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Online Video Pitches for Riches

Looking to get rich quick in the world of online video? Then you can't miss the guilty pleasure that is Light Reading's new report: Online Video: Show Us the Money.

Since last summer, we've been keeping a list that compares the features of every video sharing site we could find. The market is very crowded, with more than 80 sites currently on the list.

One way companies are attempting to pull away from the pack is to offer a way for content contributors to get paid. Some Websites let you earn money for their work, and some offer to pay you outright.

In this report, Light Reading explores the payment details of eight prominent video sharing sites: Some key findings include:

  • Blip.tv has the greatest profit potential among those sites, provided your content appeals to the right set of advertisers.

  • Break.com is the most subjective of the lot, offering to simply pay cash for videos its staff likes.

  • Competitive pressures forced Lulu.tv to switch business models. It went from charging $14.95 a month to sharing a percentage of pooled ad revenues with content creators.

What kind of payment system has Google experimented with? And has YouTube finally been bested in several major traffic categories? The answers are just a click away.

— Raymond McConville, Reporter, Light Reading

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