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How to Upload Videos to Amazon Video Direct [Extra Ad Revenue for YouTube Videos]

How to Upload Videos to Amazon Video Direct [Extra Ad Revenue for YouTube Videos]


what’s going on guys welcome to the
video so today I’m going to teach you how to upload videos to Amazon video
direct and you might be asking yourself why would I want to upload videos to
Amazon video direct what is it what kind of videos can i upload we’re gonna cover
all that right here right now now why would you want to upload videos to
Amazon video direct well if you’re a content creator you have videos of your
own whether that be courses you know digital products or just YouTube videos
in general you know this is another place where you can upload your content
to earn more revenue put simply it’s another marketplace that you can upload
for free kind of like YouTube or Facebook video right that you can
potentially monetize videos and make more money off of content that you
already have so why would you not do it a good question I don’t know so how do
you upload the Amazon video direct it’s very simple you go to Amazon video
direct just google it it’s very very simple
I believe it’s video central about amazon.com is the direct link it’s gonna
take you to a link like this you can google it if you can’t find that direct
link it’s very very easy to find so it’s gonna take you to your dashboard here
and I just started doing this recently there is a reason I knew about this like
two years ago and I tried to upload videos in the past and there’s a lot of
Hoops that they make you jump through to be able to upload to Amazon video direct
right which basically means it’s gonna put your videos next to all the other
Amazon Prime videos that Amazon that people with Amazon Prime that are
streaming it can watch right so somebody might stumble upon your video just like
a facebook video or just like a YouTube video right and then you can collect
revenue on that video based on how many views and how much watch time your video
accumulates it’s just like any other platform except you’re doing it to
Amazon Prime members right so in the past there was a lot of hoops that you
had to jump through and I couldn’t really figure out how to get through
them all I would get through one and then I would be hit with another hoop
and then I would get through that and I’d be hit with another hoop and I would
just I stopped eventually and I was like this isn’t worth it I don’t want to do
this but now that I know how to get through all those I’m here to show that
to you today so here’s how you upload videos to
Amazon video direct it’s very simple we’re gonna upload one of my latest
youtube videos so if we go into my creator studio we’ll take one that I
haven’t uploaded we’ll come over here to your videos and you’ll notice there’s
two forms of videos right I started to try to upload a course I didn’t get very
far because I’ve been spending a lot of time creating my passive income
learner program which is almost done guys almost done it’s been about two
months of creating content for you know entire content business course there’s
75% off until this launches I’m not sure when it’ll launch it will probably
launch at the end of this week or the beginning of next week so you got to
potentially maybe three to four days max to make a decision
seventy-five percent off that if you get in pre course launch right once the
course launches there will be no sales there will be no coupon codes it’s worth
its weight in gold I put a lot of effort into that and a lot of value and like I
said it took me two months to put everything into it compile it all into a
nice you know format that you could consume that will basically teach you
how to do stuff like this and basically monetize all your content and earn
passive income to support your lifestyle it’s everything that I know and
everything that I do so little caveat how do you upload an Amazon video or
videos to Amazon direct well you can upload episode ik ones which are your
courses so if you have an entire course maybe you know udemy courses me
specifically I have like 50 udemy courses that’s a lot of content that I
can upload the Amazon video direct to monetize and this is where you’re gonna
put them episode ik right you’re gonna make like a season or your course would
be a season kind of and then you would up upload episodes or lectures into the
episode ik for most of you you’re probably just gonna upload videos or
YouTube videos or stuff like that so you’re gonna be in the standalone so
what we’re gonna do for this specific lecture is we’re gonna take a standalone
YouTube video and upload it to Amazon video direct and I’m gonna walk you
through that process so I believe I uploaded last one was retail drop ship
on Poshmark let’s upload how to retail dropship on Macari so what are we gonna
do first and foremost we’re gonna hit add title and I’m gonna walk you through
the process so what is the title of the video we’re gonna take it how to retail
drop ship on Recaro ecommerce sales with no inventory that’s the title then
select the category it’s gonna be educational and you can obviously go
through and you know picture category the majority of you you know if you’re
not uploading like a really good edited video is gonna be educational but you
know you can play around with it and see what categories fit you best and you’re
gonna hit continue obviously English language if it’s English language then
it’s going to take you to this page where you’re gonna start the uploading
process now I’m gonna keep it educational we have the title in there
already now that this synopsis is basically a description but
you get a very very short description so you have 400 characters to make the most
of your description without wasting your time I don’t want to waste too much your
time but I’m basically to put as much into the description and keep in mind
too you can’t have any spaces it’s got to be like a standalone paragraph they
won’t let you upload if it’s a space that’s one of the hiccups I used to hit
in the past I figured it out since then so we’re gonna say how do you retail
drop ship on Macari to make more money on the on the app slash ecommerce
website blah blah blah let’s cut this out so we’ll say on the e-commerce
website and the reason that you do this for the people that don’t know why do
you want to fill in the synopsis of the description whether it’s a YouTube video
or Amazon video direct video it’s so that you can potentially rank for
certain keywords right so somebody lurks searches in the Amazon video you know
retail dropship or Macari or e-commerce website I want to be the person or the
video that pops up for that search topic right it’s just common sense it’s SEO
101 that works on Facebook it works on YouTube works on Instagram works on
Twitter it’sit’s just SEO right search engine optimization so I’m gonna take a
couple of different you know Sanat its parts of this this description to put in
the synopsis here so that it reads streamlined so anybody that reads the
synopsis understand what the understands what the video is about but also so I
can rank for those potential keywords so you will hold I’ll put this in you will
hold no inventory or lists llevaba and we’ll see where what characters were at
now obviously if I were doing this myself and not running through a
tutorial video for you I would take a little bit of time and read through this
and make sure that it’s good but I’m here to not waste your time and give you
as much value as possible obviously that’s common sense and you can do it
for your videos when you upload so let’s take one more little thing let’s say
still great viable business model for anyone to dropship we’ll take this
little part too and we’ll just throw it in and we’re close to 400 now like I
said I would tech I would usually read through this and make sure it’s good and
spend a little bit of time making sure I optimize that those 400 characters as
best as possible but for the sake of saving you time and teaching you right
now I will not do that now it’s time to categorize the genre so
we’re gonna go down to I believe it’s educational as well it might be
nonfiction educational and you can sort through all these and check them
yourselves but like I said probably 95% of you that are watching this are gonna
be uploading educational content so non-fish
in educational and we’ll keep it broad select the language that’s English
United States the release date will say today May first add a rating so we’ll
say it’s not rated but then we’ll make sure people are seven plus to watch it
now if you have curse words in your video or you tend to talk about you know
other topics that aren’t you know obviously kid related you might want to
increase this a little bit to like sixteen or eighteen plus use your
discretion obviously and then here’s another place where I used to get hiccup
so now we need to take the graphics and upload the thumbnail in two different
portions and different sizes so well we need to put our thumbnail into is 1920
by 1080 and we also need to put it into 1200 by 1600 and then a 19 other 1920 by
1080 so this used to throw me off as well but what I’m going to show you how
to do is I’m basically gonna come down and I’m gonna download this thumbnail so
we’re gonna save it as in a second if it lets me right-click there we go save
image as and another little caveat here I don’t care and I talked about this on
my retail dropshipping video specifically I also talked about this on
my on my Poshmark videos what you want to do is you want to save the thumbnail
as those same keywords as well right the reason being is you’re also going to
potentially rank SEO wise for the metadata for that for what your the
keywords that your thumbnail or your standalone you know whatever it is
picture is gonna be saved as so that will also help you and give you a little
bump in SEO I don’t care if you’re you know doing Amazon pictures on your
Amazon private label listing if you’re doing pictures for eBay if you’re doing
pictures on Poshmark or if you’re uploading videos to Amazon video direct
or even a YouTube thumbnail right it helps you rank better you might as well
do it and it takes a little to no effort so I’m gonna say how to retail dropship
on Macari and make money without inventory
on e-commerce products something simple will save it as that that way when I
receive it it’s gonna have all those keywords in it now is the fun part we
need to resize this so how do we resize this well on PC team PC always I’m gonna
upload paint and I’m gonna simply resize it now there’s probably a program like
this on Mac I don’t know what it’s called but I would assume that there is
and if not I would assume that you could probably download a very similar program
onto Mac that’s like paint all you need is a picture resizer
I pretty sure you can do that in canva as well but I haven’t tried so what I’m
gonna do is I’m gonna upload it into paint very very simple or I’m gonna try
to upload it here we go and then we’re gonna hit resize and what
we need is we need to change the pixel ratio from 1920 or from whatever it is
to 1920 by 1080 P right and we’re gonna hit that and then we’re going to re-save
it so I’m gonna save it as 1920 the same the same keywords right 1920 by 1080 so
I know that that’s that and now we’re gonna go back and upload this to Amazon
video director put in the key art right there for the 1920 by 1080 which is this
one then this is also 1920 by 1080 so we’ll put it in this one I think that’s
the first one it is and then we need to resize it one more time to 1200 by 1600
so what do we do we come back in to paint we hit resize again we come over
to pixels we on hit unclick the maintain that aspect ratio and that was 1200 by
1600 I believe let’s make sure 1200 by 1600 so boom resize and that’s a little
bit longer for mobile now right and then we’re gonna come in we’re gonna save it
as and we’re gonna save it as 1600 by 1200 I think that was right or maybe
1200 by 1600 I don’t remember but I got the right dimensions down so let’s put
it in there now so now we’re gonna upload the long one and then we’re gonna
hit save and then as soon as it’s done we will or maybe it’s already done
I guess it’s already done okay so now we move over to the cast and the crew who’s
so now we’re over in cast and crew so who’s the studio slash creator that
would be me who’s the crew that would be me now I’m a producer I guess who’s the
cast that would be me and then we are going to hit save and we’re gonna move
up boom that part’s done now the video assets and this is another point where I
used to get held up and you know caught up and not know what to do so let me
walk you through this part so with a mezzanine file that’s just your video
file right so we need to go ahead and download this video because I don’t
actually have it on my onto um this computer it’s actually on my home
computer so now that we have that we’re gonna come back to them as on video
we’re gonna upload the mezzanine file or the video boom
done uploading now we need the captions app or a point where I used to get
caught up as well so how do we get the captions out of here how do we get a
caption file what you do is you come into transcriptions and YouTube actually
has their own transcriber service for you and then we’re gonna do is you’re
gonna click on one of these I obviously upload my own transcriptions
but you don’t have to you can take either one and then what we’re gonna do
is once this loads you’re gonna hit actions on the transcription file and
you’re gonna download the dot SRT boom comes down with a caption stott SRT file
for this video YouTube does it for you now we’re gonna come back captions
browse upload the captions SRT file boom that’s done now for a YouTube video
you’re not gonna have a trailer but if you were creating a course for the
people out there that are you know in my passive income accelerator program that
are gonna be uploading courses to this for more content as well right and more
revenue then in this specific aspect that’s where you upload your promo video
but because we’re uploading a YouTube video and the majority of you watching
are gonna be uploading strictly YouTube videos there’s no trailer for that
obviously there’s no like there’s no promo so what we’re gonna do just save
it and move on oh I forgot the framerate okay so we’re gonna make this English
again obviously so English United States frame rate is always 29.97 fps and the
language is also English as well and then we hit save boom now it’s gonna
upload and uploads pretty fast it actually uploads a lot faster in my
opinion than YouTube and and facebook video but sometimes you know it can be a
little bit slower so let’s jump to the point where it’s fully uploaded alright
so now we’re fully uploaded here now it’s just about the availability so you
can do do you can do three different things with your availability what I
recommend that you do is you just make it visible for free for Amazon Prime
viewers now with Amazon Prime viewers just to give you some you know a little
bit of background about this they’re they’re not gonna be charged for this
but what you will get paid based on the Amazon Prime viewers is about 4 cents to
6 cents per hour watch that I believe it is so if we go back to my YouTube
channel and keep in mind that I have not if you walk follow the channel you’ve
noticed that I think I’ve uploaded like three videos maybe for this month
entirely it’s been I haven’t been doing it because I’ve
been focused on creating the best product for passive income accelerator
right that said let’s just take a conservative estimate and say that I’ve
had about 160 1000 minutes watched this month and keep in mind that I haven’t
really been uploading any content I might have uploaded like I don’t know
when in the past month or two like maybe five to ten videos max not even so this
is usually up to about 600 to 700 in revenue this is usually closer to like
250 to 300 minutes watched but we’ll just take conservative estimates right
now to show you what that means that I would make if I uploaded all my YouTube
videos to Amazon video direct roughly speaking right so let’s just say hundred
sixty one one five to get the minutes watched right we’re gonna divide that by
60 to get the hours that takes us to about two thousand six hundred and
eighty-five hours of watch time on all my videos so then we want to multiply
that by we’ll take the median so we won’t take point o for we want to take
four cents and we won’t take six cents we’ll take five cents to be in the
middle so five cents and that’s another 134 dollars and about 30 cents roughly
if I were to have all my videos also going on Amazon video direct right now
let’s take a little bit of a higher estimate because this is usually closer
to like 280 to 300 roughly sometimes like 250 but it usually fluctuates let’s
say a good month and assume a good month and a lot of traffic on Amazon video
direct what would I get paid for that potentially let’s take 300 thousand and
we’ll divide that by 60 60 minutes right to get five thousand hours of watch time
now let’s multiply that by six cents and assume a high month that’s another $300
in ad revenue for uploading my videos to face Amazon video direct and that’s what
I recommend that you do especially for YouTube videos you do it just for prime
so that you earn this four to six cents per hour watched it won’t necessarily be
a lot of money but you might as well earn an extra fifty an extra hundred or
an extra couple hundred depending on how many videos and how much content you can
get up there why would you not do it you already have the videos you can spend a
day or two maybe a weekend upload all your videos to Amazon video direct I
certainly plan to and then you can earn more money extra money on videos that
you’ve already created you definitely definitely take advantage of this now
before talk about the buy-in the rent really
fast hit this video hit the like button on this video I put a lot of thought
into this and I really wanted to create a great tour tutorial for you guys so
I’d really appreciate it hit the like button it goes a long way to help me
rank higher and the algorithm and if you wouldn’t mind comment down below and let
me know what you think about this video platform and more importantly what you
think about uploading videos to this and if there’s actually potential there
now with the Buy in the rent specifically you don’t want to
necessarily click this if you’re creating a course and uploading a course
to here I could understand doing that right then you want to maybe sell your
course on here but I would recommend staying away from that you’re not gonna
do very very well selling a course or or renting a potential course on Amazon
video Direct especially to Prime members who are not used to paying for videos
right I know as an Amazon Prime member whenever I go on the Amazon Prime and I
want to watch videos I don’t expect to buy one or pay for one I want to see
what’s already on the platform now that’s just my personal opinion but I
don’t think that you will convert a lot of people charging them to buy your
potential course or video definitely not just standalone video but if it’s a
course you can try it you can play around with it but I would recommend
just collecting watch time and collecting revenue on your watch time
with the Amazon Prime so that’s the video in a nutshell that’s how you
basically upload the Amazon video direct to make extra money and extra revenue
off of videos that you already have

12 thoughts on “How to Upload Videos to Amazon Video Direct [Extra Ad Revenue for YouTube Videos]

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  2. Just a word of warning.

    Unsupported Functionality   We don't accept content that contains references to functionality or calls to action that are unsupported in the Prime Video application (e.g. Subscribe, like this video, leave a comment, click here to…, etc.).

    Graphic Assets — Stretched or Narrowed Images   Please don't stretch/skew/distort art to create another image asset.

    Might need to edit videos and make sure graphics aren't skewed like you show in the video.

  3. Damn dude you always find ways to make money lol love this idea didn’t know this was possible 😂

  4. Yep and it may become as big as YouTube in terms of video viewing in the next 5 – 10 years so if we get in now we get a head start!

  5. Does this do anything to piss off YouTube and make your YouTube revenue or other come down?

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