Vimeo’s New Tip Jar Can Make You Money
Vimeo now offers it’s creators a couple new ways to make money for it’s contributors videos. Unlike YouTube, Vimeo has also done so without adding contextual advertising to their videos.
How does it work?
Vimeo has introduced a Tip Jar for it’s paying members. The Tip Jar is just what it sounds like. A place for viewers to tip their favorite video editors and producers. If you like a video and want to support the creator, then tip them.
Vimeo has also rolling out a Paywall or a Pay-to-View service for their contributor’s content. The contributor can then set the amount that they want to charger per view.
If you haven’t heard of Vimeo before – think YouTube but with a lot more of an artistic and creative flare.
The Bad News
The flip side to this is that you have to be a Plus Member or a Pro Member. Vimeo Plus Membership is $9.95 a month or $59.95 a year. Pro Membership is $199 a year.
Clearly Vimeo Membership is not the cheapest around.
In order for you to break even and begin earning a profit from your videos. You would probably have to have a decent audience already and a good amount of videos in your Vimeo account.
More to Come
Vimeo says that there is more to come which is exciting for both it’s present and future creators. It will be interesting to see how this dynamic will change Vimeo – if at all.
Personally, I think there will be a lot less views with the Pay-to-View Model. The Tip Jar is a really cool idea, but how many people are going to actually tip and how much Vimeo creators will actually make is yet to be seen.
Either way, it’s another way for you and your videos to get more exposure and potentially more money.