I made $800 in a few days by simply showing the world my butt crack. Now I’ll share the secret on how you can make a decent coin for your amateur online videos (man that sounded like an infomercial introduction).
Metacafe is paying $5 per 1,000 views. That’s not the best “return on view,” in the industry (Revver, for instance, does roughly between $5 and $10 per 1,000 views- but it’s a “pay per click” model). But here’s the big difference. If Metacafe likes your stuff, they feature it. And so far I’ve been blown away with how much traffic my videos get. Big fish small pond. Check out the Metacafe Producer Rewards program.
Here’s the story- more than 300K people have viewed “Google Earth: Has it Gone Too Far” on Google Video, and a strange 4K have downloaded it. But revenue to date has been zero (Google Video doesn’t share ad revenue). But Metacafe features it for a few days and I suddenly made enough to buy a new camcorder. Yipee.
Note that Metacafe is It certainly gets more traffic than any other site that shares ad revenue (Comscore and Hitwise).
So my Butt Crack video (click to see it on Metacafe) has made more than $800 in the week or so it’s been live. Most of that in the first few days.
My mama always warned me about selling crack for a living.
I’m still loyally submitting to Revver (and getting excited about its version 1.0 launch). I also started experimenting with Eefoof yesterday. But as long as I can create material that warrants Metacafe featuring, it might be the best near-term payoff. At least when I meet the needs of the risque group of viewers on Metacafe.