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Vimeo On Demand Supports Creators

Posted by JenThorpe at 5:27 PM on September 12, 2013

Vimeo On Demand LogoVimeo has come up with a very interesting way to support video creators. It’s called On Demand. The purpose is to help video creators sell their films and episodic series by providing them with a way to monetize their work. Vimeo is offering a 90/10 split of revenue. The video creator would keep the 90% (after transaction fees). Vimeo will cover all delivery costs.

Vimeo On Demand is being offered exclusively to Vimeo PRO members. It includes:

* A customizable page design

* You can sell your work for the price you want (starting at $0.99).

* You can sell your work from anywhere you want – including from your own website. You get the option of selling your work only from your own domain (and not having it appear on Vimeo at all) if you want.

* Your work will be available online and on popular mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs in full HD.

* You can choose your audience (select a country, or choose “worldwide”).

* It is possible to allow people to buy your work, to rent your work, or both.

Vimeo has a Best Practices page that gives further details. Again, you must have a Vimeo Pro account to get involved with On Demand. You also need a verified PayPal account, “work that you’re proud of”, a poster and trailer for your work and an “entrepreneurial spirit”. Vimeo also wants you to make sure you have all the rights to the work you want to sell and/or rent.