Audience members can start tipping their favorite Vimeo videos, thanks to a new suite of creator tools from the video-sharing site.
The company recently launched the Vimeo Creator Services platform to help content creators make more money from their videos. Currently, the suite of tools only includes a feature called Tip Jar, with plans to launch a Pay-To-View service in the future.
Tip Jar is a pretty neat feature because it allows Vimeo Plus or Vimeo PRO members to collect money from their fans. Once Tip Jar is activated on a video, viewers will see a “Tip this video” button below the player. Then, viewers can enter a tip amount (from $1 - $500) and their credit card information, and video producers reap the benefits.
Additionally, Vimeo plans to introduce its first pay-to-view service in the coming months, according to the company’s blog. This service will give tools to video creators that will enable them to charge for access to their videos – with no coding required. The company's blog post also states that more tools will be coming to the Vimeo Creator Service suite soon.
Check out an example of Tip Jar on the 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards' Grand Prize winning video below: