:: By Jane Hurst, @janehurst26 ::
A lot of people are making loads of money by selling their videos online.
Gone are the days when you needed to have a studio and a lot of production equipment to make great videos. Today, anyone who has a computer, a video camera and the right software can create amazing videos that other people are going to want to watch. Some of the most popular videos are how-to videos, and if you have a skill you want to demonstrate, this is a great way to make some decent money doing it. Now all you have to do is find the best service to help you sell the most videos and make the most money. Here are our top three picks:
This is a video-on-demand platform that lets you sell videos to customers just as it says, on-demand. There are so many ways you can make money by using this service, including offering subscriptions so customers buy videos on a regular basis, online courses, membership sites, employee training videos and more. This service offers digital products, video hosting, built-in payments, affiliate tools, easy user management, marketing tools and an awesome reseller program. This service is easily supported on any device, including mobile, Roku and OTT platforms. You will enjoy unlimited hosting, with the complete platform being hosted, including all of your videos as well as any extra content. You can also use the progress tracking tool, which will let you see what videos people are the most interested in buying.
Here is another awesome service that lets you host video subscriptions, offer individual videos for sale without the need for a subscription, run fundraising campaigns and even offer rewards programs. You can provide customers videos, podcasts and loads of other multimedia, right from your own website and apps. How cool is that?
Content can be transcoded and streamed to any location in the world, and you can collect data on your customers to help you improve your content and sell even more. You will be able to upload and define your videos, use very unique tools to build an audience (and keep that audience and gain even more of an audience as you go). This is a tool you really should check out if you are serious about selling your videos online. You can choose to have direct fan payments, or indirectly via sponsorships and various other methods.
If you want a tool that will let you easily sell video content in your own online shop, check out everything that FlickRocket has to offer. You can feel safe in knowing that all sales are secure through service, and your videos will be protected with DRM. This prevents illegal sharing of your copyrighted content. Of course, you will find loads of SEO features that help you to market directly to targeted audiences, as well as the best marketing tools, affiliate management and total customer support services for your customers. You will also enjoy the ability to be able to offer a variety of payment methods for customers, which is something that is going to keep them coming back. All major operating systems and platforms are supported, including Windows, MacOSX, Android, iOS, SmartTV, ChromeOS, AirPlay, Kindle Fire, etc. You can choose from many shop designs, or customize your shop so it is completely unique to you and your business. Some of the tools you will have include email marketing, social media marketing and content cross licensing.
Jane Hurst is a freelance writer from San Francisco. You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.