10 Places You Can Sell Your Videos Online

image - Flickr / Peter Taylor
image – Flickr / Peter Taylor

Do you make a lot of videos, and think that they are good enough to sell? If you are posting them online, and you are getting a lot of viewers, it is time to start getting paid for your video content. People can purchase and download videos you create, and you can make some pretty good money for just a little bit of time and effort in making the videos. Here are 10 methods you can use to get started and start making money instead of giving your videos away for free.

  • Uscreen – When you sell videos through Uscreen, your customers can enjoy them on their phones, televisions, tablets, and Apple Airplay. The videos are streamed and downloaded by customers, and you set the price. You will have a digital store front, and customers can buy and rent videos, or subscribe to a series of videos.
  • Blogging – It’s easy to set up a blog and start creating marketing campaigns for your videos. In the blogs, be sure to have links to the websites where your videos are available for sale. If you already have a blog, and you already have an audience, these are all people who are going to see your advertisements for the videos you are selling.
  • iTunes – There is a bit of work involved to sell videos through iTunes, but you can really use this website to your advantage. You aren’t likely going to be able to sell videos, but you can upload some videos to be free podcasts, and promote your other videos for sale. While you aren’t making any money directly, you are going to be gaining a larger audience, and if they want to see more from you, they will pay for it.
  • Amazon CreateSpace – If you have some experience with online publishing, you will love using this website. There is no charge to use the publishing tools available here, and some of the formats available include DVD’s, CD’s, books, Amazon MP3’s, and video downloads.
  • SmugMug – Use this website to sell videos that can be downloaded. They must be created in sizes that are optimized for iPods, DVD, and the Internet. Once you set up your account, you can opt for hi-def, mid-def, or full HD.
  • YouTube – You can’t sell directly through YouTube, but you can do a lot of promotion. Post some free videos, and add links to sites where your audience can buy other videos you have created.
  • MindBites – With this website, you can create your videos and then upload them through the author dashboard. You can set your own prices, and there are many other options you can use before you make anything available for sale.
  • Your Website – If you have a personal website, and a lot of people visit that site, this should be one of the first places that you start posting information about your videos. This is a great way to promote your work, and you don’t have to spend any money to do it. You can even set up an e-commerce system and sell your videos directly from your own website.
  • PayPal – This is an easy method to do financial transactions, but you must check your email constantly to make sure that you see orders right away and get the products shipped out to the buyers. They have already paid, so it’s up to you to make sure that they get their order in a timely fashion.
  • Videolla – You can use this commission and affiliate program to make money with your videos. The only catch is that you will also have to sell video content that others have created. If you don’t mind doing this, check it out. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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