Video Tipping is an awesome way to earn money by exploring social media communities and discovering great videos.
Differently to video uploads, tipped video doesn’t need to belong to you. So, if you watch lots of viral videos online and are able to spot an entertaining video from the original filmer (person who filmed the clip), making you want to share it with family and friends, then you should sign up and be a part of Video Tipping!
Please note, it is currently in trial and is subject to testing and changes. We will be asking you to participate in short surveys for feedback so we can make the product the best it can be!
It’s really simple. If you haven’t joined Newsflare yet, you can become a tipper by signing up at newsflare.com/account/signup . If you’re an existing member with an interest in tipping, email email@example.com to request tipping added to your account.
You can start earning with Newsflare, simply:
- Discover original and compelling videos posted on social media.
- Copy the URL of the video and submit the video tip to Newsflare for review.
- Earn money for every video tip that is approved.
Videos that Newsflare want tipping
- Anything with a unique or interesting action
- Extreme weather - tornadoes, floods, lightning, huge storms, massive hail, huge waves, etc
- News footage – footage of any newsworthy event that is interesting
- Cute pets, kids, families
- Dashcam - learner drivers, road rage, crashes
- Fails – falls, slips, and crashes
- Animal videos – unusual animals, animal attacks, unusual animal behaviour, wildlife rescues
When logged in - take a look at your home page and see what is selling - this will give you a flavour of the various videos that go onto make a sale!
We cannot work with the following videos:
- Branded content, for example, GoPro, Redbull or other companies
- State, local, county, governments or entities such as fire departments, police departments
- Charities or organisations like Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, zoos, and museums
- Competitor organisations, for example, Jukin Media, Storyful, ViralHog or Break
If you are unsure, then please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
My tip never passed the tipping checks - why is this?
If you’ve received an email to inform you that your tip has not passed the checks then it may be for a number of reasons.
1/ Not compelling
Our newsdesk researchers don’t believe the video tipped is interesting or unique enough to interest our buyers. There must be an interesting action or a story to the video.
We can’t use heavily edited videos or short videos - they must be 30 seconds or more ideally.
2/ Not current
Unfortunately, if you have tipped newsworthy footage it must be current and timely (preferably within 24 hrs.) for our buyers to want to run the story. If the story is too old it’s unlikely to sell. Either the event may have occurred and there isn’t a demand for the video or it may be several years old and hard to reach the content owner if their account isn’t active.
3/ Not original
There are thousands of channels that post videos that they do not own, Our newsdesk has identified the video as not being original. We are only able to work with content that is filmed by the owner and/or filmed with their camera.
We are only able to work with content that is by the owner of the content - those that have filmed the footage.
Tips for identifying copies include:
- If a site has a lot of videos on it - and they are different videos then chances are that a video posted on the site is a copy
- If you look at the videos on the site you can often see several popular videos so that is a pretty good indicator that the site is just re-posting content that they did not film
- If there is no specific information about the video then proceed with caution
4/ Copyrighted material / legal issue
Unfortunately, we cannot work with videos that contain copyrighted music - it must be royalty free. Also the likes of branded content like Redbull or GoPro.
It is at the newsdesk discretion as to whether a video is appropriate for our platform - extreme violence, offensive material, pornographic or moment of deaths.
6/ Managed by a third party
If a video is being managed by a third party and requires licensing then we are unable to work with the video.
There are a couple of ways to tell if a video is represented by another company:
- If in the YouTube description of the video details any licensing info for other companies
- If you see licensing info on any videos or branded logos
7/ Represented by Newsflare
Our newsdesk team have identified this content already on our platform and is managed exclusively by Newsflare.
8/ Technical issueOur newsdesk has considered the tipped video to have a technical issue which may be one of the following reasons; out of focus, shot poorly, or it has writing that obscures the action.
For more information on how to maximise the chances of your video being sold, please check out these top tips.
If you think you have what it takes to tip videos, then please contact the team on email@example.com.