Thank You Sam38G The list of resources for selling your own vids is outstanding, I was considering adding this and you did the perfect job. This is good advice here!
Mike since you are a newbie at this part of the industry. I will submit this blog for you.
Clips4sale requires 10 original videos to open a store. Highly recommend MP4 format. Once you have the first original 10 up, then you can also format each video into MP4, WMV & low rez WMV. There are still buyers who prefer WMV, there are buyers who don’t have high speed internet connections & get the low rez WMV format. Now if you have Adobe Cloud you can use the Media Encoder. If you don’t then I highly recommend AVS4you.com video converter.
It is best to upload a new video in all 3 formats daily and set it to different times. Videos 5 to 12 minutes long for me sell the best. Although they set a minimum price per minute and a 3 minute minimum you can also charge more for it. Depending upon the type of content & customer base you are trying to attain.
Those who are new to editing & don’t have much money to invest into an editing program Avs4you.com is a great deal & easy to learn. You can edit pics & videos, watermark them, convert them into different formats. There are tutorials on their official youtube channel are short, easy to follow & learn. Taught myself the basics & was on my way in about an hour.
Clips4sale is a great way to test the waters without any commitments & spending lots of money. You can see what converts into a sale & what doesn’t pretty quickly. It also gives you the freedom to try many different niches.
Highly suggest sitting down with a pen & paper. Then go through the list of niches & write down each one that interests you. Once the list is compiled go look at the stores & the videos in that niche you are curious about. See how others are doing it and then brainstorm what you can bring to the table that is new, different. Time to put your own spin on it & follow your instincts & passion.
There are the typical VOD sites like AEBN, Hot Movies and such which the percentage paid out to the content producer SUCKS!!! but maybe they have the traffic & sales to make it worth it. Not what I’ve heard from those who are on there, but I have no clue.
Then there is:
Most of which you will have to drive your own traffic to make money. Customs4u.com may have a leg up cause they are owned by Freeones.com
Now Elevatedx.com has added a VOD clip store to their Pro Platform. So you can have a pay site & a VOD store.
Youtube.com, Lynda.com and my peers are the best resources for any issue that pops up.
They also own AdultCentro.com which I highly suggest one checks out all their programs.
Success requires creative content & tons of self marketing & social media. Now I will say, cam performers are hustlers & innovative like I have never seen in this industry before. They continuously inspire me with their work ethics & putting their own twist on this biz. It is NOW an industry of Entrepreneurs where talent, hardwork & creativity determines success.