Vimeo On Demand makes it possible to sell your videos online. Follow the steps below to make your titles will be available for sale and rental.
In this article:
- Step 1: Upgrade to Vimeo Pro or higher
- Step 2: Create your Vimeo On Demand title
- Step 3: Customize your title
- Step 4: Spread the word
- Step 5: Get paid
- Selling options
Step 1: Upgrade to Vimeo Pro or higher
To access Vimeo On Demand and start selling your videos directly to your audience, you need to upgrade to Vimeo Pro membership or higher.
Step 2: Create your Vimeo On Demand title
Once you’ve upgraded, you can create a new Vimeo On Demand title here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/create. You’ll want to decide if you’re selling a single film or series of videos.
Step 3: Customize your title
Add a title, description, and more to give future viewers an idea of what you’re selling. Upload your trailer and featured video(s) directly to the VOD page, or add them from your account if they’re already there. Then, upload a poster and customize the On Demand page to perfectly match your work.
Set your prices, choose any additional settings (such as rental period or available regions), or add some bonus features, and you’re ready to publish!
Bonus content is free by default, but you can choose to put it behind the paywall on a video-by-video basis. For example, you could offer some free bonus videos and others that can only be watched after your buyer purchases the title itself.
Step 4: Spread the word
Spread the word to your fans via social media channels, email, flyers stapled to telephone poles, skywriting, and whatever other methods you devise. We provide the technology, but the marketing is up to you!
Step 5: Get paid
We'll notify you every time you make a sale, and you'll get 90% of your sales after transaction fees in a PayPal payment once a month.
For example, a $10 VOD purchase from a buyer based in New York would get you about $7.80. (Taking out transaction fee of $0.48, applicable tax of $0.85 and the revenue sharing of $0.87).
Viewers can rent your videos for a time period that you select, anywhere from one day to one year. People who rent your title can stream it during this time frame, but don't have the option to download it.
If you add a "Rent All" option to your Vimeo On Demand page, it gives buyers access to any videos you've added to the VOD page, as well as any additional videos or bonus features you add during the specified viewing period. This can be anywhere from one day to one year from the date of the purchase.
Buyers can watch the title for as long as it remains on Vimeo. You can also offer the option for buyers to download the title to their computers and devices DRM-free. If you add a “Buy All” option to your Vimeo On Demand page, it gives buyers access to any videos you add to your VOD page, as well as any additional videos or bonus features you add in the future, for as long as your VOD page remains online.
Viewers have unlimited streaming access to all current episodes and bonus features in your series for a recurring monthly fee. Active subscribers will also have access to any new episodes or extra videos you add to the series' page.