Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Crochet Videos - Independent Producer

Crochet has made a big comeback on the Internet in the past few years. There are some thoughts I want to share with those of you who earn revenue on your crochet, knitting and crafting videos.  This will apply to sites other than YouTube as well. 


I know many of you participate in account monetization on YouTube or have gone on to become a full partner. The type of videos we make take a lot of time to produce.   I have been approached by a few 3rd party sites who want to purchase my videos for a flat fee and then upload them on their YouTube channel.  Some have said the future videos I make can only go on their channel.  Others have requirements that make the videos look like spam.  They can embed and link our existing videos on their sites if they are really interested in our existing content.  


I have done many Google searches for professional video production. It starts from $1000-$10,000 on up for a 15-30 second commercial video.  


Something else that is often looked over is our crochet expertise. I  have over 28 years of experience with crochet.  What we have is two fold.  The knowledge of crochet and producing a professional quality crochet video, that can be in production for several months. 


These 3rd parties want to redirect traffic to their channel or site but not pay what the videos are worth. These offers are nothing but a bad deal.   When someone makes an offer to pay you a monetary value up front, they know it will go much further. Most likely tens of thousands of times more than their measly offer of $15-$50 dollars for a video.   


One day some of you may get real offers.  Right now I have not seen anything legitimate.


My suggestion! Stay Independent, you don't need a middle man to do what you are already doing.


Please share your experiences and questions you may have.



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