WebsiteVideoGuide
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