How to Sell Video Footage

23 Aug

Before divulging on the topic of selling video footage it is imperative to know about the nature of the videos first. A video footage is generally a variety of video clips which have been taken by you and of which copyrights you own. Â  People who enjoy filming randomly or own a number of random clips often consider selling their videos also called footage to different online companies, which offer to sell your video clip. These companies can be anything from a business group to a news bureau. Thus you can make money by selling your footage in the same way you can make money by selling your pictures. The ‘New Kid on the block’, so to speak is MOZATROS an online News Bureau which represents anyone and everyone. This People’s News Bureau has a specific focus on news and news-worthy videos and photos. They require an exclusive because they have such a strong focus on selling to the media, most particularly to Television. They can get you a much higher return as they are ‘In the Business’. Also because they specialize in news, their ‘Exclusive’ request is time wise very short as news are short lived. You can live with that.


 Here are some particular steps you need to follow in order to get the videos uploaded and sold:



- Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  First gather any and every type of video clips which you would want to sell.  But before going ahead with the process you would have to ensure that the clips have been taken by you and no one else and you enjoy the copyrights to them. Clips of the type of time lapse, nature and people oriented sell rather well. However the highest revenues come from news-oriented segments, news opinion, news events such as politics, sports, entertainment, accidents, weather etc…  So, as you are forging ahead with the process of selling video clips make sure the subject you select is an interesting one if it happens not to be in the news category..


- Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Keep all your videos which you wish to sell in one folder on your own desktop.


- Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Create a database of the various websites which allow videographers to upload and sell their footage. Websites like,,, etc. are some example.  Seek out the sites which offer at least 40% royalty on each sale of your video  that you have uploaded. offers 60% which is fantastic since they can get a real high value for your footage. Also Mozatros lets you post your video on other sites but you have to specifically say that the clip you have posted is for sale by Mozatros exclusively. Otherwise your video or photo loses most of its commercial ‘real’ value.


- Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Since your goal is to make good money by selling your videos and photos, select those sites which offer the best returns. Do not submit your footage if you don’t like their offer. 


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Generally speaking a non-exclusive agreement is a good idea when selling video footage. However I would say is a special animal for the reasons explained above. Videos and photos, most particularly news oriented one, can bring you huge profits, but then again, remember to follow each step carefully for the best possible result.