Are you a regular internet user? Then you might have seen different (weird) videos and activity on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and so on. Different types of videos having different topics being shared on a daily or weekly basis. Do you ever realize what the logic behind making these videos is? And what do we call them who create and then upload them on video sharing sites? What’s the objective of these video sharing sites and why people are adopting this fashion, trend, or whatever you call this, with every passing day? Your first reaction would be natural to these activities as I thought “What are they doing this and why? But let me clear you that those people are not insane they are Vloggers. Yes! Vloggers like any normal blogger or article writers.
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What Is Vlogging (Video Blogging)?
Vlogging is derived from the word Blogging (which is further derived from the word Weblog) and having a very long history of its derivation (actually not very long just few years back). Where this all started is hard to explain in this simple and short article so just to make long story short, people started to blog about different topic on their website and few years back a guy whose name was Adrian Miles came up with an idea to recording his activity instead of writing long or short articles and created his first video Vlog on November 27 2000 (unfortunately) he couldn’t get more exposure but he can be considered as Neil Armstrong in Vlogging field.
A Vlog can be on anything like sharing local news through videos created by someone or technology review or a how-to guide on how to prepare for your tests (I hate to do that) in short you can make a video on anything which attracts you and is your hobby or if you want to teach or preach something.
Who are Vloggers?
A Vlogger is, obviously, that person who makes videos to share with others. This activity can be adopted as a hobby or to make some extra money through this. These people are very passionate about making videos and sharing it with world. They Vlog about different topic whatever suites them best e.g. reviewing different gadgets, teaching mathematics, physics or economics or making a funny video of themselves (or someone else).
Well! This activity has various kinds of benefits like if you want to be an actor (which is almost impossible these days due to a long queue of strugglers) and have no idea or right contact to approach any relevant person then you can make a skit and upload it to any video-sharing site such YouTube or Dailymotion. There are so many talent hunters searching for new and promising talent like you and they always approach these site to find out future stars like you and me (not me actually). Or
If you want to be a successful professor and have no experience and couple of students then you can simply record your lectures and upload them on these sites mentioned above. And by this you cannot even excel your teaching skills but also can get feedback on your teaching style through viewer’s comments.
Suppose you’re a housewife who can’t leave her house for full time job then you can set up your online kitchen where you can teach people how to cook without leaving your house for a second. Or if you are a traveler who never stays at home so you can share videos about your traveling and findings and many more
You are bound only by your imagination. Just think by yourself and start making vlogs for your channel.
Where to start and How to make money with videos?
So, now when you have decided to start your own Vlogging channel then you probably thinking of a starting platform. You don’t need to think too much as we have already planned it for you (sounds like a salesman, but I’m not selling you anything. Believe me!). There are plenty of pre-loaded websites with lots of resources for you to get started and stand out from others like YouTube (obviously you know that) Dailymotion, Vimeo, Break.com, Viddler and Blip.tv. All you have to do is choose any of the sites, sign up for an account which is free and costs you nothing and make further settings of your channel.
Looks interesting huh? But there is a confusion which is this variety of websites that make it hard for you to decide to make a selection right?
Let’s choose Dailymotion for start your first channel as it is easy to use and having no lengthy and tough terms for you to start a channel.
Dailymotion.com is a video-sharing website which allows people to upload, share and view videos, it is ranked at 94 position on Alexa Ranking and is second most viewed website after YouTube (which is ruling this industry but unfortunately is a King of controversies). It is established on March 15 2005 by Benjamin Bejbaum and Olivier Poitrey. It’s headquarter is in Paris.
The idea took place in the living room of Olivier by a group of six people who agreed on investing €6000 (about $9271) and then went on to increasing the investment and profit as well. First through Atlas Ventures and then Partech International latter in 2009 and finally became stable by backing up with French Government financing it from its Strategic Investment Funds.
Dailymotion allows its user to simply browse, view and share videos of their choice through different tags and search queries. You can search for your desired videos, channels or groups. Not even this but you can also add friends on the site. Dailymotion also lets you connect your Facebook account to your Dailymotion account.
NOTE: Having an account is not compulsory to use Dailymotion.
How to Earn Money Online with Dailymotion ?
Dailymotion also offers you some very useful program to earn money through your videos like
- Dailymotion Publisher, And
- Open VOD (Video on Demand)
Motionmaker is a group of those users who creates their own video content like a music band or private news media or sports lovers. A motionmaker is an independent video creator or an actor; it can be a filmmaker or an editor with an official approval badge by Dailymotion. They have full support and access to the ultimate gadgets for their channel in order to create an awesome look and engaging channel. A motionmaker can get finance from Dailymotion for his/her project (mentioned above) and is featured on the Homepage of Dailymotion. He/she can avail full 1080HD results for his/her videos. Most important, if you are a Motionmaker then you can share revenue through advertisement displayed in/outside and along your videos.
Dailymotion Publisher Program:
It’s a very helpful program from Dailymotion team for any user who becomes their partner (by simply enabling the option in your account) and can share revenue up to 50% or more. All you need to do is just browse through a large number of videos available in Dailymotion’s directory and place them into your website or blog whatever you have and that’s it. As much traffic you’ll gain through your website as as more “Passive Income” you can generate through your Publisher’s account. Log in to your account (Dailymotion) to check your stats by going in to the dashboard and after when you reach minimum balance requirement you’ll be paid through PayPal or through Bank Wire as per your choice.
Dailymotion Open VOD:
This program enables you to sell your most popular video to Dailymotion as per your price. Yes! If a video, which you created, go viral and becomes popular then you can sale it out and interesting thing is, you can decide the price for your video. So, now all you have to do is, create a video, upload it on Dailymotion and try your best to promote it and make it popular and you will get your desired price for not only one video but as many videos as you could successfully make popular.
Why Choose Dailymotion for Vlogging?
You might be thinking that why am I suggesting you to go with Dailymotion when you have a better option in shape of YouTube which is number one Video-sharing site and ranked number 3rd on Alexa ranking right? You are absolutely right and I agree with you that YouTube is King of this industry but you might have known that most of the time YouTube is not accessible in many of the countries and in the end after all your hard work when it is time for getting viewership, you find that they have been stopped by their Government order that not to use YouTube due to certain reason. Do you know that YouTube is still not accessible in many countries including China, Pakistan, Syria, Germany (in some regions) and Tunisia along with many other countries and even if it is not banned somewhere then people have no complete access to the site? And this is not for the first time when it is blocked. Here are the names of all those countries where it have been banned in the past and still not accessible in some of the countries like Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Sudan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE and USA.
This is not the only reason for leaving YouTube. The second reason is their tough and strict rules for its users which makes it impossible for common users to earn through its monetizing program. They have very strict rules for vloggers and due to this many of YouTubers complain for their accounts being banned by YouTube authorities due to a complicated reason.
I’m ready to earn extra money, What to Do:
I know you are already excited to start your channel and earn money but you are all out of ideas. No problem, here are some suggestions which may help you to decide:
- You can start a cooking class where you can teach how to cook different food.
- You can help people by making videos on different common problems like how to scan a virus or how to write a cover letter for a new job.
- You can start a fitness channel where you can give tips and tell how to exercise in right way.
- You can start giving reviews on Smart phones, Laptops, Computers and other similar gadgets.
- You can also start giving reviews on newly released movies.
- You can become an online reporter to deliver news on various genres.
- You can also start a travelling channel where you can show the world about different places with a different perspective.
- You can set up an online music band with your friends or a solo music channel as you wish. Or
- You can just tell people about different websites (popular one).
This is not it. There are so many ways you can find by yourself because you know yourself better than anybody else does. Whatever you do, do it with passion and you should love it.
What not to do:
I know many of you have a very first attraction with this way of earning so I would warn you from some things which you should not opt to earn through Dailymotion as mentioned under:
- Do not upload copyrighted material
- Do not upload songs, movies or dramas which are not your possession.
- Do not upload violent videos.
- Do not upload a video in which an animal is seen being injured or killed.
- Do not upload a video which contains aggressive or abusive material.
- Do not upload a video which is not appropriate for children.
- Do not upload any sexual material
Some additional ways to earn via Videos blogging:
If you are thinking that these are the only ways to earn through Dailymotion then let me tell you, there are few more ways by which you can earn quite good money if you do not want to sign up for Dailymotion’s monetizing program
Find your own Sponsor:
Instead of singing up in Dailymotion’s monetizing program, you can contact big brand personally and get sponsorship for your channel. You don’t need to keep Dailymotion as a middle man but for doing so you need a good, in fact great, amount of audience to impress your sponsors. Many big companies are ready to start such initiatives which are unique and innovative like Coca-cola, Pepsi-cola, Nestle, Nokia, Apple, Samsung Electronics and many more.
Promote your own products:
If you are a businessman or a producer then you can use this platform for selling your own product and get lots of customers on Dailymotion through your videos. All you need to do is reach maximum number of viewer and make a strong viewership.
Giveaway on your channel:
If you are running a how-to channel then this trick may benefit you. Give free access to most of your videos and when you find a reasonable audience response then you can charge people for some content which is more important to be accessed. In this way, you will definitely get reasonable sales.
Get Affiliate Programs:
Work hard to get your channel at the top of popularity and when people start recognize your channel and trust you than find some good affiliate programs. This is another effective way from where you can make big amount of money.
“Making videos is becoming so common these days and earning through vlogging is now a trend. You can also become one of the successful Vlogger but you need to be patient as you are going to start your own business (even if on a small scale). And businesses are not being established over night.”
Wait, work and GET your Dreams.