If you've struggled to earn a living as an independent video creator or musician, we have a solution. Video creators and musicians make more money by publishing their original video pieces and streaming their live performances on That Video Mag than by releasing them on free ad-supported models. It works like this:
1) Sign up to submit a project or performance.
2) Get approved and we will pay you $1,000-$5,000 per video.
3) Create an Affiliate Account and receive a unique tracking id.
4) We distribute your video using your unique id and you will receive $1 for every new paying member every month for the life of that member.
How do I track my distribution results?
You can view traffic, commissions, and payment history from your dashboard.
Do I still own the video?
YouTube and Facebook are platforms. Platforms allow users to create and publish content. Publishers, on the other hand, have editorial judgment, present highly-curated content, and invest a lot of time in its creation. We are publishers, and we retain full ownership.
May I submit a series?
Yes. Web series must consist of at least three episodes. Tip: Instead of creating one 30-minute video, break it up into three 10-minute segments.
How do you select projects?
We use a scorecard to determine the projects that have the power to inspire, educate, and mobilize audiences. Here are some of the things we look for:
• Production value – Cinematography (angle, framing, look, feel, detail), lighting, audio, editing, and music.
• Portfolio – How strong is the body of work? Are there projects that demonstrate an area of expertise?
• Story – Is the story, upbeat, inspiring, or informative? Does it trigger emotions?
If you’re going to ask an editor to pay you for your idea, make sure it’s an idea worth paying for. Think scope, reach, and impact.
This problem emerges in a lot of ways, but the most common issues I see are: Your story requires very little — or no — reporting; it could be written by anyone; it applies to a very small demographic (caveat: this isn’t a problem if that’s intentional and the publication is interested in that audience); your story has a very limited shelf-life (again, not a problem if that’s intentional and you know the outlet would be interested); or it just doesn’t have any sweep or scope. Editors want important, substantive stories.
Ask yourself: If an editor responded and said, “So what? Who cares?” — would you have a real answer? - How to successfully pitch The New York Times (or, well, anyone else) - Tim Herrera, Nieman Lab
How do I get paid?
Payments are made via PayPal on the last Friday of the month.
What if I don't have any money to get started?
Partners may receive up to 50% in funding to cover production expenses.
• YouTube – $2-$3 per 1,000 impressions and takes 45% in commission.
• Facebook – Likes, comments, and followers.
• Vimeo – 90% of the revenue. Membership is $240 per year.
• Patreon – 5% to 12% of all processed payments.
• Craigslist – Low paying one-off gigs.
• Creative agencies – High paying one-off gigs.
• Napster – $0.019 per stream
• Tidal – $0.01284 per stream
• Apple Music – $0.00783 per stream
• Google Play Music – $0.00676 per stream
• Deezer – $0.0064 per stream
• Spotify – $0.00437 per stream
• Amazon – $0.00402 per stream
• Pandora – $0.00133 per stream
• YouTube – $0.0.00069 per view
How are those platforms working out for you?
Are there any requirements (Videographers)?
• At least two years of experience in video production, film-making, or video journalism.
• A professional camera and editing software.
• A YouTube or Vimeo portfolio showcasing your work.
• A PayPal account.
How do I get started?
• Become a Partner
• Log in
• Navigate to "My Menu"
• Select "Submit a Video" or "Performance Application"
• Complete and send
• Navigate to "My Menu"
• Create an Affiliate Account
Before sending us your ideas, be sure to explore our website to familiarize yourself with our content, style, and approach.
"I've already been hired for multiple video projects for That Video Mag and what I can say is it has been one of the most seamless experiences I've encountered with any client. The team at That Video Mag lays things out for you and took care of making arrangements to make each project go smoothly. I will continue to work with That Video Mag. It's definitely been a good experience. They paid deposits well in advance and payment has always been prompt with final delivery. I am looking forward to seeing this brand grow!" - Albert Polanco, Revolt Photo & Video
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