In the last article we have discussed about popular video ad networks. Now a day’s videos content is very common in the form of lecture, tutorial or entertainment clips. From the viewer perspective it is much easier for them to learn from video instead of reading a long article over internet. Like the text content, videos can also be used to generate revenue.
There are different approaches of making money via your video content. In this post we are going to discuss the ways to monetize video content.
Upload video to revenue sharing sites:
The most common and easy way to promote as well as monetize videos is to upload them to revenue sharing sites and allow them to put ads within your video content. As the name suggest, meaning of revenue sharing is the distribution of profits. Revenue sharing site allow you to put your video into their space, so you need not to worry about hosting of the video.
Youtube is the biggest name in the market of video content monetization but it is not alone. Some very popular sites for revenue sharing are:
If you can consistently make and upload videos then this can be the best strategy for developing a long-term income.
Put Ads via video ad network:
One of the most common way brands and other businesses monetize their video content is through sell ads via a video ad network. Advertising—the video content is free, but the video creator make money by pasting ads before, during or/and around the whole video experience.
Some very commonly used AD-networks are:
- AOL Networks / Adap.TV
- Auditude (An Adobe Company)
- LiveRail (A Facebook Company)
We had written a complete article describing the features of these popular video ad networks.
Place affiliate link in videos
Traffic come to your website to watch video uploaded by you. They are paying their attention on your video content. Now what happens when the video is finished? In such case you may re-direct them to an affiliate program who sells the same product that you covered in your video!
For example: If your video is about, “How to train your Dog”, you may add an affiliate link at the end of the video where viewer can but dogs food.
Or in other example if your video is about to describe phone features or review of a phone, you then may ad affiliate link to amazon where user can buy the same phone.
Sell Your Video Content to website like iStockVideo
iStockVideo.com is a new service from the person who created iStockPhoto.com, an awesome royalty free image directory. With the help of iStockVideo, you’ll earn money for uploading video that are useful for other people want to use in their videos. Since this is new, it’s difficult to predict how much money you can make out of it. Still this place can be utilized to make money for video.
Hope these method will be useful for your content. In case you have something to add or any suggestion please feel free to discuss in comments.