The Internet allows everyone to be a movie or television producer. With just a small investment into rudimentary equipment you can start creating your own content for the web. However, you may want to do more than just share your content with others. Your interests may lie in making some money off of your creative work. Fortunately, selling videos online does not require the capital investment that selling and distributing videos in the real world does.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Set up an online payment account. To receive payments for selling videos online you will first need some kind of payment account. PayPal, MoneyZap, and BidPay are some of the most famous of these. Check out reviews and overviews of the sites online. Decide which company's services will give you the best value for your dollar. Then sign up for one. The best part of these services is that they allow you to accept credit card payments, enabling you to sell to people who don't even have accounts.
Sign up for an online video storefront. Two main services exist for those who are looking to sell videos online. MindBites.com deals exclusively with educational, instructional, and "how to" videos. Cerizmo is a robust service that charges a low monthly fee to take care of pretty much everything. Unfortunately, Cerizmo only accepts PayPal. Sign up for one of these services and you'll be able to start uploading content.
Blog about your content. Blogs work great for those wishing to promote a product. Set up a blog and host it at its own domain. Then start adding content daily. You can blog about your content, content that influenced your content, online video selling generally, or anything else that seems relevant. The important thing is to create some kind of content daily to keep people coming to your site, and to make it appear active. Use the site to give people a small taste of what you are creating.
Promote your blog. Your blog feeds traffic to your content. You can feed traffic to your blog by posting entries on social networking sites, social bookmarking sites, and forums dedicated to any topic related to your content, or dedicated to video content itself.
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