weather photo bull in a blizzard
Bull in a Field by Mark Boardman

How Much Will You Get Paid For Your Videos?

How much will you get paid? And who is using the videos? There are a lot of variables but hopefully, the information below will answer your questions.

So you have a great weather or landscape video and are keen to earn some money from it. Send it to us at StormHour (email mark@stormhour.com or visit our contact page for more info), and we’ll do the rest!

And how much will you get paid? And who is using the videos? There are a lot of variables, but hopefully, the information below will answer your questions.

It depends on how your video is used. Typically, if your video sells, you’ll earn around £10-50; however, if it is popular, it can earn over £1000.

There are several ways your video might be used:

Direct sale: A website wants to use your video for a set period of time; depending on where it is placed and how long they want to use it, you could earn anything from £10 to £800.

For example, if it is placed on Facebook, payments are typically around £12.50 (note: Facebook payments aren’t based on views as brands/ companies aren’t making money through advertising on Facebook).

Our most common direct sales include The Sun, The Dodo, National Geographic, and Associated Newspapers Ltd (The Daily Mail).

Ad / Revenue share: A website may use your video and pop advertising around it to generate money. We will share the amount of money generated with you.

The table below outlines the  payment terms for our biggest partners that we work with:

 Rumble  30 days following month-end
 LiveLeak  60 days following month-end
 MSN  60 days following month-end
 Yahoo!  60 days following month-end
 DailyMotion  90 days following month-end
 AOL  90 days following month-end

Also, to sell your video as widely as possible worldwide, we work with the Associated Press, who licenses video via their Video Hub. We have also partnered with Reuters to increase your video sales chances. Please note that AP declares video sales monthly, and Reuters report to us quarterly, so your payments might take some time to be processed.

TV Production: Television production teams contact us to help them find clips to make a show.

For example, Channel 4 produced “Britain’s Wildest Weather” using Newsflare member videos. Everyone who had their video featured received a payment depending on how many seconds their clip was used in the show.

YouTube Monetisation: We can arrange for YouTube to allow advertising around your video. The amount of money earned will depend on the number of times the video has been viewed and what ads are placed around it, and if the viewer has watched your video for long enough for them to claim advertising money from the brand.

Facebook: Many of our partners express an interest in licensing a video by downloading it first without licensing. If the partner decides to publish your video on their Facebook page, they’ll pay a one-off license fee, allowing them to use your video for a set period.

Typically, we’ll receive payment from the partner 60-90 days later, which we’ll pay you shortly after.  Our biggest Facebook partners we work with include LADbible, UNILAD, and New Tang Dynasty.

If your video sells for more than £10, we’ll attempt to make the payment to your PayPal account.

Brands and Agencies: If a brand likes your video, it could be used in a campaign online, on social media or on TV. Depending on where the brand chooses to place the campaign and how long the advert will run, it will determine how much you would be paid for the video, but this can range from £100s and even into the £1000s.