Cleeng now lets you monetize the videos you host on your Vimeo Pro account, the company announced today on its blog while introducing this new product, known as Cleeng Play. In practice, it means that you can charge a fee to let users watch your content.
According to Cleeng’s co-founder and VP Operations, Donald Res, the process is very simple. All you have to do is to login or register on Cleeng Play’s dedicated page and link in to your new video account – either Vimeo Pro or Brightcove Express. You can then pick the video you want to put up for sale, and adjust your settings.
The site also recommends you to update your privacy settings on Vimeo and hide it from the video platform, where it would otherwise remain accessible for free. On the other hand, Cleeng lets you charge a fee from the videos you embed on your own website, as you can see in this example:
As you may remember, we recently listed Cleeng as one of seven lesser-known ways to make money from your content online. As we reported, the site and its plugins let you make money from all types of digital content – not only video, but also text and pictures. Yet, videos are the most lucrative type of media, Cleeng reports:
“Reaching the milestone of serving 2000 customers now, we have gained insights into what sells over the internet and what doesn’t. Believe it or not, videos account for over 13% of our total items sold but is a whopping 78% of our total revenue generated. While most articles are sold between $0.5 and $2, premium videos can garner from $4.99 to $19.99, and these prices can climb even higher if the content is unique and dedicated to enthusiastic fans.”
➤ Cleeng Play (Beta)