Some of have might know these video sharing networks and used them as tools to store their personal videos and sharing with friends worldwide for free. But, not many of you thought that these networks have been competing with each other to keep their users through a lot of new features added and incentives offered. Some are paying its members through Google AdSense, the rest are paying up to 5-10$ per 10,000 impressions that your videos are viewed.
1. Flixya – Share Everything
Started as a video sharing site in July of 2006, Flixya has grown from a dedicated and loyal member base (all through word of mouth) and has quickly evolved into a thriving social media community.
Flixya makes it fun and easy to share videos, photos and blogs. We thought, why stop there? So, we set out to offer a platform that changes the way people think about social networking and goes beyond video sharing.
Flixya.com – A Social Networking Platform that Pays Members 100% Ad Revenue
By offering similar elements of popular social networking sites and combining a monetization method for content producers in one solution, Flixya.com enables any individual who qualifies for Google AdSense a rapid and powerful method to publish and monetize their online content and keep all the revenue.
What makes Flixya different from current social media community?
Flixya is the place to:
- Earn 100% ad revenue
- Network and make friends
- Share or upload videos
- Organize a photo gallery
- Upload images for free image hosting
- Create and write a blog and more
I have joined this network for about one year and earned 5-10$ maximum per day by uploading videos, images and posting my articles and get clicks and impressions from people watching them. I hope to increase that milestone in the coming time.
Flixya has just initiated a new program called UCASH that help you turn links into cash easily. When your Ucash links are clicked on, you make revenue from a redirect that can be an interstitial or top frame type advertisement. The current Revenue Sharing Rate (RSR) is $1 US for every 4000 top banner ad impressions, and $1 US for every 2000 intermission ad impressions. I think it is only suitable for a big site, not my small blog 🙂
2. Revver – Video Sharing Network
Revver is the first viral video network that pays. It will connect makers, sharers, and sponsors of internet video in a free and open marketplace that rewards them for doing what they do best. You must be creators or producers of the uploaded videos or at least you have to demonstrate that you are holding the copyright of your uploaded ones, otherwise, your videos will be rejected by review team and never online.
The Revver revenue share percentage is calculated as 40-20-40. That means 40% of video revenue will be yours, 20% is for viewers of your videos and the rest of 40% is for Revver. It is very clear and you need a PayPal account to receive your payment.
When you upload your video to Revver, advertisement and unique tracking technology to it will be attached. It is called “Revverizing.” There are two ways that your video and the associated ad can generate revenue: from impressions/views of the ad (CPM ads), and from clicks on the ad (CPC ads). When a viewer sees a CPM ad associated with your video, you get paid, no click required. When a viewer clicks on a CPC ad associated with your video, you get paid. In both cases, Revver splits the revenue with you 50/50. Please note that not every impression or click will result in revenue, as some advertisers only buy traffic from the US and Canada, and also multiple repeated impressions or clicks from a single user on a single video are scrubbed as duplicates.
If you are using WordPress, there is a plugin available for download that you can install in your blog. This plugin will connect your posts to all videos that you have uploaded to Revver and you will receive more impressions and click, of course more money too.
3. YouTube – Broadcast Yourself!
YouTube is the most popular video sharing network on the internet now as it has a huge amount of members and videos stored. It has been acquired by Google for about $1 billion dollars in the hope that AdSense ads will be distributed through videos in the near future.
As announced last money, Videos ads has been piloted through YouTube videos but still limited to US-based publishers who owned a big video sharing network like Revver, it is now available to all publishers.
Have YouTube paid its publishers? Not really, YouTube only rewarded a few publishers who are creators of some videos that are most favorite for the whole year. Last year, lonelygirl15 and ninja and most of its members are still waiting for AdSense videos open to public soon.
If you are planning to make big cash with YouTube, you can still do that by uploading your videos, get them viewed by as many people as possible and submit them to YouTube Award Channel 2008.
4. MetaCafe – Video Entertainment Powered by You!
Metacafe is one of the world’s largest video sites, attracting more than 25 million unique viewers each month (comScore Media Metrix). We specialize in short-form original content – from new, emerging talents and established Hollywood heavyweights alike. We’re committed to delivering an exceptional entertainment experience, and we do so by engaging and empowering our audience every step of the way. Since 2003 Metacafe has been one of the top independent online video sites, and we’re a leader in the evolution of digital entertainment. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices in Tel Aviv and New York. Metacafe is privately held and investors include Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Highland Capital Partners.
MetaCafe will pay you once your videos reached 10,000 views and you will receive 5-10$ and 5$ for each next 1,000 views. But, your videos must be family-safe and you mus hold the copyright of those videos too.
This is my own collected list of video sharing network, hope you can make extra cash with them and share your ideas soon.