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Can I charge someone to see a video on my web site that's hosted at YouTube?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by chrisj, Feb 6, 2020.

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    Can I charge a price (on my web site) for allowing someone to watch a video, that I uploaded to YouTube, but have embedded on my web site? Or is that aginst YouTube's TOU?
    SEMrush
     
    chrisj, Feb 6, 2020 IP
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  2. cronik

    cronik Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Not sure why you wouldn't just upload the video to your website's server? It may or may not be against YouTube's TOU but it doesn't seem ethical. If you're providing it for free on YT, why would you charge users to watch it on your website?

    Maybe provide us with more info so we can make sense of what you're trying to do.
     
    cronik, Feb 11, 2020 IP
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    It would be much easier to accomplish your end goal by utilizing a dedicated server xD
     
    jay_, Feb 11, 2020 IP
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    I agree with Jay_, I'd get a dedicated server build website and do link redirects to youtube. Now would people pay you for it... meh
     
    Richard Adams, Feb 12, 2020 IP
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    Hehe, all he can do is go for it! I'm here to help if you have any questions.
     
    jay_, Feb 13, 2020 IP
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    NetStar Notable Member

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    A bunch of dumb replies... No you can't charge to watch a YouTube video. However, you can host the video on your server and set up a members area with a simple free media player then charge for access.
     
    NetStar, Feb 15, 2020 IP
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    LadyStarc Greenhorn

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    My question: Is your video a course or something that is of value/educational? Also, if you already have uploaded it on YouTube how do you think you are going to earn from the video unless you send people on YT to watch and already have a monetized account on it.

    Alas! one sensible reply on the thread.
     
    LadyStarc, Feb 18, 2020 IP
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    robyries Notable Member

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    Yes..you can do that..

    Is any other instruction do you need. People love this when you pay for their work, even for penny..
     
    robyries, Feb 20, 2020 IP
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    You can do that with vimeo service which will host your video,gives you embed code and let you charge your customers.

    On YouTube, you can make the video invisible on YouTube search and show it on your website after charging your customers. YouTube has also a business registration, but I have never used it.
     
    mrweb, Feb 23, 2020 IP
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    Nope, youtube forbids it. Only way to monetize video is through their ad scheme.
     
    HarryPAO, Feb 24, 2020 IP
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    No you can't charge to watch a YouTube video!
     
    kerlly Butler, Feb 25, 2020 IP