So you have a great weather or landscape video and you’re keen to earn some money from it. Send it to us at StormHour (email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our contact page for more info) and we’ll do the rest!
And how much will you get paid? And who is using the videos? There are a lot of variables but hopefully the information below will answer your questions.
It depends on how your video is used. Typically if your video sells you’ll earn around £10-50, however, if it is really popular it is possible to earn over £1000.
There are several ways your video might be used:
Direct sale: A website wants to use your video for a set period of time, depending on where it is placed and how long they want to use it, you could earn anything from £10 to £800.
For example, if it is placed on Facebook, payments are typically around £12.50 (note: Facebook payments aren’t based on views as brands/ companies aren’t making money through advertising on Facebook).
Our most common direct sales include The Sun, The Dodo, National Geographic, and Associated Newspapers Ltd (The Daily Mail).
Ad / Revenue share: A website may use your video and pop advertising around it to generate money. We will share the amount of money generated with you.
The table below outlines the payment terms for our biggest partners that we work with:
|Rumble||30 days following month-end|
|LiveLeak||60 days following month-end|
|MSN||60 days following month-end|
|Yahoo!||60 days following month-end|
|DailyMotion||90 days following month-end|
|AOL||90 days following month-end|
Also, in order sell your video as widely as possible around the world we work with the Associated Press, who license video via their Video Hub. We have also partnered with Reuters, to increase your chances of selling a video. Please note, that AP declares video sales monthly and Reuters report to us quarterly, so your payments might take some time to be processed.
TV Production: Television production teams contact us to help them find clips to make a show.
For example, Channel 4 produced “Britain’s Wildest Weather” used Newsflare member videos. Everyone who had their video featured received a payment depending on how many seconds their clip was used in the show.
YouTube Monetisation: We can arrange for YouTube to allow advertising around your video. The amount of money earned will depend on the number of times the video has been viewed and what ads are placed around it and if the viewer has watched your video for long enough for them to claim advertising money from the brand.
Facebook: A number of our partners express an interest in licensing a video by downloading it first, without licensing. If the partner decides to publish your video on their Facebook page, they’ll pay a one-off license fee, which allows them to use your video for a set period of time.
Typically, we’ll receive payment from the partner 60-90 days later which we’ll pay to you shortly after. Our biggest Facebook partners we work with include, LADbible, UNILAD, and New Tang Dynasty.
If your video sells for more than £10 we’ll attempt to make the payment to your PayPal account.
Brands and Agencies: If a brand like your video it could be used in a campaign online, on social media or even TV. Depending on where the brand chooses to place the campaign, and how long the advert will run, it will determine how much you would be paid for the video but this can range from £100s and even into the £1000s.