If you want to upload your video to the web, there are dozens of websites you can use. With all those choices, why not pick a site that will pay you for your content?
These days, more and more free video sharing websites are paying their members for the videos they upload.
Here's a quick rundown of some of the free video sharing sites that offer to pay you for your work.
Revver partners your video with targeted ads, and you get 50 percent of the profits. Your videos don't have to be watched all the way through to make money, though, and you can even get paid for sharing videos made by other people.
Revver doesn't pay out until you've earned at least $20, and you'll need a PayPal account to get started.
Blip.tv is a video sharing website aimed primarily at creators with a steady stream of content, so what you get when you sign up is essentially your own online TV show. You can still use it to upload just one or two videos, but if you're able to create a whole show, you're likely to make a lot more money.
Blip.tv has several choices when it comes to advertising. You can create your own scheme and pick the ads that appear on your show as well as where in each video they appear, or you can let Blip set it up for you. All you need is a PayPal account.
YouTube is not the place to get rich, but if your videos are popular enough, you will get paid. Content creators who regularly get thousands of views can apply to join the YouTube partners program and earn advertising revenue from all of the videos they upload. One-hit-wonder video creators can also earn money if YouTube decides to monetize a single video that's gone viral.
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- Meta Cafe
Meta Cafe features video content from professionals and amateurs, and producers of popular videos get paid for their work!
- Atom Films
If you're videos are aimed at the MTV crowd, upload them to Atom Films. The site is owned by MTV, and it's on the lookout for edgy, entertaining videos to license for distribution on the web, phones and even TV.