Top 10 Ways to Make Money from Video Clips Online

Have you got a video clip and want to know the top 10 ways to make money from video clips online?

If you’ve taken funny, bizarre, shocking or amazing video footage on your phone or camera and were wondering how to make the most of it, here are the top 10 ways to make money from video clips online.

  1. Selling your video to the entire national press in one shot is the quickest way to get it to go viral and put money in your pocket.  Not only will you’ll be paid every time the video is used, but it will drive traffic to your video no matter what platform you are using. It’s easy to send in footage and keep track of your earnings thanks to their partnership with the Goolge News Initiative.
  2. is proving to be a big player matching YouTube and MetaCafe. Originally it was a US based only site but now it is available worldwide – BONUS!
  3. such a simple process to upload any video to endless categories. YouTube is also a little gem from a Website owner perspective as it also helps drive traffic. One of the easiest ways to start making money via your videos.
  4. has the highest standard and best quality of videos. It had a massive 100 million unique visitors for a month.
  5. Facebook.comnot the smoothest/easiest of processes but could be worth it in the end. Initially you need to develop a substantial audience on your existing FB page, then wait for the money to roll in via sponsored posts, affiliate deals etc.
  6. Maker.tvthis is a brilliant site for up and coming talent. It offers 50% or revenue from adverts to users who upload their amazing videos. On its best day gets 500 million global monthly views
  7. this is a testosterone filled site aimed mainly at men between 15 – 35. It is cram packed with videos of funny videos, pictures and games. If your video makes it onto their homepage will buy it for $400 or you can licence it to them for $200, this can keep going up and up to a massive $2000.
  8. Send your footage to ViralHog and If it’s selected, they will pitch your content to media partners and negotiate deals on your behalf.
  9. Atom Films – Atom are looking for videos aimed at the MTV demographic, quirky, edgy and amusing videos that you are willing to sell the distribution rights for.
  10. CreateSpace – backed by Amazon itself! Favouring independent flimmakers and other longer videos. The videos hosted are syndicated with Amazon Unbox which allows you to keep up to 50% of the profits through Unbox.

Do you know other ways to make money from video clips other than our top 10 ways to make money from video clips online?  Let us know in the comments below and we’ll do our best to update the list above.


Featured image by Jim.henderson (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

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