3 Free Video Sharing Websites That Pay

Make Money from the Content You Create and Upload

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If you want to upload videos to the web, there are dozens of websites you can use. Why not pick a site that will pay you for your content? More and more free video sharing websites offer people money for the videos they create and share. Some will even pay you to watch other people's videos. Here are three worth checking out.


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What We Like

  • A massive user base.

  • May pay more than smaller competitors.

What We Don't Like

  • A lot of competition for viewers.

YouTube is a massive website with tons of users of all ages. It's the best place to upload videos if you want to share your content with the world. It's also the best place to make money from your videos.

To get paid on YouTube, monetize your videos with Adsense. This allows the platform to place advertisements inside your videos. If your content is popular enough, you get paid through YouTube's partner program.

One-hit-wonder video creators can also earn money if YouTube decides to monetize a single video that's gone viral.

Learn how to monetize your YouTube account if that's the route you want to take.


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What We Like

  • Get paid for watching content.

  • Free to sign up.

  • A variety of reward options.

What We Don't Like

  • Has microtransactions.

  • Takes time to earn enough points for rewards.

Use the Viggle app while you watch your favorite shows on Netflix, Hulu, and other sites to earn rewards and redeem them for real things like prizes and gift cards.

Want to give it a shot? Download the Viggle app and follow the on-screen instructions as you watch live TV or stream from a supported service like Amazon. You'll earn Perk Points as you watch the video. Every minute of streaming video earns one point, and there are occasional opportunities to earn bonus points as well.

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What We Like

  • Offers a variety of rewards for watching video content.

  • The Perk Wallet app tracks your progress across all of Perk's money-earning sites (including Viggle).

What We Don't Like

  • Some users have reported slow downs and freezes when using the app.

Similar to Viggle, Perk.tv allows you to earn points for watching videos online. Trade points in for cash, gift cards, airline miles, electronics, and more. For example, get a $1 Amazon gift card for 1,250 points or a $5 Walmart.com gift card for 5,000 points. You get 50 points for signing up, then earn more as you watch videos and trailers, and take surveys.

Perk owns Viggle, along with a number of other reward-earning apps and websites. A separate app, called Perk Wallet, tracks rewards across all of them. It's available on iOS.