Websites That Pay You For Video

Question: Any suggestions on where to find video production work online?

Answer: There are many ways you can earn extra cash online, including working for a filmmaker network, entering video contests, selling stock footage, filming events, and sharing your own videos.

Work for a Filmmaker Network

Smart Shoot

They partner with the world’s premier brands and agencies to bring job opportunities to pros like you. Join over 10,000 professional photographers and filmmakers who work with SmartShoot to grow their business.


Videopixie is a marketplace for video production that allows it’s millions of users and businesses to search for someone who can create a video for their website,  promotions, projects etc. Build up your free profile so the person they find is you!

Production Beast

Where productions discover and hire the best creative professionals.


Join their global community of talented filmmakers and make money pursuing your passion. Explore unique local sites around the world and have your work be seen on many major media properties.

GeoBeats, Inc. is an award-winning online video network based out of the Washington DC metro area. Leveraging its global network of local filmmakers and innovative production process, GeoBeats has developed expertise in production and distribution of professional web videos. From many of the world’s largest media groups to smaller, independent companies rely on GeoBeats’ video content and delivery solutions for boosting their on-demand video offerings.

With a network of filmmakers that spans over 45 countries, they can shoot videos in literally any location around the world. All GeoBeats videos share the following aspects: reliability, relevance, and personality.


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With Mediamobz, businesses can search for filmmakers, view their previous work and reels, ratings, reviews, etc…. to determine if that filmmaker is a good fit. Furthermore, businesses can post a project to receive bids from filmmakers in order to arrive at the most affordable custom video production, from filmmakers who’s experience is transparent so it’s a good idea to sign up and get yourself seen and it’s really easy:

  • Register and Create Your Profile
  • Tell them about yourself and upload sample work.
  • Search for jobs in your area
  • Apply for jobs and get work!

Work for a Real Estate Videographer Network


Not necessarily a filmmaker network but a great place to find real estate professionals who need a videographer to shoot and edit video of a home for sale.

What better way to make some extra mullah on those days you’re not shooting the big jobs? Make between $700 and $1000 per week for the equivalent of one days worth of work. Wellcomemat is a no brainer.

Users who need a video can Instantly find and hire the highest rated videographers in their area by submitting their zipcode.

On the video project board, anyone can list an available video project for quotes. Clients can post a project, or send a quote. It’s pretty simple.

Creating a WellcomeMat account is completely free and does not require a credit card. As an added bonus, we propel all of our new members into a free-no credit card needed-30 day trial of their PRO service. If you like being a PRO, upgrade. If you are not ready to upgrade, enjoy the Basic service, 100% free of charge.

Get Yourself Discovered

Get on Google’s Ad Creation Marketplace

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The Ad Creation Marketplace is a searchable directory of specialists who help business owners with every step in creating a television commercial. Users simply request a bid from a list of qualified professionals and the specialist they select works to create a custom TV commercial.

They are currently offering to reimburse you for ads created through the marketplace, up to the cost of $2000.

Please note that new ad specialists might or might not be sought currently and the link above may not lead anywhere.


A venue to list yourself as a videographer so clients can find you. Featuring a sophisticated professional videographer search, VideoPros services individuals, small businesses, corporations and industries needing professional video production and online distribution. The website offers video professionals a robust video hosting, streaming and content management system.

Youtube Creative Services Partner

Turn your ambition into action. Explore YouTube’s resources and search for companies that can help grow your business.

To be eligible for inclusion in Creator Services Directory your company must be a directly managed YouTube partner, and your company must advise creators, manage content or content rights on behalf of creators, or do other work that provides value to YouTube creators.

Enter Video Contests

There are lots of film contests out there, and just by making a one- or two-minute video, you can win $500 or even $20,000 – pretty sweet! The best way to hear about the latest video contests is to drop Vidopp and Online Video Contests into your RSS feed reader.

Sell Stock Footage

Many websites are in the business of reselling stock footage, typically on a commission basis. People buy stock footage to use in news broadcasts, in their own videos, or even to practice motion graphics effects. You can shoot anything – the sky, the ocean, your dog reading your calculus book even the footage you shot for one of the filmmaker networks mentioned above – and see if someone out there wants to buy it!


Splits stock footage sales with videographers (called “producers”) 50/50. Their non-exclusive licensing agreement means you can sell the same clips on their site that you’re selling elsewhere, maximizing your potential profit.

To start selling on MotionDrops, create an account and upload your current clips. You can upload individual clips or create collections that you sell as a group. They must approve your footage before it makes it into the marketplace, but they’re pretty fast about it.


In addition to making money on your footage, iStockVideo gives you access to a forum full of videographers and membership in their A/V Club. They also have an annual iStockalypse event where you can get together with fellow videographers in your city or town.

iStockVideo gives you 40% commission on exclusive video clips, and 20% on non-exclusive clips. To sell your footage there, signup for a free account, take a quick quiz (no sweat!), and upload your three best samples for their approval.

Use Search tools

There are dozens of free tools like Craiglook, Crazedlist and Searchtempest to help you find work. Simply use the search term “videographer, massachusetts” or “videographer arizona” to find a request in your area. You will likely find a request to shoot kids’ birthday parties, local band concerts, high school football games, or even houses and apartments for sale — there are tons of places for you k to earn some cash behind the camera. You can also post an ad yourself to start spreading the word – even ask your family, friends, and friends’ families if they need anything videotaped.

Use a Freelance Job Board

Finding freelance work is the key to self employment success, as it’s generally easier to find freelance opportunities than permanent employment. Freelance gives professionals that chance to submit projects and work on their own terms and in their own time – most of the time. Some companies and employers will hire freelancers to get the job done, and then there will be more strict deadlines and guidelines to follow.

There are also several job boards that have listings for freelance video projects. These work pretty much the same way as and The difference is that you pay a flat out membership fee. While the initial fee may seem high, if you get a lot of work from the site, it could be worth it.

Here are some of the more popular sites that people use. Also, has a Gold Membership. If you pay for the Gold Membership they won’t take a commission.

Here’s the big difference between freelance professionals and others: freelancers find their own gigs. The online market is full of them, and the jobs abound. Unfortunately, so do the freelancers out there looking for work. It’s a competitive market, but successful self employment often hinges on the ability to find work in the freelance market.


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