The availability of high-end video cameras and software in the marketplace has made indie films a permanent staple in the profitable entertainment business. Independent films have opened the doors to unleash new found creativity in the making of quality films. Websites such as YouTube are a popular form of entertainment for millions of people around the world.
Visual entertainment has been part of our daily lives for more than a generation. Most people spend a considerable amount of time watching the latest shows on television making the film business one of the most lucrative in the world.
But did you know that an average person can make money by sharing videos online? There are websites on the Internet that will pay money to post your videos online and it’s surprisingly simple and addictive to do.
Specifically, high quality video that pertains to any particular do-it-yourself job has become hugely popular amongst the DIY crowd. Watching rather than having to read an instruction manual (and being able to watch online rather than rent or buy a DVD) is a big time and money saver for those that like to take on new DIY projects.
There is now a thriving market for video makers that cater to this DIY audience. Now, anyone who needs to know the ins and outs of some particular task can simply access the videos online and watch how the process is undertaken.
The videos must be presented in an orderly manner, show each step of a given process and be at least as interesting (hopefully more so) than reading the process from a manual. The materials needed for the job are also displayed for everyone to see. This makes it easy for anyone, even people on the opposite side of the globe, to better understand how to tackle the task at hand.
Websites such as Ehow.com are popular among do-it-yourselfers who want to find and see a tutorial on how to properly tackle a DIY job. Especially in tough economic times, it’s becoming common knowledge that many projects can easily be done in the comfort of one’s own garage. You get to learn new things while saving money in the process. For this reason the market for experts to make money by sharing videos online is on the rise. It can be a noble way to share your expertise while earning some cash in the process.
The main tool of the trade is a reliable video camera or camcorder. Although, YouTube is not a stickler for the quality of the video submitted, websites like eHow want to get the highest quality video possible. This means doing your best to achieve quality lighting and audio. The value of the videos you make will be relative, to a great extent, to the production quality as well as the content quality of that video.
You don t need a degree in filmmaking to practice this endeavor, but you will need some skills in editing (or have access to someone else who has those skills) to make the best video possible. Quite often on sites which host video, there is some kind of mechanism whereby consumers can rate your videos depending on popularity and quality content. Just like with writing articles, the more people that like your content, the more valuable it is.
You can make a video for every conceivable niche possible, ranging from how to change a car battery to how to make a bar stool from surplus materials (like maybe a tractor seat, for example). Unless you have the luxury of knowing video lighting or having access to someone that does, a good rule of thumb is to make sure to provide adequate amounts of light so that at least everything you shoot is easily visible on camera.
If you are already a video professional or hobbyist, and haven’t yet tried the idea of making money by sharing how-to videos, give it a try. The wonders of the Internet have enabled ordinary people to display their extraordinary talents online while raking in some extra cash in the process.